Book Trailers! Yay or Nay?

With the release of books, alongside book trailers have been made. Book trailers are just like any other trailers, giving a glimpse of the world inside and what you're missing. Book trailers are becoming more and more popular but is this a good thing or a bad thing?

I personally love book trailers. I mean they really capture what's going on in the book. Say if you've read the book that you're just having a peak at the trailer to see just how it is and if the characters are to you're liking. It's great when your imagination is formed in front of you, not forgetting the atmosphere and how everything else is.

But let's see if we haven't read the book of the book trailer and just stumble upon it which is the main purpose watching a trailer before you read the actual book. Just like when want to watch a movie, you watch the trailer then watch the movie. Anyhow, after watching a book trailer does it make you read the book? For me, I'll say rarely.

One book trailer that really did get to me however was The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han. I LOVED that trailer. I don't know exactly what it was about it that truly struck out for me, possibly the writing style but after watching it I really wanted to read the book. So obviously, I then did and I did enjoy reading it alot but it wasn't those WOW type of books.

Though, one thing I can say with utmost certainty is that after watching a book trailer I never actually bought a book because of it. Never. I'm serious. In a way I don't think many book trailers actually capture the book. Hey, am not saying I don't like them. They can be good to watch and all, but I'm not 'feeling' it. With some of them at lest. Well that's just me anyways.

But what do you think of book trailers? Yay or Nay? Feel free to disagree and let me know your thoughts!

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You
by Ally Carter

Pages: 309
Release Date: May 6th 2010
Publisher: Orchard Books
Source: For Review from Publishers
Series: The Gallagher Girls
Other books in series: Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy, Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover, Only the Good Spy Young
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The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is a fairly typical all-girls school—that is, if every school teaches advanced martial arts in PE, chemistry always consists of the latest in chemical warfare, and everyone breaks CIA codes for extra credit in computer class. So in truth, while the Gallagher Academy might say it's a school for geniuses what they really mean is spies. But what happens when a Gallagher Girl falls for a boy who doesn't have a code name?
Cammie Morgan may be fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways (three of which involve a piece of uncooked spaghetti), but the Gallagher Academy hasn't prepared her for what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, and track him through a mall without him ever being the wiser, but can she have a regular relationship with a regular boy who can never know the truth about her? Cammie may be an elite spy in training, but in her sophomore year, she's doing something riskier than ever—she's falling in love.

My Thoughts
I was seriously dying to read this! I wanted to read it real soon but somehow or another I'll pick up another book and completely forget about it. You know those type of books that put you on edge, stun you and completely knock you off your feet... yep you got it I'd tell you I love you, but then I'd have to kill you is just that type of book! How glad I am that I finally read you!

Cammie Morgan may just seem like your typical teenage girl. She attends school, has many friends and falls helplessly in love. But there's more to her than what meets the eye. Attending a school for spies is definitely out of the ordinary. With so many challenging missions, how was Cammie to know stopping herself from falling in love would be the hardest.

A book full of kiss-ass girl spies? Yes. Yes. Yes. This book is amazing! All the characters are really fun. I particularly liked Bex. Just her British ways and how she helped Cammie with her boy problems. Well, these problems are in fact really major in the 'spying world' and so everything unfolds as we get to see how crazy like could get in Gallagher Academy.

I'd tell you I love you, but then I'd have to kill you is oh so perfect! Especially since whilst reading it, it was so easy for me to imagine everything happening. I applaud Carter's writing. And especially the hilarious bits! Just hilarious! They're really small things that the characters over think and analyse that make you really laugh out loud. I LOVE IT.

I'm certain that I will carry on with this series. I can't wait to read Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy! You can't help but adore the titles of the books too! Ally Carter is an author that you simply can't miss. You go Ally Carter!

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

The Sky is Everywhere
by Jandy Nelson

Pages: 320
Release Date: June 6th 2011
Publisher: Walker Books
Source: For Review from Publishers
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Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage of her own life—and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey's boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie's own. Joe is the new boy in town, a transplant from Paris whose nearly magical grin is matched only by his musical talent. For Lennie, they're the sun and the moon; one boy takes her out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But just like their celestial counterparts, they can't collide without the whole wide world exploding.
This remarkable debut is perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, and Francesca Lia Block. Just as much a celebration of love as it is a portrait of loss, Lennie's struggle to sort her own melody out of the noise around her is always honest, often hilarious, and ultimately unforgettable

My Thoughts
WOW. I have no idea how to express how much I enjoyed this book. It was just really really really good with no exaggeration whatsoever. It left me thinking about it a lot even after finishing the book and so I'm extremely glad I picked it up.

Lennie doesn't understand what's going through her mind. Bailey, her sister, is dead. At her funeral all Lennie could think about was smacking lips with every guy at that funeral. She feels so lost and out of place right and doesn't know what she possibly could do without her Bailey. On top of that, she sets her eyes on someone she possibly couldn't be with. What else could possibly happen?

