Friday Face Off: Shoot for the Moon

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Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars

A cover which features the moon

Welcome to my contribution to the fabulous Friday Face Off, a weekly meme hosted by Books by Proxy. Today’s theme is the moon and I have chosen Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch.

I adore this series by the brilliant Ben Aaronovitch. It was the cover art of the first book that originally drew me to the series as it was on display on a table in my local book shop. This is the second in the Peter Grant series and was published in 2011. In my opinion, the cover art is even more striking, with the vivid colours on all the variations:


UK edition
US edition
German edition
Czech edition


I love all the covers for the supernatural feel to them that is in keeping with the novel which contains Jazz vampires (yes that’s right, Jazz vampires).

I think UK version is my favourite as I love the London map basis for the cover and I have a particular fondness for typographic artwork. It is also the version I own and is sitting on my bookshelf so I'm probably biased:

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2 thoughts on “Friday Face Off: Shoot for the Moon

  1. Yes, no contest, I love the UK cover for his series! I’m so glad the US editions went back to using the original covers for the books, because the new ones lack the same charm and personality as the maps, not to mention they don’t do the series justice! I love Peter Grant 😀

  2. Not sure how I came to miss this one, Louise – what a cool choice for this FF challenge:) Love it! My favourite is the first cover – it’s one I read, which does make a difference, I think.

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