Friday Face-Off: Pattern

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:

~ a cover with a PATTERN

Mogsy’s Pick:

 LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff

While LIFEL1K3 may have fallen short for me (probably the only thing Jay Kristoff’s done that has), I’ve always thought the premise was really cool. I guess that’s also why I’m surprised there weren’t more interesting covers for this book, but I thought a couple of them worked well for this theme.

From left to right:
Knopf Books for Young Readers (2018) – HarperCollins (2018)

Allen and Unwin (2018) –  Harper Voyager (2018)


Seeing as I’m not a big fan of “just text” covers, it was tougher to judge this week. I would have gone with the HarperCollins 2018 edition, but it kind of creeps me out with the way it’s made to look like a bloody eye. So, I guess I was left with just one option – can’t say I love it, but it’s solid.

But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?

20 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Pattern”

  1. I like the first two! Although the bee hive design freaks me out, since I have that weird thing where patterns with lots of holes literally gives me chills, lol.


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