Book Trailer: The Dark by Lemony Snicket

What happens when you put a dark and twisty author like Lemony Snicket and a talented illustrator like Jon Klassen together?


Me want.


Liesl & Po Book Trailer

Liesl & Po has finally been released here, and while I haven’t gotten hold of a copy yet myself, (though I’m sure it wont be long before I do) I’ve heard some lovely things about it, in particular the artwork.

As you know, I love a book with artwork and if this trailer is anything to go by, the book itself is going to be just as beautiful to own. Im a big fan of Before I Die by Lauren Oliver and enjoyed Delirium, so I can’t wait to read this. I find her writing to be quite lyrical and this trailer seems to reflect that, with some gorgeous, traditional animation and music that has a soft, haunting quality to it. Liesl & Po looks to be a great, heartwarming children’s adventure.

Book Trailer: The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

Steampunk!!! Steampunk is fast becoming a favourite genre of mine – and I caught the trailer for this the other day! For some reason I wasn’t aware The Girl in the Steel Corset was steampunk, I’d barely glanced at the cover before and figured it was another paranormal romance which just didn’t interest me, but now I’ve seen this fantastic trailer and read some reviews I cannot wait to get my hands on it! I love coming across stunning trailers like this as there are very few I actually like! Enjoy!

The Girl in the Steel Corset is a relatively new book – released in May this year. Check out the synopsis from Goodreads:

‘In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one except the thing inside her.  When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But no normal Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch.  Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she’s special, says she’s one of them. The orphaned duke takes her in from the gaslit streets against the wishes of his band of misfits. Emily, who has her own special abilities and an unrequited love for Sam, who is part robot; and Jasper, an American cowboy with a shadowy secret. 
Griffin’s investigating a criminal called The Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help and finally be a part of something, finally fit in.  But The Machinist wants to tear Griff’s little company of strays apart, and it isn’t long before trust is tested on all sides. At least Finley knows whose side she’s on, even if it seems no one believes her.’

Book Trailer: Passion by Lauren Kate

I know this book has been eagerly awaited by many Lauren Kate fans – being the third novel in the popular Fallen series – so I thought I’d post up the trailer for you guys to take a look at. I’m not such a fan of the visuals but I LOVE the music – I think it captures the atmosphere of the series perfectly.

Passion came out yesterday, but won’t be released in the UK until the 23rd June – another 8 days.

‘”Every single lifetime, I’ll choose you. Just as you have chosen me. Forever.” 

Luce would die for Daniel. And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way.

Luce is certain that something—or someone—in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel . . . and finally unlock the key to making their love last. 

Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history. 

Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames . . . forever. ‘

Keep an eye out on the blog for my first giveaway – a copy of Passion that I’ll be posting up in the next few days!

Book Trailer: Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

This week I want to share the delightful little trailer for the final book Forever in Maggie Stiefvater popular Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy – due for release on July 13th 2011:

Isn’t it lovely? The whole animation, including the music, was created by the talented Maggie Stiefvater herself, using good old stop motion, some paper, patience, imagination, and I suspect, a little sprinkling of magic for good measure!

‘In Maggie Stiefvater’s ‘Shiver’, Grace and Sam found each other. In ‘Linger’, they fought to be together. Now, in ‘Forever’, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.’

It’s great to see such an artistic book trailer, simple but very effective with hauntingly beautiful music (which will be available to purchase from Maggie’s website sometime soon). It gives me a great sense of what the book will be like – some sad moment’s are in store I think!

I’ll certainly be picking up a copy of Forever once it hits the shops!

Book Trailer: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Here is the brilliant book trailer for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, due out next week on June 7th:

It looks deliciously creepy !

For those who haven’t heard of this one, here is the description of the book from Goodreads:

‘A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here—one of whom was his own grandfather—were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography,Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows’

To say I’m excited about this one would be an understatement! I love vintage photography, and I’m looking forward to looking through these just as much as reading the story itself! I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of the book once it’s out.