Friday Face Off :   ‘All right! They’re spiders from Mars! You happy?’


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:

  ‘All right! They’re spiders from Mars! You happy?’ – A cover featuring a critter of the eight legged variety

I had two or three books this week but eventually went for : Skitter (The Hatching #2) by Ezekiel Boone:

I’m not overly keen on the top three covers to be honest and I have no idea what the idea behind the third cover is at all.  It certainly stands out in this bunch as the odd one out.  I like the bottom two covers.  I like the purple and black but on balance my favourite is:


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 scary cover

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

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 :   ‘All right! They’re spiders from Mars! You happy?’”

  1. Greg

    Oh I hate spiders. 🙂 As for the covers, I like the third one (for some reason- not even sure why) and the purple one, but ugh… all those spiders…

    • @lynnsbooks

      I really like the purple one too – but then, it’s purple!
      Lynn 😀

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  3. sjhigbee

    I’m very fond of spiders – I love it when they festoon the garden with dew-jewelled webs… I think they are amazing. But I think your covers are fabulous – my spider influence is downright wussy in comparison:)). Yes – your cover is definitely my choice, though I also like the middle one in the top – the title suspended by that web is quirky and effective, I think. Great choice, Lynn!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks Sarah – I thought about Harry Potter this week – the Chamber of Secrets has lots of spiders but I couldn’t find a cover to that effect.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        No… I think the OTHER inhabitants of the Chamber of Secrets hit the covers instead!

      • @lynnsbooks

        Yup – that’s what I found anyway. Maybe if I kept looking…
        Lynn 😀

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  4. Tammy

    I think the second is my favorite, I love the blue and the way the webs are over the title. Great choice, spider books are tough!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, – I thought this topic would be easy but it really wasn’t.
      Lynn 😀

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  6. waytoofantasy

    I think the spider cover would be the same as a scary cover to me 😂😂😂
    I like your pick here!

  7. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Adrian Tchaikovsky’s book cured me (in part) of my fear of spiders, so I could enjoy your cover selection more than I might have in the past 😀 so your choice looks just perfect…

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ahh, trust Adrian Tchaikovsky not only to write a great book but also cure you of any fear of spiders.
      Lynn 😀

  8. PerfectlyTolerable

    Hahah I agree with your choice even tho that cover gives me the creepie crawlies 😂😂

  9. Carmen

    I, too, like both bottom covers, for me the purple more than the other though.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I really do like both – for different reasons. I think the use of purple is interesting – it feels like the other cover pops a little bit more but the purple is just attractive.
      Lynn 😀

  10. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Haha, I figured this series would be popular this week! I ended up using the first book because it had more covers, but there are some great versions of the sequels too. I don’t know if I can deal with your winner pick, it looks like a SPIDER EXPLOSION, arrghhhh!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah – an explosion of spiders – what more could you ask for.
      Lynn 😀

  11. jessicabookworm

    Lynn, I don’t know this book, but four of these five covers are giving me a good idea that it is probably too scary for me! Your choice is great, however it has to be the purple cover for me… simply because it is purple! 😀

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