Friday Face Off : “thus with a kiss I die”


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:

Romantic – “thus with a kiss I die”

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.

Well, I thought this was going to be easy – but it wasn’t.  Drat.  Anyway, I’ve gone for an old love story and a fairytale retelling of Beauty and the Beast.  This week my book is

The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross and here are the covers – looking at these now I was hopeful that one of the roses would be heart shaped, alas, they are not – but red roses for Valentine’s Day – it works doesn’t it? Again, as I’m using a fairly recent read there aren’t lots of covers again this week:

My favourite


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 – Meringue – the puffy dress?

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.  


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?


17 Responses to “Friday Face Off : “thus with a kiss I die””

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Awesome choice! I didn’t even know there were more covers to this. I think that one is my favorite as well, though I think the third one is very pretty too.

    • @lynnsbooks

      They’re all quite good covers – I guess that’s the beauty of books with less covers – more easy to find the one you love.
      Lynn 😀

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  3. Scarlett Readz and Runz

    I loved that book and I’m with you on the cover choice 🙂

  4. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    This is a book that totally caught me by surprise. I didn’t think I’d love it as much as I did when I picked it up. I totally agree with you on the cover choice!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I really enjoyed it – I love Beauty and the Beast anyway but this was a very good retelling and I like having the beast’s perspective.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Tammy

    I came very close to using this book as well😁 Great choice. I actually love all three covers for different reasons!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I like all these covers – I was torn because the mirror is so cool and I love the colours and vines on the third cover.
      Lynn 😀

  6. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Your choice might not be heart-shaped as you wished, but it’s perfect both for the theme and for the day! 🙂

  7. confessionsofayareader

    I like the cover you chose.

  8. cherylmahoney

    I love these covers – so beautiful! I couldn’t come up with a heart-featuring cover either, but I thought The Princess Bride was a suitable choice anyway 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I almost used the Princess Bride too – I never miss an opportunity to shout about that book.
      Lynn 😀

  9. waytoofantasy

    Well, I love this topic. Great pick for it too! I love both of the main covers I’ve seen for this one, so beautiful.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a lovely book that I really enjoyed and it’s always so pleasing when the inside of a book is as good as the outside promises.
      Lynn 😀

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