Friday Face Off : Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries


Today is the start of a new Friday Face Off  (a meme originally created by Books by Proxy) – similar in many ways to what came before but different going forward.  From 2023 I will no longer be posting prompts or themes to guide your cover choices.  Instead, having noticed that many of my most recent reads have had more than one cover,  I thought instead it would be a change to highlight something that you’re keen to shine the focus on. So, from today onwards come up with one of your reads that has alternative covers, highlight them and choose your favourite.  If you’re taking part it would be great if you leave a link so I can take a look at what you’ve chosen.

This week the book I’ve chosen was one of the very last books that I crammed into the end of the year and I loved it, it even made my favourites list of the year.  I’ve not posted a review yet but that will soon be happening.  For now, let’s take a look at the book, and more importantly the covers.

Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries (Emily Wilde #1) by Heather Fawcett.  

Here are the covers:

These are all lovely covers.  The last cover is the one I’m must familiar with and it is a gorgeous cover that really drew my eye.  However,  my favourite this week is :


The reason I’ve chosen this one, apart from it’s a beautiful design of course, but at the same time if you look closely enough it clearly makes reference to some of the darker elements in the story, and given this is a book about tricksy fae, I like that this one has a more ominous feel.

Which cover is your favourite?

Join me next week in highlighting one of your reads with different covers.


9 Responses to “Friday Face Off : Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries”

  1. Tammy

    That is my favorite as well. I just started this last night and I’m already hooked😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      I loved this and will be posting a review very soon.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Jordyn @ Birdie's Book Nook

    I adore this book with all my heart, but I’m kinda fond of the one with the pink mushrooms and text, myself.

    • @lynnsbooks

      And I totally understand that as it is a beautiful cover and certainly drew my eye immediately. So pretty.
      Lynn 😀

  3. aquavenatus

    I’ll be starting this book very soon! As for the covers, notice how they’re all similar in design regardless of the various color schemes.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yep, I did notice the similarities. I like the darker covers because they seem to have a few creepier elements thrown in which feels fitting for this book. Hope you love it.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I kinda like the UK cover, actually! The pink mushrooms are very cute!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, it’s a very sweet cover, just not, for me, quite in sync with the book – but then, this is a cover compare not a content compare so perhaps I shouldn’t be swayed by that!
      Lynn 😀

  5. @lynnsbooks

    I actually love the UK cover, it’s so pretty – but, having read the book I think the slightly darker cover feels more fitting.
    Lynn 😀

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