A Map of Days Book Trailer Review

The book trailer for A Map of Days (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children) features photographs that come to life with color over a haunting and mysterious piano driven melody. The book trailer is polished and expertly done, but lacks the charm of the original Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Book Trailer which featured a grandfather and his grandson.

This updated book trailer looks to have been made for the new generation with pictures that are reminiscent of the “live” feature on an iPhone with Instagram filter adeptly applied. This observation is not to say these technologies or our embrace of them in 2019 a bad thing, and it certainly doesn’t diminish the quality of the book trailer. It simply means A Map of Days book trailer clearly knows its target market and is catering to their visual expectations.

The book trailer for A Map of Days not only has an updated style from the original to reflect the times, but we also note a much shorter length. A Map of Days book trailer clocks in at 1 minute flat, less than half the length of the original Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The earlier book trailer was published in 2011, and 8 years later in 2019, kids’ attention spans are shorter than ever. Adults too.

Still, this new book trailer hits the mark with stellar visuals and music that befits the pre-destined bestseller follow-up to its beloved predecessor. While I lament its lack of charm compared to the original, the book trailer for A Map of Days still rates highly on all of our measured criteria and scores a 4.9 on the Trailer-O-Meter.

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A Map of Days Synopsis

The #1 bestselling series returns with a thrilling new story arc set in America!

Vintage photographs reveal the never-before-seen world of peculiar America with a stunning addition—full-color images.

Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back where his story began, in Florida. Except now Miss Peregrine, Emma, and their peculiar friends are with him, and doing their best to blend in. But carefree days of beach visits and normalling lessons are soon interrupted by a discovery—a subterranean bunker that belonged to Jacob’s grandfather, Abe.

Clues to Abe’s double-life as a peculiar operative start to emerge, secrets long hidden in plain sight. And Jacob begins to learn about the dangerous legacy he has inherited—truths that were part of him long before he walked into Miss Peregrine’s time loop.

Now, the stakes are higher than ever as Jacob and his friends are thrust into the untamed landscape of American peculiardom—a world with few ymbrynes, or rules—that none of them understand. New wonders, and dangers, await in this brilliant next chapter for Miss Peregrine’s peculiar children. Their story is again illustrated throughout by haunting vintage photographs, but with a striking addition for this all-new, multi-era American adventure—full color.

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