Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder: Review & Book Trailer Premiere

Falling Into You
by Jasinda Wilder

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I wasn't always in love with Colton Calloway; I was in love with his younger brother, Kyle, first. Kyle was my first one true love, my first in every way.
 

Then, one stormy August night, he died, and the person I was died with him.

Colton didn't teach me how to live. He didn't heal the pain. He didn't make it okay. He taught me how to hurt, how to not be okay, and, eventually, how to let go.


My Review
4~Stars

Falling Into You will turn you into a sobbing, makeup-less insomniac…with unkempt eyebrows, and snot.

We are told from the start that Kyle dies (Stop yelling at me, it’s in the synopsis). No alluding, no inference; it’s black and white…he dies. No beating around the bush; the bush gets its ass kicked!

You’re sad before you even open the book. Then you actually get to know the characters. You fall in love with the characters. Let the free fall begin.

Best friends falling in love?? Damn you Jasinda Wilder…damn you. You found my Achilles heel and sliced it with kryptonite. My emotions bled out before I even got to chapter six. You know it’s coming the whole time, but you pray. You pray to God, Buddah, Asian monks, and Obama that it isn’t going to happen. It isn’t. Please don’t let it happen.

I even prayed that Jasinda Wilder would eventually jump up and yell, “Syke!! He lives.” That didn’t happen.

What did happen was hurt, loss, love, and healing. Colton happened. He never replaced Kyle in my heart, but I accepted that. Nell accepted that. It wasn’t about not hurting. It was about surviving…living.

What Nell went through with Kyle is what made her perfect for Colton.

In unrelated news, you know what works better than Kleenex to dry tears? Hot passionate sex. When Colton was asleep and she…and it…then he…and…and…OH MY GOD! I’m convinced that sometimes emotional pain is the best aphrodisiac.

This was my first time with Jasinda Wilder and she was anything but gentle. There is something about a book that emotionally bleeds you dry that is almost therapeutic. Like an emotional cleanse, cathartic. This was an amazing story to tell and one that will stay with me forever.


READ ON!

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There were so many songs that inspired this trailer; I just couldn't use them all, but I wanted to share them. I had actually intended to use "Funeral" while I was editing, but once all the clips were pieced together, it just didn't fit. That's a huge part of making a book trailer, making sure the clips and music enhance each other. Either way, these songs are perfect for Falling Into You.

LISTEN ON!

"Funeral" by Band of Horses 
"Running Up That Hill" by Placebo 
"Don't Cry" Guns N' Roses  

**Please remember that all information about the clips and music I use in each trailer can be found in the video description on youtube.  I apologize if the videos are not available on mobile devices. This is not something I can change. If certain third party content is used in a video (i.e. clips/music), youtube disables it for mobile devices. I cannot control this. I am not the content owner. I apologize for any inconvenience.  

Book Trailer
Click here for the Falling Into book trailer premiere
 

4 comments:

  1. I've just started this book because of your previous comments. You are THE BEST at book trailers!!
    Lee:)

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  2. You nailed it!1 Loved the video! That was such an awesome book!!

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  3. You trailer was awesome! You out did yourself this time.

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