Did 'Ghost Face' on the cover make you want to read the book more or less?

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Did 'Ghost Face' on the cover make you want to read the book more or less?

Post by Bianka Walter » 01 Dec 2018, 01:23

I was a big fan of the Scream movie franchise and was surprised to see that RJ Torbert coined the term 'Ghost Face'. So it was interesting to me that he didn't revolve the entire book around the iconic face of horror.
I must say, the face on the cover made me want to read the book right away.
How did it influence your decision to read/not read the book?
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Post by Ruba Abu Ali » 01 Dec 2018, 05:54

I'm a big fan of the Screen movie franchise myself. The face on the cover got me into reading this book right away. It's attention seizing!

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Post by FictionLover » 01 Dec 2018, 08:48

The cover definitely turned me off. I read the sample previously and was not impressed. I think that was because the cover gave me the creeps, and I really focused on the fear and horror of being stalked and kidnapped, and I did not want to read a book with lots of violence and gore.

This morning I re-read the sample (still not finished) and I find that I am enjoying the book more and relating more to the Paul character. I may have misjudged this book based on the cover!

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Post by M Zee » 01 Dec 2018, 10:26

Honestly, the cover looks like either it’s related to the Scream franchise in some way or that it’s some fan fiction about it. Since it’s not either of those things, I wasn’t really that interested in reading it.
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Post by ObsessedBookNerd » 01 Dec 2018, 11:14

The cover makes me want to read the book less. It doesn't look to me like it was professionally designed. I also don't have much interest in horror so I didn't want to read the book at all.

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Post by Eberestella » 01 Dec 2018, 11:19

The 'Ghost face' on the cover makes the book fascinating..eye catching and puzzled with what horror it will be. It makes me want to read more..

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Post by MsTri » 01 Dec 2018, 11:45

Way waaaaay more! I couldn't grab a copy fast enough! Sadly, I've had it for 3 weeks now and haven't read it because I'm so tied up with books of my own to review. Hopefully I'll get to it before this month is out.

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Post by AmySmiles » 01 Dec 2018, 12:13

I picked it mostly because I saw that it was going to be the book of the month, but the covee did catch my attention. Sadly I can't get interested in it and keep seeing it down. I don't know if I will finish it it not
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Post by Julehart1 » 01 Dec 2018, 12:45

The cover definitely reminded me of Scream and made me want to read the book. I really like the Scream movies, so the cover made a positive impression. I also like murder mystey books in general, so it’s my type of book.

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Post by Sen_Suzumiya » 01 Dec 2018, 13:54

The cover is what got my attention. I know they say don't judge a book by its cover, but I think you can't help it when you notice a cover like that. For me, as a horror lover, this book would catch my eye in a bookstore so I totally support the choice of this cover.
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Post by dreamthewilderness » 01 Dec 2018, 14:29

I find the 'ghost face' to be a bit tacky, personally. It does not compel me to read the book.

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Post by RaeReads » 01 Dec 2018, 16:52

I think it's a bad idea to use an image so readily associated with a franchise other than you own. Makes me wonder what the author was thinking.
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Post by HRichards » 01 Dec 2018, 17:29

The cover kind of turned me off, because I sort of assumed someone was trying to rip off Scream in some fashion. To me it sort of gives a bit of a false impression of the book.

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Post by Ayat paarsa » 01 Dec 2018, 18:39

The cover made me off because I like the covers with flowery beautiful faces, not a ghost mask printed on them.
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Post by daydreaming reader » 01 Dec 2018, 19:06

The cover got me excited to read a good horror.
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