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Book Trailer Review – Graceling

Let's take a look at the short trailer for the Graceling books.  As of this writing there are three - Graceling, Fire and Bitterblue.  Not familiar with Book Trailers?  Take a look at our handy Book Trailer Guide.     I love the look and feel of this trailer.  The very middle-ages themes and graphics, along with the battle music, bring an urgency to even such a short clip and makes the books seem exciting and filled with action.  We get the idea that the kingdoms are in peril and that there is one person who must unite them.  All [...]

2016-12-31T17:59:13-07:00June 21st, 2012|Tags: , |

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 [...]

2016-12-31T17:59:14-07:00June 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 [...]

2016-12-31T17:59:15-07:00June 7th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , |