Friday Face-Off – 7th February 2020

Friday Face-Off – 7th 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.

And in the blink of an eye, it’s February. This week’s Friday Face-Off theme is a cover featuring a lion: “Is that a lion with horns and a pitchfork?” For this week’s book I picked C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Cover A:

lion1

Cover B:

lion2

Cover C:

lion3

Cover D:

lion4

Cover E:

lion5

Cover F:

lion6

Cover G:

lion7

Cover H:

lion8

And the winner is… COVER B!

It may not feature the lion, but this cover really caught my eye. It has an interesting art design. I also really like the way it only shows a small part of the wondrous world on the other side of the wardrobe. 

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 romantic: “Thus with a kiss I die.”

Friday Face-Off – 5th May 2017

Friday Face-Off – 5th May 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 lion: “If you place your head in a lion’s mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.”

I have gone with C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

Cover A:

Lion1

Cover B:

Lion2

Cover C:

Lion3

Cover D:

Lion4

Cover E:

Lion5

Cover F:

Lion6

Cover G:

Lion7

Cover H:

Lion8

And the winner is… D!

This week I found very few of the covers appealing to me. Certainly none featuring lions spoke to me. There was something about cover D though that resonated with me. I like the more bleak, yet serene feeling of this one with the lone character in the snowy wilderness.

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 a phone: “Don’t use the phone. People are never ready to answer it”.