Saturday, 5 March 2011

Five Book Trailers I'm Loving, Plus Battle of the Trailers! (#1)

Well, since I've been on my blog, I've been paying a lot more attention to upcoming books and book trailers.  And so... enter Five Book Trailers I'm Loving, Plus Battle of the Trailers!  This is a weekly meme where I show you all five book trailers I'm a-lovin'. And two about the same book, so they can battle it out and you can choose which one you like best.  Perfect way of bringing awesome books to your eyes - and, plus, it's fun! ;)
And I'd love it if you tell me which trailer you love best at the moment!

So... this week I'm crazy about...

Hush, Hush
Series: Hush, Hush, Book One
By: Becca Fitzpatrick
Published: 29th October 2009
Found: YouTube

Synopsis From Goodreads:
For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her...until Patch comes along.
With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment, but after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is far more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.
Haven't read this one, but the trailer is amazing!

Video Creator: TeenLitCentral

Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)Wicked Lovely
Series: Wicked Lovely, Book One
By: Melissa Marr
Published: 2nd April 2009
Found: YouTube

Synopsis From Goodreads:
 All teenagers have problems, but few of them can match those of Aislinn, who has the power to see faeries. Quite understandably, she wishes that she could share her friends' obliviousness and tries hard to avoid these invisible intruders. But one faery in particular refuses to leave her alone. Keenan the Summer King is convinced beyond all reasoning that Aislinn is the queen he has been seeking for nine centuries. What's a 21st-century girl to do when she's stalked by a suitor nobody else can see? A debut fantasy romance for the ages; superlative summer read.
Read and loved this one, and am loving this trailer!

Video Creator: TeenLitCentral

I Am Number Four
Series: Lorien Legacies, Book One
By: Pittacus Lore
Published: 26th August 2010
Found: YouTube

Synopsis From Goodreads:
In the beginning they were a group of nine. Nine aliens who left their home planet of Lorien when it fell under attack by the evil Mogadorian. Nine aliens who scattered on Earth. Nine aliens who look like ordinary teenagers living ordinary lives, but who have extraordinary, paranormal skills. Nine aliens who might be sitting next to you now.
The Nine had to separate and go into hiding. The Mogadorian caught Number One in Malaysia, Number Two in England, and Number Three in Kenya. All of them were killed. John Smith, of Paradise, Ohio, is Number Four. He knows that he is next.
I AM NUMBER FOUR is the thrilling launch of a series about an exceptional group of teens as they struggle to outrun their past, discover their future—and live a normal life on Earth.
Read and loved this.  Read my review: here!  (And, yes, technically speaking the trailer is a movie trailer... But it's based on the book, and it looks really, really good!)

Trailer Creator: Touchstone Pictures

Series: Firelight, Book One
By: Sophie Jordan
Published: 7th September 2010
Found: HarperTeen

Synopsis From HarperTeen:
A hidden truth.
Mortal enemies.
Doomed love.
Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki—a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form.
Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surroundings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she is irresistibly drawn to him, Jacinda knows Will's dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But her inner draki is slowly slipping away—if it dies she will be left as a human forever. She'll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy.
Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide.
Love the cover, love the trailer, want the book.  What more can I say?

Video Creator: harperteen

Series: A Deviants Novel, Book One
By: Jeff Sampson
Published: 25th January 2011
Found: HarperTeen

Synopsis From HarperTeen:

Emily Webb is a geek. And she’s happy that way. Content hiding under hoodies and curling up to watch old horror flicks, she’s never been the kind of girl who sneaks out for midnight parties. And she’s definitely not the kind of girl who starts fights or flirts with other girls’ boyfriends. Until one night Emily finds herself doing exactly that . . . the same night one of her classmates—also named Emily—is found mysteriously murdered.
The thing is, Emily doesn’t know why she’s doing any of this. By day, she’s the same old boring Emily, but by night, she turns into a thrill seeker. With every nightfall, Emily gets wilder until it’s no longer just her personality that changes. Her body can do things it never could before: Emily is now strong, fast, and utterly fearless. And soon Emily realizes that she’s not just coming out of her shell . . . there’s something much bigger going on. Is she bewitched by the soul of the other, murdered Emily? Or is Emily Webb becoming something else entirely— something not human?
As Emily hunts for answers, she finds out that she’s not the only one this is happening to—some of her classmates are changing as well. Who is turning these teens into monsters—and how many people will they kill to get what they want?
Said it before, and I'm saying it again: this book looks awesome!  And the trailer is amazing!

Video Creator: harperteen

Battle of the Trailers!
Which do you like best?

Before I Fall
By: Lauren Oliver 
Published: 2nd March 2010

Synopsis From Goodreads:
What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?
Samantha Kingston has it all—looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12th should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it’s her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. In fact, she re-lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she had ever imagined.
Haven't read this one yet, but I really need to!

Video Creator: TeenLitCentral

Video Creator: HachetteAustralia


So, which did you like best?


Aylee said...

Tough decision! But I have to say I like the first Before I Fall trailer probably the most.

Neri said...

I like the video for Hush Hush! I am dying to read Firelight. I've heard nothing but good things about this book.