Friday Face Off : Off the TBR : The Retreat by Sarah Pearse (Detective Elin Warner #)


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:

Off the TBR

You may have noticed my blog has been unusually quiet.  At the moment i’m having a fortnight break with family which is the reason for this abrupt disappearance.  I’ve not given up blogging, just having a holiday and normal service will soon be resumed. I haven’t been reading lots either, because lots of socialising has been involved.  But,  we’ve all had a good time and hopefully i’ll be back on track soon.

This week is a book with different covers off the TBR. I feel like nobody I know will struggle with this week’s theme 😀  I’ve chosen a review book, The Retreat by Sarah Pearse (Detective Elin Warner #).  I wasn’t totally in love with the first in series (The Sanatorium) but it ended on a puzzling note and so want to give the second in series a shot.


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

4 Responses to “Friday Face Off : Off the TBR : The Retreat by Sarah Pearse (Detective Elin Warner #)”

  1. Tammy

    I hope you’re having a wonderful time! I actually like the second cover the best😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      It is a good cover -especially when you zoom in – there’s a deceptive calmness to the water but then the sky looks very ominous.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Lexlingua

    You know, if I ever had to go for a retreat, I’d never go to the place on that cover. It reminds me way too much of And Then There Were None. 😂 Hope you have a great time with your family, happy weekend!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks, I had a lovely time.
      And, yes, I don’t think the place on that cover would be calming at all.
      Lynn 😀

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