Friday Face Off : a cover that is glittery or sparkling

Posted On 27 December 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 (this doesn’t have to be a book that you’ve read), compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.   Future week’s themes are listed below – 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:

the festive season – a cover that is glittery or sparkling

For this week’s theme I’ve chosen three covers from a series.  These are books that I own but haven’t read – anybody read these and recommend?  Anyway, the covers all have a sparkly gold element which I felt fitted quite well.  Need, Captivate and Entice by Carrie Jones:

I think my favourite of these is:


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 –  New Beginnings – this can be any interpretation that you come up with

Future themes: (if you’re struggling with any of these themes then use a ‘freebie’ or one of your favourite covers) (I’ve added some new themes – some of these are slightly different, in order to avoid too much repetition I’m trying to make the themes more of a suggestion that everyone can interpret how they like.  


(2020 – January is Vintage SciFi month so I’ll be including possible themes to take that on board.

3rd January – New Beginnings – “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” –  so, for example, this could be a journey, a hatching, somebody reinventing themselves, etc

10th January – vintage sci fi – “Live long and prosper.” 

17th January – Horizon – “Your “beautiful” ship killed its crew, Doctor.”

24th January – Chinese New Year – Year of the Rat – this could be a chinese style cover, something with a rat or rates, or any interpretation that comes to mind.

31st January – First Contact – “Ack, Ack, Ack, we come in peace”

7th February – Lion- “Is that a lion with horns and a pitchfork?”

14th February – romantic – “thus with a kiss I die”

21st February – meringue – the puffy dress? – Lots of covers with ‘big’ dresses

28th February – Leap Year – One Ring to rule them all – A cover with a ring

6th March – Skeleton – them bones, them bones, them dry bones…

13th March – Exotic – ‘That which yields, is not always weak”, a place, a person, a flower – anything that represents something from distant lands.

20th March – Brown – a cover or covers that are brown

27th March – Freebie – choose one of your favourite covers

3rd April Fools – a trick of the eye – a cover that is more than meets the eye.

10th April – Moody – a cover that is atmospheric,

17th April – out of focus – double vision or all a blur

24th April – Armour – ‘“Pretty armour doesn’t make a warrior.”

1st May – Canine – “And then there were cats, thought Dog.:

8th May – graphic novel cover – “Love belongs to Desire, and Desire is always cruel”

15th May – pink – as pink as cotton candy – any cover that is pink

22nd May – Sorrow – a cover that makes you feel sad

29th May – Silhouette – an island, a person, anything you like

5th June – Flight – any type of flight – to flee, to fly

12th June – The bodice ripper – exactly as it seems

19th June – Time – time waits for no one

26th June – Windows – windows to the soul?


12 Responses to “Friday Face Off : a cover that is glittery or sparkling”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I chose three covers from a series too! I haven’t read this series, but the covers are really pretty, I like the one where she’s blowing out a breath of gold.

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  3. sjhigbee

    I really love these covers – how pretty! My favourite is Entice, with the gold breath which I think is really effective and eye-catching. A good choice, Lynn:).

  4. Tammy

    Ooh good one Lynn! It’s amazing how many covers there are with sparkle on them. I love all three, but Entice is my favorite, I think.😁

  5. confessionsofayareader

    This is so pretty! I liked the one you picked best, too.

  6. cherylmahoney

    These are gorgeous and super intriguing! I couldn’t resist sharing a sparkly cover from a book I recently released…

  7. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    I have read this author before but not this series. They are really pretty though,

  8. Greg

    I think that one’s my fave too, although I do like Entice.

  9. Jackie

    Your choice of covers reminds me of Masquerade by Cambria Hebert

  10. PerfectlyTolerable

    I like the one you picked best as well, though I also really like Entice. I haven’t read these either, but I love the covers!

  11. waytoofantasy

    I really like the cover you went with, best fits the theme I think!

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