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9.06.2011

Quickie Giveaway: All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin





 Macmillan Children's Publishing would like to present  the first book in Gabrielle Zevin's groundbreaking new Birthright series, "All These Things I've Done", show off the trailer and offer you a chance to win the title! Take a look at this compelling book trailer and then tally up your entries with the rafflecopter widget below. Don't forget to leave a blog comment (only thing required to enter) telling me what you think of the trailer. All I know is I really want some chocolate now...




In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city's most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.'s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidently poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she's to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight--at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family.

Before you enter, here are the details:
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  • Giveaway ends 9/9/2011
  • There are many many extra entries but only commenting is required. Please answer the question: What do you think of the trailer?




61 comments:

Anna said...

Honestly, I don't really like this trailer very much. It doesn't tell you a lot about the plot of the book and the woman's voice is very generic. The synopsis sounds really interesting, but the trailer alone wouldn't make me wanna read this book.

emmegailsbookshelf said...

I think the blurb is way better than the trailer.

Richard said...

The trailer gives me mixed feelings...

The synopsis makes the book look awesome. The trailer, not so awesome. Based on the blurb I'd read it, the trailer I wouldn't.

Van Pham said...

Not a fan of the trailer either, but find the book blurb to be really interesting

Melanie_McCullough said...

I really didn't like the voice. It lacked emotion. It felt like she was reading a script, but this is definitely a book I'm looking forward to reading.

Angel C @ Mermaid Vision Books said...

I have to agree with everyone else--the voiceover wasn't appealing at all. I don't usually judge books based on their trailers, though.

Kayla said...

Since everyone said the trailer wasn't very good, I didn't watch it lol. But the summary of the book sounds very interesting.

~Kayla

Jessica S. said...

The trailer wasn't that great. I didn't like the voice and it was pretty boring. But I am anxious to read it! :)

Peggy said...

I agree with most others. The trailer was just meh, but the summary of the book sounds great!

Peggy

Ren said...

I couldn't get it to play. :( The book sounds really good though & I loved Elsewhere.

Vivien said...

Not a fan, but the book sounds interesting.

Erika said...

I've been seeing a lot of giveaways for this book today.

Paige said...

The trailer is awesome! I love that the book is about the future!!

Tee said...

Well as far as the trailer..it doesnt really tell you much..but kind of leaves you wanting to know about it..so I guess that is good, I mean, your more liable to go check the book out

Saribonita said...

I think that this book is worthy of a better trailer! It was too short, and a little vague! But the book itself looks and sounds awesome! I definitely do want to read.

Munnaza said...

I have to agree with everyone else - the trailer felt a little lukewarm to the absolutely intriguing summary. I'll definitely be checking this book out, but not because of the trailer.

StuckInBooks said...

I liked the chocolate hearts dropping. I thought it was thought provoking. The things she says don't seem to be terrible and yet.... I'm interested. That's the point of a trailer, right?

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Book Crook Liza said...

It's interesting, but it could have been better. Didn't care for the voice and the summary makes the book sound much more interesting!

Lolarific said...

I always think the blurbs are better. Although every now and then you come across an awesome book trailer.

Riv Re said...

The trailer is very impressive. I love the voice-over. It's all very mysterious...

Rebecca V said...

The trailor doesn't really seem to sum up anything. It only made me confused. But the book still sounds great.

Alyssa said...

Honestly, this trailer seems boring! thankfully, the blurb seems interesting though!!

Violette said...

This looks really awesome. I loved the summary more than the trailer but the trailer had awesome music. ;D

amandawk said...

I think that the trailer doesn't give enough information to get me excited about the book. It makes me want chocolate more than the book.
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Orchid said...

I rarely watch book trailers before I read the book, usually they end up turning me off from said book.
I think this books sounds goos, so I'll watch the trailer at some point, but not today. =)

Bookish in a Box said...

The trailer feels a little slow, while the blurb makes the book sound tense and exciting. I'm not a huge fan of book trailers though so maybe I'm biased.

Lyssa Anne said...

I need some chocolate and coffee now. Wish I could have a mocha latte, but then I would be up all night. :-(

I didn't get much out of the trailer. Love the blurb though. Sounds really good.

mrs_laura_koehler said...

Ok so im on a diet and cut back on sweets so those chocolate pieces falling almost killed me :) I cant wait to read this thanks for the giveaway.

Jen B. said...
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Jen B. said...

I would be crazy sad in the world of 2083! I couldn't watch the trailer. I am having problems viewing YouTube.
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Aeicha @ Word Spelunking said...

