Friday Face Off : “Ack, Ack, Ack, we come in peace”


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:

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

A lot of the new themes are open to interpretation which might make choosing the covers and seeing other’s choices very interesting.  I can’t stress enough that this is all about your own interpretation and hopefully this new open feel to the meme will bring a larger selection of books and covers.  It’s not supposed to be hard work, there are no rules, just enjoy yourself.

This week I did struggle a little. I thought of a book I’d love to use but there were no alternative covers and then the books I had in mind I’ve used previously. Anyway, I eventually came up with The Bone Season (The Bone Season #1) by Samantha Shannon.  I enjoyed this series where I read up to but I’m not sure if I just got left behind or the series came to a standstill – investigation is needed methinks.  Anyway here are the covers:

Difficult to choose a cover this week – nothing jumps out at me particularly although I do like the fresh colours in this one:


Which is your favourite?

I’ll be updating the list in order to include forthcoming 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).  As always, if you wish to submit an idea then leave me a comment – or if you’d like to host a week then simply let me know 😀

Next week – Lion- “Is that a lion with horns and a pitchfork?”

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.  


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”– 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?


18 Responses to “Friday Face Off : “Ack, Ack, Ack, we come in peace””

  1. lisasbooksgemsandtarot

    I agree with your favourite! The colour just pops off the page and it is so intricate. Love it 😊

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  3. maxinesobsessions

    You selected a gorgeous cover, I love it. It really pops.

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I like your choice! It does have a… Chinese connection, but no rat – which is a bonus 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a lovely bright cover that really stands out.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    That’s my favorite too. I love the eye in the middle as well as the bright color. I think the series is continuing but she hasn’t published one a while. For some reason, she threw the mammoth Priory of the Orange Tree in the middle.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I did wonder – especially with the Prior book coming in between, started to think maybe it wasn’t going to be completed. 😀

  6. ilikebooksbest0

    I love this idea! I might do this someday if I ever have the time. Lately I have been working a lot of OT and just posting my reviews and Release News on my blog and SM has taken so much time away from reading. But I really love book covers. They draw you in so much sometimes you just have to read a book from the cover alone.

    • @lynnsbooks

      You should join us (this is a Jedi mind trick that I’m pulling right now). I do love covers and you’re absolutely spot on – it’s the first thing you’re drawn to.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Tammy

    I really like a lot of these. For some reason #7 keeps drawing my eye:-)

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, that was definitely a contender for me – it has a dark feeling which I seem to like.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Your pick is really cool, though maybe a bit creepy with the eye 😛 I think my favorite is the first one in the last row. Other than those, none of the other ones really jump out.

    • @lynnsbooks

      That first one is lovely and also the cover I associate with the book so it was a tough call.
      Lynn 😀

  9. waytoofantasy

    I really love the cover you picked wow, I don’t know if it’s the white back ground or what but it’s really appealing to me.

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