Friday Face Off : Double Whammy


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’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:

Cartoonish or graphic and a cover that gave you ‘grabby hands’

So, I had a terrible week, my little dog passed away and so I missed last week’s Friday Face Off – plus a full week of other things including visiting blogs, etc.  You may be wondering why I’m posting today – basically, I’m trying to keep my mind distracted, if I stop and sit around for more than two minutes at a time – well, things go to hell in a New York Minute.  People are avoiding me – because if they look my way I pretty much have a conniption.  *awkward*

Okay, Having missed last week’s theme I’ll post a double this week.  First, Cartoonish or graphic: I’ve gone for a book that I loved and can’t deny that I would be happy to find out more books were planned in this particular world.  Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson.  Now, this isn’t a cartoon cover as such but for me it has a graphic novel feel:

Not a lot of covers for this one.  One is more or less a mirror version and the other just a slight underplaying of the colours.  I have to say that for me there’s no competition – this cover is just beautiful and dramatic:


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



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


6 Responses to “Friday Face Off : Double Whammy”

  1. Tammy

    Those Devin Madson covers are amazing! Take care, Lynn.

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Like Tammy, I’m fascinated by the Madsen covers: they look as if they are in motion, and not static drawings…

    PS: hang in there! 🌸

  3. Lexlingua

    Cartoonish or graphic and a cover that gave you ‘grabby hands’ — Sorcery of Thorns definitely meets both requirements for it. I hope it gets more manageable for you soon, loads of hugs your way!

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  5. sjhigbee

    I love both your selections – my favourite in the selection of A Sorcery of Thorns is the far right, purple cover. But that’s because I tend to gravitate towards the colour, anyway as it is one of my favourites…

    As for the Devin Madson covers – they are absolutely fabulous. I’ve just got hold of the first book and will be tucking into it shortly… Basically, because I couldn’t resist the cover!

    And my thoughts are still with you – so very sorry…

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    You had a difficult week – you deserved some time to yourself. I hope you are feeling better, I am thinking of you guys!

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