Friday Face Off : Clinging and invasive


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 – the list has been updated to help out those of you who like to plan ahead – if you have a cover in mind that you’re really wanting to share then feel free to leave a comment about a future suggested theme. This week’s theme:

Clinging and invasive – a cover featuring creeping vines

Hopefully everyone found this week a little easier.  I had a few in mind for this but went with Susan Hill’s Woman in Black.  A very atmospheric read indeed:

Again, there were a lot of covers for my book this week.  I like a couple of these but my favourite is:



Next week – a cover featuring a stormy sky

Future themes: (if you’re struggling with any of these themes then use a ‘freebie’ of one of your favourite covers)

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

15th June – Live in the saddle.  Die on the hog – a cover featuring riders

22nd June -‘Murder most foul, as in the best it is’ – a cover featuring a murder scene

29th June – ‘Lips as red as the rose’ – a cover that is predominantly red

6th July – ‘The north wind doth blow, and we shall have snow, ‘ – a cover that is windswept

13th July –‘There’s more of gravy than of grave about you’ – a cover featuring a ghost or spectre

20th July -‘In winter with warm tears I’ll melt the snow’A cover featuring icicles or snow

27th July – “I saw huge buildings rise up faint and fair, and pass like dreams.”  – a cover that is steampunk

3rd August – “Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” – a cover featuring a starry sky

10th August – ‘…Christine, who have torn off my mask and who therefore can never leave me again! – A cover with a mask

17th August – ‘Knock, knock… ‘who’s there?’ – A cover featuring a door ajar or closed

24th August – ‘To be a legend, you’ve either got to be dead, or excessively old!’ – A cover with a title featuring the word ‘legend’

31st August – ‘“Come buy our orchard fruits, Come buy, come buy’ – A cover featuring a goblin or dwarves

7th September – ‘Mirror, Mirror on the wall – A cover featuring a queen

14th September – “He had killed man, the noblest game of all, and he had killed in the face of the law of club and fang.” – A cover featuring a wolf or wolves

21st September – ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud’ – a cover featuring clouds

28th September – Eyes wide shut – a cover featuring eyes

5th October – “He sounded like a man who had slept well and didn’t owe too much money.” – A cover that is ‘noir’

12th October – “The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.”  – A cover for a mystery novel

19th October -“If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!”  – A horror cover

26th October – Trick or treat – A halloween inspired cover

2nd November – ‘Remember, remember the fifth of November,’ – A cover inspired by Bonfire Night

9th November – ‘All right! They’re spiders from Mars! You happy?’ – A cover feturing a critter of the eight legged variety

16th November – There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.’  – A scary cover

23rd November – ‘The child is in love with a human. And not just any human. A prince!’ – A cover featuring a mermaid/man

30th November – “..the children of the night. What music they make!” – a cover with a vampire

7th December – ‘I am Aragorn son of Arathorn; and if by life or death I can save you, I will.’ – A cover featuring a hero

14th December -“Heavy is the head that wears the crown”  – A cover featuring a crown

21st December – ‘ho, ho, ho’ – A seasonal cover

28th December – A freebie – choose one of your favourite titles and compare the covers


4th January – A cover that is fresh – New beginnings for a New Year

11th January – ‘I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king’ – A cover that depicts a novel set in the Tudor period

18th January – A cover featuring an Amulet – either in the cover or title

25th January – ‘Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.’ – A cover featuring a monk/priest/person of the cloth

1st February – A comedy cover

8th February – ‘Hi little cub. Oh no, don’t be ssscared.’ – A cover with snakes

15th February – A heart – for Valentine’s day past

22nd February – “Woe, destruction, ruin, and decay; the worst is death and death will have his day.” – A cover with abandoned building/s

1st March – ‘who will buy this wonderful morning’ – A cover featuring a shop or market

8th March – ‘Two little fishes and a momma fishy too’ – A cover featuring a fish/fishes or other sea creatures

15th March – ‘Beware the moon, lads.’ – A cover with a shapeshifter

22nd March – ‘A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse’ – A cover featuring a king

29th March – “I thought unicorns were more . . . Fluffy.”  – A cover featuring a unicorn

5th April – ‘nomad is an island’ – A cover featuring a desert landscape

12th April – ‘Odin, Odin, send the wind to turn the tide – A cover featuring a longboat

19th april – ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times – A cover featuring a school

18 Responses to “Friday Face Off : Clinging and invasive”

  1. Books In Bloom

    Oh yes, The Woman in Black! Such a creepy but fantastic read! Loving all of these covers too! Great choice.

    Here’s my Entry:

    • @lynnsbooks

      It is an excellent read isn’t it. Thanks for stopping by and I loved your choice of covers.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Carmen

    I agree. The purple cover is very fetching. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      It is isn’t it. By the way, I’m having issues commenting on your blog at the moment. I’m trying to work it out though and i have been reading just not able to chat.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Tammy

    I had a really good choice for today, but I just ran out of time and decided I was too tired last night to write up my post. But I love your choice, I think the 3rd and 4th covers are my favorite, so creepy😊

    • @lynnsbooks

      The creepy covers are great aren’t they – and very appropriate.
      Lynn 😀

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I like the fourth cover in the upper row: those naked branches reaching for the sky are quite creepy – and deliciously so! 😀

  5. PerfectlyTolerable

    I agree with your choice! Tho the 5th one has a lot of potential. It would be my favorite if she looked like she was actually in the woods and not just poorly photoshopped in!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I liked that one but something held me back from loving it.
      Lynn 😀

  6. PerfectlyTolerable

    Also Books in Bloom participated for the first time this week 😀 go check hers out!

  7. Wendleberry

    I love your choice, but I am all about that vintage cover, #4 😍 I’d frame that.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It would look good framed – like so many good covers.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I definitely wasn’t hurting for choice this week, the problem was choosing a book with covers I actually liked, lol.

    I like your winner this week, gotta love purple covers 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, everyone seems to be a sucker for purple. The colour of royalty.
      Lynn 😀

  9. jessicabookworm

    Great choice Lynn – I love that purple cover and the Vintage edition with the creepy tree cover. I haven’t read this book, but I have been scared silly by the play!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a great story. I like her writing very much.
      Lynn 😀

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