Sharing Saturday Thirty

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Saturday is here!  This is one of my favorite times of the week for I love this post.  Today we are going to do something a little different.  I am going to share book trailers for some of my favorite books and my opinions on whether they represent the book well.  This is going to be so fun.  I may start doing this more often during my Sharing Saturday’s so let me know what book trailers I should do.  Let’s get started!

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton:

The imagery is good.  It is blue and sandy much as the cover suggests it should be.  The blue-eyed bandit is decently portrayed but I think less time should have been spent on what authors and journals thought about the book and more on what the book is actually about.  The music is a wonderful addition adding drama and intrigue to the trailer.  I think overall that the book trailer decently portrayed the book but it did not show the true fire and spirit of the book.

Reawakened by Colleen Houck:

I think this trailer did a much better job of portraying the book than the previous one.  We are shown the magic of the world through the disappearing words and images and the book is thoroughly explained.  However, the music was horrible.  I did not think it went very well with the book.  I did like that certain images and creatures were shown that are seen throughout the book.  Overall, I think it did an excellent job of showing us Reawakened.

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco:

This trailer did a pretty good job of depicting the book.  The background was amazing and fully gave me a sense of the book.  However, I felt that what the book was about was not fully given.  Despite that, I love the little bit of music that was included which added drama and emotion at the perfect moments.  This trailer was suitable for the book but I think it could have been improved upon a little bit.

 

 

Happy New Year

It’s a New Year!! I can hardly believe that we are entering 2018.  This past year has flown by.  Below is a list of the top twelve books that I read this year.  There are definitely more favorites but if I didn’t stop at twelve my list would just keep on going.  I am not putting them in any particular order.

  • The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
  • Ruby Red Kerstin Gier
  • Roar  by Cora Carmack
  • Scarlet by A. C Gaughen
  • The Demon Trapper’s Daughter by Jana Oliver
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  • Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  • The Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
  • The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalo
  • It by Stephen King

 

Happy New Year!!!!

Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton

The second book in the series, The Rebel of the Sands, continues Amani’s story.   She has joined the rebellion to bring down the Sultan who killed his own father for the throne. Amani accidentally infiltrates the Sultan’s palace. She is determined to spy on the Sultan from the inside and bring him to justice for all of his bloodthirsty crimes.  Distractingly she is still a prisoner under the constant supervision of guards.   There she learns secrets that should never of been unearthed.  Questions arise as to whether her cause is true.  But will she survive the trials of the palace?

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

A sharpshooter and a dreamer living in a back- country town where there is no escape.  That all changes when she meets Jin, a foreigner at a shooting contest.  She leaves Dustwalk, her town on a mythical horse and finds through Jin the true heart of the desert  and her own blooming power.

” Rebel of the Sands reveals what happens when a dream referred explodes- in the fires of rebellion, of romantic passion, and the all- consuming inferno of a girl finally, at long last, embracing her power.”( Inside cover)