Friday Face Off : Out for summer – school or academic setting


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:

Out for summer – school or academic setting

Finally, I’m starting to catch up with blog hopping, commenting and reviews.  I still have some work to do on the blog and replying to comments but I’m feeling a bit more relaxed about things now which is good.

This week I have no idea what I had in mind!  Typical.   I’ve gone a little bit off on a tangent for this theme because it’s a book that I love and can’t help gushing about and using every opportunity to chat some more.  This is a book with three main povs.  One of those is a character called Ruc, he and his partner Bien eventually end up in a gladiatorial style school – that’s the angle I’m coming from.  Maybe a bit of a cheat because it’s not like the entire book is a school setting, but even so, I think it works.  And, regardless – read the book – pretty please.  The Empire’s Ruin by Brian Staveley – here’s my review.  Only two covers for this as it’s relatively new – here they are:

My favourite


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 : Out for summer – school or academic setting”

  1. Susy's Cozy World

    I agree with you about the cover, the first one is just so beautiful!! Sadly I have yet to read this book, but it is waiting for me on my eReader so, hopefully, I will get to it!!! (I just hope sooner rather than later!)

  2. Tammy

    You’re right, I do need to read this😁 And I found this theme easy, I thought of plenty of books. I love the first cover as well!

  3. Greg

    Both are nice covers. I might like the second one more only because I always seem drawn to watery covers! Not sure why. 🙂

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I chose this one too when I featured this book. It’s just so dynamic!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s