Friday Face-Off · Various Things

Friday Face-Off 23rd September 2016.


The Friday Face-Off is a new meme created by Books by Proxy, where the idea is to compare the UK and US covers of a book with each week  being a certain theme, this week’s theme is: Wee, sleekit, cow’rin, timorous beastie – A cover with a beast or beasts.

For the theme this week I have chosen: The Eye of The World (The Wheel of Time Book 1) by Robert Jordan.

  Cover A:


Cover B:


Cover C:


Cover D:


Cover E:


Cover F:


Cover G:



Cover E:


I really like the art direction on this cover. The lighter tones make for a great looking cover along with the red coloured writing and font style, it’s simple but stunning.

Thoughts??Agree?? Disagree??

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Next weeks theme: 30th September: This solitary tree! A living thing – a cover with a tree or trees.

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49 thoughts on “Friday Face-Off 23rd September 2016.

  1. I completely agree! The cover you chose is simple yet it catches your attention. It makes me wonder what’s inside. With covers like this, I feel like the publisher is saying “what’s inside the book will carry the sales so we don’t need to be flashy.” I love it! 🙂

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  2. I’m gonna go with Cover D , coz that’s the one i have 😉

    Yeah your choice is the best looking one , but Cover D has the advantage of having an awesome owner like me XD

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  3. These covers are very 90s lol! I have to agree with you though, the one you picked is the best one. I also went on goodreads to read the synopsis and I can see the cover you chose working hand in hand.

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      1. It’s new, 2016 – it’s not out for another couple of weeks. 😂

        I don’t actually own any cheesy early 90’s cover fantasy books, it’s just something I picked up from finding covers for the face-off posts that lots all have a very similar cheesy vibe to them.

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  4. My favorites would have to be covers D and E. I usually don’t really like covers with people on them, and all the other covers are too busy.

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      1. Yeah I own a series of fantasy novels I got from a garage sale last week and they all resemble cover C in one form or another, but I got the entire series (5 books) for $1.50, so it was a good deal.

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  5. Cover E is my favourite too (though I own cover A). I think E is the only one that might actually inspire me to pick up the book in store or click on it online (if I didn’t already know the title and author). Many of the other covers would scare me off more than entice me!

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      1. Yes I’ve read the book, not the rest of the series though. It felt a little too derivative of Lord of the Rings to me so I didn’t continue… but I’ve heard that it gets better/different in subsequent books so am considering giving it another go (I have a friend who loves it and tells me I should keep going!).

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      1. I’ve read it and I enjoyed the first two books but it’s a long-ass series. I’m up to the 5th or 6th book now. It’s good but Jordan tends to write too damn much sometimes.

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      2. Yeah, I know there’s 15 in the series, there massive tomes and Sanderson who I don’t particularly like finished it off, all points against me starting it though I do have the first book. 😂


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