When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it…
A cover which features a plane
Welcome to my first contribution to the fabulous Friday Face Off, a weekly meme hosted by Books by Proxy. Today's theme is aeroplanes and I have chosen God of the Hive by Laurie R King, #10 in the Mary Russell series, and am pitting the UK and US versions of the cover against each other, both of which feature an aeroplane for good measure:
For me, it has to be the UK edition for the striking colour and the 1920's feel, which is the decade in which the book is set.
Hi, I'm Louise the founder of My Chronicle Book Box and I hope you have enjoyed reading my blog post.
Here at MCBB we are proud to have put in the hours reviewing, shortlisting, considering publishing schedules and ultimately selecting what we think are the best books for your book box. From our rural Yorkshire base we curate stunning book boxes filled with the latest novels signed by the authors, exclusive author interviews and top quality bookish goodies, which we send to our wonderful customers all across the UK and indeed the world!
We compliment the selected books with a range of hand-picked related treats for the ultimate book subscription box reading and unboxing experience.
Please visit our Gifts for Book Lovers page for bookish gifting ideas for friends and loved ones.
Subscription 3 book quarterly options available as Crime and Mystery Book Subscription Box or Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Subscription Box
Subscription 1 book monthly is available as Crime & Mystery Monthly Book Subscription Box
6 thoughts on “The Friday Face Off: …the airplane takes off against the wind…”
Welcome to joining the Friday Face-off crew, Louise. I love your choice of book – what an excellent one! I’ve read the first in the series and enjoyed it. Actually, while I really like the UK version – I LOVE the US cover. The honey-coloured sky with the overlay of the honeycomb pattern and the unusual viewpoint looking up from the foot of Westminster Bridge gives a stunning effect… Thank you for sharing. My Friday Face-off –
Thank you for the welcome and sharing your views! I love that this meme promotes discussion and different opinions ❤?
Yes – it’s one of my favourite posts of the week:).
I agree with your choice! Not surprisingly, I am always drawn to that kind of art deco style 🙂
Pingback: The Friday Face-Off: The Airplane Takes Off Against The Wind, Not With It. – Books by Proxy
I absolutely love the UK covers for the Mary Russel series – I only have the first three books and I think each one is delightful! They have a beautiful 1930’s style and I love the bold colours – it reminds me of poster art 😀
I’ve never even seen the US covers before but this one is great! I love the honeycomb pattern, the dark colours against the vivid honey sky and the fact that it has a bit of a modern spin to it.
Great choices! 😀