Friday Face-Off: Glasses
Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme created by Books by Proxy! Each Friday, we will pit cover against cover while also taking the opportunity to showcase gorgeous artwork and feature some of our favorite book covers. If you want to join the fun, simply choose a book each Friday that fits that week’s predetermined theme, post and compare two or more different covers available for that book, then name your favorite. A list of future weeks’ themes are available at Lynn’s Book Blog.
This week’s theme is:
“One could mention many lovable traits in Smee. For instance, after killing, it was his spectacles he wiped instead of his weapon.”
~ a cover featuring GLASSES
Dead to Her by Sarah Pinborough
This week’s topic was a challenging one! I probably could have come up with more options if I’d had more time to pore over my shelves, but today I give you a straightforward head-to-head featuring a recent book I read by one of my favorite authors.
William Morrow (2020) vs. HarperCollins (2020)
A tough call this week, as I love both covers! Even though they’re very different, I feel that each one does a fantastic job capturing an element of the story. While the William Morrow edition perfectly encapsulates the “Southern Gothic” mystery vibes, the HarperCollins cover simply screams “Summer thriller.”
In the end, mood and visual appeal won out. There’s just something about the image of a sparkling swimming pool that makes me want to dive right in.
But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?
I‘m with you for the same reasons, yay!
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The shadow on the left side of the woman, that does not look to be *her* shadow, is delightfully ominous… 😉
I actually prefer the William Morrow cover… it’s a little bit more sinister with the reflection in her glasses!
I prefer the face – the heavy, pale make-up and sinister figure looming in the reflection of her sunglasses makes this ominous – but I’d agree that they are both very strong contenders and it was a tough choice!
I like the William Morrow for the gothic mystery vibe you mention, with that reflection in the glasses, and the interesting color scheme.
I like the first cover the best. The two are so different! I definitely don’t get a Sarah Pinborough vibe from the second cover.
I think I like the first cover a bit more, but both are good.
I like the first one, cool glasses
I do agree with your choice! More summer vibes LOL
Haha – Yes, I recall you preferred the other cover. 😀
Oh this is such a great pick for the topic. I think I like the one with the glasses best. Something about that extreme close up feels unnerving as well as the reflection in the lens.