Posts Tagged ‘Good and evil’

A couple of YA book trailers from the USA. If you enjoy a good frolic between good and evil with witches and covens the The red bishop might be for you.

The red bishop
By Greg Boose

Released November

“Lake Price isn’t your average teenage girl.

Sure, she and her friends are doing what many other high school kids do on Cape Cod: heading to Chatham Manor—nicknamed “Hell”—for a good scare. But for Lake, it’s more than just a thrill-seeking game. It’s what keeps her alive.

Ever since her brother, Kimball, disappeared four years ago, Lake has needed the danger and the fear to feel anything but numb.

But on this night, “Hell” has more in store for Lake than she ever anticipated: A handsome stranger from the 17th century, a modern love triangle, a coven of witches, a hint that Kimball may still be alive… and the start to something that only she can finish.”

Or if you like a good fight between right and wrong then this series of surviving at all costs might be for you.
And another trailer for a series that has been out for awhile but still going strong.
Greyson Gray series
By B. C. Tweedt

“When the world grows more dangerous, so must its heroes”

Greyson Gray: Camp Legend Book one
Camp Legend “is an exciting adventure threaded with witty, sarcastic humor and gritty suspense. You will not only enjoy being in Greyson’s shoes as he battles evil in thrilling chases, but also as he deals with his awkward first crush, menacing bullies, and the loss of his father. Prepare to laugh out loud and fall in love with the characters as the Greyson Gray series begins with a bang.”
Follow this up with:
Fair game Book two
Deadfall Book three

The iron trial
Book 1 in the Magisterium series
By Holly Black & Cassandra Clare
Random House
ISBN 9780857532503

What a combination of authors. Best selling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare have combined their efforts to create a new magical series for middle grade readers and I have no doubt that this will be a huge success.

“Think you know magic?

Think again.

The Magisterium awaits . . .

Most people would do anything to get into the Magisterium and pass the Iron Trial.”

“Most people” does not include Callum, who mistrusts all magicians. In fact he tries desperately to fail so that he doesn’t have to go to the Magisterium but his efforts are in vain. He gets in and so begins a journey of magic, adventure and good versus evil. However, deciding just what is good or evil is half the battle. I love the cover of this book and the wonderful drawings at the start of each chapter. This is going to appeal to readers who love a good story and need a new series to sink their teeth in to and the holidays is the perfect time to start reading.
Click here if you want to read a sample chapter before rushing out to get your own copy.

The thickety : a path begins
By J. A. White


This is a new fantasy series just perfect for middle grade readers. The cover is eye-catching and the blurb even better.
Kara Westfall and her little brother Taff have been shunned by the people in her village for years, ever since their mother was convicted of the terrible crime of witchcraft. Magic is considered evil and criminal. The villagers live in fear of the forest covering most of the island. A dark, mysterious place they call the Thickety. It is in this forest, that they believe magic and monsters lurk.
A strange bird lures Kara into the Thickety where she discovers a book with powers of its own. It is a book she believes may once have belonged to her mother.
I love the trailer to this book and I really cannot wait for this to hit the shelves. Magic, fantasy, good and evil. What more could you want.

Book 1 Kindled
By Ginger Malacko

Nathan Christopher Coville has pretty much just died. He misses his family, especially his little brother and even his home town. Instead of Heaven, Nathan finds himself deep underground in an invisible world. A world full of guardian angels, and demons. His own mentor has deep dark secrets which create even more dangers for Nathan.
But even more dangerous is the threat to his own home town. Suddenly it is up to Nathan to be brave enough to save his home town and all the people living there.
This debut novel from Ginger Malacko is aimed at middle grade readers.
If you are wanting to read about “magical miracles and destroying demons with fireballs” then this just might be what you are looking for.
If you can’t wait until this book is available do take the opportunity to read the first page here.

Marked Book 1
Soul Guardians
By Kim Richardson

This trailer is brilliant. I love 3D animation and the work involved in the production of this trailer is huge. The pay-off is that this is a success and worth all the hours it took to produce. To tell the truth, not only do I want to read all the books in the series but I would love to see this as a fully produced movie. Love it!

Marked is the first book in a YA series about angels and demons. Full of excitement, battles of good and evil and throw in a little romance and you have a great foundation for this series of young adult supernatural, fantasy novels.

“Sixteen year-old Kara Nightingale’s ordinary life is suddenly turned upside down when she dies and wakes up in a strange new world with a new career—as a rookie for the Guardian Angel Legion. Kara is pulled into the supernatural, where monkeys drive the elevators, oracles scurry above giant crystal balls, and where demons feed on the souls of mortals. With the help of her Petty Officer and friend, David, Kara hurtles towards an adventure that will change her life forever.”

So begins Kara’s journey into a world of the unknown.

Marked Book 1
Elemental Book 2
Horizon Book 3
Netherworld Book 4
Seirs Book 5
Mortal Book 6

The school for good and evil
By Soman Chainani

I have to say this one of the best trailers out there. Very good quality and in fact one of those ones that actually make you want to go out and see the movie. But it is for the book and the book sounds just right for middle grade readers who love a bit of fantasy and believe in fairy tales or at least the magic of story.

Sophie and Agatha are best friends at the School of Good and Evil. Sophie is aiming to be the best she can, following in the ranks of top students like Cinderella, or Rapunzel. Agatha on the other hand seems more destined to follow the trends of evil. But the girls find themselves in opposite quarters and maybe there is a reason. Just maybe it will the first clue to discovering who they truly are!

Check out the book’s very cool website
The colours on the web page and cover of the book are beautiful. All blues and purples and just gorgeous. I know the US release is only days away and I am not sure when or maybe even if this will get to New Zealand but it is one to watch out for.

By Philippa Gregory

Changeling is the first book in the new Order of Darkness series.
Isolde is a seventeen-year-old girl shut up in a nunnery so she can’t inherit her father’s estate. She is also accused of witchcraft and threatened with burning. Along comes seventeen-year-old Luca Vero who is recruited into a secret sect: The Order of the Dragon and commissioned by Pope Nicholas V to investigate evil. Together, and with new friends, Freize and Ishraq they journey into a world of werewolves, alchemists, witches, and death-dancers. An historical novel with mythical beliefs. Due out this month. Keep an eye out if you like historical novels with a twist.

By Michael Grant

This is the latest book (No 5) in the Gone series. It is a year since all the adults disappeared. Survival is still all there is! Now, the sun has been blotted out and gloom pervades Perdido Beach. Their greatest enemy now – is the darkness of their own minds and what it will drive them to do.

In Gone (book No 1) all the adults – well anyone over 15 has just disappeared. Gone! It is either kill or be killed but how can you fight when some people suddenly have strange powers.

Book 2

Book 3

Book 4

Judith and her father live in a house full of dusty old relics. She is bullied at school and generally has a tough time. However, she is creative, making a model of the Promised Land out of bits and pieces. She calls her creation The land of decoration. Somehow, what she begins to create becomes real. The snow made out of shaving foam becomes real snow the next morning. A miracle perhaps! This is just out out and the trailer has me hooked me already. Definitely another one for the pile by my bed. Soon the pile will be taller than me but this one will be at the top.