Book trailers seem to be quite controversial – some people love them, some people hate them, and some people couldn't care less! I for one have mixed feelings on them. Sometimes, they are just bad and look like a rubbish film trailer – you know, the cheesy stupid ones… Whilst other times, the trailer isn't bad, it just doesn't seem to suit the book. Rarely, the trailer is amazing, but like I said, that's rare! Today, I thought I'd share with you the trailers for what I'm currently reading!
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
In some ways I like this trailer, and some ways I really hate it. From what I've read of the book so far, this clip doesn't really suit the writing – especially the annoying voice over! But then, I absolutely love the music in the background, and find it really interesting the way the trailer is interactive... I much prefer the short section with the needle and the 'would you take the cure?' as it gets to the point of the book. All the shots of trees and sunsets put me off a bit… I know that will be very different for others.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
This trailer is quite original – I've never seen anything like it before! I love the way the music changes, and I also like the way it sets the scene… It's quite long, and requires concentration, but other than that, it really makes me want to read the book (despite the fact I'm already reading it)…
And now, one of my all-time favourite book trailers: Reckless! I love the sound effects used, and it's really similar to the writing in the book!
I hope you enjoyed the post – sorry it didn't involve much writing! But like I've mentioned a lot recently, I've got to learn tonnes of characters for my Mandarin Level 2!