Friday Face Off : The bodice ripper


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 bodice ripper – exactly as it seems

This week was very easy.  I had lots of covers in mind for this particular theme but I’ve gone for : Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1) by Ilona Andrews.  I have to admit that I enjoyed this book although I haven’t read the rest in the series.  Here are the covers:

I actually really like the bottom two covers but on balance my favourite:


Not really a bodice ripper but I like it.

So, 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 – Time – time waits for no one

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.  


19th June – Time – time waits for no one

26th June – Windows – windows to the soul?

3rd July – Tentacles – ‘The sea brought you.  The sea shall have you back’

10th July – Tunnel – ‘At the end of every light, is a tunnel of darkness.’

17th July – holding an object – just as it seems

24th July – Framed – more meaning than one.  A cover with a frame, a picture within a cover or a murder mystery set up??

31st July – White – a cover that is predominantly white

7th August – Action – a cover that depicts action of some sort

14th August – Glasses or spectacles – “One could mention many lovable traits in Smee. For instance, after killing, it was his spectacles he wiped instead of his weapon.”

21st August – Potions –  hubble bubble

28th August – Dark road – ‘the road goes ever on and on’

4th September – Cold and crisp – any cover that gives you winter vibes

11th September – A cover with a pattern

18th September – Minimalistic and lacking clutter

25th September – A very busy cover full to bursting with detail

2nd October – A standout font

9th October – Mist/fog – “A thin grey fog hung over the city, and the streets were very cold; for summer was in England.”

16th October – Spider web – “Farewell, Aragog, king of the arachnids, whose long and faithful friendship those who knew you would never forget!

23th October – Ripped/torn – interpret it as you wish

30th October – Forest/jungle – ‘None of the Jungle People like being disturbed.’

6th November – Planets – “You’re on Earth. There’s no cure for that.”

13th November – Bright – ‘The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades’.

20th November – Words only – “Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.”

27th November – Modern sci fi

4th December –  Fae – or fairy??

11th December – Lake – the mysterious lake

18th December – Highly Stylised

25th December- Freebie – or day off.


18 Responses to “Friday Face Off : The bodice ripper”

  1. Friday Faceoff – Bodice rippers… #Brainfluffbookblog #FridayFacebodiceripperscovers | Brainfluff

    […] was to compare UK and US book covers and decide which is we prefer. This meme is being nurtured by Lynn’s Book Blog and this week we are featuring covers for BODICE RIPPERS. I’ve selected Frenchman’s Creek by […]

  2. sjhigbee

    Oh yes – this is by far the most nuanced and sophisticated cover here…

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I like it – and it’s so different from the other covers.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Absolutely – that is definitely part of the charm.

  3. Tammy

    This was such a good choice. My favorites are bodice rippers, but I love #3 and #5:-)

  4. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    I think I’m partial to the 3rd one. I’m not a huge fan of people on covers but I like the way we only see her back and she’s looking out on the burning city. I love the Kate Daniels series but haven’t read any more by this author duo. I need to remedy that!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I did enjoy the first one and should try and continue at some point.
      Lynn 😀

  5. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    You could not get more bodice-ripper vibes than with the first cover… 😀 😀

  6. confessionsofayareader

    I like your pick!

  7. waytoofantasy

    I really like that cover you went with, Lynn. Something about it just works for me.

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  9. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    That one, yes! The moment I saw it, I thought, “oooh, pretty!”

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