Friday's Five ♥ Book Trailers

Every Friday I'm going to be doing a 'Friday's Five' and since the last book I read was introduced to me by way of a book trailer I decided to check out some other trailers. So here are the ones that made me want to read the book. (Click the title of the book to be directed to the youtube trailer on a new page).

1) Shatter Me ♥ Tahereh Mafi

This trailer actually blew me away. It was so beautifully tragic and now I really can't wait to get my hands on this book.

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.
The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.
The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war– and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

2) Under the Never Sky  Veronica Rossi

I have never actually read this book so I'm not sure how accurate the resemblance between the descriptions of the characters and the actors is but the trailer was quite interesting. I'm curious as t who's the third character.

Aria has lived her whole life in the protected dome of Reverie. Her entire world confined to its spaces, she's never thought to dream of what lies beyond its doors. So when her mother goes missing, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her are slim.Then Aria meets an outsider named Perry. He's searching for someone too. He's also wild - a savage - but might be her best hope at staying alive. If they can survive, they are each other's best hope for finding answers.

3) Insurgent ♥ Veronica Roth

I loved Divergent and hopefully the sequel is just as good (well it sure seems like it will be). Divergent and Insurgent are also one of my top 5 dystopian series (hmmm... maybe I'll do that next week)

One choice can transform you--or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves--and herself--while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable--and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

4) Paranormalcy ♥ Kierstan White

The music just seems so much like Evie - She's got a pink taser with rhinestones (You have to like a girl with a pink taser covered in rhinestones )

Weird as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie’s always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she's falling for a shape-shifter, and she's the only person who can see through paranormals' glamours, but still. Normal.
Only now paranormals are dying, and Evie's dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She soon realizes that there may be a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths. Not only that, but she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

5) Clockwork Angel ♥ Cassandra Clare

The book is just awesome and this trailer is a great way to sum parts of it up. I'm just wishing that there was a film.
Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still. 
When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.
Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own. Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length . . . everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. . . . and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all

These are the titles (and links) of all the other trailers I checked out

Love Stargirl  ♥ Jerry Spinelli

Matched  Ally Condie

Before I Fall  ♥  Lauren Oliver

Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #1)  Jessica Spotswood

The Karma Club ♥ Jessica Brody

Rules of Attraction ♥ Simone Elkeles

The Selection Kiera Cass

Unraveling ♥ Elizabeth Norris

Prom and Prejudice ♥ Elizabeth Eulberg

52 Reasons To Hate My Father by Jessica Brody Book Review

Title: 52 Reasons to Hate My Father
Author: Jessica Brody
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Tagline: What's a girl gotta do to earn her dad's trust (fund)?
Rating: ♥ -ohmygosh you just have to read it (and then we'll talk about it!)

Being America’s favorite heiress is a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it.

Lexington Larrabee has never to work a day in her life. After all, she’s the heiress to the multi-billion-dollar Larrabee Media empire. And heiresses are not supposed to work. But then again, they’re not supposed to crash brand new Mercedes convertibles into convenience stores on Sunset Blvd either.

Which is why, on Lexi’s eighteen birthday, her ever-absent, tycoon father decides to take a more proactive approach to her wayward life. Every week for the next year, she will have to take on a different low-wage job if she ever wants to receive her beloved trust fund. But if there’s anything worse than working as a maid, a dishwasher, and a fast-food restaurant employee, it’s dealing with Luke, the arrogant, albeit moderately attractive, college intern her father has assigned to keep tabs on her.

In a hilarious “comedy of heiress” about family, forgiveness, good intentions, and best of all, second chances, Lexi learns that love can be unconditional, money can be immaterial, and, regardless of age, everyone needs a little saving. And although she might have 52 reasons to hate her father, she only needs one reason to love him.

After watching the book trailer for 52 Reasons I hate My Father I decided to read it. I’m not a fan of reading about spoiled heiresses as I can never seem to like the character and it just ruins the whole book. However Lexi is quite likable, once you get past the start. Which is a great credit to the author. This is my first review on a book which I have rated 5/5, so yes it is great!

So here are my 52 reasons as to why I love this book:

1)   Lexi - Okay so maybe she crashed a $500,000 car and the only thing she worried about was her ex-boyfriend and didn’t really care about the consequences, but Lexi is awesome. She starts of as the spoiled youngest child of a very famous family and ends up more empathetic and understanding of those surrounding her.

2)   The relationship between Lexington and her family. Nope they’re not close at all and that’s not a actually a good thing, but for me personally as someone who doesn’t have such a distanced family, I loved how I could actually understand it. Normally I would think the emotional distance shouldn’t be possible but I could totally see reasons behind this. This may seem an unusual reason, but I love books in which I have a better understanding.

3)   Richard and Lexington Larrabee – The father/daughter relationship
Jessica Brody took a typical strained father/daughter relationship and added more emotion to it. It made me sympathies with both Lexi’s attitude and Richard’s neglect. 

4)   Luke Carver – This is the kind of book where the whole story is not based on a love story, which is quite refreshing. Luke wants to be like Lexi’s father, only like the side which the public and gossip columnists see, not the guy who neglects his family. He’s a guy from a lower class background trying to make it big, just like all the other successful entrepreneurs. This makes him reluctant to have fun but soon even he’s affected by Lexi’s adventuress side. When it comes to Lexi, he’s prejudiced and yep maybe he has every right to be. However soon he finds out about the girl behind the spoiled brat exterior and well he's just loveable.

5)   Humour/Language/Dialogue – Lexi’s a funny character, and her thoughts made me laugh. There is a seriousness with the delicate relationships but Jessica Brody had made this book one in which there are a vary of emotions. You've got to love a book that can make you laugh.

I thought maybe I should only do five reasons as I don't have enough time to write out 52 and I'm guessing you'd rather read it than read about it. Anyway I was really tempted to start picking out quotes but then I thought it wouldn't be so great it if I quoted the entire book. Bye!

Have fun reading,