Friday Face-Off: Surprisingly Pink


It’s time again for the Friday Face-Off meme, created by Books by Proxy, with weekly topics hosted by Lynn’s Book Blog.  The idea is to put up different covers for one book, and select a favorite.

This week’s theme is: As pink as cotton candy – any cover that is pink

I went to hunt my bookshelves for this prompt, to see what pink covers I could turn up.  I was actually kind of surprised to realize that my Song of the Lioness quartet books actually have a lot of pink on them.  And when I started looking at covers online, this seemed to be a trend.  Considering I feel like they started the “woman as hero” genre of books, with the heroine disguising herself as a man, well…”pink” isn’t really what comes to mind.  Although Alanna does eventually come to discover that, while she definitely wants to be a knight and use a sword, sometimes she enjoys styling her hair and wearing a dress, so–bit of balance there.

Anyway, here are a few cover versions of the third book in the series, The Woman Who Rides Like a Man, selecting for pink ones!

This is definitely the pinkest.  The war horse and the pink background is…interesting.

I think (?) this is meant to be Alanna’s magical talisman, but considering it’s an enchanted coal, the scale is way, WAY off.  I mean, if the chain indicates the size of her neck, the jewel would be the size of her hand at least…

I guess this is more orange than pink…  I actually like the woman in armor, but the background is totally psychedelic, and WHAT HAPPENED to that title?  Seriously, what?

Maybe I’m just seeing pink now, but I think this has a pinkish tinge.  Better representation of her talisman, though, at least in size.  I don’t know why it’s blue, or why she’s wearing that much eyeliner.  I feel like this is the most Young Adult cover, and also overemphasizes the love triangle.

This one is my favorite, and the one on my copy.  It’s pinker than it looks, because the spine is also pink.  Which is what I noticed glancing over my shelves, and started this whole thing… 🙂

Can you think of any pink covers?  Do they seem to fit the story?

2 thoughts on “Friday Face-Off: Surprisingly Pink

  1. dianem57

    Only the first two look like they have pink in them to me, but that’s probably the difference between the internet and real life. One book I have with pink on its cover is “Living a Beautiful Life,” by Alexandra Stoddard. She is/was sort of a precursor to Gretchen Rubin, with ideas on self and home improvement.

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