Friday Face Off : “If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!”  – A horror cover #Spooktastic

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Today, I’m incorporating the Friday Face Off with Wyrd and Wonder’s #Spooktastic event as the theme this week fits perfectly.  The Friday Face Off meme was originally 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:

“If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!”  – A horror cover

I’ve gone for another classic and a book I love.  Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.  I can’t wait to see all the covers this week (also my review for Creatures: The Legacy of Frankenstein will be up shortly and ties in nicely).  There were A LOT of covers available this week, obviously, I’ve focused on those covers that feature the ‘creation’:

I think the three I like best are:

And my favourite:

Frank8

As like last week I’ve added  a Mr Linky here so that you can leave a link if you wish or please leave me a link in the comments so I can visit and check out your covers.  Thanks

Next week – a Halloween inspired cover

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

26th October – Trick or treat – A halloween inspired cover

2nd November – ‘Remember, remember the fifth of November,’ – A cover inspired by Bonfire Night (i.e. Guy Fawkes, Gunpowder Plot – think fires, fireworks, historical)

9th November – ‘All right! They’re spiders from Mars! You happy?’ – A cover featuring 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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20 Responses to “Friday Face Off : “If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!”  – A horror cover #Spooktastic”

  1. Jackie

    I enjoyed Frankenstein too! I recently finished reading it and the theme felt familiar much what the monster would say. Excellent choice! I did audiobook covers of Frankenstein

  2. Carmen

    I agree.

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  4. sjhigbee

    This is a wonderful choice for this week’s theme, Lynn and I like your selection, but my favourite is Frank7 – it’s the haunting look of sadness on the creature’s face that has caught my attention over this one.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I agree about the look of sadness – it’s what I was looking for and why I used that cover amongst this week’s collection.
      Lynn D

  5. Melika Dannese Lux

    I loved “Frankenstein” when I read it many years ago. “Dracula” is phenomenal, as well, and a personal favorite. I need to reread it soon.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’ve read both a few times and I’m always interested in other books that use either for inspiration.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Tammy

    I really love the graphic novel cover for some reason, maybe because it’s so different😁

  7. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Poor monster… I always felt more compassion than horror for him, and your choice of cover reinforces my feeling, indeed.
    The right-hand cover in the second row is an arresting one as well!

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  9. PerfectlyTolerable

    I agree with your choice! tho I also like the third one that looks like a pulp fiction cover 😀

  10. Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky

    I love how different all these are! I have to go with the second one at the top. It’s just so colourful 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      So many covers for this book – it was actually a little bit overwhelming.
      Lynn 😀

  11. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    For such a classic book, I’m surprised I’m not too crazy about any of the covers! I think I’m going to have to go with the Collins Classics…but it makes me think of the Hulk 😀

  12. waytoofantasy

    Great choice, such a classic book. I think I kind of like the one where it’s a close up of his very blue eye and you can see the reflection of Doc. F there. A lot of these covers seems so campy, lol. 😀

  13. jessicabookworm

    Great choice Lynn 🙂 I absolutely love this book and I really like the Collins Classic cover – I have their edition of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

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