Friday Face Off : “Heavy is the head that wears the crown” 

Posted On 14 December 2018

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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:

“Heavy is the head that wears the crown”  – A cover featuring a crown

Yet another week that I think there should be lots of covers to choose from.  This week I’ve gone for : The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black.

And the covers:

My favourite this week:


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 seasonal cover

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

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

9 Responses to “Friday Face Off : “Heavy is the head that wears the crown” ”

  1. Friday Faceoff – A crown it is a hollow thing… Brainfluffbookblog | Brainfluff

    […] UK and US book covers and decide which is we prefer. This meme is currently being nurtured by Lynn’s Book Blog and the subject this week featuring on any of our covers is a CROWN, so I’ve selected Three Dark […]

  2. sjhigbee

    Yes, I have to go with your choice today. Although I actually prefer the gold popping against the black cover, I really object to that nasty round sticker right in the middle of the artwork – why DO they do that?? I understand wanting to let readers know the book is special in some way, but would it kill them to place in a corner instead of RIGHT in the middle of the artwork?

    *deep breath* So sorry to rant on your blog – how rude of me! I loved choosing this week – you’re right in that crowns are definitely a thing on covers, aren’t they? And there isn’t a wrong ‘un here, they are all great:)

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    The second cover in the first row is a good one as well, in addition to your choice: I like the positioning of the crown over the knife – very, very dramatic! 🙂

  4. Carmen

    I prefer the one with black background. The purple one with the crown on the empty throne is very cool looking too.

  5. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    My fave is definitely the second one in the top row. This is a popular choice this week and rightfully so. It’s what immediately came to my mind as well.

  6. Friday Face Off: Crown – Perfectly Tolerable

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

  7. PerfectlyTolerable

    Great choice! Tho I like the black cover slightly better than the white

  8. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Wow, I’ve read this book and seen this cover all around for the last year, but only know did I realize there’s a crown at the corner there! Shows how observant I am 😀

  9. waytoofantasy

    Great pick! I still have this in my TBR pile and hope to get to it before the end of the year. Clock’s ticking I guess, haha. 🙂

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