Friday Face Off : A wrap around cover


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:

 A wrap around cover

Firstly, apologies for not visiting everyone last week – I’ve been travelling and not had good wifi so my blog has been reliant on scheduled posts.  Hope you all found a cover you love.  Personally I love the Whelan covers and in particular the covers for Brandon Sanderson’s Way of Kings.  I had a few other ideas but I had to go with the Words of Radiance cover.  this is my favourite:

Words of Radiance

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 grainy or looks like ‘white noise’

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


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.

17 Responses to “Friday Face Off : A wrap around cover”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    These covers came to my mind when I saw this topic too! I already used Stormlight for a previous topic though, but their covers are some of my all time favorites!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I love these covers by Whelan – he also did some pretty cool covers for Foundation. He seems to pack in epicness.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Nadine - NadsBookNook

    Yesss! I completely forgot about these covers for this topic. Gorgeous!

  3. sjhigbee

    Ooo… what a lovely cover! This one posed some interesting challenges – I’ve gone for a tried and tested classic:)

  4. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    So many people love Sanderson and I’ve yet to read anything by him. Maybe I should remedy that!

    • @lynnsbooks

      You could try with one of his shorter books, such as The Emperor’s Soul – although I’m not sure which of his style of books would suit you best – I did love the Emperor’s Soul though.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Tammy

    I love this one, Lynn! I’m surprised how many wrap around covers are out there.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m surprised too – I had a few in mind but there are some really good ones that I never knew about.
      Lynn 😀

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  7. PerfectlyTolerable

    Ooooh that cover is super pretty 😀 Great Choice!

  8. jessicabookworm

    That is a cool cover 😀 The only covers I can think of that wrap around are the original covers illustrated by Josh Kirby for Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books, and we all know how much I love those!

  9. waytoofantasy

    Can’t go wrong with Michael Whelan!

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