Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Book Trailer Thursday #39 - Skinny and The Mark of Athena

Book Trailer Thursday is a feature inspired by Once Upon a TwilightWe are hoping to promote not only new books that are out or are soon to be out on the shelves, but to also promote the creation of book trailers themselves! Make sure to post a comment below and let us know what you've found out there this week!

This week’s trailers:

Author: Donna Cooner
Release Date: October 1, 2012
Published by: Point

Find your voice.

Hopeless. Freak. Elephant. Pitiful. These are the words of Skinny, the vicious voice that lives inside fifteen-year-old Ever Davies's head. Skinny tells Ever all the dark thoughts her classmates have about her. Ever knows she weighs over three hundred pounds, knows she'll probably never be loved, and Skinny makes sure she never forgets it.
But there is another voice: Ever's singing voice, which is beautiful but has been silenced by Skinny. Partly in the hopes of trying out for the school musical--and partly to try and save her own life--Ever decides to undergo a risky surgery that may help her lose weight and start over.
With the support of her best friend, Ever begins the uphill battle toward change. But demons, she finds, are not so east to shake, not even as she sheds pounds. Because Skinny is still around. And Ever will have to confront that voice before she can truly find her own. (Summary from Goodreads)

I loved meeting Donna a couple weeks ago and hearing her personal story which fueled this novel. What a strong woman to take charge of her life and make such a risky decision. I never really thought other people had a voice like this in their head like I do and I can't wait to try reading this one. This one is a must-buy for my MHS LMC I think! Has anyone read it already?

The Mark of Athena 
(Heroes of Olympus, Book 3)

Author: Rick Riordan
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Published by: DisneyHyperion

Annabeth is terrified. Just when she's about to be reunited with Percy - after six months of being apart, thanks to Hera - it looks like Camp Jupiter is preparing for war. As Annabeth and her friends Jason, Piper, and Leo fly in on the Argo II, she can't blame the Roman demigods for thinking the ship is a Greek weapon. With its steaming bronze dragon masthead, Leo's fantastical creation doesn't appear friendly. Annabeth hopes that the sight of their praetor Jason on deck will reassure the Romans that the visitors from Camp Half-blood are coming in peace. 
And that's only one of her worries. In her pocket Annabeth carries a gift from her mother that came with an unnerving demand: Follow the Mark of Athena. Avenge me. Annabeth already feels weighed down by the prophecy that will send seven demigods on a quest to find-and close-the Doors of Death. What more does Athena want from her? (Summary from Goodreads)

Whoohoo! This video makes me even more anxious to purchase the third book in this series. The adventurous music makes me want to jump right into the story and become a part of the epic battle about to take place. 

What's your favorite book trailer of the week?

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