Friday Face Off : A Standout Font


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 Standout Font

I think everyone should be able to find something good for this week’s theme.  I had one specific book in mind for this week’s topic, I might have used this book for a different prompt but I couldn’t resist.  I’m facing off two sets of covers.  This week The Nevernight Chronicles by Jay Kristoff:


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

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.  


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.


11 Responses to “Friday Face Off : A Standout Font”

  1. Tammy

    This is a great choice😁 I love the US covers the best, although the UK set is gorgeous as well. But they also changed the font color for Godsgrave…

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I never noticed that until you pointed it out – so there is a consistent approach to the inconsistency. Love it.
      Lynn 😀

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    The second set is, in my opinion, much more evocative and with *darker* overtones that showcase the story quite perfectly… 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, the darkness is very fitting for this series.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings

    I like the top set, I like the solid colour against the black.

  4. waytoofantasy

    Oh yes, I love these covers. I really love the UK covers most, I keep meaning to put in a book depository order for them at some point LOL

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I love those covers and all the extra little details.
      Lynn 😀

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  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Ooh, I don’t know why I didn’t think to use this book. The typeface for the US versions is beautiful.

    • @lynnsbooks

      The US covers use such a striking font – it immediately came to mind this week.
      Lynn 😀

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