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Sapphire Blue Sneak Preview

Never mind those fifty shades of grey: the hottest color this fall may be Sapphire Blue. Although I certainly had my gripes with Ruby Red, fans have been waiting eagerly for the English-translation sequel to Kerstin Gier’s time-traveling YA romance (part of a trilogy). So where are we in the tale? Sixteen-year-old Gwen’s life has been turned upside down ever since her eccentric, aristocratic English family figured out that she was the Ruby, the last member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve. While searching through history for the others in order to get their blood samples (when blood from [...]

August 14th, 2012|Tags: , , , , |

Book Trailers: A Reader’s Friend – or Just Another Annoying Ad?

[wptabs] [wptabtitle]Overview[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] IN A WORLD… where publishers vie for consumer dollars, books now have flashy, effects-heavy animated or filmed preview “trailers,” just like movies. But are they a truly helpful service for time-crunched readers, or just a gimmicky way to bombard weary audiences with more advertising? What they are: Book trailers can be slideshows of photos or images, an animated video, or a full-on filmed trailer with live actors. Often, there’s accompanying music or a narrator who introduces the story — and, of course, mentions the publisher, release date, and where you can buy the book. They are created [...]

May 31st, 2012|Tags: , , , |