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

Mogsy’s Pick:

 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?

8 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Mist/Fog”

  1. 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.


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