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Book Trailer Review: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

Today’s book trailer might be the scariest one I’ve ever seen — and that’s no surprise, considering that it’s for Broken Monsters, the new book by Lauren Beukes, author of time-traveling serial-killer thriller The Shining Girls. The trailer opens with a series of fleeting images: a sleeping parent and child, a battered old car idling on a street at night, a hand pointing in the shape of a gun. Next, as grainy, slightly dystopian surveillance video plays, a creepy older man whispers about taking a boy and altering him to make him more “beautiful” — a grotesque, disorienting shot of [...]

July 25th, 2014|Tags: |

Book Trailer Review: A Hero’s Curse

It’s time for another Book Trailer Review, where we judge a book based on its trailer, not its cover. Today we’re looking at A Hero’s Curse by P.S. Broaddus. (Don’t know what a book trailer is? Check out our book trailer guide.) The story: a drought has consumed the Kingdom of Mar for nearly a decade. Essie, a teenaged blind girl, and her family struggle to survive on their small farm nestled against the forbidding cliffs of the Valley of Fire. King Mactogonii has been mysteriously missing for over a year, replaced by the cruel and brutal usurper Brogan, and [...]

July 22nd, 2014|Tags: |

Book Trailer: The Eternity Cure

Vampires! I think we can all agree that they’re drastically underrepresented in young-adult fiction, right? Well, never fear, New York Times bestselling author Julie Kagawa has come to our rescue with a vampy dystopian trilogy, the Blood of Eden series. Book 1, The Immortal Rules, came out in 2012, and Book 2, The Eternity Cure, will be out on April 30. Until then, we can take a peek at the book trailer for a hint about what to expect. (New to book trailers? See our book trailer guide.) In this trailer, captions fly over some pleasingly spooky digital animation, giving [...]

April 19th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , |