Category Archives: Friday face off

THE FRIDAY FACE-OFF #6: Dragons


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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: DRAGONS!!!

For this week, I have chosen the cover for Brandon Mull’s Fablehaven series, “Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary.”   So here are some covers for this week:

Shadow Mountain – 2009    

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Mizan Fantasi– 2012   

 

 

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Aladdin– 2015   

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And the winner is…

 

 

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This was easily the most creative and gorgeous cover out of all the other covers and I just loved the look of the multi headed dragon against a purple background!

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THE FRIDAY FACE-OFF #5: Heart


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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: HEART!!!

For this week, since we are a week away from October, I have decided to choose Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale “The Tell-Tale Heart” in time for Halloween!  So here are some covers for this week:

 

Original Printing – 1843

 

 

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Creative Education– 1980

 

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Spanish Version– 2013

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And the winner is…

 

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This was another tough one this week!  All of these covers looked so awesome, but I ended up picking the 1980s version of the cover.  So creepy, especially the fact that the character on the cover is actually holding a real heart in his hands and I really loved the red coloring in the background that really brings out the creepy nature of this story!

THE FRIDAY FACE-OFF #4: City


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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

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Margaret K. McElderry Books – 2013

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Artemis Yayinlari – 2014

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And the winner is…

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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!

THE FRIDAY FACE-OFF #3: Fire


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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: 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

 

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Margaret K. McElderry Books – 2015

 

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And the winner is…

 

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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. 

THE FRIDAY FACE-OFF #2: Mummification


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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: MUMMIFICATION!!!

For this week, I have decided to choose the Goosebumps book “The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb  and compare two covers that I will choose the winner for:

 

Scholastic– 2003

 

 

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Scholastic Paperbacks – 2009

 

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And the winner is…

 

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I enjoyed this cover more because it looks more detailed and scary and I just loved the way that the daytime light glows behind the mummy, giving the image an eerie glow!

The Friday Face-Off #1: Mice


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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: MICE!!!

For this week, I have decided to choose the book “Redwall” by Brian Jacques and compare two covers that I will choose the winner for:

 

Puffin / Philomel Books – 2002

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Red Fox – 2006 

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And the winner is…

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I just loved the mysterious shadow of the mouse in this photo and with the mix of the large castle in the background, this makes this cover my favorite of the week!