Friday Face Off : As pure as the driven snow – a cover that is white


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:

White – a cover that is predominantly white

I hope you all had fun with this one and that there were a few books to choose from (I wonder whether anyone will have gone for a montage of white book covers this week – I do love it when that happens.  Anyway, this week my choice is an excellent book: The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1) by R.F. Kuang and, not surprisingly, there are a few stunning covers to choose from so take a look.

My favourite this week (and it really wasn’t an easy choice because I liked a lot of these) bt this cover is just so stunning and dramatic:


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 – Action – a cover that depicts action of some sort

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 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.


22 Responses to “Friday Face Off : As pure as the driven snow – a cover that is white”

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  2. proxyfish

    Wow! These really are all beautiful! If I was choosing a white cover, I’d probably go for the top right… or maybe the one next to it… or maybe your choice overall! I can’t choose 😂

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  4. sjhigbee

    I love your favourite, which is so stunning and dramatic – but I’m also very torn. The cover on the far left of the middle row with the flaming phoenix is also calling to me… Wonderful choice, Lynn – though I’m intrigued to note that it isn’t any of the white covers which are doing it for either of us!

  5. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Until now I loved the original cover – the first one in your first row – but now that I have seen this dynamic and impressive cover you choose, I will change my mind… 😉

    • @lynnsbooks

      I had no idea there were so many covers for this one and there are some really lovely ones. I do love the original too but I couldn’t resist the gorgeous and dramatic cover.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Mareli Thalwitzer

    Hi there Lynn! Lovely covers. Your choice is dramatic and eye catching. Like it! I haven’t read The Poppy wars yet, but it is on my TBR list.

    Hope you will have a good weekend. Here’s my Weekend Book Friends

    My Friday Face-off is included.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Hi, I hope you get a chance to pick it up – it’s very good.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Tammy

    This book has some gorgeous covers😁 For me its a toss up between #5, #6 and #9.

  8. confessionsofayareader

    I love these covers! I like your choice a lot.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It really is a beautiful cover – although it was a difficult choice because there are some other really lovely covers here.
      Lynn 😀

  9. Peyton @ wordwilderness

    I love these covers! My favorite is the one with the phoenix coming out of Rin (#8). I love the colors and how badass Rin looks on the cover (excuse my language). It’s exactly how I imagined her.

    Is there a way I can join this weekly meme? Am I able to just link back to your site and Books by Proxy?

    • @lynnsbooks

      Hi – so sorry that I didn’t respond to your comment it went into pending and I only just spotted it there. It would be wonderful if you joined in – also feel free to make suggestions if you have any themes you’d like to see. Just leave your link in the comments or over with Books by Proxy.
      Lynn 😀

      • Peyton @ wordwilderness

        No worries! I am a serial late replier, and I’m glad you came back to it.

        I’ll head over there now!

      • @lynnsbooks

        Great – I’m always behind with comment – well, at this time of the year anyway when I seem to be distracted by so many things.
        Lynn 😀

  10. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I think I did this book for a past FF and I believe I chose the first cover in the second row as my favorite, but yours was a close second as I recall!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ahh, the one with the phoenix – I love that cover too. TBH, ask me again tomorrow and I will have changed my mind again.
      Lynn 😀

  11. waytoofantasy

    My favorite is book 8 which I think is the Indonesian cover maybe? I can’t remember. But it’s the one that shows Rin the way I imagine, with darker skin. I also love the original covers, something about the artwork is really pretty.

  12. @lynnsbooks

    The original coves definitely have a special place for me too but it was great to see the others available.
    Lynn 😀

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