It was the best of times, it was the worst of times


Here we are again with the Friday Face Off meme created by Books by Proxy .   This is a great opportunity to feature some of your favourite book covers.  The rules are fairly simple each week, following a predetermined theme (list below) choose a book, compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.   Future week’s themes are listed below. This week’s theme:

School “I never let my schooling interfere with my education”

Yes, my obvious choice this week was Harry Potter but I decided not.  Then I thought perhaps The School of Good and Evil – but only one cover – dang.  So instead, this week I’ve gone for Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins.  I only read the first in series – a school for people who are gifted – by which I mean, witches, shapeshifter and the like.

Anyways check out some of these covers – I had a bit of a giggle with some of these!

And my favourite:


Well, to be honest, I’m not overly keen on any of these covers so I’ve gone for the simplistic one.

Which is your favourite?  Next week – Birds.

Future themes:

17/03/2017 – Bird “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs are too sweet and wild”

24/03/2017 – Street lamp “He stood under the street lamp, sleet settling in his hair, hands fisted at his side”

31/03/2017 – Casino “Whisky, gambling and Ferraris are better than housework “

07/04/2017 – Circus “You can get the monkey off your back, but the circus never leaves town!

14/04/2017 – Easter “The rabbit of Easter. He bring of the chocolate”

21/04/2017 – Bridge “I demolish my bridges behind me…then there is no choice but to push forward”

28/04/2017 – Beach/Seaside”Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!”

05/05/2017 – Lion “If you place your head in a lion’s mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off”

12/05/2017 – Phone “Don’t use the phone. People are never ready to answer it”

19/05/2017 – Plane “When everything seem to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ….”

26/05/2017 – Mice “Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, ‘it might have been’…”

02/06/2017 – Moon “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars”

09/06/2017 – Mummy “It shuffles through the dry, dusty darkness”

16/06/2017 – Guitar “You couldn’t not like someone who liked the guitar”

23/06/2017 – Cat “In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this”

30/06/2017 – Hat “It is always cruel to laugh at people, of course, although sometimes if they are wearing an ugly hat it is hard to control yourself “

07/07/2017 – Gold “All that is gold does not glitter”

14/07/2017 – Boats “The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea, in a beautiful pea green boat…”

21/07/2017 – Planet “Any planet is ‘Earth’ to those who live on it”


20 Responses to “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”

  1. Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek

    I’m not surprised you had a giggle at some of the covers!😂

  2. Nathan

    You picked the right one, the authors look like horrible teen TV shows.

  3. Tammy

    Ha ha, I may have a copy of this book somewhere but I haven’t read it. I love the cover you picked:-)

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think that’s the best cover out of this bunch!
      Lynn 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Hey Tammy – are any of my comments turning up yet on your blog – I am visiting and commenting but they don’t seem to appear. I loved your upcoming YA post.
      Lynn 😀

      • Tammy

        Yes! I finally had time to go into my spam folder – it’s been a hard couple of weeks – and I found at least 7 comments that were stuck there. So strange, because your comments are pretty normal and you don’t put links in. Anyway, they are all approved now, thank you! I don’t know why that’s happening but I will keep an eye on that nasty spam folder:-/

      • @lynnsbooks

        I have seen it before with WordPress but from the other side, so people who’ve gone into my spam folder for some reason and have contacted me to say their comments were disappearing. I didn’t realise at first, I just thought maybe you’d changed your settings so that the comment was awaiting moderation. It puzzles me why it happens.
        Lynn 😀

  4. sjhigbee

    I don’t like any of these covers either – WHY do all the schoolchildren look like they are just about to do a photo shoot in a sleazy magazine??

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah – those school girls don’t really look like school girls do they!
      Lynn 😀

  5. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    The first one in the second row is my favorite: the simplicity of the black silhouettes beats the (sometimes cheesy) images of the other covers… 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, that’s the other one I was deliberating over too.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I decided to skip this week because I couldn’t think of anything beyond the totally obvious either – Harry Potter or The Magicians really! What a fantastic and unexpected pick for you, and I like your choice! The first one with the flower is very creative and eye catching too.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Some of these covers did make me do a double take – but, I struggled to come up with a book that had alternative covers. I thought about The school of Good and Evil but it has only one cover.
      Lynn 😀

  7. jessicabookworm

    I have never heard of this series! While I like the reflection in the cover you’ve chosen (and the black cat like my Bonnie), I think my favourite has to be the purple cover with the silhouettes – I am a sucker for anything purple 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – yes, you are a sucker for anything purple – which, as it was formally a colour that only royalty used to wear maybe is a sign of your nobility showing 😀

      • jessicabookworm

        Haha with how many children, especially illegitimate ones, that all the kings of England probably had between them, there is probably quite a good chance of me having some royal blood 😀

      • @lynnsbooks

        Yes, indeed 😀

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