Friday Face-Off – 8th May 2020

Friday Face-Off – 8th May 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 from  a graphic novel. Today I am dipping into Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez’s Locke & Key series.

Cover A:

Locke & Key 1 Joe Hill Gabriel Rodríguez

Cover B:

Locke & Key 2 Joe Hill Gabriel Rodríguez

Cover C:

Locke & Key 3 Joe Hill Gabriel Rodríguez

Cover D:

Locke & Key 4 Joe Hill Gabriel Rodríguez

Cover E:

Locke & Key 5 Joe Hill Gabriel Rodríguez

Cover F:

Locke & Key 6 Joe Hill Gabriel Rodríguez

And the winner is… COVER A!

Technically I’ve cheated this week by picking covers within a series rather than different cover versions, but I’ll live with that. I watched the Netflix series recently and absolutely loved it. So much so I immediately bought Volume 1. I quite like Covers D and F, but A wins it for me. That house is imposing and ominous. It also looks pretty similar to the one in the series. I am really looking forward to reading this series!

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 mostly pink.

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:

romantic2

Cover C:

romantic3

Cover D:

romantic4

Cover E:

romantic5

Cover F:

romantic6

Cover G:

romantic7

Cover H:

romantic8

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.”