Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a new weekly meme hosted by Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.
The Friday Face-Off: Green with Envy
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentlemen Bastard Sequence #1) by Scott Lynch
Bantam Spectra – US Cover
Cover art by Steve Stone
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Gollancz – UK Cover
Cover art by Getty Images(?)
The Friday Face-Off Winner is…
Bantam Spectra – US Cover; Cover Art by Steve Stone
Aside from the colors, theses covers are basically identical. Same font style and placement, and the actual image, while they are different, look extremely similar.
I do prefer the actual image on the UK Cover; it’s a very nice green (it makes me think of the Market Square where they have all the sharks fight!) and the US cover it basically just silver and purple – but that silver on top of purple… it is shinning! It POPS! And just love it so much more.
Which cover do you think is the best?