Friday Face-Off: Chills

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:

“Anything at all that almost makes you too scared to pick up the book (your own pet hate)”
~ a cover that gives you CHILLS

You Let Me In by Camilla Bruce

There’s nothing really that will scare me enough to not want to pick up a book, but there are few things that will probably make me shudder a little if I see them on the cover. Broken dolls, with their empty staring eyes is a biggie. Bloody teeth or nails are another. And finally, seeing dead things on the cover, that always makes me feel a bit icky. The book I chose this week is a pretty good example.

From left to right:
Tor Books (2020) – Bantam Press (2020) – German Edition (2020)

Spanish Edition A (2021) – Spanish Edition B (2021) – Transworld Publications (2021)



Well, I know which covers I won’t be choosing, which definitely narrows down the options. I do like the Tor Books version, but in terms of being interesting and eye-catching, I’m going to have to go with the German edition.

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

16 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Chills”

  1. Wow, everyone has picked some fantastically creepy covers this week!
    I’ll have to read this one.. I checked it out and it sounds like something I’d enjoy.
    Great post, Mogsy, and thanks so much for sharing it!


  2. I think the first three covers are all good. The Tor Books cover grabs my attention the most … blending the tree branches makes the face more interesting, and it makes me want to read the back cover text. So does the German version, just to a slightly lesser degree.


  3. I’m really torn between the Tor, German and Spanish editions. I like each one for different reasons. The Tor feels more like a thriller. The German feels more like a fantasy/horror. And the Spanish has a very gothic feel to it.


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