You all likely know me well enough to know how often I feel compelled to buy books based on their cover. You're not supposed to judge a book by its cover and all that, yeah, yeah, but I have to say, in my case, it works out in the publishing industry's favor... Josin McQuien's Arclight is one of those books that I had to have because of its packaging, and when I finally saw it in person*, I didn't regret it a bit. It really is a dynamic thing of beauty. Which brings me to this week's Face Off, as I recently came across a different (clearly German) version of the book, with a totally different approach to the cover. Take a look at both below, and then let us know in the comments which you prefer. Which piques your interest? Which would you reach for on the shelves?
Which one did it better?
*Seriously. Take a look at this book in person, because all those little lines are made of MAGIC. Truly gorgeous in the book-flesh.
Last Week on FFO: Three different versions of Sara Grant's Dark Parties went head to head, with the more recently released US paperback coming out a clear winner — though in a (prescient?) show of unity with this week's post, we did have a write-in vote for the German version!