Friday Face-Off: A Fairy Tale Retold

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 FAIRY TALE RETOLD

All The Ever Afters by Danielle Teller

You know me, I love a good fairy tale retelling, especially those reimagined from the villain’s point of view. Though in All the Ever Afters, which retells the story of Cinderella from the point-of-view of the “evil stepmother”, it’s really hard to see the main protagonist as a true villain. And despite this novel being a fairy tale retelling, it actually contains few elements of fantasy, choosing to go the historical fiction route instead. Still, I have to say the all covers for this book are still quite magical.

From left to right:

William Morrow (2018) – Hungarian Edition (2018) – French Edition (2020)



Three different covers featuring three different approaches, though all of them incorporate some of the same related imagery and themes (the Hungarian edition also appears to have borrowed a picture of Disney’s Cinderella Castle). My favorite one is the William Morrow edition, which incorporates the title text into a beautiful, classic design!

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

8 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: A Fairy Tale Retold”

  1. I like all three. I think I might like the William Morrow one a bit more, but my eyes immediately zoomed to the Hungarian one when I looked at the post, and I like the colors used in the French one and that the illustrations look like cut-outs.


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