Friday Face-Off: A Halloween Read

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 HALLOWEEN READ

Horseman: A Tale of Sleepy Hollow by Christina Henry

This is a book I’m currently reading, and I picked it up for exactly the reason that the Halloween season is just right around the corner. I figured it would be perfect for today’s theme.

Not surprisingly, only two covers available since it’s still so new, so we’re keeping it simple this week!

Berkley (2021) vs. Titan (2021)


All the Titan covers for Christina Henry’s books are usually very well done, but I’m just not feeling this one for some reason. Granted, I’m sure it looks better in person, but unless you’re right up close, all that intricate detail in the horse skeleton gets lost and it ends up looking like a blob.

My preference is definitely for the Berkley version, with the silhouette of the trees making up the horse and the position of the sun right around where its heart would be. Fantastic concept!

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

18 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: A Halloween Read”

  1. I love both but I may like the skeletal horse on the Titan one a teensy bit more, although I am confused that it seems to have a tree riding it.


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