Friday Face – Off: Magic

Friday Face-Off is a weekly meme originally created by Books by Proxy, and is currently hosted by Lynn’s Books.

The idea is to compare different book covers, based on a weekly changing theme.

The theme for this week’s Friday Face-Off is books with magic in the title. And the book I chose is Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman.

As a rule, my personal preference for book covers tends to be ones that are not related to the movie version. When buying new books, I never choose the copy that is associated with the movie.

I would love this cover if it were not for the actors plastered on front. The red sky against the black background is gorgeous, particularly with the spooky black house. But for me, the pictures of actors takes away from that beauty.

This one is interesting, in that all of the other book covers are much deeper and darker. I like it, but I don’t, if you know what I mean.

So that brings us to the top 3:

I like the simplicity of the first one. The two flowers against the dark blue background stand out perfectly, and I adore the little white trim around the edge.

The second one is simple and sleek. I like the black cat watching the moon.

The third one is a busy kind of elegance. The galaxy background, the roses, the boot, and the yellow of the font, all work so well together.

I like each of those three book covers, but if I were standing in a bookstore, staring at the three, the one I would take home is:

What do you think of these book covers? Which one is your favourite?

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