Friday Face Off : Ripped/torn


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:

 Ripped/torn – interpret it as you wish

Firstly, I’ve been a bit swamped this week so I’m behind with reading and blogging, not to mention blog hopping.  Hopefully, things will be much calmer in the very near future which will give me chance to catch up.

I had a few ideas for this week’s theme so hope everyone didn’t struggle.  I think I was originally thinking of something that look like a torn cover but this week I’ve chosen :Age of Assassins (The Wounded Kingdom #1) by R.J. Barker.  Such a great series that I highly recommend and here are the covers:

My favourite this week:


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

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.  


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.


14 Responses to “Friday Face Off : Ripped/torn”

  1. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I was not aware of the other covers for this book, and they are quite impressive! I’m intrigued by the one you choose – so delightfully grimdark! – and I also like the second one.

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  3. sjhigbee

    This is a lovely choice for this week’s subject, Lynn. And I’m going for the torn, or rather, rubbed-out look. It’s immediately intriguing – that lone, slightly smudged figure on the other side of the covering…

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, it’s not the cover I originally had in mind but tbh I couldn’t think of what book it was when I came to post!
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Lol… SO glad I’m not the only one that happens to!!!

  4. Mareli Thalwitzer

    HI there Lynn! Life’s been a hectic on my side as well. Blogging and reading are definitely drawing the short straws here. But at least we still try!

    I don’t know the book that you’ve chosen this week, but wow – your chosen cover does draw attention! I like the first one that you’ve shared as well.

    Have a good weekend, hope you get time to relax a bit. Here’s my Weekend Book Friends #12

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, hectic, definitely hectic. Now trying to work my way back and catch up with everyone, of course, by the time I do so I will probably be hopelessly behind again, lol.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Tammy

    Great choice, and i really want to read this because I loved The Bone Ships so much. I can’t choose, I love all these!

    • @lynnsbooks

      This is such a great series – I think you’ll love it if you get time to pick it up.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I didn’t know there were so many covers for this book! I like the first one 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I do like the original covers for this series. I always have a soft spot for the original covers.
      Lynn 😀

  7. waytoofantasy

    Hope things get less swamped for you soon, Lynn!

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