Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Favorites: Book Trailers!

I have an admission, and it's one that might offend a lot of you, so please try not to hate me, but...

I'm not really fond of book trailers. I find most of them to be klunky and amateurish and full of bad acting or weird lighting or generally non-professional-looking stuff.

(I majored in film and theatre. I'm a little snobbish about total amateurs basically making an ad. It's a character flaw. Try to forgive me, okay?)


Thanks to Cat Gerlach, whose blog can be found HERE, I have found a winner!

This is suspenseful. It is professionally done, in every way: acting, script, lighting, editing, music, etc. And I AM DYING TO READ THE BOOK NOW.

This is the standard to which we should hold ourselves when creating book trailers, people. Behold: the trailer for MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN.

So creepy!

Don't you all want to run out and get it now?!? I know I do!

SO, you tell me, since I typically don't seek out book trailers: what good ones have you seen lately? What else have I missed?


  1. I first saw this one about a month ago, and you're right: phenomenal.

  2. You are right: Awesome, creepy, amazing, ... all of it!

  3. Yeah I can't believe how good that book trailer was. I can't believe it's been out for a month and I didn't see it until now.

  4. Antje, this trailer has it ALL!

    Taylor, I can't believe how long it took me to find it, either. But I'm so glad I did! I have new faith in the power of a book trailer.