Book Trailers

Book trailers fascinate me.  There is so variety among trailers that I love puzzling through why the various elements were chosen for specific videos.

Watch the trailer for Kelsey Ketch’s upcoming YA, Death’s Island. Immediately, I get the graphic images and the smoke.  I have no doubt in my mind why these match this particular book.

But the lovely island shots?  The pretty little boat?  The Pirate’s of the Caribbean soundtrack?  That’s where I’d love to pick someone’s brain.  Initially, I’d have said, “No.  Those don’t work.”  But the whole does work.

So I’m left noodling over why.  Opinions?