‘You would like to go to the ball, is that not so?’

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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:

The pen is mightier than the sword – a cover featuring a fancy font

This week I’ve chosen : Charm (Tales from the Kingdoms #2) by Sarah Pinborough.  There are three books in this series and they’re just an unexpected delight, a mash up of more than one fairy tale and three independent stories from the same world.  Be warned though, these books are adult retellings:

Most of these have a lovely font and I’m torn for a winner with the bottom two covers – I think overall I’d go with:

charm

I love this cover – it has a sense of mischief and fun and the Tiffany Aching books are certainly a whole lot of fun.

Which is your favourite?

Next week – a cover featuring the night

Future themes:

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

22nd December – ‘Oh, we loves games! Doesn’t we, precious?’ – a cover featuring a Puzzle or Game

29th December – If music be the food of love, play on – a cover featuring a Musical Instrument

5th January – ‘The seaweed is always greener, in somebody else’s lake.’ – Under the Sea

12th January – ‘More than one meaning have I’ – a cover featuring a Knot/knots

19th January – You know your A, B, Cs – a cover made up only of letters/words

26th January – “The grass is always greener on the other side of personal extinction” – a cover featuring grass

2nd February – Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – a Psychedelic cover

9th February – ‘My what big teeth you have’ – a cover featuring a cloaked figure 

16th February – ‘Groovy baby’ – a cover that is: Retro

23rd February – “There are too many steps in this castle, and it seems to me they add a few every night, just to vex me”  – a cover featuring a staircase

2nd March – ‘The only true wisdom is to know that you know nothing’ – a cover featuring something from Greek mythology

9th March – ‘…but Icarus flew too close’ – a cover featuring the Sun

16th March – ‘I got no strings to hold me down’ – a cover featuring a doll or puppet

23rd March – “When she was a child, the witch locked her away in a tower that had neither doors nor stairs.” – a cover featuring a Tower

30th March – ‘A little soil to make it grow’ – a cover featuring seeds/spores

6th April –  “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” – a cover featuring a family

13th April – ‘lawns and rocks and heather and different sorts of trees, lay spread out below them, the river winding through it’ –  a cover featuring a panorama

20th April – Where there’s fire there’s… – a cover featuring smoke

27th April – ‘Those darling byegone times… with their delicious fortresses, and their dear old dungeons, and their delightful places of torture’ – a cover that is positively mediaeval 

4th May-  ‘A Hand without a hand? A bad jape, sister.’ – a cover featuring a hand/hands

11th May – ‘Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth’ – a cover featuring a dinosaur/s

18th May – ‘Let’s talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs;’ – a cover featuring a gravestone

25th May – Trip trap, trip trap, trip trap – a cover featuring footsteps

1st June – clinging and invasive – a cover featuring creeping vines

8th June – Raining Cats and Dogs – a cover featuring a stormy sky

 

 

 

 

 

 

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13 Responses to “‘You would like to go to the ball, is that not so?’”

  1. Friday Faceoff – The Pen is Mightier than the Sword | Brainfluff

    […] idea was to compare UK and US book covers and decide which is we prefer and is currently hosted by Lynn’s Book Blog. This week the theme is a cover featuring a fancy font, so I’ve chosen Assassin’s Apprentice […]

  2. Tammy

    Thanks for listing all these upcoming themes😁 I had no idea that Sarah Pinborough wrote fantasy!

    • @lynnsbooks

      She really mixes it up tbh. Dog faced Gods is fantasy, as are Murder and Mayhem and Death House. !3 Minutes and Behind Her Eyes aren’t.
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Yes, yes, total agreement! 🙂
    That’s one wonderful cover indeed…

  4. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    It’s a tough choice for me between the one you chose and the blue on with the slipper. I didn’t know about this series either!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I loved this series – definitely not YA – just saying.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Carmen

    I love the last two covers on top.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah – I don’t think I disliked any of these covers. All good.

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I’m quite partial to the white cover, I love that tiny dab of red for the slipper!

  7. jessicabookworm

    I haven’t read this book but I agree with your lovely choice 🙂

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