Friday Face Off : Friday the 13th: Unlucky for some!

Posted On 13 September 2019

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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:

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

This week’s theme was tougher than I thought to be honest – until I typed the word ‘curse’ into Goodreads and realised I did have a few options.  This week I’ve gone with the third Trilogy set within the Kushiel universe from Jacqueline Carey: Naamah’s Curse (Naamah Trilogy #2) by Jacqueline Carey and here are the covers:

Not as many covers as I expected for this one (knowing how popular Jacqueline Carey is).  My favourite this week:


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 hair

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


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.

27 Responses to “Friday Face Off : Friday the 13th: Unlucky for some!”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Haha, we chose the same book and same winner this week! Good choice 😉

  2. foreverlostinlit

    Ooh, what a great choice for this week, I can’t believe I didn’t even think of this book! I love Jacqueline Carey’s books! I agree with your favorite as well, I think. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      thanks – it was a tough week although now I’ve visited some of the other blogs I probably did have more options, they just unfortunately didn’t spring to mind.
      Lynn 😀

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  4. sjhigbee

    And this is a book that is on my TBR list – I loved her Miranda and Caliban… And yes – your winning cover is hands-down the very best:)). I loved this week’s theme:))

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ohh, I’m glad you loved this theme – I found it so difficult to find a book and I was very relieved to find this one.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        As soon as I saw the theme – I recalled White Witch, Black Curse from The Hollows series, so I was home free:)). But I know that this is one a lot of bloggers have spoken of very highly.

  5. Tammy

    I love your choice, it’s clearly the best cover of the three😁

  6. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    Looks like you and Mogsy had the same idea this week. I actually like the third one the best. I’m not the biggest fan of people on the covers. Although the one you picked is done well.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I also like that cover – it’s nice and simple.
      Lynn 😀

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  8. confessionsofayareader

    I had to double check because I thought I just commented on this. But it was another blogger that picked the same book and choice as you.

  9. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    That cover is in high demand this week!
    The almost-striking spider is intriguing too… 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – yes, it’s good to see it being highlighted.
      Lynn 😀

  10. PerfectlyTolerable

    I agree with your favorite! And I had trouble with this topic 😂even using the seach in goodreads, all of the books I have read with curse in the title didn’t work!

  11. waytoofantasy

    Definitely like the one you picked best. I know a lot of people don’t like these books as much as the first and even the second trilogy but I really enjoyed them. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I’m really pleased to have read them – I probably didn’t love them as much as the first two series but they’re still good and Carey has such a lovely way of creating a world and making it so very vivid.
      Lynn 😀

  12. Zezee

    That’s my fav too. It’s the first one to catch my eye.

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