In the age of smartphones, tablets, youtube, vimeo, snapchat, vlogging, etc. etc. it is now easier than ever to view some great video book trailers which give a flavour of the books to whet your appetite to read them. This is a good way to stumble across books that perhaps you wouldn't have thought about reading.
Here are a couple of trailers to books which I wholeheartedly recommend. If you find a great book trailer then send a link to firstname.lastname@example.org
Winner of the Costa Book Award - The Lie Tree by Francis Hardinge
This book although written for young adults actually won the overall Costa Book Award because it was such a good read and written beautifully. Described by the author as a Gothic Mystery set in the Victorian era it is a really intriguing story. try it and let me know what you think.
Lovely story but sad...