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

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

Post by karamel » 05 Dec 2018, 15:22

While the "ghost face" seemed a bit unprofessional and tacky, it did pique my interest. I was a bit surprised to see that it wasn't associated with Scream, so I definitely ended up judging a book by its cover. I'm not sure if I'll be reading it, but the cover at least got me see what it was about and to read the sample.

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Post by kelsiemaxwell » 05 Dec 2018, 23:20

The cover definitely made me want to read the book less. I’m not a fan of the Scream horror movie series, so I transferred my disinterest to the book. I know better than to judge a book by it’s cover.
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Post by Nusrat_Shabnam_ » 06 Dec 2018, 00:27

The cover is catchy. I just loved it. It just dragged me too fast towards it.

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Post by booklysis » 06 Dec 2018, 02:11

daydreaming reader wrote:
01 Dec 2018, 19:06
The cover got me excited to read a good horror.
Exactly! It was terrific cover for a terrific book. Just so fitting!

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Post by Vickie Noel » 06 Dec 2018, 07:00

I've never been a fan of horror and never will. Therefore, I know nothing of the Scream horror movie series this book cover seems to be similar to. That isn't to say I don't enjoy a few suspenseful scenes that jolt a scream out of me every now and then. My point, though, is that the cover held no attractive force for me, and I never would have touched the book if the First Ten program didn't require a pretty much compulsory sampling. That was when I was quite surprised to discover that the contents of the book were readable to "mine precious sight tools."
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Post by Kibetious » 06 Dec 2018, 09:26

The cover page content was able to arouse some curiosity although I have not yet found its real intention. The author employed a lot of creativity and perhaps many more will be drawn by the title as well.
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Post by Theresam » 06 Dec 2018, 11:17

The ghost face on the cover made me want to read it right away. I enjoy horror and suspenseful books and this looks interesting. I look forward to reading it

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Post by jgraney8 » 06 Dec 2018, 13:31

The cover of the book didn't attract me perhaps because of the various versions of the mask have been used in different contexts including comedy. I read the preview and didn't find it a very attractive book, but perhaps it gets better as one gets further into it.
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Post by Ireland » 06 Dec 2018, 19:44

The cover made me think of scream however it looks like there wasn’t much effort put into the fonts or overall picture

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Post by Mouricia25 » 06 Dec 2018, 23:29

I didn't want to read the book. The image on the front didn't help to change my mind.
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Post by Katherine Smith » 07 Dec 2018, 14:16

The cover art made me want to read the book when I first saw it. I instantly knew that this book would be a mystery or horror type of genre because of the blood on the ghost face. I have not read many horror books, but I love a good mystery novel especially one with those of suspense on it.
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Post by KCWolf » 07 Dec 2018, 17:23

Yes, it definitely is an intriguing image for the cover, and at the same time, it conveys the type of story that it is. It elicits morbid curiosity and makes me want to read the book.
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Post by Sahar Majid » 08 Dec 2018, 11:45

I've had a different experience. I felt that since ghostface was so popular, that the cover could have been more fresh and original (and perhaps something that reflects the content of the book better as well).

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Post by Jdalba2018 » 08 Dec 2018, 13:36

For me it was a very bad idea for the reference to the Scream movies, I mean, I haven't read the book yet but I don't think I want another sequel to the movie.
So I will say the answer is LESS

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Post by CristinaVarzan34 » 08 Dec 2018, 19:04

Can't say 'Ghost face' made me want to read the book more. As it has been said by others here, it's awfully similar to the 'Scream' movies. I think they could've come up with a more original and more attractive cover for the book.

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