Friday Face-Off: Spider Webs

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:

“Farewell, Aragog, king of the arachnids, whose long and faithful friendship those who knew you would never forget!”
~ a cover featuring SPIDER WEBS

Mogsy’s Pick:

Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone

Thank goodness this is a trilogy, because The Hatching seems to be my go-to series whenever we get spider-related themes. Zero Day is the final book, bringing an end to the spider apocalypse—though whether anyone will be left alive to see it is another story!

Atria/Emily Bestler Books (2018) – Gollancz (2018)

Spanish Edition (2018) – French Edition A (2019) – French Edition B (2019)

Winner:

Ew, yucky spiders! I’m not crazy for any of these, which is probably no surprise to anyone. If I had to pick though, I like the clean and high-contrast look of Gollancz edition and the clever perspective of the spiders crawling towards the viewer from a black writhing mass. Minimal use of color also keeps things simple and lets the yellow of the font pop right off the page.

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

15 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Spider Webs”

  1. I agree. I like those spiders crawling towards us, and from not just a black writhing mass, but the giant mother spider with those glowing golden eyes just beyond it.

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