Tag Archives: Book trailers

A Monster Calls – by Patrick Ness

In this wonderfully moving book, Patrick Ness has taken and developed an idea left unwritten by English writer, Siobhan Dowd, when she died an early death from cancer in 2007. It is an impressive book on all counts, about a young boy, Conor, who is struggling to come to terms with the imminent death of his mother after a long fight with cancer. The book is  beautifully presented with eerie black and white illustrations throughout to complement the story, and it leaves the reader feeling immensely saddened and humbled by the beautifully-told story of life and death.

A BBC News item of 5 August 2011 gives Patrick Ness’ own explanation of how the book came about: Patrick Ness: Why I wrote A Monster Calls. The novel has already won a number of awards, and I feel certain that there are more to come.

Mr F

Michael Grant – Plague

Remember Michael Grant from his visit to King’s in Term 4 last year?
Book 4 of his popular supernatural series, “Gone”, is about to arrive in our library.
Have you read all the books already in the series?
And now “Plague”.
With two more yet to come – “Fear” and “Light”.
Here’s the book trailer for “Plague”.


What next after the Stieg Larsson books?

If you have read and enjoyed “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” series, you could well be interested in reading the exciting Swedish thriller, “Three Seconds”, by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom, which won the prize for Best Crime Fiction novel in Sweden in 2009.

The website for the book is certainly impressive too.

The three YouTube trailers for it follow:

And here is another YouTube promotion video for it, where the authors give their own comments to promote it.

Give it a go! We have it in our library for you.