Friday Face-Off – 28th December 2018

Friday Face-Off – 28th December 2018

The Friday Face-Off is a meme originally created by Books by Proxy and now hosted over at Lynn’s Books. The idea is to compare the different covers of a book with each week being a certain theme.

This week is a freebie – a chance for me to pick a favourite book, no holds barred.

For this I decided to pick one of my favourite books that I read this year – The Girl Before by JP Delaney.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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Cover F:

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And the winner is… COVER F!

This cover fits the premise of the book perfectly in my opinion. It’s bleak and stark and minimalist like the house at the centre of the story, and the shadow of the female could allude to the past or present occupant.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!

Next weeks’ theme is a cover that is fresh: New Beginnings for a New Year.

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Friday Face-Off – 21st December 2018

Friday Face-Off – 21st December 2018

The Friday Face-Off is a meme originally created by Books by Proxy and now hosted over at Lynn’s Books. The idea is to compare the different covers of a book with each week being a certain theme.

This weeks’ theme is a cover for the festive season: ‘Ho, Ho, Ho!’

For this theme I’ve picked The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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Cover F:

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Cover G:

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Cover H:

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Cover I:

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And the winner is… COVER E!

I love the art design on this one. The rich colours are really appealing. What a fantastic book to pick before Christmas.

Merry Christmas everyone!

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!

Next weeks’ theme is a freebie cover: a cover of my choosing.

Friday Face-Off – 14th December 2018

Friday Face-Off – 14th December 2018

The Friday Face-Off is a meme originally created by Books by Proxy and now hosted over at Lynn’s Books. The idea is to compare the different covers of a book with each week being a certain theme.

This weeks’ theme is a cover featuring a crown: ‘Heavy is the head that wears the crown.’

For this theme I’ve picked Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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Cover F:

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Cover G:

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Cover H:

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And the winner is… COVER H!

All of the other covers feature ornate, detailed crown designs, some of which are brilliant. With cover H though, the design is eye catching. The way the water splash forms the shape of a crown with the vivid colours on the dark background.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!

Next weeks’ theme is a cover for the festive season: ‘Ho, Ho, Ho!’

Friday Face-Off – 7th December 2018

Friday Face-Off – 7th December 2018

The Friday Face-Off is a meme originally created by Books by Proxy and now hosted over at Lynn’s Books. The idea is to compare the different covers of a book with each week being a certain theme.

This weeks’ theme is a cover featuring a hero: ‘I am Aragorn son of Arathorn; and if by life or death I can save you, I will.’

This weeks’ book is The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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Cover F:

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Cover G:

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And the winner is… COVER E!

I love this, the steampunk style mechanical dragon staring down at the hero. That dragon looks incredible, and the sense of reverence with which it appears to look at the figure with adds an air of heroism to the character.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!

Next weeks’ theme is a cover featuring a crown: ‘Heavy is the head that wears the crown.’

Friday Face-Off – 30th November 2018

Friday Face-Off – 30th November 2018

The Friday Face-Off is a meme originally created by Books by Proxy and now hosted over at Lynn’s Books. The idea is to compare the different covers of a book with each week being a certain theme.

This weeks’ theme is a cover featuring a vampire: ‘..the children of the night. What music they make!’

This weeks’ book is ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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Cover F:

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Cover G:

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Cover H:

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And the winner is… COVER E!

Another dark and moody cover, with a hint of mystery. It’s a book I love but have never seen this cover.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!

Next weeks’ theme is a cover featuring a hero: ‘I am Aragorn son of Arathorn; and if by life or death I can save you, I will.’

Friday Face-Off – 23rd November 2018

Friday Face-Off – 23rd November 2018

The Friday Face-Off is a meme originally created by Books by Proxy and now hosted over at Lynn’s Books. The idea is to compare the different covers of a book with each week being a certain theme.

This weeks’ theme is a cover featuring a mermaid or merman: ‘The child is in love with a human. And not just any human. A prince!’

This week I went for Hans Christian Andersen’s classic The Little Mermaid.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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Cover F:

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Cover G:

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Cover H:

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Cover I:

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And the winner is… COVER I!

I can’t really explain why this one spoke to me so much, but something about it resonated with me. The colours and the classic art style is really appealing.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!

Next weeks’ theme is a cover featuring a vampire: ‘..the children of the night. What music they make!’

Friday Face-Off – 16th November 2018

Friday Face-Off – 16th November 2018

The Friday Face-Off is a meme originally created by Books by Proxy and now hosted over at Lynn’s Books. The idea is to compare the different covers of a book with each week being a certain theme.

This weeks’ theme is a scary cover: ‘There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.’

For this week I have stretched the theme just a little with my choice of Misery by Stephen King.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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Cover E:

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Cover F:

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Cover G:

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Cover H:

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And the winner is… A DRAW!

Covers B and H take a share of the spoils this week. I absolutely love this book, and Kathy Bates and James Caan did an amazing job of bringing Annie Wilkes and Paul Sheldon to life. While not a classically scary tale, it is dark and twisted. The intimidation and anticipation of what is to come ratchet up the tension. Cover B is tense with the presence of the typewriter, all important to the story, with the silhouette of an axe shadowing the paper. Cover H is a simple cover, but the shadowing gives it an almost face-like appearance with a menacing look to it.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!

Next weeks’ theme is a cover featuring a mermaid or merman: ‘The child is in love with a human. And not just any human. A prince!’