Friday Face Off : A series that you love


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:

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

Firstly, I would just mention that I’ve not managed to catch up yet with all your lovely blogs.  I have to confess that I’ve been feeling a bit sad.  I’m sure I’ll get over that slowly but surely, at the moment it feels like it’s going to be very slowly, I’m annoying myself now with all the pesky miserableness (and I keep leaking! – by which I mean crying – don’t panic anyone).  Anyway,I hope this was another easy theme for the week. I think the biggest problem that I had was choosing which particular series to go for.  Anyway, I’ve gone for a series that I absolutely adore the covers of.  In fact I think I never miss an opportunity to display these covers but truly, they are gorgeous. This week I have gone for The Memoirs of Lady Trent series by Marie Brennan.  Seriously, these covers – and where did that sneaky 3.5 book come from – what absolute devilry is this?  Anyway, here are the covers in all their beautiful magnificence.  Try to disagree if you wish – but I will come over there – grrrrr!!

Feast your eyes on these little beauts:








Do you have a favourite?  I’m not sure I can choose tbh.

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 – The start of Wyrd and Wonder.  A month long celebration of fantasy.  The theme: A series where the covers changed midway through – which style do you prefer most



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


4 Responses to “Friday Face Off : A series that you love”

  1. Tammy

    I love all the covers of this series! And take as long as you need to grieve and feel sad, wish I could give you a hug😥

  2. confessionsofayareader

    These all look great!

  3. Lexlingua

    I’m still to read this series, and it’s good to know it’s a favorite of yours. Gives me additional reasons to read this (along with the lovely covers). 🙂

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    This series has some gorgeous covers! It’s what drew me to pick it up in the first place.

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