Friday Face Off : a beast, something cuddly, or a fur covering


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:

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

Sooooo, what was I thinking of with this one!  Anyway, I did have a few covers that I could use but I’ve gone for a more recent read and a book that I know for certain I’ve not used before.  Not to mention an author that I really like: Turning Darkness Into Light by Marie Brennan:

It’s down to colour choice more than anything with this one, plus, okay, these little suckers aren’t covered in fur, but, come on, they are cuddly, and they do grown into beasts.  My 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 – Serpentine – could be a snake, could be a snake-like font, could be a snakeskin style cover



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


22 Responses to “Friday Face Off : a beast, something cuddly, or a fur covering”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Oh nice pick! Yeah, down to the color choice for this one, I also prefer the darker background.

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  3. sjhigbee

    Lol… I love your idea of cuddly:)). And yes – I completely agree with your pick, too. Those dear little dragonets look adorable against the dark background…

    • @lynnsbooks

      They are adorable when they’re so tiny – maybe when they’re fully grown not quite so cuddly any more.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Lol… I have my newborn dragons rather feral and wild – and they are trained to be more socialised as they grow up:)).

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Dragons should not exactly match the concept of “cuddly” but the ones in your cover are indeed cuddly and lovable! 🙂

  5. Tammy

    I love the dark background too, contrast is always better, IMO😁

  6. Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings

    Definitely the darker background!

  7. confessionsofayareader

    I like the dark background one best.

  8. Lexlingua

    Interesting pick for FFO! Makes me wonder what the story is about, 4 baby dragons leaping out of a single egg!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I enjoyed this one very much, but then I loved her other dragon books in the series.
      Lynn 😀

  9. jessicabookworm

    They are not furry, but they certainly are cute, Lynn! 😊

    • @lynnsbooks

      Very cute, make me want a little dragon of my own
      Not sure my dog would understand though.
      Lynn 😀

  10. waytoofantasy

    Love these covers, actually all of her dragon books have amazing covers. I keep meaning to get them in print so I can have them on my shelves. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, the covers for this series are absolutely gorgeous. Definitely worth having them on your shelves.
      Lynn 😀

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