Everyone knows the story of the Wizard of Oz. Danielle Paige’s novel offers a new twist on the classic tale. The graphics in this trailer are really cool, and I really think help to capture the darker, a bit more twisted atmosphere of the book. The voiceover does a great job of summing up the book. I liked Dorothy Must Die and I think this trailer is a good representation of the what the book is about.
Trailer Tuesday: Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
For this week’s Trailer Tuesday, I’m kicking it old school. Okay, not really old school. This week i’m throwing it a few years back with the trailer for the final book in one my favorite series: Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray, the last book in the Gemma Doyle series. It’s been 6 years since this book’s release and I’m still not over some of the things Libba Bray did that book (re:KARTIK!)
While this book trailer does not fully capture the awesomeness that is this series, it definitely stirred up my desire to reread the entire thing. If you’ve never read the Gemma Doyle series, I suggest you check it out ASAP.
Trailer Tuesday: Conversion by Katherine Howe
First off, I want to apologize for the lack of posts this week. It’s been a busy week for me, so I haven’t really had time to sit down and write. ANY WAYS, back to this post. So this week on Trailer Tuesday, I have the trailer for Conversion by Katherine Howe, which came out today! (Yay!)
Waiting on Wednesday (97) – Mortal Gods by Kendare Blake
(Goddess War #2)
Cassandra Weaver is a weapon of fate. The girl who kills gods. But all she wants is for the god she loved and lost to return to life. If she can’t have that, then the other gods will burn, starting with his murderer, Aphrodite.
The alliance between Cassandra and Athena is fragile. Cassandra suspects Athena lacks the will to truly kill her own family. And Athena fears that Cassandra’s hate will get them ALL killed.
The war takes them across the globe, searching for lost gods, old enemies, and Achilles, the greatest warrior the world has ever seen. As the struggle escalates, Athena and Cassandra must find a way to work together. Because if they can’t, fates far worse than death await.
I have been dying to read this book for ages! I loved Antigoddes, the first book in the series. I think it’s a great retelling of the Greek myths and I cannot wait to see what happens next. Kendare Blake writing is fantastic and I know she won’t disappoint in this sequel. I’ll be counting down the days to September 1st.
What book are you Waiting on Wednesday for? Let me know! I’m always on the lookout for great new books to read.
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event highlighting exciting upcoming releases. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
Trailer Tuesday: The Merciless by Danielle Vega
This week’s Trailer Tuesday is featuring The Merciless by Danielle Vega. I haven’t read this book yet, but based on the description and this awesome trailer, I definitely want to pick it up. I love how eerie this trailer is. I cannot wait to pick up this book to see how well it fits its trailer.
Have you guys seen any book trailers you loved this week? Let me know in the comments!
Trailer Tuesday: Pawn by Aimee Carter
So, I don’t know if this a thing or not already, but its something I want to do on my blog. Each Tuesday, I want to share a different book trailer with you guys. A surprising number of books get trailers, and I’m always interested to see what the trailer adds to make me want to read a book. I’ve definitely been swayed to read a book based on its trailer.
To kick things off, I’m going to share the book trailer for Pawn by Aimée Carter, as that’s a book I recently just read and reviewed. This trailer doesn’t really add more to the synopsis, but I like that it introduces the society of the world Kitty lives in. I really love the graphic at the end that reveals the book introduction, I think that’s very cool.
This is a trailer I didn’t see before I read the book, but I feel like if I had seen it, I would have picked up Pawn earlier.
What do you think of this trailer?
Vlog Review: What Happened to Goodbye
Direct link: http://youtu.be/oemX2twkWO4
Fragment Friday (9) – Divergent
Fragment Friday (8) – Secrets and Shadows
THE TRIUMPHANT RETURN OF FRAGMENT FRIDAY!! Fragment Friday is hosted by James of Book Chic and it is where you read excerpts of your favorite books or what you are reading now. I chose an excerpt from a favorite this week: Secrets and Shadows by Shannon Delany
Vlog Review: Haven
Somethings in the vlog I didn’t mention. I didn’t hate this book, I just had a lot of issues with it that made me not enjoy it. I felt Haven was well written with the exception of the “you knows”. I liked that Violet was all moody and gloomy like Bella Swan, and instead was her own character. I failed to mention that I hated the hot and cold of Violet and Aidan’s relationship. One moment Violet was all lovey dovey and then would completely ignore Aidan and then wonder why he isn’t talking to her. That was extremely annoying.
Here are some highlights from my Goodreads feed for Haven that basically sum up my feelings on this book:
Page 42 – I find myself talking to this book.
Page 230 – Beautiful use of the phrase “you know”: “Well, I figured she was jealous of you anyway. You know, about Aidan. Not that they’ve ever…you know.”
Page 243 – WTF!! “I was supposed to be frightened. But there was no denying that I was totally turned on.” This is seriously wrong.
Page 272- “I guess my breaching his mind had cured the vampire version of a hard-on he’d been suffering from.” WTF
Page 347- (AFTER THE LICKING) “By the time he finished, I was reduced to a quivering mass on the bed, panting and squirming.” This girl has serious issues.
Page 387 – That was fast. And anti-climatic
Here’s what people who thought differently from me said:
Miss Page Turner’s City of Books – “In my opinion, a very good novel is always marked by a very good writing style. Cook applied a writing style that supported the story very well. Although I noticed serval word repetitions, I find Cook’s writing just right.”
My Reading Room – “Fun characters, a plot that sucks you in and great storytelling make Haven one of my favorite YA books this year.”
The Book Sp(l)ot – “The beginning of the book was a fast, engrossing read that really drew me in. Then, a little bit of the middle did go a little slower, but definitely stick with it because the ending (and middle/end) really gets going again and draws you right back in!”
The Crazy Bookworm – “Haven is very magical. It wisps you away from the hustle and bustle of ordinary life and transports you into this whimsical place. Not all of it is lollipops and rainbows though, there is a great deal of suspense.
Between the Covers – “Haven was a quick, enjoyable read. Cook’s writing easily engages the reader, finding just the right balance of description and action and refined style and teen voice that brings the story to life.