Book Trailers: Do They Work?Sunday, August 12, 2012
Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest. She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the start of a new immortal race. But on the night of her seventeenth birthday, Pia discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home—and sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life.This book sounds fantastic: the book itself makes me want to go out and buy it, even though the release date is not until September 4. The book trailer: not so much. The beginning starts out okay, with the occasional shot of a fake studio forest that looks too green, and a waking-up girl that looks like she was faking sleep the entire time. It has some nice shot at the pool, liking the symmetry there but since I haven't read the book and the trailer is not telling me, I have no clue why we are brought in the forest and then at some pool (the only clue I got was from the summary. Well, then it only gets CHEESY from here on out. I snickered at the little black lines, a literal form of censorship, but I flat out laughed at this Tarzan-like character. Queue the running and jumping in each other's arms music, really this was too much.
Free in the jungle, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Together, they embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia’s origin—a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever.
Origin is a beautifully told, shocking new way to look at an age-old desire: to live forever, no matter the cost. This is a supremely compelling debut novel that blends the awakening romance of Matched with the mystery and jungle conspiracy of Lost. --Goodreads
Does this trailer make you want to buy the book? If I had just seen the trailer, I would have never even looked for the books in stores. What do you think of this trailer?