Friday Face-Off: Romance

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 of a book with A ROMANCE YOU ENJOYED

Mogsy’s Pick:

Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf

I recently finished the Bring Me Their Hearts trilogy, and even though the ending was not as strong as I would have liked, I still remember the first book fondly when the the main character Zera’s relationship with Prince Lucien was still new, exciting, full of surprises and witty back-and-forth banter. It was a romance that was developed steadily and carefully, with both of them getting to know each other before falling in love. I wouldn’t really call myself a fan of the YA fantasy romance genre, so whenever a book impresses me, I take note. I’m only featuring three covers today, but they’re all quite beautiful.

From left to right:
Entangled Teen Paperback (2018) – Entangled Teen Kindle Edition (2018) – German Edition (2018)


Talk about hitting the cover jackpot. Three gorgeous covers, each with their own strengths. The Entangled Teen paperback is bold, colorful and attractive, and the artist completely nailed the expression on character’s face. The Kindle edition on the other hand is not as bright, but the imagery is striking, made even more dramatic by the black-and-white effect. The German version goes for that photo-realistic look, and the result is a very polished cover that could practically be a movie poster. Well, it wasn’t easy, but I made my choice. Really though, I don’t think you can go wrong with any of these.

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

11 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Romance”

  1. Wow, this is a tough one. I really like the German edition, how it all emerges from the black background, the photorealism, her expression and the layout, really nice. But I’m going to pick the Kindle edition because of all the extra conext included, like the buildings to the sides, the white castle in the birds beak, the pose of the woman as she holds the sword over her back. But you’re right, all 3 are fantastic covers.


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