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 in the fun, check out next week’s predetermined theme, 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:
” ‘Two little fishes and a momma fishy too’ – A cover featuring a fish/fishes or other sea creatures!“
Well, my first week back on the blogging circuit, and I’m already struggling with a theme. No SFF titles I remember have anything at all to do with this, so excuse me while I go do some research on the old Goodreads bookshelf and see what I can find.
Just give me a minute. It won’t take long.
Thanks for waiting. That took a little longer than I expected.
AND THE WINNER IS . . .
Listen, I had to pick the cover on the left because it reminds me so much of the SFF scene back in the 1980s where you’d walk up and down the bookshelves looking at all the weird, eye-catching covers. Also, the image on the cover actually comes straight from the story. Strange as that might seem.
The cover on the right is just cool to me. Plus it actually mixes together several elements of the story like the sun, moon, clock, and the water, which is in its favor.
So, do you agree with my picks? Disagree? Love all the covers? Hate them all? Let us know!