The trailer is intriguing, it definitely has my attention. But I think it may leave a little too much to the imagination and left me wanting more information...and lots of chocolate.

But I do wanna read the book now.

Tiffany Drew said...

I can't say this is the best trailer I have ever seen, but it did get me a little more excited to read this book, if that was even possible lol.

May-Day_Aura said...

Ooh, the book looks deliciously dark! Hehehe, I couldn't resist. =P The book does look good, but I'm not too keen on the trailer. I heard about this book elsewhere and was attracted to it, but the trailer is a bit confusing. If I hadn't read your blurb or read anything else about it, I wouldn't really know what the story was. And I think knowing the details makes the book more appealing than just knowing a girl has done something "bad".

Sophia Chang said...

Wow, I'm not a big sweet-tooth but now I want chocolate too...

The trailer's strength is giving us a hook - almost sounded like a jacket flap or query. It was a bit low-budg, compared to something like Delirium's trailer, but still captivated my interest!

Nicole said...

Thanks for the great contest! I'm going to a signing of hers so it'd be great to already have a copy of this book :)

Mimi Valentine said...

I don't know why, but I tend to adore summaries much better than trailers -- those are what make me want to read a book! And the synopsis for this one sounds extra amazing! :)

There's no way I could live in a world where chocolate is banned LOL! It's not possible!

Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!

dani_nguyen said...

I agree that you don't get a whole lot of information from the trailer, but it still makes me want to read the book. It just sounds so different from anything else I've read. Really looking forward to this one.

Teril said...

This book sounds fantabulous. I cannot wait to read it.

Bethie said...

I kind of liked the trailer. I found myself wanting to know more.

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Na S. said...

The trailer is visually simple but effective in getting the story across focusing on sentences.

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Jenny N. said...

I like the music used and also that they went with the same theme as the cover.

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Eva said...

I hated the trailer. It's borin and dull. I felt like reading the book from the blurb but after watching the trailer... I'm not to sure.

b546feb2-d90a-11e0-ac57-000f20980440 said...

Mysterious trailer, but I liked the blurb a lot better. Sounds like an awesome book though!

jcwega27 said...

Not a fan, book looks good though
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metallifan15 said...

Hmmm... Trailer was kind of wishy-washy, but that blurb from the book is interesting. Does look good.

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Jasmyn said...

I always have a hard time with book trailers. Things never look the way I imagined them. This one was alright, but it didn't stand out from the others I've seen lately.

Melissa said...

It was kind of robotic...but I like that it did not give much away! I actually hate all trailers!

♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

Julie said...

I really don't want to be negative but I have seen better trailers. I do love the blurb from the book - it definitely sounds like a book I would enjoy reading!
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melissa said...

the trailer doesnt really do it for the book which is a shame since ive heard so many good things about it

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faefever25 said...

Awesome trailer, thanks for the giveaway ^_^

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Anonymous said...

I already knew about the book before I saw the trailer, and it didn't expand on anything about the plot. The last line, though - "May God forgive me for this and all these things I've done" makes it sound as if Anya was confessing (a religious confession, not a criminal one!), which would explain the emotionless voice of the narrator, and, of course, the title. That was interesting.
Overall, the synopsis and the trailer didn't seem to be about the same book. That probably wasn't the effect anyone was aiming for.

Mickie T
mdturett at juno dot com

Victoria Zumbrum said...

I like the trailer. I can't wait to read the book. It sounds good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

DforDarla said...

The book sounds really interesting. I have this tendency to ignore trailers, mostly because I just get a lot from the cover and the synopsis. The only thing a trailer really does is make me want the book more, but in this case the trailer didn't really do anything for me .

Ozymandias said...

Yeah, I'm a little torn on the trailer myself even though the book itself sounds incredible!

Thank you for the giveaway!

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ML said...

I like the concept, but I think it was a little bland. Needs a little more sizzle.

But I can't wait to read this!
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Tina W said...

Thanks for this giveaway!! I've had this book on my TBB (to be bought) pile!!

Vivian said...

Love the trailer, very unique!

Melissa @ Mel's Books and Info said...

I loved reading Elsewhere. I can't wait to read this one--it has me intrigued!

Mallary Mott said...

I agree with some of the others about the trailer...meh. I loved the blurb about it though. Definitely got my interest!

Beckie said...

I personally love book trailer and this one was awesome. I loved it :)I know some people don't like trailers but they speak to me.

-Beckie
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Amber Elise said...

Boo I'm too late! I'm still giving my two cents though! I actually liked the trailer! I liked the tone of voice of Anya and that's pretty much what made me decide to read this book.

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