As a huge fan of trailers I was totally stoked to be invited to be a part of the trailer reveals for GRAVITY and LUMINOSITY. Now, not only do I have cover love, I think both trailers are super cool. Which makes the wait for both books even harder.
Fortunately both GRAVITY and LUMINOSITY will be releasing in just a few weeks, so the wait isn’t too bad….
Anyway… below are both trailers and some info about the books and authors. And there’s also an eBook giveaway hosted by the publisher. So be sure to check them out!
I love this trailer! It’s dark and edgy, not at all what I’d expected for this title, but I think it’s awesome. I want to meet this enemy that might be the only one Ari can trust. I so can’t wait!
Title:GRAVITY (The Taking #1) Author: Melissa West Pages: 400 Publisher: Entangled Teen Release Date: October 30, 2012
In the future, only one rule will matter:
Don’t. Ever. Peek.
Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed — arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die.
Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about his kind. And against her instincts, she’s falling for him. But Ari isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention. She’s a military legacy who’s been trained by her father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can know — especially an alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war.
Melissa lives in a tiny suburb of Atlanta, GA with her husband and daughter. She pretends to like yoga, actually likes shoes, and could not live without coffee. Her writing heroes include greats like Jane Austen and Madeleine L’Engle.
She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and an M.S. in Graphic Communication, both from Clemson University. Yeah, her blood runs orange.
Okay, I think I’ve fallen for the enemy in this trailer too! I really hope Beatrice can be the protector she needs to be. And I really love the song, though I may have gotten caught up in the lyrics on my first or second viewing before I read through all those teasers about the book. But this is so another book I can’t wait for!
Title:LUMINOSITY (Raven Chronicles #1) Author:Stephanie Thomas Pages:400 Publisher:Entangled Teen Release Date:November 6, 2012
My name is Beatrice. When I was born, I was blessed with the Sight. I was immediately removed from my parents and enrolled in the Institution. At the age of twelve, I had my first true vision, earning my raven’s wings. And when I turned seventeen, one of my visions came true. Things haven’t been the same since.
The Institution depends on me to keep the City safe from our enemy, the Dreamcatchers, but I’m finding it harder to do while keeping a secret from everyone, including my best friend Gabe. It is a secret that could put us all in danger. A secret that could kill me and everyone close to me.
But the enemy has been coming to me in my dreams, and I think I’m falling in love with him. He says they’re coming. He says they’re angry. And I think I’ve already helped them win.
Stephanie Thomas has been writing ever since she could put letters together to form words. When she was a small child, she would present her mother and father with self-made newspapers filled up with make believe stories and pictures. Her love for writing followed her all throughout her schooling, where she entered and won writing contests of all sorts.
Stephanie decided to become an English teacher and completed her B.A. at The Pennsylvania State University. While teaching, she later went on to get her Master’s in writing from The Johns Hopkins University. She completed her very first manuscript during her graduate studies, and by the end of the program, she had completed two more.
Stephanie is quick to tell anyone that she’s a born and raised Philadelphian, and her heart will always belong there. She moved to Baltimore with her husband, and they’ve been living there for the last five years with their doggie, Sailor, and their rabbit, Buns (aka “T Sizzle).
I was invited by the publisher, Entangled Publishing, to participate in the cover reveal for Gravity by author Melissa West.
I hadn’t heard of the book before, but once I read it’s description I immediately added it to my Goodreads TBR. And once I saw the cover I couldn’t wait to share it here on the blog.
Gravity is a YA SciFi novel – not my typical pile add – but this one sounds incredibly intriguing. Spies. Betrayal. A love story. War. I am super excited to check it out!
Gravity is due out in October and is currently available to pre-order at Amazon.
The colors are amazing. That shot of space and that planet is absolutely stunning. It’s framed just perfectly and I love the burst of light right at the edge of the planet and the lens flare that extends out into space.
It’s simple. It’s beautiful. And for the cover of a science fiction novel it’s absolutely perfect.
And I love the title. The gradient color connects it to the various hues in the background. And by adding those pretty swirly graphics on either side, it gives it a nice weight and balance so that the title doesn’t get lost on the page and allows it to remain a smaller font size. So it doesn’t scream GRAVITY at you.
The font for the tagline and author’s name is also simple and beautiful and while sans serif, it stands out but doesn’t take away from that gorgeous background image. And I’m so glad that the tagline isn’t centered top to bottom on the page, or it really would have made it feel more important than the title.
Even still, that tagline has me completely curious…
Well, that’s what I think… but what do you think?
ABOUT THE BOOK
In the future, only one rule will matter:
Don’t. Ever. Peek.
Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed–arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die.
Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about his kind. And against her instincts, she’s falling for him. But Ari isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention. She’s a military legacy who’s been trained by her father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can know–especially an alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war.
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