Friday Face-Off – 25th May 2018

Friday Face-Off – 25th May 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’s theme is a cover featuring footsteps: ‘Trip trap, trip trap, trip trap.’

This week I have chosen The Mystery of the Flaming Footprints by M.V. Carey.

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 has an almost Enid Blytonesque vibe about it, with the vibrant colours and artwork style. I like the way the footsteps are depicted, not just flaming but as something altogether supernatural.

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 vines: “clinging and invasive.”

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Friday Face-Off – 18th May 2018

Friday Face-Off – 18th May 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’s theme is a cover featuring a gravestone: ‘Let’s talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs.’

This week I have returned to one of my favourite authors and a book I really enjoyed: Pet Sematary 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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And the winner is… COVER A!

Personally, there was no other choice for me. This is the cover I owned many, many years ago. It is effective and really sold the book to me on the shelf when I bought 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 book cover featuring footsteps: ‘Trip trap, trip trap, trip trap.’

Friday Face-Off – 11th May 2018

Friday Face-Off – 11th May 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’s theme is a cover featuring a dinosaur: ‘God creates dinosaurs, God destroys dinosaurs. God creates Man, man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs.’

This week I picked the only book I could for this theme: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton.

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 F!

I loved the design here. It is not the obvious design associated with the franchise-the iconic dinosaur skeleton. It reminded me of the scene in the film when John Hammond witnesses the hatching of a dinosaur. Special mention however has to go to cover A, the classic logo made so famous by the film.

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 gravestone: ‘Let’s talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs.’

Friday Face-Off – 4th May 2018

Friday Face-Off – 4th May 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’s theme is a cover featuring a hand or hands: ‘A Hand without a hand? A bad jape, sister.’

This week I picked The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black.

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!

I found cover A intriguing. A simple and effective design, I also like the way the title of the book appears almost as if it has been tattooed on to the wrist of the limb.

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 dinosaur: ‘God creates dinosaurs, God destroys dinosaurs. God creates Man, man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs.’ ‘Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth.’

Friday Face-Off – 27th April 2018

Friday Face-Off – 27th April 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’s theme is a cover featuring a medieval style: ‘Those darling bygone times… with their delicious fortresses, and their dear old dungeons, and their delightful places of torture.’

This week I picked The King of Thorns 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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Cover F:

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And the winner is… COVER A!

I found it rather difficult to make a call on this week’s theme. For me each cover fit the billing. There was something dark in cover E. Cover B was a close second as well, but A intrigued me. The king on his throne looks troubled, yet not necessarily by all the death that literally surrounds him. I wonder what he is thinking about…

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 hand or hands: ‘A Hand without a hand? A bad jape, sister.’

Friday Face-Off – 20th April 2018

Friday Face-Off – 20th April 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’s theme is a cover featuring smoke: ‘There’s no smoke without fire.’

This week I picked Smoke Screen by Sandra Brown.

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!

Another close one this week, but the desolate forest and smokiness hanging in the air creates an imposing atmosphere. Cover D was a close second for the simplicity it exudes.

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 medieval style: ‘Those darling bygone times… with their delicious fortresses, and their dear old dungeons, and their delightful places of torture.’

Friday Face-Off – 13th April 2018

Friday Face-Off – 13th April 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’s theme is a cover featuring a panorama: ‘Lawns and rocks and heather and different sorts of trees, lay spread out below them, the river winding through it.’

This week I picked Red Planet 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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Cover G:

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Cover H:

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Cover I:

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And the winner is… A TIE!

I’ve had a few ties in the time I have been doing the Friday Face-Off, but this may well be the first time I have a three way tie. Covers D, E and H win this week. They have a vibe of classic sci-fi artwork which really catches my eye. They are visually impressive and the representation of the landscape is creative.

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 smoke: ‘There’s no smoke without fire.’