Friday Face Off : ‘Hi little cub. Oh no, don’t be ssscared.’


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:

 ‘Hi little cub. Oh no, don’t be ssscared.’ – A cover with snakes

I found this week’s theme slightly easier than I expected.  I did have a few books that I thought of using but decided on: The Testament of Loki by Joanne M Harris:

The covers:

My favourite this week is:


I just love this cover and also really loved both books in the series – I don’t know if more are planned but one can but hope.

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

I’ll be updating the list soon to take it through a few more months – if you have any suggestions you’d like to see adding then drop a note in the comments.  Thanks

Next week – A heart – for Valentine’s day past

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


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 : ‘Hi little cub. Oh no, don’t be ssscared.’”

  1. Friday Faceoff – Every great story seems to begin with a snake… #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 SNAKES, so I’ve selected a book from […]

  2. sjhigbee

    Oh yes… great choice of covers and your favourite is head and shoulders above the others – apart from anything else, it’s so pretty! I haven’t read these books and given they are featuring myths and a dragon, it sounds like it could be my kind of read!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I enjoyed both books – and I don’t know if more are intended but I would pick them up for sure.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        I always pay attention to your recommendations… Thank you, Lynn:)

  3. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I didn’t even think of this book when I thought of snakes. I’ve always been curious about it. I like the same cover you do. Very eye-catching!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It popped into my head quite unexpectedly – I was thinking of Jungle Book! Then I remembered that Loki’s son was a snake!
      Lynn 😀

  4. Tammy

    Great pick this week! I love your choice, mostly because of the snake😁

  5. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    You can almost hear that snake hissing! 😀 Good choice!

  6. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    DEfinitely my favorite as well!

  7. Carmen

    Yes, definitely! Though I like the girl’s hair on the second cover; it’s strikingly orangy-red.

  8. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I’ve always liked the UK covers more for the books in this series! Great choice!

  9. jessicabookworm

    Great choice, Lynn 😀 I still need to read this!

  10. waytoofantasy

    I really love that cover! If I ever order a physical copy of these books I am definitely going to have to get the UK copies. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      They are lovely covers – the sort that make me daydream and lose time just sitting looking at them.
      Lynn 😀

  11. TheCaffeinatedReader

    That’s also my favorite cover of The Gospel of Loki and btw the second book in the series is kind of like a midway book for another series she’s written, Loki isn’t the main character but he’s in it.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ohh, I didn’t know that – I’ll have to go take a look. I love this author.
      Lynn 😀

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