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 Sahani Nimandra » 05 Jan 2019, 21:09

As other reviewers have mention, this cover reminded me of the movie called scream (except the knife striking part). In the start, I it had no relationship nor familiarity to this read.
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Post by EricaWilson » 06 Jan 2019, 16:40

The cover really grabbed my attention. It made me wonder if there was some connection to the Scream movies. I knew just from the cover that the book would be very suspenseful.

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Post by Vlinstry » 06 Jan 2019, 17:45

The cover of the book actually makes me want to read the book more. I haven't actually seen the Scream movies but I know of them and have seen clips of them - including the beginning of the first one - and I think that the face kind of symbolizes fear whether you have seen the movies or not so I feel it was a good choice for the cover.

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Post by TrishaAnn92 » 06 Jan 2019, 20:56

I am used to enjoy the Scream movies, as well as other horror movies. Not so much anymore because having kids has made me squeamish. :oops: I chose to read this book because every once in a while I will pick up a book that may or may not keep me awake at night. Plus the premise sounded interesting.
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Post by kgallagher0221 » 07 Jan 2019, 11:07

I just watched all the Scream movies for the first time this year. I have to say the title along with Ghost Face made it more likely for me to read the book, it sounds very intriguing and is now on my want to read bookshelf.

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Post by Dolor » 08 Jan 2019, 01:14

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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?
The 'Ghost Face' on the cover made me wanna read the book. It piqued my interest and gave me goosebumps. I still have a lot of books on cue, though. I will surely read this next.

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Post by Wamakima » 08 Jan 2019, 02:42

Well, the choice of cover showed that the author did not want to use the cliché horrific face used in paranormal books, however the cover itself did not appeal to me tomake me want to read the book.

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Post by cassie Tallest 010 » 08 Jan 2019, 13:22

I'm a fan of horror fantasies, real or not
I love horror movies, and horror stories, so when I saw the title "ghost face" i thought this to be a horror thing, but with the picture on the cover I thought less, so I had to check it,
its a good one , it draws attention

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Post by Laura Bach » 09 Jan 2019, 00:34

It really bothers me to see that cover. I wish it didn't have "Ghost face" on it.

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Post by Sweet Psamy » 09 Jan 2019, 08:17

The 'Ghost Face' on the cover appealed to me. It made me want to read the book.

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Post by summerleiann » 11 Jan 2019, 06:18

The cover is definitely eye-catching. It makes me ready to read some gory, hack and slash lit.

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Post by Richy_Reignz » 11 Jan 2019, 10:07

The cover photo got me really attracted to the book... But was not totally impressed though

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Post by AnnaKathleen » 12 Jan 2019, 12:16

I'll be honest; I had mixed feelings in the beginning when I saw the cover. My first impression was that the cover was a bit unoriginal, the Ghost Face is a mask that we've seen in horror movies, parodies, and on countless costume racks, and it made me wonder if the story would have any cliches or tropes. However, I thought about how much I love the Scream franchise, especially the first movie, because of how self-aware it was - not to mention how it changed the horror genre. So, I'm going starting the story with high hopes for something different and new.
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Post by Mrudolph30 » 12 Jan 2019, 17:41

The face on the cover didn't really affect my desire to read the book. It didn't look exactly like the face from the movie "Scream" so it wasn't an immediate association for me. I was more gripped by the FEAR in bloody looking letters.

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Post by jessinikkip » 12 Jan 2019, 22:34

After reading over the blurb and everything, the Ghost Face cover actually turned me off from reading the book. I don't have a clear reason for this, but I am definitely a person that relies on the blurb and cover to draw me into the book, and I found this one lacking.

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