Friday Face-Off: Favorite Book of Magic

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:


Written in Red by Anne Bishop

I reached further back this week for one of my favorite books with magic, since this was the novel that re-sparked my interest in Anne Bishop’s books and made me a fan of her urban fantasy. In the world of The Others, the mundane and the supernatural coexist in a fragile balance. As long as the humans keep in line, the creatures of magic will tolerate sharing their living space.

Let’s take a look at the covers:

From left to right:
Roc (2013) – Voyager (2013) – Portuguese Edition (2015)

Polish Edition (2013) – French Edition (2014) – German Edition (2016)


I like several of these, but if you asked me which one would stand out most if I saw all of them on a shelf together, I would have to go with the Portuguese edition. That fiery color just makes it pop!

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

9 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Favorite Book of Magic”

  1. Hmmmm, this may be unfair, but these types of covers usually cause me to steer clear of a book for fear it won’t be up my alley or even in the same neighborhood. 🙂 But I’d pick either the Portuguese or Voyager editions for how they stand out and their creativity at integrating different visual elements.


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