Friday Face-Off: Mist/Fog
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 thin grey fog hung over the city, and the streets were very cold; for summer was in England.”
~ a cover featuring MIST/FOG
The Ship by Antonia Honeywell
In the near future, Earth has run out of resources, the environment is on the edge of ecological collapse, and civilization itself is in shambles. A man with a vision decides to do something about it, searching high and low for five hundred of Britain’s best and brightest, gathering them all together with the necessary provisions to embark on a long voyage. But the truth is, there’s actually no escape from the mess the world has become. Extreme measures have been taken by the government to ensure the survival of the human race, even if it means disavowing much of its own population.
For sixteen-year-old Lalla Paul and her parents, this was the very last straw. Lalla’s father is a former bureaucrat who had used his wealth and influence to purchase a large yacht, outfitting it to carry a few hundred on a sea voyage of indeterminable length. For months, he has been secretly interviewing potential passengers, recruiting those he believes would be an asset for the utopian society he has in mind. And now, that ship is ready to sail…
Weidenfeld & Nicolson HC (2015) – Weidenfeld & Nicolson Paperback (2016) – Orbit (2017)
While I can’t say I’m crazy for the frame border, I do love the bold colors of the Weidenfeld & Nicholson hardcover edition. Of the three choices, it’s definitely the one that grabbed my attention and stood out the most!
But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?
I go with your choice, though it doesn’t fit the fog theme.
I like the slight creepy Orbit one
I agree with your choice Mogsy!!
loved reading this 🙂
I really don’t know with this one. But I do find it interesting what very different stories each cover seems to tell. Even the first two that share some elements seem to tell a different story or at least put a different slant to the story.
I still like the Orbit cover the best. Its very simple but extremely moody😁
Good choice – I almost used this one this week. The reflection of the sun on the water and the very strong colours make it very eye catching.
Oh yes – I really like this one, Mogsy. It’s by far the strongest of the three covers. Those colours are eye-catching and the image is intriguing.