Friday Face Off :  “How sweet to be a cloud, floating in the blue”


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

FFOHere 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:

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

Blue covers – I’m looking forward to everyone’s covers this week – there were quite a few out there but the book I’ve gone with is : The Iron Ghost (The Copper Cat #2) by Jen Williams. I loved this series and it’s a great fantasy series to begin my first FFO for Wyrd & Wonder – if you haven’t read it I highly recommend you do so.

My covers this week – only two but they both fit the theme :D:

My favourite:


I love these covers.  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 festival/party/celebration

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)

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.)


30 Responses to “Friday Face Off :  “How sweet to be a cloud, floating in the blue””

  1. Jackie

    hmm, the dragons are always a hit, but I like the cover on the right more, probably because of the shade of blue. The other cover looks green to me.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes it probably isn’t quite as blue as the other one – maybe even a tad green!! lol
      Lynn 😀

  2. Susy's Cozy World

    I love the one with dragons, too! And I have to start this series! So many books and so little time… Sigh!

  3. mervih

    Both are very good, but maybe the one with the dragons is a little better.

  4. sjhigbee

    Oh yes! Brilliant covers – both of them:))) It has to be your choice of course, because – dragons… HELLO!!! And lovely that you featured such an awesomely good series, too. Have to say – I LOVED the blue theme this week, Lynn.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks and I know, I love the blue theme too – and all the lovely displays of covers that just look fantastic.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Tammy

    I love the second cover, I’ve never seen it before, great choice!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I like both covers to be honest but the dragons just win me over every time.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I would pick the same one because hello! DRAGONS!

  7. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Those flying dragons are beyond beautiful!!!!! 🙂

  8. PerfectlyTolerable

    Oh man I love both those covers but the one you chose is a clear winner! That is a gorgeous cover ❤

  9. Greg

    I think I like the second one best, but both are neat!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I like both covers but the series of dragon covers just really work for me.
      Lynn 😀

  10. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I agree with your choice. I like photo-realism, but the cover you chose has more personality!

  11. Zezee

    Love your doodle-filled Wyrd & Wonder banner!

  12. jessicabookworm

    Got to love a cover with dragons on 😀

  13. waytoofantasy

    That’s an excellent cover and just one more reminder about how I need to read Jen Williams. 🙂

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    […] covers this month! The first week’s blue theme saw Lynn featuring the awesome artwork for Jen Williams’s The Iron Ghost while Tammy and Brittany celebrated blue fantasy books (no, not like that. Cover art, remember?). […]

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