Trailers: July

For some reason, I really feel like posting trailers of books today. So, I figured that I'd post the trailers of books coming out in July that I really want. Y'all just know that I'll be going to the bookstore every day of these releases.

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Lost Voices by Sarah Porter

7/4/2011

Fourteen-year-old Luce has had a tough life, but she reaches the depths of despair when she is assaulted and left on the cliffs outside of a grim, gray Alaskan fishing village. She expects to die when she tumbles into the icy waves below, but instead undergoes an astonishing transformation and becomes a mermaid. A tribe of mermaids finds Luce and welcomes her in—all of them, like her, lost girls who surrendered their humanity in the darkest moments of their lives. Luce is thrilled with her new life until she discovers the catch: the mermaids feel an uncontrollable desire to drown seafarers, using their enchanted voices to lure ships into the rocks. Luce possesses an extraordinary singing talent, which makes her important to the tribe—she may even have a shot at becoming their queen. However her struggle to retain her humanity puts her at odds with her new friends. Will Luce be pressured into committing mass murder?

Commentary: First of all, I love mermaids. I also love that they're becoming a MG/YA trend. Lost Voices, Forgive My Fins, Daughters of the Sea, Tempest Rising.....I love it. Anyways, I can't wait for this one. My friend actually got an ARC of it but she doesn't really want to read it because it's "abused girls". She's letting me read it but we won't see each other for a while....so I'll probably end up buying it instead. Anyways, it looks really good but the trailer looks really creepy. All the best paranormal books seem to have a little bit of creepy in them so I can't wait to read this!

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Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers

7/5/2011

Luc Cain was born and raised in Hell, but he isn’t feeling as demonic as usual lately—thanks to Frannie Cavanaugh and the unique power she never realized she had. But you can’t desert Hell without consequences, and suddenly Frannie and Luc find themselves targeted by the same demons who used to be Luc’s allies.

Left with few options, Frannie and Luc accept the protection of Heaven and one of its most powerful angels, Gabe. Unfortunately, Luc isn’t the only one affected by Frannie, and it isn’t long before Gabe realizes that being around her is too…tempting. Rather than risk losing his wings, he leaves Frannie and Luc under the protection of her recently-acquired guardian angel.

Which would be fine, but Gabe is barely out the door before an assortment of demons appears—and they’re not leaving without dragging Luc back to Hell with them. Hell won’t give up and Heaven won’t give in. Frannie’s guardian exercises all the power he has to keep them away, but the demons are willing to hurt anyone close to Frannie in order to get what they want. It will take everything she has and then some to stay out of Hell’s grasp.

And not everyone will get out of it alive.

Commentary: Okay, I absolutely LOVED Personal Demons. I thought it was brilliant, romantic, dramatic. Luc's transition was great to see, and I loved their romance. The only thing that I didn't like in Personal Demons was how everyone on the cover looked too old for the book. Original Sin-  I love the cover, I love the premise, I love the characters. I'm so excited to read this one on the fifth! :)

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Note: This trailer is actually for "Siren" because Youtube didn't have a trailer for Undercurrent.

Undercurrent by Tricia Rayburn

7/21/11

After losing her sister and finding out who- or what- she really is, Vanessa returns home for her senior year. Everyone at Hawthorne Prep has questions about her tragic summer, but knowing who to open up to is impossible. As she walks the halls without Justine for the very first time, Vanessa has more to worry about than just making a new life for herself.Because the sirens are out for revenge. To protect herself and the ones she loves, Vanessa must call on powers she believes she has but does not know how to use. To learn, she'll have to seek help from the only person who truly knows her. But first, she must admit the truth about her real identity.

Commentary: The first book gave us SUCH a cliffhanger at the end. It had great writing, eerie settings, and a fast-placed plot that left you thirsting for more. I love the world that Tricia has created in the Siren Trilogy and I can't wait to read more about it.

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This is not a trailer, but a sneak peek at Wolfsbane, which readers might also find interesting

Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

7/26/2011

This thrilling sequel to the much-talked-about Nightshade begins just where it ended-Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemy, and she's certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer-one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack-and the man-she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.

Commentary: I loved Nightshade. It was harsh and unpredictable and lovely. Werewolves are such a great topic because there are so many legends and variations. Suspense, romance, and loyalty were major elements in Nightshade and I'm looking forward to reading more of it.

That's it for my trailers! Of course, there are way more books coming out in July and books that I want, but some of them didn't have trailers and I didn't want to make it too long of a post.

Happy reading!

Grace