Friday Face Off : Live in the saddle.  Die on the hog

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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 – 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:

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

This week I thought I had a cover but I thought wrong so I had to dig around a little and came up with Firebrand (Rebel Angels #1) by Gillian Philip (although I could have used the book that I took the quote from – thought I’d keep that one for future themes maybe):

Only two choices this week.  I really like the first because it’s the book I owned but I like the action in the second.  On balance I think my choice has to be:

Firebrand1

Which is your favourite.

Next week – a cover featuring a murder scene

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

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

2019

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

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17 Responses to “Friday Face Off : Live in the saddle.  Die on the hog”

  1. Friday Faceoff – The way to heaven is on horseback… #Brainfluffbookblog #Fridayfaceoff | Brainfluff

    […] UK and US book covers and decide which is we prefer. This meme is currently being nurtured by Lynn’s Book Blog and the theme this week features riders. I’ve selected Green Rider – Book 1 of the Green Rider […]

  2. sjhigbee

    Good choice Lynn – and yes, I go with your vote. I haven’t read this one, but the book looks good. I had fun with this one:).

    • @lynnsbooks

      I expect there will be a wide range of books for this cover theme.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Oh for sure – it was an excellent theme you selected:)

  3. Greg

    I think the one you picked is the one I like better too it just seems like a cleaner image, more going on.

  4. Tammy

    You definitely picked the best cover! The first one is a bit too dark for my taste😊

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think that seems to be the overwhelming feeling for the first cover.
      Lynn 😀

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  6. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Perfect choice! There is a strong sense of… motion – for want of a better word – in this cover, and it looks as if it’s going to come alive at any moment… 🙂

  7. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I actually considered using this book too, but it’s been so long since I read it I couldn’t remember anything to say about it! I think I prefer your choice as well, the other one is just too dark and blurry and I can’t make out a thing.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It is a very dark cover. I’ve always liked it – because it’s the one I owned, but, I prefer the other.
      Lynn 😀

  8. jessicabookworm

    Lynn, I don’t know this book but I agree with your cover choice 🙂

  9. PerfectlyTolerable

    I think I like the other one better. Not sure why, but it just keeps catching my eye 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      That’s the cover I won so partly I wanted to pick it – I just liked the feel of the other book.
      Lynn 😀

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