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Hey everyone! I’m joining in this new book meme called “The Friday Face-Off” which is hosted by Books by Proxy and this week’s theme is: FIRE!!!

For this week, I have decided to choose Cassandra Clare’s City of Heavenly Fire from the Mortal Instruments series and compare the two and choose which one I like the best!


Margaret K. McElderry Books – 2014




Margaret K. McElderry Books – 2015




And the winner is…




This was a hard choice for me since I loved both covers, but I chose the first cover because it really used the fire in a much more effective way (with the fire swirling underneath the characters) and I just loved the glow coming off the woman on the cover as it gives the cover much more finesse.