Friday Face Off : Brooding and dull like a cloudy sky – a cover that is grey

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’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.

I’ve added themes in below. For information, I’m trying out some new ideas so along with coming up with particular items for book covers I thought we could also look for certain elements contained within the book or that play a large part in the story – this really broadens things out because I have plenty of more ideas with this – I’ve gone for a few of the Tough Travel Themes (so a book with that theme – just choose any book – the theme isn’t necessarily on the cover, then compare covers), also, I’ve thrown in some genres and some colours.  Hopefully this will open things out a little and give us some more freedom to come up with new books.

This week’s theme:

Brooding and dull like a cloudy sky – a cover that is grey

I had quite a few grey covers for this week’s theme but I’ve gone for a relatively recent read that I was happy to discover had a couple of alternative covers to choose from.  The Bone Shard Daughter (No.1 of the Drowning Empire series) by Andrea Stewart:

Next Week  – Sealed with a kiss – lips, or the impression left by a kiss

2022

Feb The month of romance
11th Sealed with a kiss – lips, or the impression left by a kiss
18th Tough Travel Tropes – Hate to Love
25th Made for each other – interpret this any way you please
March
4th Genre – Gadgets and airships – a book that is ’steampunk
11th The most recent book you’ve read that has covers to compare
18th – Somewhere over the rainbow – a very colourful book cover
25th – A book of few words – a one word title
Apr
1st Spring forward – compare the covers for two books you’re excited about
8th – Fresh and Green – a cover that is predominantly green
15th Genre – a book or series that is urban fantasy
22nd – Tough Travel Tropes – unknown magical ability
29th – Long/pointed ears
May the Month of Wyrd and Wonder
6th All about the women – kickass moms, daughters, grans, etc
13th A favourite book to film
20th Sunny and bright  – a cover that is predominantly yellow
27th Books with ‘You’ in the title
Jun
3rd  Under the Sea – anything you like
10th Sparkling like the sea – a cover that is turquoise
17th So pretty – exactly what it says
24th Daddy Dearest – a book with a strong father role
Jul  
1st Genre – epic – any book that fits into the genre
8th Hazy and hot – a cover that is predominantly orange
15th Tough Travel Tropes – Snarky sidekick
22nd Off the TBR
29th Gigantic – monsters, giants, buildings,insects – anything at all
August
5th Tough Travel Tropes – out for summer – school or academic setting
12th Dark/sky/navy  – a cover that is blue
19th Scantily Dressed
26th Tough Travel Tropes – Vacation time – the quest
September RIP
2nd Fallen leaves – covers that are brown
9th Armour/Protection
16th Rage against the machine – anything, cogs, clockwork, AI
23rd Tough Travel Tropes – Coming of Age
30th Genre – horror
October – Horror/Dark
7th Guess who’s back?  – Vampires – popular again?
14th Witches vs warlocks
21st Tough Travel Tropes – Good vs evil
28th  Covers that are black
November – Scifi Month
4th Red skies at night – Covers that are red
11th Tough Travel Tropes – The gang
18th Genre – Swords and Sorcery
25th Genre – And they all lived happily ever after – fairy tales retold
December
2nd Tough Travel Tropes – Assassins
9th Tough Travel Tropes – Darklord
16th Genre – Grimdark (most recent/favourite, etc)
23rd Decadent and rich – a cover that is purple
30th Completions – a satisfying conclusion to a book or serie
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15 Responses to “Friday Face Off : Brooding and dull like a cloudy sky – a cover that is grey”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I do like that design a lot. And the red background change really brings out the details!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, also the red cover suits the second book because that has a blue background rather than greyed out.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Dawn

    A great book that grey in color as well as title is The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ah yes, of course the cover and the title for The GBs – double points!
      Lynn 😀

  3. Tammy

    I agree, I love the pop of red in the second cover😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, and it suits the second book cover which has a lovely blue background.
      Lynn 😀

  4. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    I’m surprised that published two version of the cover that were so similar? But totally agree: red > grey

  5. WordsAndPeace

    This is also my favorite, great contrast.
    Here is my post: https://wordsandpeace.com/2022/02/04/friday-face-off-a-grey-cover/

  6. confessionsofayareader

    I like your choice.

  7. Lexlingua

    I agree with your choice! Tried reading this book last year; think I expected it to be YA but it turned out to darker and grimmer than the usual YA stuff. Think the cover matches that theme.

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