Friday Face-Off – 13th July 2018

Friday Face-Off – 13th 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 week’s theme is a cover featuring a ghost or spectre: ‘There’s more of gravy than of grave about you.’

This week’s book is The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde.

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!

I found the decision much tougher this week. Cover E was a close runner for me, but what held me back from choosing that one was it was more comic bookesque in style. While cover F is very much cartoonish and childish, something about it intrigues me and draws me in.

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 icicles or snow: ‘In winter with warm tears I’ll melt the snow.’

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Friday Face-Off – 6th July 2018

Friday Face-Off – 6th 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 week’s theme is a cover which is windswept: ‘The north wind doth blow, and we shall have snow’.

This week’s book is The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

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 G!

This one seemed to have a mysterious quality about it for me. I like the cloudy landscape and the sense of movement in the cloak and the tree really hit home the idea of windswept.

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 ghost or spectre: ‘There’s more of gravy than of grave about you’.

Friday Face-Off – 29th June 2018

Friday Face-Off – 29th June 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 which is predominantly red: ‘Lips as red as the rose.’

This week’s book is Red Dragon by Thomas Harris.

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 G!

I have seen this cover numerous times, and it has always caught my eye. The red background with the silver dragon heads in the centre are rather striking.

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 windswept: ‘The north wind doth blow, and we shall have snow.’

Friday Face-Off – 22nd June 2018

Friday Face-Off – 22nd June 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 murder scene: ‘Murder most foul, as in the best it is.’

This week’s book is Jeff Lindsay’s Dearly Devoted Dexter.

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 B!

The chalk outline is synonymous with a murder scene. The blood stains on the figure only intensify the dark vibe. Some of the other covers fit the TV series perfectly such as D and I, but I love B for it being removed from the show.

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 predominantly red: ‘Lips as red as the rose.’

Friday Face-Off – 15th June 2018

Friday Face-Off – 15th June 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 rider or riders: ‘Live in the saddle. Die on the hog.’

This week’s book is The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary.

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 A!

This cover had a childlike charm about it. It’s brightly coloured and there is a sense of energy and fun in 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 a murder scene: ‘Murder most foul, as in the best it is.’

Friday Face-Off – 8th June 2018

Friday Face-Off – 8th June 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 stormy skies: ‘Raining cats and dogs.’

This week’s book is Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.

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!

The art style really catches my eye here. The two lone figures stood upon the hill draw me in, I want to know what they are discussing. And the dark clouds and stark forks of lightening give a moody atmosphere to the whole landscape.

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 rider or riders: ‘Live in the saddle. Die on the hog.’

Friday Face-Off – 1st June 2018

Friday Face-Off – 1st June 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 creeping vines: ‘Clinging and invasive.’

The book I found for this week’s theme is Blood Vines by Erica Spindler.

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!

I love the intense pale white background on this cover. It is almost eerily peaceful. The closed eyes up at the top are ominous. The colour allows the vibrant blood red vine motif layered over the top to really pop.

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 stormy sky: ‘Raining cats and dogs.’