“Open the pod bay doors, Hal”


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:

‘zip it, lock it and throw away the key – a cover featuring a key

This week I’ve chosen a book with a key on the cover and the title!  That was actually just pure chance though – and you have to look quite closely to find the key.  Mark Lawrence’s Liar’s Key (#2 in The Red Queen’s War):

Interesting to see the different takes on Prince Jalan.  If you haven’t read the Red Queen’s War by Mark Lawrence I highly recommend it starting with The Prince of Fools and concluding with The Wheel of Osheim.

My favourite:


Which is your favourite?

Next week – a cover featuring a double image or reflection

Future themes:

17th November 2017 – Snap! – a cover featuring a double image or reflection

24th November 2017 – ‘I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently’ – a cover featuring snow

1st December 2017 – The pen is mightier than the sword – a cover featuring a fancy font

8th December 2017 – ‘Do not go gentle’ – a cover featuring the night…

15th December 2017 – Hubble bubble toil and trouble – a cover featuring a portion/perfume bottle

14 Responses to ““Open the pod bay doors, Hal””

  1. Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek

    Ha!😂 I never spotted the key! I took part this week and immediately thought of this book due to its name but chose a different book with a key on the cover and then added this book as an extra afterwards, should have paid more attention as I’d have seen the key!😂😂😂

    • @lynnsbooks

      To be fair, you really do have to zoom in on that cover to see the key. Just gave it a try and hoped for the best.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I kind of like the one with the red background but the one you chose is my second favorite. And you are right, you really have to look for the key!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, really, with a magnifying glass – but it is there.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Carmen

    I like the red cover with the golden title.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, that is nice. I got kind of hooked on my favourite cover and now there’s no getting past it.
      Lynn 😀

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Well, a cover featuring a big (very big) bad wolf and a guy with big, bad sword has to be the winner! 😀

  5. Michael

    The middle cover for the Liar’s Key stands out to me.

    • Michael

      OK, so I read the post in my e-mail and the cover was in the middle then! The red one with the gold lettering jumped out at me!

  6. sjhigbee

    I think the fourth one – I like the cloaked figure with the red background and I prefer the covers without the poor stabbed wolf…

  7. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    In that red cover, that’s a key he’s holding in his fist? Oh my goodness, I’ve looked at that image like hundreds of times and I never noticed that detail until you mentioned it!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I was hopeful and I zoomed in and there it was – I’d never seen it before either so I just got lucky 😀

  8. jessicabookworm

    I haven’t read this book, so I don’t know which cover suits the book, but I like the second red cover.

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