Friday Face-Off – 14th February 2020

Friday Face-Off – 14th February 2020

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’s theme is a book depicting romance, seasonal for Valentines Day – “thus with a kiss I die.” I am not a fan of romantic fiction so thought I was going to struggle with this theme. That was until I twisted the theme and gave thought to the symbols of romance. And with that in mind, I selected Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill.

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!

I gave this theme some thought, around the symbols of romance. Flowers, chocolates, hearts. That lead me here, to a book featuring a heart without being a romantic book. Cover H pipped the rest to the post for me. Simple and effective, without actually giving anything of the story away. 

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 week’s theme is a cover featuring a  dog: “It would perhaps not be amiss to point out that he had always tried to be a good dog.”

Friday Face-Off – 7th February 2020

Friday Face-Off – 7th February 2020

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.

And in the blink of an eye, it’s February. This week’s Friday Face-Off theme is a cover featuring a lion: “Is that a lion with horns and a pitchfork?” For this week’s book I picked C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

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 B!

It may not feature the lion, but this cover really caught my eye. It has an interesting art design. I also really like the way it only shows a small part of the wondrous world on the other side of the wardrobe. 

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 week’s theme is a cover that is romantic: “Thus with a kiss I die.”

Friday Face-Off – 31st January 2020

Friday Face-Off – 31st January 2020

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’s Friday Face-Off theme is a cover that depicts First Contact: “Ack, Ack, Ack, we come in peace.” For this theme I’ve gone with Aliens by Alan Dean Foster.

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 B!

To me the Xenomorph is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of aliens. It’s a simple cover with the horrifying visage of the alien. 

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 week’s theme is a cover featuring a lion: “Is that a lion with horns and a pitchfork?”

Friday Face-Off – 24th January 2020

Friday Face-Off – 24th January 2020

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’s Friday Face-Off theme is a cover for the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rat. For this theme I’ve gone with James Herbert’s The Rats.

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!

A swarm of rats teeming out from under the bridge is a pretty unnerving. It’s a moody and atmospheric 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 week’s theme is a cover that depicts First Contact – “Ack, Ack, Ack, we come in peace”

Friday Face-Off – 17th January 2020

Friday Face-Off – 17th January 2020

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.

With January well underway, here’s the third Friday Face-Off of 2020. This week’s theme is a cover featuring a horizon. I’ve returned to Wilbur Smith for this theme and his novel The Leopard Hunts in Darkness.

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!

A visually stunning and expansive horizon shot, awash with the wonderful orange shade. This is one of the more eye catching covers I’ve picked.

I found this quite an easy choice this week. It was a spectacular 

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 week’s theme is a cover for the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rat.

Friday Face-Off – 10th January 2020

Friday Face-Off – 10th January 2020

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.

Welcome back to Friday Face-Off! This week’s theme is a cover that is vintage sci fi. For this I’ve picked Have Space Suit – Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein,

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 B!

This one screams vintage sci-fi to me. The two space travellers exploring an alien planet and its wildlife, it really invokes the spirit of adventure and exploration.

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 week’s theme is a cover that depicts a horizon: “Your “beautiful” ship killed its crew, Doctor.”

Friday Face-Off – 3rd January 2020

Friday Face-Off – 3rd January 2020

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.

Welcome to the first Friday Face-Off theme of 2020. new beginnings: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” For this I’ve picked Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein.

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 A!

When thinking of new beginings, especially with the given quote for this week’s theme, space travel certainly fits that bill. Cover A has all of the classic, old-school charm from the old sci-fi books, and I love 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 week’s theme is a cover that is vintage sci-fi: “Live long and prosper.”