Friday Face-Off: Fae/Fairies

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 featuring FAE/FAIRIES

Mogsy’s Pick:

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Believe it or not, I had a tough time finding a book to feature this week. I guess I read a lot of stories featuring fae/fairies, but not a lot of covers actually feature them? Anyway, this Beauty and the Beast meets Tam Lin mashup retelling with fairies is the closest I could find, and it’s a bonus that it has multiple covers that are also quite nice.

From left to right:
Bloomsbury USA Children’s (2015) – Bloomsbury (2020)

German Edition (2017) – Portuguese Edition (2015)

Winner:

These are all so pretty, and I especially like the ones that have the black/white/red theme thing going. I’m going to go with the German edition as my favorite though, because I think it’s gorgeous, and also has the strongest “fairy tale” vibes out of all of them while giving off the sense of being watched. I almost missed the blue bird, which is a nice touch.

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

26 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Fae/Fairies”

  1. I like the German version most, and you nailed the reason for it. It also transports a feeling: I nearly got goosebumps with the winter forest and that barearmed woman.
    Now, you must read exactly that version 🤣

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  2. I’m leaning towards the Bloomsbury USA Children’s edition. I like the mystery of only showing part of the woman the hints of environment on the right. But I agree, the German edition does have a very fairy tale feel. And I love that bluebird! 🙂

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  3. I just love the Bloomsbury reissues, so I’ll have to choose that as my favorite. Even if it doesn’t seem to relate to the book much (although I haven’t read this so I’m not sure)

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  4. I agree – I mean at first glance I like the Portuguese edition because of the swirling roses and branches but I would probably have gone for that if the colours were different.
    Lynn 😀

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