Friday Face Off : A cover that is predominantly grey


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 – I’ll be updating the list next week to include themes for 20202, 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 is:

A cover that is predominantly grey

I hope this week is another nice and easy one.  I just scrolled back through my media library and it was a doddle.  I’ve gone for a sci fi cover because I’m linking this in with @SciFiMonth).   My book this week is Skyward (Skyward #1) by Brandon Sanderson  – which is a book I loved and I’m so excited about No.2.

For me, the choice is easy this week and it’s also a cover that really fits the theme:


Which is your favourite?

I’ve 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 then 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 features an explosion

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


(I’m hoping that November will once again bring to us SciFiMonth – Twitter @SciFiMonth)

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.


19 Responses to “Friday Face Off : A cover that is predominantly grey”

  1. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    Yes, I think that edition you picked is the best. I see this all over Booktube and it’s always been my favorite version!

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  3. Tammy

    Great choice, Lynn. I completely forgot to tie my Friday Faceoff post into SciFiMonth but oh well (my post goes up later today). My two favorites are #1 and #5😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      I loved your post and it had so many great covers that easily tied in with sci fi month – I keep forgetting to tie my other posts in too.
      Lynn 😀

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Lovely choice! It possesses such a cinematic quality that it looks as if the image is about to burst into motion… 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Exactly – it definitely has Star Wars vibes for me.
      Lynn 😀

  5. sjhigbee

    Ooo… I’m now VERY interested in this one, given the wonderful reading experience I recently had with Sanderson’s magical school adventure read. And my favourite is the first one, although, like Tammy, I also like the fifth cover, too.

    • @lynnsbooks

      This is such a good book – I really think you’d like it to be honest.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Jackie

    I’m not a fan of sci-fi books and I’ve been meaning to read a Brandon Sanderson novel. I like the cover you chose.

    • @lynnsbooks

      This is good but if sci-fi isn’t your thing you could try one of his others. The Emperor’s Soul is only a fairly short read and would give you a feel for this author’s style.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Greg

    Ooh some nice covers! I like the none you picked as well, and the fifth one’s not too bad either.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Some good covers for sure. Not surprising, I usually like the covers for Sanderson’s books.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I really like the UK cover to this one too. The UK sequel cover is even prettier!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I can’t wait for the sequel – definitely a woo hoo moment when I saw No.2 on GRs.
      Lynn 😀

  9. Carmen

    Yes, I agree. 🙂

  10. waytoofantasy

    I really like that cover for Skyward, it feels really appealing for some reason lol.

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  12. PerfectlyTolerable

    For me its a toss up between the cover you chose and the last one! Great Choice!

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