Friday Face Off : Scantily Dressed


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:

Scantily Dressed

Funnily enough I can remember exactly which book I had in mind for this week’s theme so happy days.  Hope everyone had an easy time with this one.  Now, my choice is for a book that I’ve not actually read yet although I really do want to do so. Empire of the Vampire (Empire of the Vampire #1) by Jay Kristoff.

Do you have a favourite.  Have you read this book yet – what do you think?


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 : Scantily Dressed”

  1. Dawn

    EOTV is a brilliant read; it was my possibly fave book of last year. The US cover didn’t bother me but it put a lot of people off (mostly males, at least in the fantasy book groups I’m in, but quite a few female readers as well). I’m not sure why the publisher decided to go w/ that one other than maybe thinking it would draw more female readers and/or Twilight fans. If so, it backfired cos it ended up turning off more readers than it gained IMO. I’m curious to see what they do w/ the next US cover since there was a lot of flak w/ this one, though I’ll read it regardless of what they slap on it.

  2. Tammy

    We both had the same idea, lol. I wanted to use a guy and this is the only one I could think of😉

  3. WordsAndPeace

    OMG, same book as Tammy’s! I also prefer that cover

  4. mervih

    I like all three covers, too, and can’t pick between them.

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