Friday Face Off : A cover that is a movie tie in


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 cover that is a movie tie in

I can think of a lot of books for this week’s themes.  In fairness.  I’m not overly fond of movie tie-in covers as a rule – probably related to the whole notion I have about reading the book before seeing the film.   Anyway, hope everyone found this an easy week.  Here’s the book I chose: City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare  and here are the covers:

My favourites :

And my favourite


Probably an unusual choice given all the colourful and dramatic covers available.  I like the simplicity of the design in terms of two colours and all the little details just appeal to me.  Plus I like the 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’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 yellow

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


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/Hotel

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.


26 Responses to “Friday Face Off : A cover that is a movie tie in”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I have to agree, I love that one the best. The others are very pretty, visually stunning. But that’s the only one that stands out to me as a little special and different 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      It really is so different to the others, and I guess not quite as dramatic, but it just appeals to me.
      Lynn 😀

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  3. sjhigbee

    What a great choice for this week’s theme, Lynn:)). My favourite is the far left cover on the second row – I love the cityscape emerging between those two columns, but them I’m always a sucker for a good cityscape…:)

  4. Nadine - NadsBookNook

    I agree 100% with your picks. As cliche as the original cover is, it’s still great.

  5. Tammy

    I think my favorite is #5, but I also love the graphic simplicity of the one you chose. I skipped this week but I’m having fun looking at everyone’s choices!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Five is very eye catching – especially the choice of colour.
      Lynn 😀

  6. confessionsofayareader

    I love these posts and I agree with your choices. I may start trying this one out, at least some of the Fridays.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yay – you totally should. No obligation to do one every week after all and sometimes it’s just a great way to bring attention to a book you like.
      Lynn 😀

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  8. PerfectlyTolerable

    I really like the 6th cover. The one with the girl in black and white but the claw marks in red!

  9. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Since I’m not fond of heroic characters portrayed in various states of undress on the cover of books, I do like your choice, with the one on the left in the second row as a close runner-up 🙂

  10. cherylmahoney

    I like your pick too–it’s very elegant. I had fun hunting Phantom of the Opera covers for my post. 🙂

  11. Greg

    Tough choices. I think I like the 6th and 7th ones the best, since they seem a little spookier in tone, but I also like that last one a lot!

    • @lynnsbooks

      There are some good covers for this – and some that are so very different from each other.
      Lynn 😀

  12. jessicabookworm

    Lynn, the copy I read had the first cover on it and I am still a fan of that one, but I can definitely see the appeal of your winner. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a good cover the original – I like cityscapes.
      Lynn 😀

  13. waytoofantasy

    I like your pick here too, I never liked the original cover for this one we got here.

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