Friday Face Off : A book with a romance that you enjoyed


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 Book with a romance that you enjoyed

I’ve gone for a book that has a very slow burn romance, really well done and probably one of the most satisfying endings to a series that I can recall.  The Shadow of the Fox series by Julie Kagawa.  I’ve gone for a comparison of the whole season, the UK covers vs the US:


Which is your favourite set -I think I’m going to go for the second set although I think that both sets are really good.

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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


25 Responses to “Friday Face Off : A book with a romance that you enjoyed”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I almost chose this book, because I love the romance in it too! I think I’ve used it for a past FF though. My favorites are the UK editions!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I can’t remember if I’ve used one of these covers before or all of them! Possibly, but I loved the romance, such a lovely slow burn and a fantastic ending. I couldn’t resist.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Louise

    I think the first set of covers are the most eye-catching. Are they the UK ones? I haven’t read these books but I am definitely the type to buy a book based on its cover and I would buy if I saw them on a shelf lol x

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, the first set are the uk covers – and they are lovely too. very difficult to choose between them really.
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I like the second set too, particularly the first on the left, with the fox mask prominent on a red-and-black field 🙂

  4. Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings

    I think both sets are beautiful, I don’t think I could choose!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, it is difficult to choose really because they share a lot of similar points of design.
      Lynn 😀

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  6. Tammy

    I literally cannot choose, I love all six covers! Great choice😁

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  8. confessionsofayareader

    I love these covers so much! I have the second set.

  9. sjhigbee

    They are both really strong sets of covers – but I think the second set just edges it. I love the power and clarity of the imagery:)). I read Talon but although I enjoyed it, I wasn’t tempted to continue with the series – I take this trilogy is stronger?

    • @lynnsbooks

      This trilogy is so good. The pacing is really well done, there’s a very slow burn romance that develops across the series and it has a great ending.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Thank you for that! I’ll give it a go in due course – I’m in the mood for a nice slow-burn romance alongside a fun fantasy adventure.

  10. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    I like the second set best.

  11. waytoofantasy

    Great pick, Lynn! Love this series. I have to say I really love the UK covers so much better for these. I keep meaning to get them from book depository lol. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I had to go with this series – the romance is just perfectly paced.
      Lynn 😀

  12. jessicabookworm

    I prefer the first set 😉

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