Book Trailers: February
Hey y'all!It's February, a month of pink valentines and Groundhog's Day and of course, fabulous book releases. I am a huge fan of many of these trailers and a few of them look movie-worthy! I'm super excited for many of these and I've had the amazing fortune of being able to have read a few of these already as well!Harbinger by Sara Wilson Etienne[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPLHl1Urjnk]
"Girl, Interrupted" meets "Beautiful Creatures" in this fast-paced thrillerWhen sixteen-year-old Faye arrives at Holbrook Academy, she doesn't expect to find herself exactly where she needs to be. After years of strange waking visions and nightmares, her only comfort the bones of dead animals, Faye is afraid she's going crazy. Fast.But her first night at Holbrook, she feels strangely connected to the school and the island it sits on, like she's come home. She's even made her first real friends, but odd things keep happening to them. Every morning they wake on the floors of their dorm rooms with their hands stained red.Faye knows she's the reason, but what does it all mean? The handsome Kel tries to help her unravel the mystery, but Faye is certain she can't trust him; in fact, he may be trying to kill her - and the rest of the world too.Rich, compelling writing will keep the pages turning in this riveting and tautly told psychological thriller.
Doesn't this one sound incredible? I've already read Harbinger and reviewed it but the trailer makes me want to reread it over and over again. It is slightly confusing but a magnificent read nonetheless.The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlZVTQcR35Q]
When Cameron Post’s parents die suddenly in a car crash, her shocking first thought is relief. Relief she’ll never have to tell them that, hours earlier, she had been kissing a girl.But that relief soon turns to heartbreak, as Cam is forced to move in with her conservative aunt Ruth. She knows that from this point on, her life will forever be different. Survival in Miles City, Montana, means blending in and not making waves, and Cam becomes an expert at this—especially at avoiding any questions about her sexuality.Then Coley Taylor moves to town. Beautiful pickup-driving Coley is a perfect cowgirl with the perfect boyfriend to match. To Cam’s surprise, she and Coley become best friends—while Cam secretly dreams of something more. Just as that starts to seem like a real possibility, her secret is exposed. Ultrareligious Aunt Ruth takes drastic action to “fix” her niece, bringing Cam face-to-face with the cost of denying her true self—even if she’s not quite sure who that is.The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a stunning and unforgettable literary debut about discovering who you are and finding the courage to live life according to your own rules.
Ever since I saw this book, I WANTED it. It looks absolutely stunning and also thick, which is nice because I like reading big books. I like being able to dwell for more than a day or two on the same day and this one looks like one I could utterly immerse myself in.Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLKv1zsU7U4]
"Blessed with a gift..."cursed" with a secret."Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they're witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship - or an early grave.Before her mother died, Cate promised to protect her sisters. But with only six months left to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood, she might not be able to keep her word . . . especially after she finds her mother's diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family's destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra.If what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren't safe. Not from the Brotherhood, the Sisterhood - not even from each other.
I was looking on the Penguin catalog and I saw this one. Witches? The entire premise? Not only am I almost instantly attracted to everything paranormal but the storyline itself just sounds like it would quickly become close to one of my favorite books. This was definitely one of my most anticipated for 2012.The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXhPX_llwQI]
Brie's life ends at sixteen: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn't love her, and the news breaks her heart - "literally." But now that she's in heaven, Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined. Back in Half Moon Bay, her family has begun to unravel. Her best friend knows a secret about Jacob, the boy she loved and lost - and the truth behind his shattering betrayal. And then there's Patrick, Brie's mysterious new guide and resident Lost Soul who's been D&G (dead and gone) much longer than she? and who just might hold the key to her forever after. With Patrick's help, Brie will have to pass through the five stages of grief before she's ready to move on? but how do you begin again, when your heart is still in pieces?
This looks super cute and I've heard mixed things. While it's not at the top of my list, if I get the chance to read it, I definitely will. This book takes the phrase "broken hearts" and puts a quirky spin on it.Fever by Lauren DeStefano[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_wAX0XgiXE&feature=plcp&context=C3aa60d1UDOEgsToPDskJ2uk_beKN8xB2e2BoJkvNB][youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak4Fxs5CiHY]
Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but danger is never far behind.Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch over a menagerie of girls. Just as Rhine uncovers what plans await her, her fortune turns again. With Gabriel at her side, Rhine travels through an environment as grim as the one she left a year ago - surroundings that mirror her own feelings of fear and hopelessness.The two are determined to get to Manhattan, to relative safety with Rhine’s twin brother, Rowan. But the road there is long and perilous - and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and young men die at twenty-five, time is precious. Worse still, they can’t seem to elude Rhine’s father-in-law, Vaughn, who is determined to bring Rhine back to the mansion...by any means necessary.In the sequel to Lauren DeStefano’s harrowing Wither, Rhine must decide if freedom is worth the price - now that she has more to lose than ever.
OHMYGOODNESS! I want this book so badly! Wither was incredible and ever since it released, I was waiting for the sequel. It's so close! I just want it to release already!Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL9YJhuQijo]
I’m pushing aside the memory of my nightmare,pushing aside thoughts of Alex,pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school,push,push,push,like Raven taught me to do.The old life is dead.But the old Lena is dead too.I buried her.I left her beyond a fence,behind a wall of smoke and flame.Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.
I'll admit; I was in the minority in that I thought that Delirium was just okay. I loved Before I Fall but Delirium left something to be desired. When I got Pandemonium though, I was in LOVE (no pun intended)! Pandemonium is absolutely riveting and even though Pandemonium still has not released, I want Requiem to be here!Bewitching by Alex Flinn[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBV9NBto-AY&feature=channel_video_title]
Bewitching can be a beast. . . .Once, I put a curse on a beastly and arrogant high school boy. That one turned out all right. Others didn't.I go to a new school now--one where no one knows that I should have graduated long ago. I'm not still here because I'm stupid; I just don't age.You see, I'm immortal. And I pretty much know everything after hundreds of years--except for when to take my powers and butt out.I want to help, but things just go awry in ways I could never predict. Like when I tried to free some children from a gingerbread house and ended up being hanged. After I came back from the dead (immortal, remember?), I tried to play matchmaker for a French prince and ended up banished from France forever. And that little mermaid I found in the "Titanic" lifeboat? I don't even want to think about it.Now a girl named Emma needs me. I probably shouldn't get involved, but her gorgeous stepsister is conniving to the core. I think I have just the thing to fix that girl--and it isn't an enchanted pumpkin. Although you never know what will happen when I start . . . bewitching.
Alex Flinn has the most incredible talent of being able to craft impeccable and believable fairy-tale retellings with delicious twists. I loved Beastly. LOVED it! So I am incredibly excited for this, which is about the witch in that particular equation...I hope y'all enjoyed these trailers! I have all the release dates for these books starred and circled in my planner! February is sure to be an incredible month. What are your favorite book trailers for February? Comment below!