The Friday Face-Off: White

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!

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Welcome to the Friday Face-Off!

This week we’re comparing book covers that are predominantly white and oh my were there a lot to choose from! In order to narrow down the wealth of possibilities, I decided that I would have to go for a book I had read and loved, a book which just so happens to have two absolutely stunning covers – enter Nevernight by Jay Kristoff.

With Tor’s Nevernight cover by Jason Chan against Harper Voyager’s cover by Kerby Rosanes, take a look and see which one is your favourite!

Tor | Cover #1

Cover Art by Jason Chan

Harper Voyager | Cover #2

Cover Art by Kerby Rosanes

| The Friday Face-Off: Winner |

The Tor cover is beautiful and eerily atmospheric, the solitary figure of Mia Corvere with a blooded blade making for a dark, dramatic composition. Further to this, the winged shadow against the pale stonework make for an arresting backdrop which is set off by the twisting and swirling typeface.

By contrast, the Harper Voyager cover is bold and eye-catching, and the beautifully detailed bird against the blood red sun makes for a striking image. This is a Face-Off that I simply cannot choose between.

Concept Art for Nevernight by Jason Chan

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

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Β  A cover that depicts action

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22 thoughts on “The Friday Face-Off: White

  1. I choose the Tor cover: the calligraphy style, the realism combined with fantastic elements- those shadow wings on the stonework are great! The spare red contrast catches the eyes. I also like that there is not much blurb (beyond that NYT bestseller).

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    1. It really is beautiful but the more I looked at the Harper Voyager cover, the more I got lost in all the little details. The Tor covers definitely represent the books a little better though.

      I’ve now included the concept art Jason Chan did for the Tor cover – I love all of those too! I think I’d have to call it a draw between them all πŸ˜‚


    1. Oh you really must check out the artist then, his artwork is so intricate and beautiful! I think I loved the Harper Voyager covers even more once I saw the rest of his work πŸ˜€


  2. HI there! I haven’t read NeverNight yet… Please don’t hate me ! I know I really should. This is one of those books who have the most beautiful covers. I think the Harper Voyager is my favorite.

    I’ve been taking part in the Friday Face-off for the past 3 weeks, but I’ve never known where the link-up is! Now i know! I will add my link.

    Have a good weekend and here’s my Weekend Book Friends

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      1. I will add you! It isn’t a proper link thing unfortunately – I just gather up the ones I see! Just leave the link in a comment on any week and I will add! πŸ˜€ Yay for inefficiency!


    1. Oh it’s a really good series! I recommend it very highly πŸ˜€

      It’s not a proper link up really – I just gather all the ones I find together πŸ˜‚ I will add you to the other weeks!!


  3. I like the Tor cover but I LOVE Kerby Rosanes’s work, huge fan of his illustrations, so his cover is the preferred one for me. I just love all that’s going on in that bird.

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