Friday Face Off: Horror

This is a weekly meme created by Books by Proxy, but currently run by Lynn’s Book Blog.

“If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!”

This weeks theme: A horror cover

If you know me, you know I don’t do horror.  No Scary Movies, No Haunted Houses, and Definitely no Horror Books.  But I was also a really good kid in school and wouldn’t have dreamt of not reading an assigned book.  There were quite a few assigned books that fell into my definition of Horror:

  • Crime and Punishment
  • The Metamorphosis
  • Jane Eyre
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • The Jungle
  • Brave New World
  • Frankenstein
  • Heart of Darkness
  • Lord of the Flies
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

I know its probably a stretch to call some of these “Horror” but they creeped me out enough that I included them!

My Choice: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde



Aionas 2016 | Nikol 2016 | Nova Fronteira 2014 | Simon & Brown 2011


CreateSpace 1886 | ePub 1886 | Lehtipaino Oy 1945 | Random House of Canada 1945


Turtleback 1982 | Hyspamérica 1982 | Livre de Poche 1980 | Parragon 1994


Signet 2003 | Penguin 2012 | Wisehouse 2015 | AmazonClassics 2017


Signet 1987 | Atlantic Publishing 2012 | Le Livre de Poche 1999 | ADC Publishing 2016


Giunti 2012 | Gramedia Pustaka Utama 2011 | Bambú 2010 | Createspace 2017


Headline 2007 | Nhã Nam 2014 | Kaplan 2006 | Makondo 2012


İletişim Yayınları 2014 | J.L.V. 2013 | Livraria Civilização Editora 2015 | Usborne 2010

There are 88 pages containing 2,625 editions of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde on Goodreads, so I just randomly picked covers that caught my eye.

Least Favorites:




Surprisingly I actually really like a lot of these covers, but these two are easily my favorites.  No matter how many times I scroll through these two just kept catching my eye.



I just love the way his face is obviously different on the two sides but the change is somehow subtle too.  I think it is really well done, and captures the story really well!

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


  1. Oh, I definitely agree with your choice! Such a great and creepy book.

    I also enjoyed “The Thing on the Doorstep” by H.P. Lovecraft. It was doubly sickening for me because I had a friend at the time who had just ended a relationship with a very manipulative and scary woman. So the story was creepy in and of itself, and the timing was horrible!

    Take care,

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  2. I imagined Mr. Hyde much younger but if it captures the essence the best for you than I would agree. However, just to be contrary, the first row of covers are more pleasing to me Aionas 2016 | Nikol 2016 | Nova Fronteira 2014 | Simon & Brown 2011. I never knew you didn’t like horror. TBH me neither. I try.

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    1. I read the book probably 10 years ago so I don’t actually remember if he was portrayed as old or young but I always kind of pictured him as old? I really liked the 1st and 3rd covers in the first row!! But they just didn’t make the cut into the top 2 😂 I don’t even try when it comes to horror haha but its good to know I am not alone in disliking it!!

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  3. Wow- some of these I really like and others not so much. I think my faves are the Nikol 2016, the Lehtipaino Oy 1945, the Parragon ’94 Children’s Classic, and the Penguin 2012. The Atlantic one too, I think, for the misty feel.

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    1. It makes sense to me that the covers aren’t super appealing because of the nature of the book 😂

      I think I read the Signet 1987 cover in High School, or something similar too it, but there are soooo many covers I didn’t include that it could have easily been missed!


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