Friday Face Off : The north wind doth blow, and we shall have snow


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:

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

Wow, I struggled with this theme.  I could have used a book that I’ve previously used but didn’t want to do so.  And I did come up with another couple but they didn’t work out either.  Then I came across The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance Trilogy #1) by N.K. Jemisin – some of these covers are definitely windswept (or windy at least) – phew:

My favourite is:


Which is your favourite?

Next week – a cover featuring a ghost or spectre

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

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


25 Responses to “Friday Face Off : The north wind doth blow, and we shall have snow”

  1. Megan @ Ginger Mom

    I agree with your choice. I like that cover best of all. I haven’t heard of this book yet so I have another to add to my TBR now, too 🙂

  2. sjhigbee

    Wow – I had no idea there were so many awesome covers for this book – though I do agree with your choice. Fitting that such an awesome book has such a fabulous cover…:).

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  4. suzannerogersonfantasyauthor

    They are all so good, I find it impossible to pick a favourite.

  5. Tammy

    I love this choice! This was a tough week for some reason😁 I think my favorites are #4 and 5.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It was a tough week. I really struggled to find a cover – without using ones I’ve already used previously.
      Lynn 😀

  6. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I do like your choice – and since it’s the one I was aware of when reading the book, it’s no surprise – but I think that the third cover in the second row is a good runner-up for the contest… 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, it’s funny how you become attached to the cover you’re familiar with – unless it’s perfectly hideous of course.
      Lynn 😀

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  8. PerfectlyTolerable

    My favorite is the 6th one! The one that is mostly gray except for the red cape!

  9. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I like the one beside your winner. Very mysterious woman hiding under that hood 😉

    • @lynnsbooks

      I do like that one too – it really jumped out at me.
      Lynn 😀

  10. waytoofantasy

    Oooh, I like the really pink one and the really blue one. But so many of them are great.

  11. Carmen

    I agree. I also like the first one on top, it’s kind of similar. 😉

  12. jessicabookworm

    Lynn, my favourite is the same as yours. You’ve reminded me, I really need to read something by N.K. Jemisin, especially now my dad has the three books from Jemisin’s Broken Earth series.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Definitely if your dad has copies then they’re practically begging to be read.
      Lynn 😀

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