Friday Face-Off – 7th June 2019

Friday Face-Off – 7th June 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 sees the first Friday Face-Off of June. The theme is a cover that brings to mind summer: “One swallow does not make a summer.”

This week I’ve gone for Jeff Lyndsay’s Dexter is Delicious.

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 E!

When I started looking at the covers for this one, A was speaking to me – golden Miami sunlight (let’s ignore good old Dexter bound in tape), and the Hawaiian-style shirt. But in the end the simplicity of cover E won through. The crisp white background, the vibrant colours of the doughnuts implying the delicious treats summer brings with 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 featuring something sweet: “Coraline opened the box of chocolates. The dog looked at them longingly.”

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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 weeks’ theme is a cover featuring a murder scene: ‘Murder most foul, as in the best it is.’

This weeks’ 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 – 28th July 2017

Friday Face-Off – 28th July 2017

Friday Face-Off is an idea originally thought up by Books By Proxy which I stole from the fantastic The Tattooed Book Geek. The idea originally was to compare UK and US covers based on an assigned theme each week and choose the winning cover. I will be twisting it slightly: not specifically US and UK covers, just different editions.

This week’s theme is a cover featuring a knife: “The kindest use a knife, because the dead so soon grow cold.”

For this theme I have gone for Double Dexter by Jeff Lindsay.

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 C!

Cover C is a nice, simple cover. The predominantly monochrome feel with the vivid red is visually striking and eye catching. Covers D, F and G get a special mention as well.

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 I will be looking for a cover featuring fire: “From the ashes a fire will be woken.”