Sunday, May 6, 2012

Book Trailer: Rapture by Lauren Kate

Hi all! Popping in to share with you the spanking new US Book Trailer and some other goodies in anticipation of the upcoming release of Rapture next month!

Rapture by Lauren Kate

Release Date: June 12, 2012
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Pages: 448

The sky is dark with wings . . . .

Like sand in an hourglass, time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past they must find the place where the angels fell to earth. Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn’t know if he can do this—live only to lose Luce again and again.

Yet together they will face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies . . . and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made. Hearts are destroyed. And suddenly Luce knows what must happen.

For she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they’ve borne has always and only been about her—and the love she cast aside. The choice she makes now will be the only one that truly matters.

In the fight for Luce, who will win?

I'm still on the fence about book trailers in general. I went out to dinner last week with three friends that work in YA publishing, and the dinner table was split straight down the middle with people arguing for and against them. Personally, I think they tend to be badly done but have a lot of potential. The Rapture book trailer is one that I like because it creates a sense of anticipation and tension. The urgency in it is contagious. Even though I'm not a die hard fan of these books, the trailer got me a little bit jazzed for the release.

What do you think? Do you like book trailers in general? How about the Rapture trailer?

If the trailer has piqued your interest, you can click here to read the first chapter of the novel and click here to get an inside look with the author! But beware! If you haven't read Fallen, Torment, and Passion, you might want to catch up on those first.

Happy reading, all!


  1. Generally, I'm not a fan of book trailers. I can't tell you how many times I've had to gently refuse authors who want me to post their trailer on my blog. They're often corny and, as you said, poorly done. But I understand wanting to try ANYTHING to promote your book.

    1. Yeah, I understand the desperation, but I am definitely not in the "any publicity is good publicity" camp. If something is badly done, it can hurt you more than it can help.

      Honestly, I've never really seen a book trailer that I've loved, but I though that the Rapture one was okay (it didn't make me not want to read the book), and I liked the Insurgent one fairly well.

      Funnily enough, Nicole from Word for Teens posted about book trailers today. I agree with what she has to say, especially that putting words over pictures with music does not make something a video! Haha..


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