Friday Face Off : “Your hair is winter fire, January embers.”

Posted On 20 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:

“Your hair is winter fire, January embers.” – A cover featuring hair

When I really think about it this theme is an odd one because if you simply choose a cover with a person then you’d pretty much have ‘hair’ (in all but a few cases) – but there we go.  Hopefully this week is easier than last. The book I’ve chosen this week is Dreamer’s Pool (Blackthorn & Grim #1) by Juliet Marillier.  I absolutely love the covers for this series.

Not many covers for this book and two of them very similar with just a slight colour change – for me though, this is a no brainer.  My favourite:


And in fact, all three of the books in this series fit this week’s theme:

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 – Freebie

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


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.


31 Responses to “Friday Face Off : “Your hair is winter fire, January embers.””

  1. evelynreads1

    Oh I relly like the cover from dreamer’s pool!


    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a really lovely cover – I could stare at it for ages.
      Lynn 😀

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    […] idea was to compare UK and US book covers and decide which is we prefer. This meme is now run by Lynn’s Book Blog and the subject this week featuring on any of our covers is HAIR. I’ve changed things around this […]

  3. sjhigbee

    The covers from the whole series are delightful – I love the hair… I thought this theme was brilliant:)).

    • @lynnsbooks

      I enjoyed this week’s theme too. Always a relief if everyone else does too.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        It was a great theme, Lynn – I’m very conscious of just how hard you work to keep this lovely meme going – thank you!

      • @lynnsbooks

        No problem Sarah – and thanks for all your suggestions that really help me along with the list. I’ll be putting up the next year soon.
        Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        I’m really looking forward to it – I love this meme:))

  4. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    I love all of these covers – so pretty. And such hair envy!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha, yes, hair envy – and dress envy – and I don’t like dresses – but the dresses in these covers are so gorgeous.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Tammy

    These are truly some of the most beautiful covers out there. Your choice is the clear winner!

  6. confessionsofayareader

    I also like the cover you chose.

  7. jessicabookworm

    Stunning covers 🙂

  8. PerfectlyTolerable

    I agree with your choice 🙂 and I really like the cover of Tower of Thorns!

  9. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Gorgeous covers for an amazing series! Blackthorn & Grim Forever… 😀 😀

  10. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Haha, I almost chose this one today! Seriously, all these covers give me hair envy. I can’t choose my favorite.

  11. Jackie

    The quote is from IT by Stephen King. Ben has a crush on Beverly Marsh and is describing her hair. So cool because I am reading It at the moment and I recognized the quote. IT Part 2 Chapter 4 “Ben Hanscom Takes a Fall”

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – that’s cool. Thanks for letting me know – I probably realised when I originally used it for the theme but then I’ve forgotten!
      Lynn 😀

  12. waytoofantasy

    I love those covers SO MUCH. They’re just gorgeous.

  13. Zezee

    Your selection is my fav too. I also like the cover of Tower of Thorns.

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