Friday Face-Off – 3rd April 2020

The Friday Face-Off is a meme originally created by Books by Proxy and now hosted over at Lynn’s Books. The idea is to compare the different covers of a book with each week being a certain theme.

April brings with it April Fool’s Day and this week’s Friday Face-Off theme – a trick of the eye, or something that isn’t as it seems. For this theme I’ve picked Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman.

Cover A:

Smoke and Mirrors 1

Cover B:

Smoke and Mirrors 2

Cover C:

Smoke and Mirrors 3

Cover D:

Smoke and Mirrors 4

Cover E:

Smoke and Mirrors 5

Cover F:

Smoke and Mirrors 6

Cover G:

Smoke and Mirrors 7


And the winner is… COVER D!

Smoke and mirrors – illusion or trick of the eye boiled down into a simple phrase, so that made this book an easy choice. Cover D is a nice, simple cover yet really effectively conveys the concept of smoke and mirrors. Cover E is a close second – I love the design and style of this one.

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’s theme is a moody, atmospheric cover.

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