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Book Trailer Review: The Selection

Today we’re looking at the book trailer for Kiera Cass’s The Selection, the first in a forthcoming trilogy. Don't know what a book trailer is? Check out our guide. Holy budget-busters! This lovely live-action trailer is a big step up from the last trailer we reviewed, Carnival of Souls. An ornate ballroom, luxurious gowns, and even a glittering tiara make this one of the most eye-catching (and girly) previews we’ve seen. We start with a shot of a line-up of pretty young women in fancy frocks of every color, primping anxiously in the center of a brightly lit (for TV [...]

June 15th, 2012|Tags: , , , |

Book Trailer Review: Carnival of Souls

Today we’re reviewing the book trailer for Melissa Marr’s upcoming YA novel Carnival of Souls (release date: 9/4/12). Don't know what a book trailer is? Check out our guide. This trailer is completely different from the last one we looked at, Kerstin Gier’s Ruby Red, which was a lighthearted animated video narrated by the protagonist. Souls is a darker, dystopian fantasy novel, and the trailer is accordingly more somber; an ominous black-and-white animation of a circle sprinkled in sand alternates with video clips of the author discussing the book. In her somewhat vague sound bites, Marr emphasizes the three main [...]

June 7th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , |

Book Trailer Review: Ruby Red

A trend we've been seeing lately is the "book trailer," a short web video advertising an upcoming or just-out book. Here's one I recently watched for Ruby Red, by Kerstin Gier (read my review of the book): While a one-minute-long animation can't go into much detail about the story, I think it gets the basic concept across pretty clearly: a teenage English girl suddenly faces the unexpected downsides (and possible romantic perks) of her newfound time-traveling powers. Sure, it sounds cool... but not if you have to learn a bunch of boring history, ditch the makeup and cellphone, and you can't [...]

May 25th, 2012|Tags: , , , , |