Friday Face Off : ‘Two little fishes and a momma fishy too’


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:

‘Two little fishes and a momma fishy too’ – A cover featuring a fish/fishes or other sea creatures

I had to have a good think about this week’s theme – then I remembered some of the books I read pre-blogging and I actually wound up with a few books to choose from but I went with a favourite author and chose The River King by Alice Hoffman.

The covers:

My favourite this week is:


I can’t say I really love any of the covers this week to be honest but I think the swan cover has a startlingly bright feel about it.  I also quite like the cover next to this with the shimmery blue and the yellow handwritten font.

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 we can all visit and check out each others 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 cover with a shapeshifter

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


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

18 Responses to “Friday Face Off : ‘Two little fishes and a momma fishy too’”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    That’s the one that immediately leaped out at me too. Love the ethereal look of the swan!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah – ethereal – that’s definitely the word for that cover.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    This is one of the few Alice Hoffman books I haven’t read. I really like the swan cover too, but I also love #3.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I must say that none of the covers wow me to be honest – it was a good read.
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    They are all beautiful covers, and some of them have a quite evocative feeling, but the elegance of the swan wins over them all… 🙂

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  6. sjhigbee

    I’ve only read one of Alice Hoffman’s books – I think I need to read more… But while I do like the swan cover, my favourite is the first one, though I agree that none of them have completely won me over.

  7. PerfectlyTolerable

    Great choice! I think I like the 3rd cover best, but just because I am not a bird person haha.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I was thinking what bird – ahh, the swan – doh!
      Lynn 😀

  8. Amanda @Cover2CoverMom

    That is my favorite cover too 🙂

  9. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I like that one as well as the fourth one which looks like a college scene to me. Never heard of this book but do enjoy the author.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I like this author – she’s a go to for me. BTW – are my comments appearing on your blog? I’m not sure if they are. I seem to be having problems with certain blogs for some reason.
      Lynn 😀

  10. waytoofantasy

    I like the swan one as well. I have only read the one Alice Hoffman book, I should probably read more of her stuff.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I like her, she’s a lovely writer and one of my go-to want to read authors.
      Lynn 😀

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