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 Rosebella » 03 Dec 2018, 13:11

The cover heightened my desire to read it. I love a good horror story.

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Post by Bukari » 03 Dec 2018, 14:42

The cover art which is the face of a ghost and the title of the book is intriguing for me. I love to read and get more information about humanity, so I think the main themes tackles the invincible in society.
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Post by Kibetious » 04 Dec 2018, 01:32

The cover page was not very inviting for me. It made me think that the story would revolve around the theme concerning horrors. I was surprised when I began reading the book to see that it had normal human characters. I have not finished reading it but it is very interesting.
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Post by Mather » 04 Dec 2018, 10:44

Yes , being a horror book the book cover really gives me chills of fear and I'm very keen to read the whole book right now!! After all I like this series😚

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Post by leanne_brown17 » 04 Dec 2018, 14:04

The "Ghost Face" on the cover definitely made me want to read the book more. I grew up with the Scream movies and was hoping that the book would be more reflective of the franchise. As I was reading, I kept wondering when I would see more of the masked killer. When the masked killer did appear, it was always to serve more as a hero than a terror to the good guys. The book would have been scarier if the person behind the mask had been killing seemingly randomly. Overall, I thought the plot would include more "thrill kills" like the movies had and was disappointed that it didn't.

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Post by Amy+++ » 04 Dec 2018, 15:36

The book cover reminded me of the Scream movies. But the cover did look really cool and drew me in to read more.

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Post by Ice dragon » 04 Dec 2018, 15:40

It made me want to read the book more, I'm really interested in the author's take on the genre. It does make my expectations of the book really, really high

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Post by amandathebibliophile » 04 Dec 2018, 15:46

I definitely am not a fan of the cover. I have not read the book, but I read the sample (and loved it), abd think the cover does not do justice to the words inside!

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Post by sarahmarlowe » 04 Dec 2018, 17:22

I am not a fan of horror, so the Ghost Face mask actually put me off! After I read the sample of the book, I realized it was a murder mystery instead of a slasher novel. I guess this was a good example of my judging a book by its cover!
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Post by sarahmarlowe » 04 Dec 2018, 17:27

FictionLover wrote:
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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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I was also turned off by the cover. I thought it would be some sort of slasher/horror novel.

I may also give it another try. Thanks for your honest comment!
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Post by DakotaA » 05 Dec 2018, 10:32

Love the cover! I haven't gotten a chance to read the book yet, but the first Scream movie was revolutionary in the horror genre with its fun, twisted and psychotically likeable killers and I hope that this book might bring me that same kind of thrill.
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Post by Ever_Reading » 05 Dec 2018, 12:45

The Scream franchise was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the cover. I was not the biggest fan but I did enjoy the movies quite a bit. So, naturally, I was drawn to this book. I am currently reading it. It's not turning out to be what I expected but I'll wait till the end to form an opinion on it.
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Post by Carmen_S » 05 Dec 2018, 13:38

The "Ghost Face" on the cover did not affect whether or not I wanted to read this story. While the cover is eye-catching, it is reminiscent of the Scream series and I'm not a fan. I love good stories about the supernatural, mysteries, crimes and suspense and the cover seems to promise a supernatural story; so I perused the book reviews and blurbs to determine whether I was really interested in reading. The cover piqued my curiosity, but did not cause me to want to read the book.

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Post by PoisonWhiteRose » 05 Dec 2018, 14:05

I definetly dont like scary movies or the horror genre of books. I avoided the whole IT fiasco earlier this year and the Scream movies are higher up on my watch never list. The cover definetly turned me completely off the book.
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Post by CambaReviewer » 05 Dec 2018, 15:12

I think the cover initially out me off, but not being one to judge a book by its cover, I read the book description and was instantly convinced that this is my type of book!

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