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THE FRIDAY FACE-OFF #8: Gravestone


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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: GRAVESTONE!!!

For this week, I have chosen the cover for Neil Gaiman’s book “The Graveyard Book!” So, here are the covers!

 

Harper Collins – 2008

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Bloomsbury – 2008

 

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William Morrow Paperbacks – 2011

 

 

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And the winner is…

 

 

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Since this was the cover I got for this book, I loved this cover the best because it’s so beautiful and I just loved the way that the gravestone is in a swirling mist.

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THE FRIDAY FACE-OFF #7: Retro


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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: RETRO!!!

For this week, I have chosen the cover for Allan Guthrie’s book “Kiss Her Goodbye!” So, here are the covers!

Hard Case Crime – 2005 

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Polygon– 2005

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Polygon– 2007  

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Criminal – E – 2013  

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And the winner is…

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I will admit that this was a hard pick for me since all the covers looked so good!  But, I went with the original Hard Case Crime cover because I just loved the image of the woman standing over the man with a baseball bat in her hand, looking so tough and awesome!

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!

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!