The Friday Face-Off – Cities

The Friday Face-Off is hosted by Books by Proxy, where each week bloggers can showcase books with covers centered around a weekly theme.

“That great condenser of moral chaos, The City.”

[A cover which features a city.]

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve participated in this, but because book covers with cities on them are some of my favorites, I had to jump in this week. Although as I was looking for some ideas, I realized that I haven’t read that many books with cities on the cover. So I have a feeling my pick this week might be a popular one. I’ve chosen City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett:

U.S. edition: 2014 Broadway Books – UK edition: 2014 Jo Fletcher Books

Latvian edition: 2016 Prometejs – Czech edition: 2016 Host

German edition: 2017 Bastei Lübbe – Russian edition: 2017 ACT

I really love how different all of these covers are, but I think my favorite is still the U.S. cover:

Which one is your favorite?

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Posted September 8, 2017 by Tammy in The Friday Face-Off / 12 Comments


12 responses to “The Friday Face-Off – Cities

    • Tammy

      Yes, they are stairs. That cover isn’t my favorite, but I like that they tried to capture the “stairs going to nowhere” idea of the story.

  1. I’ve done the Cover Characteristic with Sugar and Snark before, but I love that there is another one of these types of posts going around. I’ll have to go check it out and get to participate with it. I always love looking through all my books to remember the covers.

    • Tammy

      I love doing anything with book covers, and now that you mention Cover Characteristic I’ll have to check it out, thanks!

  2. What an excellent choice for this topic – I realise I’ve said this everywhere I’ve visited this week. But frankly, I think we F-Facers deserve a real pat on the back as there has been a marvellous spread of books featuring cities and the covers have all been sooo pretty. While I do love your choice – my favourite is the Jo Fletcher cover – that detailing in the sky with the beautiful white buildings on the cityscape is just magical… Have you read the book? I don’t know this one.
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  3. todd

    Always fascinating to see the range of styles in the covers. I’d only seen the US version, and it’s my favorite of this batch.

    • Tammy

      The UK cover is definitely striking. I love when a book gets both really good US and UK covers:-)