Friday Face-Off – 18th January 2019

Friday Face-Off – 18th January 2019

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 cover theme is a cover depicting an amulet or with the word amulet in the title.

For this theme I have gone with The Amulet of Smarkand by Jonathan Stroud.

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!

I love the traditional style of the gargoyle on this cover, along with the subdued colour scheme. Simple but effective.

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 priest, monk or person of religion: ‘Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible’.

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Friday Face-Off – 11th January 2019

Friday Face-Off – 11th January 2019

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 cover that is from the Tudor period: ‘I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king.’

This week I have gone with Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell.

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!

The colouring of the cover is rich and warm, the feather quill very symbolic of the time. I was immediately drawn to this cover as soon as I found 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 an amulet either on the cover or in the title.

Friday Face-Off – 4th January 2019

Friday Face-Off – 4th January 2019

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.

Happy New Year and welcome to the first Friday Face-Off of 2019! This week is a cover that is fresh – a New Beginnings for a New Year.

I’ve twisted the theme a bit to include “new” as a theme. I’ve selected Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.

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!

Cover I is a close second for me. Cover F edged it for me though this week. The egg implies fresh, new beginnings but the zipper running along it intrigues and has me wanting to know what lies within.

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 from a novel set in the Tudor period: ‘I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king.’

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.

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.’