Friday Face Off Freebie: Blackthorn and Grim by Juliet Marillier


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:

Choose one of your favourite titles and compare the covers

Strangely enough having the freedom to choose any book at all this week actually threw me into a turmoil!  No idea why, I thought the chance to use any book would be liberating but it turned out too much choice and the overall dilemma of what to pick.  Basically, I was like a child in a sweetie shop and on top of that I really have used a lot of my favourite books already (sometimes more than once – eeek!)  Anyway.  I’ve cheated slightly – I’m not comparing a particular cover but instead going with a series of books and displaying their covers because I love them all: The Blackthorn and Grim series by Juliet Marillier – feast your eyes on these gorgeous covers and fall in love:

The covers:

My favourite this week: all of them 😀

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 that is ‘fresh’

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

17 Responses to “Friday Face Off Freebie: Blackthorn and Grim by Juliet Marillier”

  1. Tammy

    This series does have the most beautiful covers, and I can’t pick one either😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think even if I didn’t like the books I’d still buy them because of the covers.
      Lynn 😀

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Gorgeous covers, indeed, just like the contents of these books… 🙂

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  4. PerfectlyTolerable

    Haha I had trouble with the freedom as well 😂 I ended up using a random number generator 😂 But the covers you picked are absolutely gorgeous ❤ I wouldn't be able to choose a favorite either!

    • @lynnsbooks

      They are also lovely aren’t they – it’s impossible to choose.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Carmen

    My favorite is the middle one. It looks like an image out of Celtic mythology. 🙂

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I LOVE these covers! Oh the hair envy 😛

    My favorite is probably the third one, I’m so drawn to the colors.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Hair envy – lol. All those beautiful,shiny long locks.
      Lynn 😀

  7. jessicabookworm

    Absolutely gorgeous covers 🙂

  8. @lynnsbooks

    Hair envy – lol. All those beautiful,shiny long locks.
    Lynn 😀

  9. waytoofantasy

    I LOVE this series! She has a new book coming out in 2019 (hopefully) about the Swan Island warriors which show up in the…third book I think? So excited for that. Great pick!

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