Trailers: April

Recently, I've been struggling to balance end-of-the-year schoolwork with my blog, but today I have the time to do one of my favorite posts: book trailers. I adore book trailers. They're what inspires me. They're what shows you if there's action in a book or intrigue and really hooks you into wanting to read it. I adore them. Anyways, I love stumbling upon a book trailer that has everything going for it. Here are a few of them for April releases:Radiate by Marley Gibson[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVLyptTfSyw]This trailer gives me chills. It's so inspiring and before, I thought the book would be good, but this trailer elevates it to something even more. It's a really well put together trailer which is nice too, but now I really want to read the book!

Hayley Matthews is determined to be the best cheerleader she can. She works hardand pushes herself 110% all the time. Then Hayley finds a lump on her leg.The diagnosis is cancer. The prognosis is unclear. She could lose her leg. Or maybe her life.At first Haley is scared, terrified. In an instant, everything she’s worked for seemsout of reach. But Haley is strong. She’s going to fight this disease. She will not let ittake her life or her dreams.

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ9rfquJ5PQ]I love this trailer too. The background music definitely sets the scene and it's just kind of spooky and intense in some way that definitely alludes to the richness and intrigue in the book (which is fantastic by the way).Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.Ismae's most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?Immortal City by Scott Speer[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQPlS8afzGs]Wow. This seems more like a movie trailer than a book trailer. It's so well-executed and while I didn't want to read the book before I had seen this, now I want to read it. This book trailer definitely served its purpose.

Jackson Godspeed is the hottest young Angel in a city filled with them.He's days away from becoming a full Guardian, and people around the world are already competing for the chance to be watched over by him. Everyone's obsessed with the Angels and the lucky people they protect - everyone except for Madison Montgomery.Maddy's the one girl in Angel City who doesn't breathlessly follow the Angels on TV and gossip blogs. When she meets Jackson, she doesn't recognize him. But Jackson is instantly captivated by her, and against all odds the two fall in love.Maddy is swiftly caught up in Jackson's scene, a world of glamour, paparazzi - and murder. A serial killer is on the loose, leaving dead Angels' wings for the police to find on the Walk of Fame. Even the Guardians are powerless to protect themselves in the face of this threat & and this time it's up to Maddy to save Jackson.

The Calling by Kelley Armstrong[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g-h3IkXLNg]Okay, I like this one, but it's not my favorite. Maya's character is how I imagined she'd be but it didn't really talk about some of the more important aspects of the book. They didn't show her friends and I just didn't really like it. It was good, but not as good as the book.

Maya and her friends--all of whom have supernatural powers--have been kidnapped after fleeing from a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set, and after a terrifying helicopter crash they find themselves pursued by evildoers in the Vancouver Island wilderness.

Taken at Dusk by C.C. Hunter[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNcfLU8nkG4]EXCELLENT. I read the first one and liked it and my sister loves this series, so I'll definitely have to finish them. This is a really great trailer. I love the climactic music and the flashes of pictures and text.

Step into Shadow Falls, a camp for teens with supernatural powers. Here friendship thrives, love takes you by surprise, and our hearts possess the greatest magic of all.Kylie Galen wants the truth so badly she can taste it. The truth about who her real family is, the truth about which boy she’s meant to be with—and the truth about what her emerging powers mean. But she’s about to discover that some secrets can change your life forever…and not always for the better.Just when she and Lucas are finally getting close, she learns that his pack has forbidden them from being together. Was it a mistake to pick him over Derek? And it’s not just romance troubling Kylie. An amnesia-stricken ghost is haunting her, delivering the frightful warning, someone lives and someone dies. As Kylie races to unravel the mystery and protect those she loves, she finally unlocks the truth about her supernatural identity, which is far different—and more astonishing—than she ever imagined.

The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rJXfw_BE3k]The eerie mood to this trailer is what makes it really stand out. It definitely represented the spookiness of this book and Violet's character, which I really liked. I'm really looking forward to reading this!

In the end, all that's left is an echo...Violet kept her morbid ability to sense dead bodies a secret from everyone except her family and her childhood-best-friend-turned-boyfriend, Jay Heaton. That is until forensic psychologist Sara Priest discovered Violet's talent and invited her to use her gift to track down murderers. Now, as she works with an eclectic group of individuals—including mysterious and dangerously attractive Rafe—it's Violet's job to help those who have been murdered by bringing their killers to justice. When Violet discovers the body of a college girl killed by "the girlfriend collector" she is determined to solve the case. But now the serial killer is on the lookout for a new "relationship" and Violet may have caught his eye....

Purity by Jackson Pearce[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_foDmRhv2DE]This is NOT the trailer, but Jackson Pearce is a hilarious and awesome vlogger/author, so you should watch it. She's sweet and funny and really helpful in her vlogs, and this is a video of her opening the package to see finished copies of Purity! I'm definitely going to read this one because it looks interesting and like something that I would identify to and learn from. Plus, Jackson is a great writer.

A novel about love, loss, and sex -- but not necessarily in that order.Before her mother died, Shelby promised three things: to listen to her father, to love as much as possible, and to live without restraint. Those Promises become harder to keep when Shelby's father joins the planning committee for the Princess Ball, an annual dance that ends with a ceremonial vow to live pure lives -- in other words, no "bad behavior," no breaking the rules, and definitely no sex.Torn between Promises One and Three, Shelby makes a decision -- to exploit a loophole and lose her virginity before taking the vow. But somewhere between failed hookup attempts and helping her dad plan the ball, Shelby starts to understand what her mother really meant, what her father really needs, and who really has the right to her purity.

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3mfe5dalx8]Not only is it Julie Kagawa which would make me want to read the book anyways, but the trailer is just epic! I would use another word but I don't really enjoy cussing but it's just so freaking awesome and the book is amazing (I'm reading it now) and I'm just in love with everything about the trailer and the book. READ IT!

In a future world, Vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity.Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die… or become one of the monsters.Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.But it isn't easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.

The Selection by Kiera Cass[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzYBBPjWIIU]I've heard mixed things about the book but the trailer is really fancy and quirky, which I like. I love the monologue going on in the background and the music and it's all very atmospheric. It's also being turned into a TV show on the CW network so it'll be interesting to see that trailer when they launch the series!

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself- and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjRggaPl6OM]The trailer is pretty good for a book that's pretty good. The book was a bit mind-boggling but had a strong and fierce main character with loads of action that kept me turning the pages. It wasn't my favorite, but the trailer is great!

Two days before the start of her junior year, seventeen-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed—as in blinding light, scenes of her life flashing before her, and then nothing. Except the next thing she knows, she's opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from her high school whom Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And even though it isn't possible, she knows—with every fiber of her being—that Ben has somehow brought her back to life.But her revival, and Ben's possible role in it, is only the first of the puzzles that Janelle must solve. While snooping in her FBI agent father's files for clues about her accident, she uncovers a clock that seems to be counting down to something—but to what? And when someone close to Janelle is killed, she can no longer deny what's right in front of her: Everything that's happened—the accident, the murder, the countdown clock, Ben's sudden appearance in her life—points to the end of life as she knows it. And as the clock ticks down, she realizes that if she wants to put a stop to the end of the world, she's going to need to uncover Ben's secrets—and keep from falling in love with him in the process.From debut author Elizabeth Norris comes this shattering novel of one girl's fight to save herself, her world, and the boy she never saw coming.

See any that y'all like? I definitely do, and I'm extremely excited for these releases. Some of these have already been released! Also, as of tomorrow, I'll have been blogging for one year, which means acknowledgement posts, a post about the goals I have for the blog, and of course, giveaways! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!