Friday Face-Off: Windswept
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:
“The classic figure, stood majestically, with wind blowing out in a fetching way”
~ a WINDSWEPT cover
Since one of my favorite tropes in fantasy is “books about books”, that was immediately a point in this novel’s favor! Protagonist Elisabeth Scrivener was abandoned on the doorstep of the Great Library of Summershall when she was just an infant. As a result, she was raised among its shelves of magical tomes, growing up with a natural thirst for knowledge, though unfortunately that curiosity often got her into trouble with her caretakers…
Let’s check out the covers:
From left to right:
Margaret K. McElderry Books (2019) – French Edition (2021) – German Edition (2022)
These covers are all so pretty, but I think the Big Bang French edition is the prettiest – the most fetchingly windswept – so that’s going to be my winner.
But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?