Sunday, February 6, 2011

Trailer highlights and contest winner

Wow! A whole week has passed by since I've done an update on my blog. So sorry about that as work deadlines took priority and left me with no time to do any blog posts. Boo!

Anyway, first up, is a contest winner announcement. Thanks to everyone who entered the So Shelly giveaway. I thought I was the only one who was looking forward to reading this book, but judging from the fantastic responses to the entries, there are quite a number of you who are also keen on reading this.

Without further ado, the winner of this giveaway is Aisle B!

Congratulations! A copy of So Shelly will be making its way to you very soon,For everyone else, don't worry, I've got a new contest coming up soon, so stay tuned for that!

Moving along to some trailer highlights. I haven't done this in quite some time and thought I'd share a few trailers that I've stumbled across.

First up is:



Book:
Of Light and Darkness: The Vampire's Daughter by Shayne Leighton

About the book
:
Abandoned as an infant in Prague, Charlotte Ruzikova was raised by Valek, one of the last Vampires left alive. Genocide and war conflicts their secret society nestled deep in the woods of Eastern Europe.

But when the dictator in power becomes threatened by evil lurking in Valek's past, Charlotte must find a way to fight for the only one she's ever loved and the only thing she has ever truly believed in...and all before the sun comes up...

... I have to admit that I'm absolutely not loving the book's actual cover, but do think that the premise of the story sounds interesting.

Also, the book is set in the Czech republic, so I'm keen to see just how the story plays itself out, especially against a backdrop that sounds so different. Love the book trailer.

Up next is....



Book:
Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck

About the book:

The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she'd be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world.
But that's exactly what happened.

Face-to-face with dark forces, spell-binding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever.

.... I've been pretty excited about this book for a while now. I don't think many people really know about this book, but I love the idea that the shape shifter is something other than a wolf.

Also, the magic and mystical worlds? Pretty much had me sold. The book trailer is certainly an interesting one too.
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And finally.... a trailer taken from the book I'm currently reading:


Book:
You Against Me by Jenny Downham

About the book:
When Mikey's sister claims a boy assaulted her at a party, his world of work and girls begins to fall apart. When Ellie's brother is charged with the crime, but says he didn't do it, her world of revision, exams and fitting in at a new school begins to unravel. When Mikey and Ellie meet, two worlds collide.

Brave and unflinching, this is a novel of extraordinary skillfulness and almost unbearable tension. It's a book about loyalty and the choices that come with it. But above all it's a book about love - for one's family and for another.
... I'm not all that far into this novel yet, but am really enjoying it so far. Jenny writes with a remarkable understanding and insight into the lives of the teens who are affected by a traumatic event and writes in such a way that so far, this book has just been keeping me on edge.

That's it from me for now...

Will do some catch ups tomorrow. Both my contact lenses have broken, so I'm taking quite a bit of strain as my glasses haven't been helping me much.

In the meantime, have you stumbled upon any fab new trailers lately? Let me know... I'm always on the hunt for new book trailers.

5 comments:

Dazzling Mage said...

You Against Me should be really good! Happy reading. =)

Jan von Harz said...

I have not heard about of Light and Darkness, but I am hook after seeing the trailer. I am also wanting The Tiger's Curse it looks quite intriguing and different.

Aisle B said...

Me?? Really !!! It's ME!

"Everybody does kungfu fighting.... Ha YA! Let's just do some kung fu fighting..."

This is my happy dance song for the day... It could have been worst.. I could have been singing a Telly Tubby SONG!

THANK YOU! MERCI! DANKE! GRACIAS! SHUKRIYA!

ahhhhh this is my day . Thank you Pixie for making it amazing :)

Jenny said...

Oh love when post book trailers Tammy! Tiger's Curse I've been seeing around a lot lately but I hadn't seen the trailer for it, so thanks for posting these!

Oh, and hope you get new contacts soon so you can see. That's important:)

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

I've heard great things about You against Me. I must check that one out at some point!