Friday Face Off : ‘In winter with warm tears I’ll melt the 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:

‘In winter with warm tears I’ll melt the snow’ – A cover featuring icicles or snow

I had a few books in mind for this but I think I’d used them before, in fact there’s a possibility that I’ve used the book I’ve gone with although I can’t remember.  My choice this week is : Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1) by Mark Lawrence

My covers:

My favourite two:

My favourite this week is:


Which is your favourite?

Next week – a cover that is steampunk

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

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


28 Responses to “Friday Face Off : ‘In winter with warm tears I’ll melt the snow’ ”

  1. Carmen

    I totally agree. 🙂

  2. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    My fave is the one of the right once you narrowed it down to 2. There is something about it that looks totally badass to me.

  3. Tammy

    Wow, this is one of those books where all the covers are really good. I love #3 best, I think😁

  4. PerfectlyTolerable

    I like the 5th one best because I love the little bit of red swirling around her. The other covers don’t have enough red!

  5. Danya @ Fine Print

    All the covers for this book are good, but I’d actually forgotten about the ones with ice/snow on them so I was surprised you picked this one. It works perfectly, though! I have it on loan from the library right now so hopefully I’ll get to it soon. 🙂

  6. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    The one on the right of your two final choices is very intense: I like how the eyes of the girl in the picture seems to look right at you!

  7. waytoofantasy

    I agree with your choice here, Lynn. That one is my favorite as well. I’ve been meaning to check out this series too.

    • @lynnsbooks

      the thing with the Mark Lawrence books you don’t have to read the series in order so if you fancy jumping in at any point you really can. Which is quite a good feeling.
      Lynn 😀

  8. sjhigbee

    I love your choice – what an amazing cover, Lynn! But there are a number of impressive covers for this book, aren’t there? What a brilliant week:))

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  10. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I agree with your choice. And wow, I can’t believe I missed this book, because those are some epic icicles!

  11. Kathy @Pages Below the Vaulted Sky

    I actually like the UK ones better than the US (even though it’s pretty) because I thik it shows the tone and the setting a lot better? And love those icicles. 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I very nearly overlooked this title for this week’s theme. I love those icicles too.
      Lynn 😀

  12. jessicabookworm

    Lynn, I haven’t read this or in fact anything by Mark Lawrence. Some great covers though and my favourite is the same as you! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks Jessica. Not sure if Mr Lawrence would be your style or not – quite grimdark (or very).
      Lynn 😀

      • jessicabookworm

        I have never tried it but I doubt grim dark is for me either!

  13. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I like the one on the bottom left 🙂

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