Monday, May 16, 2011

It's Monday Morning Movie Time! Brought to you by THE BODY FINDER

*rubs sleep crusties from eyes*  Wow, is that you?  It's been so long!  I thought for sure blogger had just decided to give up.  :)

So last week was pretty much a bust for blogging.  I'm sorry about that.  Funny story:  On Wednesday, I was in the middle of writing a blog post titled Battling the Lazies (it was all about how to ignore those pesky little urgings to do something OTHER than writing) when my sister showed up asking if I wanted to go shopping.  So, I...uh...went shopping.


On a lighter note, I had a great time!  I bought some A-M-A-Z-I-N-G tea from Teavana.  If you like tea, or you don't like tea, or you think you don't like tea, you must go there.  You haven't had tea until you've had real, loose leaf or rolled tea.  You know that bitterness you can taste with grocery store tea?  Yeah, apparently that's not supposed to be there. (and yes, I swear they aren't paying me to say this)  :)

So, now that I've procrastinated enough on this post, I bring you today's book trailer!!  Enjoy!

Back of the book blurb:

Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes that the dead leave behind in the world... and the imprints that attach to their killers. 

Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find the dead birds her cat had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he's claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him. 

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay's intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she's falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer... and becoming his prey herself. 

My thoughts on the book trailer:

I'm actually not a huge fan of trailers that show still-life pictures with flashes of video of someone running.  There are a lot of trailers that do that, too.  They seem to think they MUST actually show someone running, and through the woods, too.  Or a school hallway.  The problem I see with it is this: you can usually tell when a cheaper camera is being used.  There's a different quality to the image.  And when you detect that cheap camera image, it's easy to start thinking the rest of the trailer is cheap.

I actually really liked it up until they started using video footage.  I loved the image of a girl crouched over the dirt.  I just wish they'd left it like that--with images.  Of course, mine isn't the only opinion out there, and it certainly isn't law, so what did you, dear readers, think?  Did this trailer intrigue you?  Are you going to pick up this book?

Discuss!  :)


  1. I've read both The Body Finder and Desires of the Dead and loved them both. But this is the first time that I've seen the trailer. I don't mind it. It's a lot better than most trailers I've seen, but it wouldn't have encouraged me to buy the book.

  2. ohman! i've heard GREAT things about this book! and OHMYGOODNESS!!! i just started following vlc productions blog last night- because i think they are super talented (and vlc just happens to be my initials:P) but i actually DO like the moving hybrid with still images effect, and i like when the still images pan or something to create the illusion of movement. to me, it seems stronger when there's movement in a trailer... but maybe that's just me, and being used to movie trailers... i don't know. anyway, i'm rambling! happy monday sweetie! and it's hilarious that you went shopping! silly!

  3. Hmm. I did like the tone of the trailer, but I think I might have to side with aspiring x on this one. I kind of liked the video, even though I could tell it wasn't super high quality; I thought it gave a more "aahhhh serial killer home video" feel, lol. Anyway, thanks for the trailer! It worked on me; I might go pick up this book today. :-)

  4. I'm not a book trailer critic, but I did like it except for the portion where you had to read about the 'boy who was,' yup, that's as far as I got and since time is short, I didn't go back to reread and pause.
    N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

  5. I think the music combined with the still images was probably the best feature here. It did a good job of amping up the creepy factor.


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