The first is for the cover of The Iron King. Based on the cover and summary I asked my students if they’d want to read it. Results were pretty much what I expected.
18 girls said yes
6 girls said no
1 boy said yes
23 boys said no
Those that said they wanted to read it were really interested in it - as opposed to just being slightly interested.
NOTE - I have more than 49 students but the rest did not choose to participate.
The second cover is for Hexhound (the sequel to Firespell) by Chloe Neill. For this one I asked if the cover would make you pick up the book. Here’s what they said:
Yes – cool green fire and hex is a curse so cool
Maybe – she looks really scary and weird
It looks interesting
Yes – she’s hot! (that was one of my boys)
Yes it looks good
It looks creepy
Yes because it looks cool and awesome
Yes because I like the color green (two said this)
Yes it looks magical
No it looks kinda creepy.
I will say they were very interested in the cover whether they liked it or not. It elicited quit a response. But the weirdest one was when one of my students said the girl on the cover looked like Michael Jackson