Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme here at Books by Proxy. Join me every Friday as I pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.

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: CITY!!!

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


Margaret K. McElderry Books – 2007




Margaret K. McElderry Books – 2013




Artemis Yayinlari – 2014



And the winner is…




I’ve chosen the movie cover (the second cover) because it is the most dazzling and creative of the three covers.  I loved the way that you have the modern day city on the top of the cover and in the water, you have a castle the reflects the city and I just loved the way that the castle reflects in the water, giving this cover an extremely mysterious yet beautiful feel!

6 thoughts on “THE FRIDAY FACE-OFF #4: City”

  1. I was debating using these covers as well, but sadly I haven’t read this series and I wanted to try to use books I’ve read first. On my list for sure, though! And I usually don’t like movie covers, but I have to say that one is quite beautiful.

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