Friday Face Off : Mirror, Mirror on the wall


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:

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

I suspect I may have used this cover before but I don’t recall 100% so I’m using it again.  I did have a couple of others in mind but plumped for this one – and if you’re thinking ‘hang on, where’s the queen – check out the bottom left cover:

My covers:

My favourite this week:


Which is your favourite?

Next week – a cover featuring a wolf or wolves

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

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

24 Responses to “Friday Face Off : Mirror, Mirror on the wall”

  1. sjhigbee

    An interesting choice, Lynn:). There isn’t a bad cover among this selection – but my favourite happens to be prince5, which I think is Italian? I love the pretty magical sparkles – along with the unpleasant sneer on his face which, if I recall correctly, was more or less stapled there…

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – yes, I like that cover too for the same reason.
      Lynn 😀

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  3. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    ha … yes, I was wondering “Where’s the queen?” 😀 I do really like the cover you picked

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ithought I better point it out – it’s not immediately obvious is it?
      Lynn 😀

  4. maxinesobsessions

    ooh I do love the cover you chose. I think my favourite is the one next to it, with him standing.

  5. Carmen

    I like the Italian cover. He looks like Geoffrey Lannister in the TV series Games of Thrones. 🙂

  6. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I think I like the bottom red one. But there are several here that are done quite well.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, agreed, I like the red cover too – it’s the one I’m most familiar with so it just has the familiarity ‘thing’.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Tammy

    These are all really good covers. My favorites are #3 and #5😊 Also good spin on the theme!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I might have used this before – although I’m not sure – but it fit 😀

  8. waytoofantasy

    They’re all pretty good covers. I like the one you picked but also the one with the red background because it stands out. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I had a tough choice between the two of them tbh.
      Lynn 😀

  9. Jackie

    I haven’t read a Mark Lawrence novel yet. I like the cover you chose too
    Check out my Friday FaceOff

    • @lynnsbooks

      Well, he’s predominantly grimdark – but, his Nona books have been very well received – Red Sister/Grey Sister – a convent that teaches would be assassins. Course, I love all his series so recommend his other series too.
      Lynn 😀

      • Jackie

        A convent of trained assassins? Love the sounds of that. Are you familiar with His Fair Assassins of the convent of St. Mortain by Robin Lafevre? Also, will you be making a linky list for this meme in the future? It would be much easier to visit and comment on other blogs who are participating in this meme as well. You know? It’s easy to get a widget from Mr. Linky, and it’s free.

      • @lynnsbooks

        Thanks for the suggestions – I’ll go and take a look.
        Lynn 😀

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  11. PerfectlyTolerable

    I agree with your choice! And I am glad you pointed out the queen in the bottom cover because I was definitely confused 😂😂

  12. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Wow, before you pointed out the lower left cover, I never even noticed the queen there – and I’ve seen that cover many times! I always thought the pattern there was part of a throne. I think that one might actually be my favorite!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – I knew she was on there but she’s very hard to spot – I think it gives the cover that extra something special – I love it when I find something new going on in a cover.
      Lynn 😀

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