Friday Face Off : A cover with a pattern


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:

A cover with a pattern

I can’t wait to see what everyone came up with this week – I’m thinking that there has to be a few possibilities for this theme.  I’m pleased this week to be able to return to another one of my more recent books.  An unusual tale based in Australia and filled with unusual folklore : Flyaway by Kathleen Jennings.  Not a lot of covers for this one but both are perfect for this week’s theme:

My favourite this week:


Both the covers are similar and I like both but I prefer the cleaner look of this one and the font appeals to be more than the all capitals approach on the dark cover.

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 – Minimalistic, lacking clutter

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.  


18th September – Minimalistic, 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.


15 Responses to “Friday Face Off : A cover with a pattern”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I have to agree, the lighter background works better with this particular design!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, normally I would be drawn to the darker cover but the lighter background just really works for me with this – it feels cleaner cut and the design at the centre more obvious or understandable.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Mareli Thalwitzer

    Hi there Lynn! What a beautiful cover! I also like the lighter background more.

    I’ve been a bit absent the past 2 Fridays, but I did do a Friday post today and took part in Friday Face-off again. Love it!

    Happy Weekend! Weekend Book Friends

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks for stopping by. Can’t wait to check out your post.
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I agree with your choice: the other cover seems more related to an anatomical text… 😉

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – yes, I hadn’t really thought of that, but yes.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Tammy

    I love both covers, this is hard for me to choose! Great choice, Lynn😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      I quite like the original cover (the darker colour) until I saw the the more simple lighter version, it just won me over.

  5. waytoofantasy

    Love both of these, they’re my kind of covers!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I love this sort of cover, I can’t deny it. I’m a total sucker for a cover that looks like this.
      Lynn 😀

  6. confessionsofayareader

    Nice choice this week. I think I like the second one a bit better, but they’re both pretty.

  7. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    I like the same one you choose. One of my favorite color combinations. I’ve heard mixed things about this book but still want to read it someday.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I don’t think it’s a book for everyone. It’s very unusual. A girl with some sort of memory loss, trying to figure out something about her family, and it’s told through a series of strange stories from different characters relating their own individual snippets that eventually form into the bigger picture. A bit confusing at first but I did get into it and I liked the dark fairy tale feel.
      Lynn 😀

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