Friday Face Off : The child is in love with a human. And not just any human. A prince!’


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:

 ‘The child is in love with a human. And not just any human. A prince!’ – A cover featuring a mermaid/man

I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with this week.  I’ve chosen an absolutely wonderful book that I just loved : The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar.

And the covers:

My favourite – because it really does fit the theme so perfectly:


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 cover featuring a vampire

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

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

8 Responses to “Friday Face Off : The child is in love with a human. And not just any human. A prince!’”

  1. Tammy

    I love your favorite as well, and I plan on reading this at some point😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      I loved it – but I liked the period feel – put me in mind of some of the classics and I’m always happy to read more books that bring back fond memories.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Oh, I’ve heard of this one and I’m so curious to read it. I love that first cover, the one I’m most familiar with 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      They are lovely covers. I really enjoyed this read – it’s not overly fantasy tbh and it has a cheeky period feel – a bit like Vanity Fair or Moll Flanders.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Carmen

    Yes, definitely that one.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I really like it for some reason – don’t ask me to explain why though.
      Lynn 😀

  4. waytoofantasy

    Great pick! I love your favorite here too, it feels kind of whimsical. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      That’s exactly the word I would choose for that cover.
      Lynn 😀

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