The Sky is Everywhere is amazing. Truly amazing. I loved everything about it, the poetry the element of music just everything. And oh what I especially loved was how at the end of every they'll be a sort of note that perfectly explains Lennie's feelings. I loved waiting to see what note each chapter would hold.

Lennie feels alone and distraught. It's really sad to see her in this way but then again she has got two guys all to her self. Toby and Joe. Toby and Joe are both great guys. Adorable, cute and so loving! I love reading about them and I love it when they're in the picture. But I've got to say I like Joe better. Joe as he's the right guy for her and Toby isn't for obvious reasons.

The entire book was wound perfectly. The characters, events, and the magic of the music kept me thoroughly entranced. Nelson has wowed me with this book. It left me speechless and wanting more. Mind blowing and compelling this is a book that needs to be on your bookshelf. I absolute recommended it. Heck, just go buy it!

OMG. The Hunger Games Trailer!!!

Oh My God! THE FRICKIN HUNGER GAMES TARILER! Ahhh, I'm a loss for words! I'm sure you guys watched it already. I've watched it so so many times but obviously I simply HAD to post it, it's The Hunger Games we're talking about people! And of course, for those individuals that haven't watched it...
What in the world are you waiting for!
Here's the trailer! Watch it NOW. :D

Soooooo. I obviously LOVE LOVE LOVE the trailer. EPIC stuff. Just like the books. I love the way everything's played out especially all the action. Katniss's costume for the games wasn't too bad either. And did you see Gale and Peeta! Ahh hot hot hot. (NOTE: I am Teem Peeta. Forever and Always :P)YES YES! It was everything I imagined and hoped for... now I'm just dying to watch the movie. Seriously, can it take any longer?

What did you guys think? Frickin awesomeness or what!?

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Lola and the Boy Next Door
by Stephanie Perkins

Pages: 338
Release Date: September 29th 2011
Publisher: Dutton
Other Books: Anna and the French Kiss & Isla and the Happily Ever After
Source: Won in a Giveaway
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Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit -- more sparkly, more fun, more wild -- the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.
When Cricket -- a gifted inventor -- steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

My Thoughts
Ohhhh LOLA! Where can I begin with this ah-mazing book. Because it was, you know, amazing. I really much enjoyed reading it. After reading Anna and the French Kiss and just being completely 'WOWed' by it, I was so so eager to read the companion novel. And am I so glad I did.

Lola is not your average teenage girl. Her way of life is completely different especially when you count in her dress sense. Lola adores dressing up like any other girl out there but she takes it to great heights dressing up in different costumes every day. For Lola, her life couldn't get any better. She has a great life and her 'amazing' boyfriend Max. But it was until Cricket and Calliope showed up.

Perkins totally rocks my world. I lurrrrveeee her writing. At first I loved Lola and Max as a couple, they seemed pretty cute and I gotta say I did kinda like Max then. I say then as I don't like him now. One word. JERK. But then it all makes up whenever Cricket is in the picture. He just so sweet!! Seriously, how sweet and cute and adorable and amazing can he get! I was a bit peckish at first as he seemed just too nice and so it was just that tad weird. But no no that's just nothing to worry about!

As much as I enjoyed Lola, I have got to say that it wasn't as good as Anna. I loved Lola though, I loved it so much that I'm sure I'll read it over and over and over again just as I did with Anna. Oh and boy did I love it when St Clair and Anna came in. Cute moments!

If only we could pester Perkins and get Isla and the Happily Ever After released quicker. I'll probably die waiting!

New books released this November

A new month brings new books!
Now this November 2011, many thrilling books have been released, sitting in the bookstores waiting for people like you and me to pick it up and indulge!
Here are a few...

 Last Breath by Rachel Caine
1st November 2011
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Cold Hands, Warm Heart by Jill Wolfson
3rd November 2011
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Knowing Me, Knowing You by Helen Bailey
3rd November 2011
Goodreads | Amazon

By Midnight by Mia James
3rd November 2011
Goodreads | Amazon
 The Vampire Stalker by Allison van Diepen
3rd November 2011
Goodreads | Amazon

 Eve by Anna Carey
 5th November 2011
Goodreads | Amazon
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
8th November 2011
Goodreads | Amazon

Birthmarked: Prized by Caragh M O'Brien
10th November 2011
Goodreads | Amazon
Vampire Diaries: Phantom by L J Smith
10th November 2011
Goodreads | Amazon
Tiger's Voyage by Colleen Houck
 10th November 2011
Goodreads | Amazon
 The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton
14th November 2011
Goodreads | Amazon

Variant by Robison Wells
 20th November 2011
Goodreads | Amazon
Crossed by Ally Condie
 24th November 201
Goodreads | Amazon

Flying Blind by Deborah Cooke
31st November 2011
Goodreads | Amazon

What do you want to read or need to read?
(NOTE: These are UK releases)