Friday Face-Off: A Cover That Annoyed Me
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 that ANNOYED YOU and WHY
I don’t typically get annoyed with book covers, though sometimes I do scratch my head and think, “Why?” or “What a shame such an amazing book got such a boring, nondescript cover.” Not to knock text-only covers because sometimes they can be very well designed, but for me, they are usually the most disappointing since they almost always fail to say anything valuable about the story or to convey its awesomeness. This was how I felt last year after reading The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue which I thought was a work of art and a masterpiece. With that said, I guess it’s no surprise that none of the covers I’ve seen for the book have managed to match my expectations.
From left to right:
Tor Books (2020) – Titan Books (2020)
Persian Edition (2021) – French Edition (2021) – German Edition (2021)
Bulgarian Edition (2021) – Dutch Edition (2021)
As hard as I am on text-only covers, I can’t say I’m crazy for the alternatives either. In fact, I think I will go with the Titan edition this week because at least I love the colors and the design.
But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?