Better late than never…
Once again, this trailer is for a young adult novel. Once again, it is a video trailer produced by a publisher. Watch and see:
According to the comments, the book is great. The trailer certainly depicts an exciting and scary premise. The character seems strong and worth following.
Then, why is the trailer such a turn-off?
As near as I can tell, The 5th Wave is a single book. The story presumably starts shortly before the first wave and follows through the young heroine’s efforts to survive (with her younger brother?) past the fifth wave, losing more and more as the book unfolds. Logically, that’s what I would expect based on the title, the details given in the trailer, and the lack of previous books.
From the trailer, however, it seems a bit more disjointed. It’s told like a series that didn’t quite have enough length/depth to be an actual series. This impression is created by the visual effects used in the trailer itself.
So, what do you think? How does the trailer impact your expectations of this book? Does it turn you off or make you curious?