Friday Face-Off: Under the Sea

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:

~ an UNDER THE SEA cover

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Let’s go for broke this week. Look at all these covers to choose from, and that’s not even all of them!

From left to right:
William Morrow (2013) – Headline (2013) – Spanish Edition (2013)

Polish Edition (2013) – Headline (2015) – William Morrow Kindle (2013)

German Edition (2014) – Italian Edition (2013) – Headline (2019)

Russian Edition (2013) – Serbian Edition (2014) – Indonesian Edition (2013)

Spanish Edition (2015) – Malay Edition (2014) – Headline (2021)

Norwegian Edition (2013) – Thai Edition (2013) – Turkish Edition (2020)

Russia Edition (2019) – Hungarian Edition (2020) – Georgian (2019)


It was hard to choose just one! But the more I looked at the Headline (2019) edition, the more it grew on me. I love its moodiness and how the trees look like twisted streams of water. These are the little details I appreciate seeing on a cover.

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

7 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Under the Sea”

  1. I absolutely loved this story. I’m sitting here trying to come up with words to describe just how much I enjoyed it, how much I felt a part of it, how it moved me. So difficult. But all that being said, that may have influenced my choice of covers, as my copy is the 2013 William Morrow cover, so that’s my favorite.


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