Friday Face Off : “The sunrise was the colour of bad blood”


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:

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

Sunsets/sunrise – I did have a few that I think I could have used for this week’s theme so hopefully everyone has found this week’s covers a bit easier.  My book this week is : The Ship (The Ship #1) by Antonia Honeywell.

My covers this week:

My favourite:


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 that is predominantly blue

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


(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.)


19 Responses to “Friday Face Off : “The sunrise was the colour of bad blood””

  1. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    It’s a great cover: the city skyline in the distance offers just a hint of devastation – the wisp of smoke, the partially collapsed buildings together with those still standing. But there is a hint of hope as well… 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I do like this cover – I wasn’t totally enamoured with the book which is a shame really.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    Great choice, I think my favorite is still the first one with the stormy sea😁

  3. waytoofantasy

    I love the foggy stormy sea one even if it doesn’t fit the theme. I think I just like stormy seas, hah!

  4. PerfectlyTolerable

    I agree with your choice! That is a really pretty cover ❤

  5. sjhigbee

    Oh yes – you nailed this one:)). That is fabulous cover – and yes… this theme is MUCH easier!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Bit late with comments – away at the moment and with a very poor wifi signal so sorry about the delay in responding.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Please don’t apologise, Lynn! My current record at responding to comments and posts, etc is dire…

  6. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    The one you picked is my favorite too but I have to admit, I think all three were done pretty well.

  7. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    This is definitely one of my favorite covers. In fact, I’ve actually been looking at the list of future FF themes to see if I can somehow fit this book in 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I do like the covers for this book – although I wasn’t completely wowed by the read itself.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I love the cover you picked

  9. jessicabookworm

    I agree with your choice 🙂

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