Friday Face Off : double vision or all a blur


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:

Out of focus – double vision or all a blur

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 didn’t have anything in particular in mind but I did recall a recent read that I really enjoyed with a blurry/fuzzy cover – tbh I didn’t think there would be alternative covers so I was super happy when I found that there was.  I really enjoyed : The God Game by Danny Tobey.  Take a look at the covers:

All similar -apart from that second cover.  My favourite:


I mean, strictly speaking, on first glance, they’re probably not the most striking covers but in actual fact they work well for the book.  My review is here if you want to check it out.

Do you have a 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 – ‘“Pretty armour doesn’t make a warrior.”

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.  


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 : double vision or all a blur”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Good choice. I loved this book, I wish its covers could have been a tad more interesting though, since I’m generally not too crazy about text covers 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I don’t think any of these covers would have motivated me to pick this off the shelf – which would have been a shame because it’s so good.
      Lynn 😀

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  3. sjhigbee

    I haven’t read this book – and now I’m intrigued about it. I like the cover – I think it works well, but though I am tempted by your choice, that very pretty second cover is the one pulling at my heartstrings:)). I loved the theme this week, Lynn. You’ve done an awesome job on producing great subjects for us to find covers for – thank you for hosting this one!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Hi Sarah. This book was in fact really good. I didn’t know what to expect with it but I was hooked almost immediately and it was very entertaining. The covers are not brilliant to be fair but they did fit the theme 😀
      Lynn 😀

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    This is one of the books I have on my “wanted” list, and I like your choice, especially because the image suggests a screen with static and it’s very effective. 🙂

  5. Tammy

    I almost chose this too! I love the first cover, since it’s the one I have and also is easily the best of the bunch😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      This was such a good book so I was really happy to use it for this week’s theme – even though the covers aren’t spectacular in a way.
      Lynn 😀

  6. confessionsofayareader

    I like your pick best!

  7. waytoofantasy

    Nice pick for this theme, I do like the one you picked best–it’s the most eye-catching of the bunch. 🙂

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