Welcome to the Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme created by Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in the literary universe.  If you want to join us next week, check out next week’s predetermined them, choose a book, 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:

‘There are too many steps in this castle, and it seems to me they add a few every night, just to vex me”  – a cover featuring a staircase!

I can’t wait to get started on this theme.  I’m already thinking of a couple speculative fiction books featuring staircases without having to delve to deeply into the old memory.  Let’s see what I can come up with after some research!

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House of Stairs by William Sleator




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Agree?  Disagree?  Hate them all?  Let us know!

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10 Responses to FRIDAY FACE OFF FEBRUARY 23, 2018

  1. savageddt says:

    Never heard of this…


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  3. @lynnsbooks says:

    These are some crazy covers. I quite like the purple cover with the red font – although it’s not as busy as all the others it feels a bit ominous.
    Lynn 😀

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  4. Don’t know this title at all, but I’m with you on your cover winner 🙂 Whatever that red is (explosion?) is why I choose it. It’s a nice offset to the rest of the colors.

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  5. proxyfish says:

    Aha! I agree with your choice – that cover actually made me laugh out loud for some reason. Party on the stairs!

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  6. I’ve not heard of this book before, but I definitely agree with your winner cover. 🙂

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  7. I like your choice, mainly because without any context, I would have a fun time trying to figure out what everyone on the cover was doing 🙂

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  8. Wendleberry says:

    Oh, these are some great covers!! I really like your choice, but i also really love the middle one one each row. I think if i was picking one up to buy, I’d choose the middle in the bottom row. I love the artwork and the negative space.

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