Book Videos of the Week

One of the book videos of the week is a trailer for book I just discovered yesterday. It's called The Taker by Alma Katsu.

Since the discovery I've been dying to read it. It's neither young adult nor a romance novel but it sounds soooo good! I love the trailer too.

I do wish they would've slowed down on the words though and made it more readable (can't really read the dark words on the dark background). They made two different trailers for The Taker and you can check out the other one here. I prefer the one above though because it tells you more about the story.
True love can last an eternity... but immortality comes at a price...

On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting another quiet evening of frostbite and the occasional domestic dispute. But the minute Lanore McIlvrae—Lanny—walks into his ER, she changes his life forever. A mysterious woman with a past and plenty of dark secrets, Lanny is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. He is inexplicably drawn to her... despite the fact that she is a murder suspect with a police escort. And as she begins to tell her story, a story of enduring love and consummate betrayal that transcends time and mortality, Luke finds himself utterly captivated.

Her impassioned account begins at the turn of the nineteenth century in the same small town of St. Andrew, Maine, back when it was a Puritan settlement. Consumed as a child by her love for the son of the town’s founder, Lanny will do anything to be with him forever. But the price she pays is steep—an immortal bond that chains her to a terrible fate for all eternity. And now, two centuries later, the key to her healing and her salvation lies with Dr. Luke Findley.

Part historical novel, part supernatural page-turner, The Taker is an unforgettable tale about the power of unrequited love not only to elevate and sustain, but also to blind and ultimately destroy, and how each of us is responsible for finding our own path to redemption.

The other video this week is the teaser for Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

It's a 17-second teaser so it doesn't tell you much but I really like the graphics and the intense/suspenseful music. I've also been reading early reviews of this book and I'm intrigued. It's like nothing I've read before.

Here's the teaser:

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages—not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.

When one of the strangers—beautiful, haunted Akiva—fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

What do you guys think of these book trailers? Do you want to read either books or both?


  1. Both of the trailers are really good. That first book sounds really good. Never heard of that one before, so thank you for posting this. :)

  2. Both books sound really good but The Taken has captivated me. I've added it to my TBR pile. Thanks for the heads up!


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