Friday Face-Off is an idea originally thought up by Books By Proxy which I stole from the fantastic The Tattooed Book Geek. The idea originally was to compare UK and US covers based on an assigned theme each week and choose the winning cover. I will be twisting it slightly: not specifically US and UK covers, just different editions.
This week’s theme is a cover featuring playing cards: “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs are too sweet and wild”.
I had a book in mind this week from one of my favourite authors, Stephen King – The Dark Half.
And the winner is… cover H!
Covers D and E are joint second place this week with D being the cover I own, and E being a style of Stephen King book cover that I really like. Normally these two would be my winners, but this week H shades them both. It has atmosphere, a really dark feeling to it whilst still being simple.
What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!
Next week I will be looking for a cover featuring a street lamp: “He stood under the street lamp, sleet settling in his hair, hands fisted at his side”.