Friday Face Off : ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud’


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:

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

This week wasn’t two bad although I did have two books in mind but unfortunately they didn’t have alternative covers.  My book this week is When the Heavens Fall (The Chronicles of the Exile #1) by Marc Turner?  Check out the covers below:

My covers:

My favourite this week:


I just really like this one, everything seems to stand out, it’s very dramatic and it’s perfect for the theme.  Which is your favourite?

Next week – a cover featuring eyes

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

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 : ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud’”

  1. Friday Face Off : ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud’ | Jackie's Forget Me Nots

    […] This is a weekly meme created by Books by Proxy, but kept up by Lynn’s Book Blog. […]

  2. Jackie

    The clouds are blocking the sun and darken everything. Beautiful.

    My Friday FaceOff

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I love the foreboding feel of this particular cover.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    Yep, that is my favorite as well.

  4. waytoofantasy

    Oh, like these covers quite a lot. I think my favorite is the one with the building and clouds, with the slightly greenish tinge to it. 🙂 Happy Friday!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, there’s something a little ‘romantic’ almost about that cover isn’t there. Or gothic? Or both.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Tammy

    To be honest, I like all of these covers. I think my favorite is the one you chose. Ugh, another book I need to read!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yep – a problem we all share. Not enough time but then good problems to have. I’d sooner have too many books and not enough time than the other way round.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Literary Feline

    The one you chose is my favorite as well, Lynn. I love the coloring and image with the clouds and nearly silhouetted horse and girl. Thank you for sharing and hosting!

    Mine is here’

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a great cover – sorry for being so late replying, had friends staying. And thanks for taking part 😀

  7. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    It’s a very dramatic cover, and I like it a great deal: that dark rider against the stormy sky is quite arresting… 🙂

  8. Carmen

    Yes, definitely. 🙂 A statement-like cover.

  9. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    That’s my favorite one too! I think I almost did this book for the Riders theme – that cover would have been my pick.

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