Book trailers: love or loathe?

If there’s one thing that divides the bookish community more than any other, it’s book trailers.

OK, and love triangles, but book trailers are pretty controversial.

Personally, I love them. Nothing gets me more excited for a new book than a trailer with epic music, flashes of the characters in exciting scenarios, and gripping titles that give me just enough of the plot to really grab my attention.

One of my closest friends is brilliantly talented at creating and editing videos (she edits all my [frankly terrible] video snippets for my day job) and she made these absolutely gorgeous trailers for my debut novel, The Fair Queen, and my short story anthology, Enchanted Waters.

Sound on for an epic cinematic experience!

The Fair Queen book trailer
Enchanted Waters book trailer

I honestly fangirl over my own stories watching these.

The first book trailer I think I ever saw was for Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, which is still one of my favourite series. It was captivating and lured me in, and sadly I thought it meant there was a movie in the works because I had never come across the concept of a book trailer before. Now I’m addicted to watching them – although they still make me wish every book would be turned into a film.

Have you read Nevernight by Jay Kristoff? It’s a really dark and bloody adult fantasy series inspired by Roman culture, with some of the most incredible world-building I’ve ever experienced. There are three suns so it is almost literally “nevernight”. Genius.

Anyway, I digress.

So, an actress named Piera Forde decided to film a series of shorts adapted from Nevernight and share them on her YouTube channel, and it is one of my favourite things. To have an actor love your book so much that they decide to fund their own serial adaptation of the story? Absolute author bucket list item right there.

(Piera actually has a short film of The Assassin’s Blade by S. J. Maas on her channel too – definitely worth a watch to see her play Celaena!)

If anyone feels like doing the same thing for The Fair Queen, let me know! I’m all for it.




  1. The Fair Queen trailer is super cool!

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    1. lyndseyhall says:

      Thanks Kristen! I love it too ๐Ÿ˜


  2. Louise Brady, Author says:

    There are people who don’t like book trailers? I think they’re epic, and yours are so cool ๐Ÿ™‚

    My dream is to learn animation and make anime style trailers for my books, but I think that’d be hard!

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    1. lyndseyhall says:

      Ooh that would be so cool!! These are made using free stock video and music, I can’t say how easy or hard they must have been to edit together, but definitely possible without having to shell out too much money! (I buy my friend a present to thank her for them โ˜บ)

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      1. Louise Brady, Author says:

        That’s awesome, I didn’t know you can get free stock videos! Video editing is something I know nothing about, but I think my partner does so maybe he can teach me ๐Ÿ™‚

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