Friday Face-Off – 4th August 2017

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 fire: “From the ashes a fire will be woken.”

This week I have looked to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire.

Cover A:


Cover B:


Cover C:


Cover D:


Cover E:


And the winner is… COVER A!

Much as I like a dragon as much as the next fantasy genre fan, A offered something different. It’s not an obvious depiction of fire. I like the simplicity of this cover, the blue flames and the simple nature of the goblet.

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 soldier: “No soldier outlives a thousand chances.”

6 thoughts on “Friday Face-Off – 4th August 2017

  1. I’d go with A as well. Though I think E has something as well.
    [This post made me realize how many HP-covers are out there.. Good thing I didn’t pull through on the whole “I want every cover of every HP-book possible”-thing.. I’d need a whole bookcase for them.]

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