Friday Face Off : Sealed with a kiss


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:

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

How on earth did I come up with this theme – I hope you all managed a little easier than I did.  I was a bit stumped and although I did eventually find two books that fit they’re both from quite a few years ago.  I’ve gone for Shadow Kiss, book 3 in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead.  Here are the covers:

Next Week  – Tough Travel Tropes – Hate to Love


Feb The month of romance
18th Tough Travel Tropes – Hate to Love
25th Made for each other – interpret this any way you please
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
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
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
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
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
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

11 Responses to “Friday Face Off : Sealed with a kiss”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Oh! The red one with the lip imprint is great!

  2. Tammy

    The red one is my favorite! And I didn’t think this was too hard😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      Oh good – just me then hopeful;y. Sometimes I really struggle and then I feel all guilty that I’ve used a theme that’s too tough.
      Lynn 😀

  3. WordsAndPeace

    No, that was a really cool prompt!
    I LOVE that first cover, so neat!
    The prompt worked awesome for me:
    But I may use a freebie next week – thanks for the suggestion of doing that

    • @lynnsbooks

      Well, good then. I was struggling so hoped it wasn’t as tough for everyone else. Look forward to seeing your freebie week. Just a bit of extra info – the tough travel themes are all based on tropes from books ,so basically, you don’t have to come up with a cover that fits the theme – but a book with those tropes in it – so if it was ‘set in school – you would find a book set in a school but not necessarily covers that show a school. – I’ve put this and a few other alternative type themes in this year to try and mix things up a little.
      Can’t wait to see what you post.
      Lynn 😀

      • WordsAndPeace

        actually, it will fit the theme. I was just writing a review tonight, and it hit me that’s perfect for that prompt!!
        But thanks for clarifying, I’m stilly very new in your meme

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I love the dark green/black one: that shadowy face in the background makes for a very powerful image 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, it’s actually more powerful than the actual ‘faces on covers’ for some reason.
      Maybe the subtlety?
      Lynn 😀

  5. confessionsofayareader

    I think I like the green one more than the others.

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