Friday Face Off : Guess who’s back?  – Vampires – popular again?


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:

Guess who’s back?  – Vampires – popular again?

Do you have a favourite.  Have you read either of these books yet – what do you think?


October – Horror/Dark
14th Witches/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 series

12 Responses to “Friday Face Off : Guess who’s back?  – Vampires – popular again?”

  1. Tammy

    I love the original Dowry of Blood cover (I wanted to buy a copy but it out of print) and I agree with you on the second book, the UK cover is more to my liking😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, it’s a shame when that happens and the original cover is no longer available.
      Lynn 😀

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Vampires *never* go out of fashion! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha, I was thinking of the knock on effect that a certain popular twinkly vampire had in terms of a huge spate of vampire books followed by an overall feeling of being fed up with them.

  3. Greg

    I love the second Dowry of Blood cover a lot!

  4. readinginthewildwood

    I’m loving vampires this year. And I need to read Dowry of Blood.

  5. sjhigbee

    What a lovely choice! I was hoping to take part with my own favourite vampire book – Certain Dark Things, but events overtook me… But I like the look of both books. I prefer Dowry1 as I love the details, but like you, think the second cover for Reluctant Immortals is a better fit for a vampire story.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yep, that first cover for the Immortals book seems to be a very unusual choice.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Wow the covers for Reluctant Immortals can’t be any more different!

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