Sunday, July 18, 2010

And the bestest YA book trailer is...

The Wolves of Mercy Falls: A Stop Motion Trailer for Linger, by Maggie Stiefvater. This trailer was chosen by lovely Lara, who wins copies of Rich and Mad (William Nicholson) and Numbers (Rachel Ward). Congrats to you, Lara! And thanks to everyone for taking part - there were some REALLY good suggestions. But why did the Linger trailer come out on top?

1. The music - written and performed by Maggie herself, I believe. Beautiful and atmospheric and simply gorgeous.
2. It's a simple idea, brilliantly executed.
3. THE SHEER AMOUNT OF TIME AND EFFORT IT MUST HAVE TAKEN! And not by some specialist trailer-making company, but by the author herself. Maggie, I salute you!

So, here's the trailer in all its glory.


  1. Yay! I *adore* this trailer!!
    Congrats to Lara!

  2. That's an awesome trailer. Great choice!

  3. It is definitely a great trailer! Hope you have lots of inspiration for your own now.

  4. That was brilliant. I really want to read the book now.

  5. Congrats Lara! I love this trailer and cant' wait to read the book!

    Have you seen this trailer - I have no idea what the book is but it's so clever and must have taken ages!

  6. Thank you so much Cat (can't wait to read the books). And thank you everyone for your congratulations. I'm delighted to win but honestly, I think Maggie Stiefvater is the real winner for all the work she did on this trailer.