Friday Face Off : ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times’

FFO.jpg

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.  I’ve also listed events that take place during the year, that I’m aware of, so you can link up your covers – if you’re aware of any events that you think I should include then give me a shout.  This week’s theme:

‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times’ – A cover featuring a school

Schools – I think this has been a past theme but I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.  I thought this one should be relatively simple and there’s one very obvious choice that we could all use.  My book this week is: Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) by Richelle Mead

My favourites are :

My favourite this week :

VA4

Which one is your favourite?

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’ve updated the list and included themes through to the end of 2019 – I’ve also included events that I’m aware of so that you can perhaps link your themes up where possible (if you know of an event you’d like to share that let me know in the comments).  I also have a list prepared for 2020 and so will set up a separate page soon for forthcoming themes.  As always, if you wish to submit an idea then leave me a comment.

Next week – A cover featuring a sunrise/sunset

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

2019

26th April “The sunrise was the colour of bad blood” – A cover featuring a sunrise/sunset

(May is the month of Wyrd and Wonder – details here, Twitter: @wyrdandwonder)

3rd May  – “How sweet to be a cloud, floating in the blue” – A cover that is predominantly blue

10th May  – “As full of spirit as the month of May” – A cover featuring a festival/party/celebration

17th May –  “The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udûn. Go back to the Shadow!” – A cover featuring a fantasy beast

24th May – “bibbity, bobbity, boo” – A cover that features ‘magical things’

31st May –  “simples” – A favourite fantasy cover 

7th June  – “One swallow does not make a summer” – A cover that makes you think of Summer 

14th June – “Coraline opened the box of chocolates. The dog looked at them longingly.” – A cover featuring something sweet

21st June – Summer Solstice – the longest day of the year – Pagan rituals/standing stones/blazing suns – a cover with your own interpretation

28th June – “And who decided which people wore the striped pyjamas” – A cover that is striped

5th July – “The question of whether or not we are alone in the universe… has been answered” –  a cover featuring something/somebody historic 

12th July – A wrap around cover

19th July – “You can’t choose between life and death when we’re dealing with what is in between.” – A cover that is grainy or looks like ‘white noise’

26th July – “Ludo ….. down” – A cover that is Upside Down

2nd August – “There are children here somewhere. I can smell them.” A cover featuring children

9th August – “I’m disinclined to acquiesce to your request.” – A cover featuring Pirates

16th August – “The haft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagles own plumes” – a cover featuring feathers

23rd August – A cover that is a movie tie in

30th August – “I wandered lonely as a cloud” – a cover that is predominantly yellow

6th September “Warm September brings the fruit” – a cover that is seasonal for Autumn/Fall

13th September – Friday the 13th – unlucky for some!  A cover with ‘curse’ in the title

20th September – “Your hair is winter fire,January embers.” – A cover featuring hair

27th September – Freebie

4th October – “Feed me Seymour” – A cover that is 60s horror

11th October – ““And, though there should be a world of difference between the smile of a man and the bared fangs of a wolf, with Joss Merlyn they were one and the same.”  – a cover featuring an Inn

18th October – “It’s your favorite scary movie, remember? He had on the white mask, he stalked the babysitters.” – A cover featuring a scream

25th October – for Halloween – pick any scary cover you like

(I’m hoping that November will once again bring to us SciFiMonth – Twitter @SciFiMonth)

1st November – A cover that is predominantly grey

8th November – “big badda boom” – a cover that features an explosion

15th November – “No thinking thing should be another thing’s property, to be turned on and off when it is convenient.” – a cover featuring a robot

22nd November – A cover that is Futuristic

29th November – “When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.” – a cover that is 60s sci fi

6th December – Now is the winter of our discontent, Made glorious summer by this sun of York”  – a cover that puts you in mind of winter

13th December – A cover that features a temple/or religious icon

20th December – Longest Night –  a dark and foreboding cover

27th December – the festive season – a cover that is glittery or sparkling

(2020 – January is Vintage SciFi month so I’ll be including possible themes to take that on board.)

15 Responses to “Friday Face Off : ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times’”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I was looking through the different covers and chose that one as well! I was surprised to scroll down to see that it was also your winner, I thought I was odd for being drawn to a cover so “plain”, but I really like its simplicity.

  2. Tammy

    Great choice, Lynn! I think I like the last one the best, although I like all of these in one way or another😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, they all have a little something I think, there were a few covers that I really didn’t like but I decided not to show those
      Lynn 😀

  3. PerfectlyTolerable

    I kind of like the pink and white cover! Or the bottom right one 🙂

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    The third one in your favorite covers is the most striking one, in my opinion: I like how the windblown hair of the character turn into black birds… 🙂

  5. Friday Faceoff – He who opens a school door closes a prison… #Brainfluffbookblog #FridayFaceoff | 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 SCHOOLS, so I’ve selected Year of the […]

  6. sjhigbee

    What a great choice for this week’s theme – which I personally struggled with… And I completely agree with your favourite, too. That fabulous red and black take a lot of beating for sheer eye appeal:)).

  7. foreverlostinlit

    I definitely agree with the one you chose as my favorite!The colors and simplicity are fantastic.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thank you – those are the very reasons for my choice.
      Lynn 😀

  8. waytoofantasy

    Love this theme! And you picked a Vampire book, one that I haven’t read yet! I do love the cover you decided on, it’s pretty striking.

  9. May is Wyrd and Wonder Month! #wyrdandwonder – Books, Bones & Buffy

    […] Fiction posts to focus solely on upcoming fantasy releases I’m excited for. And Lynn at Books and Travelling with Lynn has given us fantasy-themed Friday Face-Offs each Friday in May! If you’ve ever wanted to […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s