The Friday Face-Off: Framed

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. Check out Lynn’s-Books for upcoming themes!

The Mortal Word by Genevieve Cogman

Welcome to the Friday Face-Off!

This week I have been mired by deadlines that have eaten into all my free time – books have been unread, blog posts have been left half written and I didn’t even manage to finish this Friday-Face Off post in time! But hurrah! It’s finally the weekend and at least I cobbled enough images together to put on a post this evening!

This week I decided to go for a book that has a frame-like illustration – and none come to mind more than Genevieve Cogman’s Invisible Library series! With Ace providing Cover #1 and Pan Macmillan providing #2 these two provide very similar entries to the Face-Off!

Take a look and see which one is your favourite!

Ace | Cover #1

Pan Macmillan | Cover #2

| The Friday Face-Off: Winner |

As beautiful and elegant as the Pan Macmillan covers are for this series, they hold no bars to Ace. The symmetry, the thick, patterned border that loops and weaves so elegantly around the page, and the subtle use of colour really make this cover stand out. I adore the typeface, the scrolling foliage and the little Eiffel Towers that book-end this frame, and the single red-eyed cat taking centre stage is just the cherry on the cake!

Which cover wins your vote this week? Have a cover of your own? – Post the link below!

Amazon | The Book Depository | Goodreads

Next week’s theme is:


  A cover that is predominately white

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