Friday Face Off : As pink as cotton candy #wyrdandwonder


As the month of May is Wyrd and Wonder month I’m going to be trying to use fantasy covers for my Friday Face Offs.

The details of Wyrd & Wonder can be found here.


IMAGE CREDITS: Flaming phoenix by Sujono Sujono | Decorative phoenix by Tanantachai Sirival

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:

As pink as cotton candy – any cover that is pink

Well, I found this a lot harder than I expected.  I could have gone for a selection of covers to compare and contrast but eventually I found a book that I enjoyed quite some time ago.  A retelling of the Beauty and the Beast fairytale which is my favourite.  Beauty by Robin McKinley.  Here are my covers:

I do like the pink cover as it happens, I like the font and there’s a lovely simplicity to it but I think my favourite is:


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 – Sorrow – a cover that makes you feel sad

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.  


May is the month of Wyrd & Wonder and so I will be trying to focus on fantasy book covers:

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?


20 Responses to “Friday Face Off : As pink as cotton candy #wyrdandwonder”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    That one’s lovely, but I also love the full-boded colors of the first one!

    • @lynnsbooks

      That is lovely and the font is very appropriate for a fairytale retelling.
      Lynn 😀

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  3. sjhigbee

    It has to be your choice allll the way! When I realised it was Wyrd and Wonder, I trawled through my Fantasy offerings, but couldn’t find anything I preferred to my sci fi choice this week – though I’ve a fantasy offering next week!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I loved your sci-fi offering Sarah in fact i had two favourites amongst your covers.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Which is why I couldn’t face switching up to a fantasy cover… Because I found it a real struggle to choose a favourite, this particular week:))

  4. Tammy

    I love the one you picked, but also the first cover jumps out at me. That rose is stunning😁

  5. confessionsofayareader

    I like your choice best!

  6. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    That one you chose is just stunning!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I really like it but in fairness it is a difficult choice this week
      Lynn 😀

  7. cherylmahoney

    I love Beauty, and these are great covers. My copy actually has your favorite cover on it 🙂

  8. Ola G

    I really enjoyed this retelling, and these covers are gorgeous!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I really enjoyed the retelling too and there are some lovely covers to go along with it.
      Lynn 😀

  9. waytoofantasy

    I love this book but I’ve never actually seen any of these covers for it! The one I have is very different and has a girl on the cover. I kind of like most of these better haha. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I didn’t use all the covers tbh. In fact I think my copy was the first one.
      Lynn 😀

  10. jessicabookworm

    I agree with your choice, Lynn, although the pink cover is nice too. 🙂

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