Friday Face Off : Lake – the mysterious lake

FFO

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:

Lake – the mysterious lake

This week I had one book specifically in mind.  I’ve only read the first in series but I really enjoyed it and I’m determined to catch up.  Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake #1by Rachel Caine.  And here are the covers:

 

I have more than one that I quite like for this in fact I have narrowed it down to 3:

The first cover I like because that’s the cover of the book I read.  The second I like the tone and the long boardwalk and the third I like the stark black and white and the reflection of the trees on the still lake.  My favourite:

Stillhouse6

Do you have a favourite?

I’ve updated the list now to include themes for next year.  If you know of an event that’s coming up let me know and I’ll try and include covers that work for the event itself so that you can link up to the Friday Face Off and, 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.  Also, I would just mention that it’s very possible that some of these might be repeats from previous FFOs although I have tried to invent more ‘open ended’ prompt that can be interpreted differently and also prompts that relate to emotions.  Finally, don’t struggle with any of these, this is meant to be a fun way of highlighting books.  If you can’t come up with a book you think fits for a particular week use a freebie – perhaps a recent read for example:

Next week – Highly Stylised 

2020

18th December – Highly Stylised

25th December- Freebie – or day off

 

2021

January

Vintage Sci-Fi month – if you’re taking part you could try and find some vintage style covers

1st – Dressed in White – could be a person could be a landscape – or something else completely?

8th – Books with ‘Moon’ in the Title

15th – An Aerial encounter – spaceships and explosions

22nd – An Alien Encounter – ‘we come in peace’ or maybe not.

29th – A favourite classic or vintage sci-fi

February

5th – A Book with a romance that you enjoyed

12th – Furry – a beast, something cuddly, or a fur covering

19th – Serpentine – could be a snake, could be a snake-like font, could be a snakeskin style cover

26th – A book with ‘Magic’ in the Title

March

5th – March is named for the Roman God of War – a Roman style cover or a cover with a God or Gods or simply a book about war

12th – Middle Grade – choose whatever pleases you

19th – Ruin or derelict, old and worn, could be the book itself, a building, a place

26th – A picture within a picture

April

2nd – A train or tram – travelling down the track, could be old style, futuristic, overhead, down below.

9th – Cartoonish or graphic

16th – I have to have it – a cover that gave you ‘grabby hands’

23rd – Your current read (if it has covers to compare) or any recent read

30th– A series that you love – highlight all the books in the series

May

Month of Wyrd and Wonder

7th – A Series where the cover changed midway through – which style do you prefer most

14th – The earliest fantasy you recall reading – or the first fantasy book you really loved, maybe the book that kickstarted your love of fantasy

21st – The Top Hat

28th – The Hood

June

4th – The nose boop – any animal, or human, with a close up shot.

11th – A cover that annoyed you and why

18th – Out of Perspective, or make you feel a bit dizzy

25th – Upside down, back to front or topsy turvy

July

2nd – A book with a landscape you’d like to visit

9th – A Wicked Grin

16th – Books with ‘book’ in the title

23rd – A Black Hole – could be in the universe or going deep into the ground

30th – Chaos – maybe too much going on in this one

August

6th – “They cluck their thick tongues, and shake their heads and suggest, os so very delicately!” – The Motel

13th – A favourite holiday read

20th – Dressed to kill (could be literally someone dressed to kill, or someone dressed up for a big night out

27th – Sunbathing or on the beach

September (RIP event)

3rd – 1920s feel, noir detective

10th – I’m Henry the Eighth I am – let’s look at Kings or other Emperors/rulers

17th – Books with ‘Murder’ in the title

24th – A favourite thriller

October

1st – A Halloween read

8th – Chills – anything at all that almost makes you too scared to pick up the book (your own pet hate)

15th – Your favourite book of magic

22nd – Books with ‘Queen’ in the title

29th – Must be gothic

November – Sci Fi Month

5th – Your earliest sci-fi read or the first sci-fi you reviewed

12th – A book with ‘star’ in the title

19th – Futuristic vista

26th – A Black Hole – in the universe or going deep into the ground

December

3rd – Windswept, the classic figure, stood majestically, with wind blowing out in a fetching way

10th – A fairytale retold

17th – Winter Solstice approaching – anything cold and seasonal

24th – All things fire – red hair, red covers, fire breathing dragons, simply fire?

31st – What’s your catnip – if it’s on a cover you have to pick it up

15 Responses to “Friday Face Off : Lake – the mysterious lake”

  1. Friday Faceoff – So lovely was the loneliness of a wild lake… #Brainfluffbookblog #FridayFaceofflakecovers | 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 with LAKES. I’ve selected The Ghost Fields – Book 7 of […]

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I like your choice, and also the other French cover: they both give me the chills! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I often find I like the French covers for some reason – although, now I’ve said that I’ve probably jinxed myself.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Tammy

    I almost picked this book too😁 I love #7 and #10, I think because I’m always drawn to blue covers.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – that green cover is really good. I also like the cover with the objects – it’s almost like a ‘spot the odd one out’ its so very different from the rest.
      Lynn 😀

  4. confessionsofayareader

    Great book choice this week!

  5. waytoofantasy

    Great pick, Lynn~! Out of all of these I also love the one you went with in the end, it has a mysterious feeling about it.

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    We were on the same page this week! I chose the other French cover, but I like that one a lot too!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I wondered if all of us might have gone for the same book this week – I definitely would like to catch up with this series.
      Lynn 😀

  7. sjhigbee

    So sorry I got to this so disgracefully late! There’s a lot going on right now… I really enjoyed this one, too:)). I very much like the second from the left – the empty boat with the oars in the rowlocks, which is creepy…

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ahh no worries. I seem to be late with everything I do at the moment. I’m like the white rabbit.
      Lynn 😀

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