Friday Face Off: Amulet

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

“I used that black magical elixir as amulet against all bad things and thoughts for that day. On the other hand, it was a liquid talisman for everybody else, to save them from being strangled by me.”

This weeks theme:  A cover featuring an Amulet

My Choice:  The Thief

I haven’t read this book, so I don’t know if it is actually an amulet (since an amulet is supposed to be “an ornament or small piece of jewelry thought to give protection against evil, danger, or disease”) but it sure looks like an amulet so it works!

Covers:

Harper Collins 1996 | Greenwillow 1996 | San Val 1998

Turtleback 1998 |  Greenwillow 2009 | Bomnamu 2009

Gramedia Pustaka 2011 | Editura Arthur 2014 | Fantaasia 2017

Least Favorites:

Favorites:


I’m not gonna lie, I don’t love any of these covers.  I am not a huge fan of the gold filigree around the title on the left and I like the style of the right cover but I wish it wasn’t so small.

Winner:

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

28 comments

  1. My favourite is definitely the Greenwillow 2009 edition. (I think especially because I really like how the Greenwillow editions all look together. It fantastically balances a cover telling a story and not actually spoiling anything until you’ve become familiar with the story. I also just really enjoy looking at it from a purely aesthetic standpoint…

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  2. It’s a great choice for the week’s theme – but like you, none of them seem quite right but I agree with your pick… While I very much dislike the text box which seems far too ornate for the rough hands and plain amulet featured on the cover, it’s the one that seems the best crafted and most attractive of the selection.

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