Daily Archives: September 16, 2016

Friday Faceoff – A Bouquet for You, M’Lady…


This meme was started by Books by Proxy, whose fabulous idea was to compare UK and US book covers and decide which is we prefer. This week we are looking at covers featuring flowers. I have chosen The Just City – Book 1 of the Thessaly Trilogy by Jo Walton. There are just two covers to choose from this week…


This offering was published by Tor in January 2015. The darkness of the cover, along with the classical characters is a little off-putting to me. This book is a joy to read so the rather heavy cover doesn’t accurately reflect the lightness of touch and readability of this enjoyable book.



This version was produced by Corsair in July 2015 and this is my favourite by a long light year. There is still a nod to the classical setting, but there is a real beauty and sense of joy with this cover that is far more in keeping with this remarkable book. What do you think?