Friday Face-Off – 31st August 2018

Friday Face-Off – 31st August 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 goblins or dwarves: ‘Come buy our orchard fruits, Come buy, come buy.’

This weeks’ book is Goblin Quest by Jim C. Hines.

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 D!

This was a hands-down winner for me this week. It felt typically-fantasy in its style with an almost noble warrior goblin and the dragon.

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 book cover featuring a queen: ‘Mirror, Mirror on the wall.”

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Friday Face-Off – 24th August 2018

Friday Face-Off – 24th August 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 with a title featuring the word legend: ‘To be a legend, you’ve either got to be dead, or excessively old!’

This week I have gone with The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving.

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!

This particular cover is dark, moody and atmospheric. I love the silhouette of the legendary headless horseman and the enormous moon in the 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 book cover featuring goblins or dwarves: ‘Come buy our orchard fruits, Come buy, come buy.’

Friday Face-Off – 17th August 2018

Friday Face-Off – 17th August 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 with cover with a starry sky: ‘Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.’

This week I have gone with The Comet Seekers by Helen Sedgwick.

Cover A:

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Cover B:

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Cover C:

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Cover D:

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And the winner is… COVER A!

I love the stylised design in this cover. It almost reminds me of the nautical and astronomical maps of old.

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 book cover with a title featuring the word legend: ‘To be a legend, you’ve either got to be dead, or excessively old!’

Friday Face-Off – 10th August 2018

Friday Face-Off – 10th August 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 with cover with a mask: ‘…Christine, who have torn off my mask and who therefore can never leave me again!’

This weeks’ book is the classic The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux.

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 F!

It most definitely isn’t the classic look that the world is so used to thanks to the stage show of the same name. The expression that shines through is so sad, haunted. There is a definite human connection can be felt even beyond the mask.

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 book cover that is a cover with a starry sky: ‘Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.’

Friday Face-Off – 3rd August 2018

Friday Face-Off – 3rd August 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 with a closed door or door standing ajar: ‘Knock, knock… ‘who’s there?’

This weeks’ book is the second book in Stephen King’s epic series The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three.

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!

The atmosphere and sense of foreboding in this design really appealed to me, and captures the feel in the books. There is a mysterious feel coming from the door, and while darkness seems to be all around, the glow from around the door hints at hope.

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 book cover that is a cover with a mask: ‘…Christine, who have torn off my mask and who therefore can never leave me again!’

Friday Face-Off – 27th July 2018

Friday Face-Off – 27th July 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 with a steampunk theme: ‘I saw huge buildings rise up faint and fair, and pass like dreams.’

This weeks’ book is Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding.

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 A!

Dark and moody with a dank atmosphere, cover A wins it for me. The shadow environment, the lone figure looking out and the hulking airship drifting in really capture the steampunk feel in my view.

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 book cover that features a close door or a door that is ajar: ‘Knock, knock… ‘who’s there?’

Friday Face-Off – 20th July 2018

Friday Face-Off – 20th July 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 somewhat ironic given the UK’s long-running heatwave: a cover featuring snow or icicles: ‘In winter with warm tears I’ll melt the snow.’

This weeks’ book is Red Sister by Mark Lawrence.

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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And the winner is… COVER D!

Cover B was definitely a contender this week with the bold icy theme, but D caught my eye. I find it draws me in with the almost bored look on the girls’ face coupled with the reclined barbarian at the bottom of the 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 book cover that is steampunk: ‘I saw huge buildings rise up faint and fair, and pass like dreams.’