Thursday, March 31, 2011

Book Trailer Thursday (1)

So, to be completely honest, I have never heard of a "book trailer." This probably illustrates just how amateur I am to the book-blogging world :) Well, I am kind of intrigued by this, so here is Thursday's book meme, hosted by The Quill Cafe...

To participate, on a Thursday you post an entry in your blog with an embedded book trailer of your choice (note: the trailer can be fan made but please no movie trailers of book adaptations) with your thoughts and comments underneath. It can be a book you have read, want to read or have never even come across before.

I have never come across this book before. But I definitely remember the author: AVI. As I've already mentioned, I haven't been reading YA fiction for very long, so I don't know if readers out there know of Avi, or if Avi is even considered to be YA, but the minute I saw that name, I all-of-sudden remembered that here was a great author. Years (and years and years) ago, I read a book called The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (I was probably 11-12 years old) and you know how you can remember exactly the words and exactly how you felt from a book you read years ago??

OK, well, I even remember a line from the book-- when one of the pirate-sailors takes Charlotte's hands and turns them palms-up and says, "Like bloody cream!" I honestly don't know why I remember that line but it is seared into my memory...

(Or.... does Windcatcher ring a bell for anyone?? Hmmm, I am probably just really old haha)


Whether you've heard of Avi or not, I stumbled upon this book trailer... (Warning: it is pretty cheesy, but at the same time it is REALLY freaking creepy) for an Avi book called The Seer of Shadows. I love the cover and the plot, and I remember that long ago when I was still in middle school back in like, 1995, I loved Avi. I will have to see if I can find this book somwhere! :)


  1. Sounds interesting. Getting back to you. blog is only 2 months old. I never thought that I would be getting ARC's but I am super excited! I have also gotten some ARC e-books. I just signed up for NetGalley and put in requests and The Noble Ones, the author emailed me about his ARC. :)

  2. I've never heard of Avi before. The trailer is very well done! The narration confused me a little as to the gender of the protagonist but the photographs drew my attention and helped tell the premise of the story. That picture of the little girl is so creepy! Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. I know isn't it scary? I was checking out some of those old books by Avi that I remember from grade school-- they are really good and I am thinking of reading some of them again and reviewing them too, even though they are for a younger age group :)

  4. Interesting blog. It would be great if you can provide more details about it. Thanks you.

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