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Friday Face Off: Magical Things

Friday Face Off is a weekly meme created by Books by Proxy, and run by Lynn’s Book Blog.

May is also Wyrd & Wonder Month!


“bibbity, bobbity, boo”

This weeks theme:  A cover that features ‘magical things’.

My Choice: A Darker Shade of Magic

Featuring Kell’s Magical Coat ❤


Tor Books 2015 | Titan Books 2015 | Tor Books 2017| Fischer Tor Verlag 2017

Lumen 2017 | Newton Compton 2017 | ЕМАС 2017 | Tantor Media 2015

Argon Verlag 2017 | Titan Books 2017 | Rossman 2017 | Gramedia Main 2019

Practical Public 2018| Hole 2017 | Statue bookstore | In The Name 2017

Least Favorites:

This might be the first time ever that the original cover is my least favorite.  He just looks like an upside down evil wizard thing! Also I don’t like the red and gold and black color scheme.  In case you can’t see the weird upside down wizard thing.  Here he is.  All I did was turn him around and add feet and eyes (the white part is his beard)



Not only is the original cover my least favorite, but none of my favorites are in English, which is unusual for me.  From Left to Right, my favorites editions are: Bulgarian, Russian, Persian.


Urg, this is impossible.  I love the Russian (left) edition, but it is a little too Halloweeny for the story.  On the Persian (right) edition, I love the two Londons and the imagery of them in-between everything, but I don’t love the way Kell and Delilah are drawn. Its a tie.  I can’t decide!

Which is your favorite? Do you agree with my choice? Let me know in the comments!!


22 thoughts on “Friday Face Off: Magical Things

  1. I totally agree with your choices, the original covers are so bland to me! I absolutely love the Bulgarian and the Persian covers, the different Londons on the cover is such a cool touch!

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