Book Trailer of the Week is a weekly feature where I showcase a new (or sometimes not-so-new) book trailer that has caught my attention. Why book trailers? I just love this underused media and I use them at my school as much as possible to promote reading and books among my students!
But never fear! I am back with one to share!
I recently purchased some new titles for my Media Center and at the recommendation of some other book bloggers I bought Unearthly and Hallowed by Cynthia Hand. I have quite a few girls at school who simply go nuts for supernatural YA so new this one needed to be in my catalog. I put my “Bright and Shiny New Books” display up pretty early so it’d already be up for the start of school and Unearthly has been majorly tempting me! I tend to love books with girls in pretty gowns on the cover, so this one has been calling my name for a few weeks now! I can’t read it yet because I still have to read the last three middle grade Sunshine State Books, but as soon as I’m finished with those you’d better believe this one is on my list!
If that didn’t intrigue you, the summary sounds interesting too!
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she’s part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn’t easy.
Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place and out-of-place at the same time. Because there’s another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara’s less angelic side.
As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she’d have to make between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?
You bet I’ll be sharing this book trailer with my students!