Hello everyone! I am thrilled to have Alexandra Monir, author of The Final Six, here on my blog today to talk about her upcoming #ownvoices science fiction thriller where the world is collapsing from natural disasters and the world’s only hope is to send a team of six to Jupiter’s moon, Europa to start a new life there! Alexandra also asked me a few questions about my process of creating her official book trailer. Check it out and enter a giveaway to win this exciting book!
Interview with Alexandra
And now, my questions for you as the creator of this awesome trailer!
Interview with Sarah
1. What was the creative process like when building this trailer? Did you come up with a storyboard or outline after reading the book, or was it more improvisational?
When I create a trailer, if possible, I prefer to read the book ahead of time. I’ve done trailers in the past solely going off of the summary and/or Pinterest boards that authors have created but to be able to make the trailer true to the book, reading it is the way to go! Once I finish the book, I go from there. Finding the right music and looking at the summary is the beginning to my process. Many times the music will tell me what clips I need. I can SEE what I need. I read through the summary of the book and decide “what is the story I want to tell?”. What would I want to see and what would make me interested in reading the book?
About the Book
Set in the near future, this action-packed YA novel—already optioned by Sony Pictures—will take readers out of this world and on a quest to become one of six teens sent on a mission to Jupiter’s moon. This is the next must-read for fans of Illuminae and The Martian.
When Leo and Naomi are drafted, along with twenty-two of the world’s brightest teenagers, into the International Space Training Camp, their lives are forever changed. Overnight, they become global celebrities in contention for one of the six slots to travel to Europa—Jupiter’s moon—and establish a new colony, leaving their planet forever. With Earth irreparably damaged, the future of the human race rests on their shoulders.
For Leo, an Italian championship swimmer, this kind of purpose is a reason to go on after losing his family. But Naomi, an Iranian-American science genius, is suspicious of the ISTC and the fact that a similar mission failed under mysterious circumstances, killing the astronauts onboard. She fears something equally sinister awaiting the Final Six beneath Europa’s surface.
In this cutthroat atmosphere, surrounded by strangers from around the world, Naomi finds an unexpected friend in Leo. As the training tests their limits, Naomi and Leo’s relationship deepens with each life-altering experience they encounter.
But it’s only when the finalists become fewer and their destinies grow nearer that the two can fathom the full weight of everything at stake: the world, the stars, and their lives.
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