Hey lovely readers!
Today is a little something different. I absolutely love music, I feel like it’s a window to my soul. Music says so many things that we ourselves can’t and for that I am always grateful. There are so many songs that remind me of books, or perfectly describe a scene or character from a book. I really want music to play a bigger part on my blog. So I will be doing a few music and book related posts in the near future. Today is 10 songs that always remind me of some of my favorite books. Let’s get to it! All of these are books I read in 2018, a few are re-reads ❤
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
“Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago.
Faced with her brother’s betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family.
She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating.
Oh this book was amazing! Like it kind of changed my life amazing. 😉 I have now read it at least 3 times since its release date in May. (Yup seriously!) Plus the cover is gorgeous. Both of these songs scream Sky in the Deep to me ❤ You can find my review here.
Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas
I can’t help but smile at the words in her letter. She misses me. In fifth grade, my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student, Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed. It didn’t take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper ever…
And that was the start. For the next seven years, it was us. Her letters are always on black paper with silver writing. Sometimes there’s one a week or three in a day, but I need them. She’s the only one who keeps me on track, talks me down, and accepts everything I am. We only had three rules. No social media, no phone numbers, no pictures. We had a good thing going. Why ruin it? Until I run across a photo of a girl online. Name’s Ryen, loves Gallo’s pizza, and worships her iPhone. What are the chances? F*ck it. I need to meet her. I just don’t expect to hate what I find.
He hasn’t written in three months. Something’s wrong. Did he die? Get arrested? Knowing Misha, neither would be a stretch. Without him around, I’m going crazy. I need to know someone is listening. It’s my own fault. I should’ve gotten his number or picture or something. He could be gone forever. Or right under my nose, and I wouldn’t even know it.”
A beautiful and angst filled love story. The chemistry between these two is truly phenomenal. One of my new all time favorite books. You can read my full review here. This is the perfect song for Ryen and Misha.
November 9 by Colleen Hoover
“Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.
Can Ben’s relationship with Fallon—and simultaneously his novel—be considered a love story if it ends in heartbreak?”
A truly unique take on the traditional contemporary love story. I’ve seen such extremes with this book. It seems you either love it or you hate it. Read my full review here.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
“The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead”
If there was one word to describe this book it would be magical. I never wanted it to end and when it did it broke my heart in so many ways. You can find my full review here. A hauntingly beautiful song for a hauntingly beautiful story ❤
Before We Fall (Beautifully Broken #3) by Courtney Cole
“Sometimes, one dark moment is all it takes to turn your world black…
For 24-year old Dominic Kinkaide, that moment took place on the night of his high school graduation. One dark incident changed him forever. He’s a hardened actor now, famous in the eyes of the world, but tortured in his own. He doesn’t care about much of anything, except for losing himself in the roles that he plays.
23-year old Jacey Vincent doesn’t realize how much her father’s indifference has affected her. She is proof that sometimes it isn’t one specific moment that wrecks a person, but rather it’s an absence of moments. She’s like a bird with a broken wing-strong yet fragile, as she tries to float through life, finding acceptance in the arms of random guys, one after the other… to fill the void that her father left in her. Until she meets Dominic. After jaded Dominic and strong-willed Jacey are thrown together, his secret and her issues create a dark and damaged energy that will soon turn their attraction to each other into an explosive storm.
Even though when the clouds have cleared and the dust has settled, both of them are almost obliterated… they’ve learned a priceless lesson. Sometimes, before we fall… we fly.”
I absolutely love this author and this series. But Jacey and Dominic’s story has always stuck with me. ❤
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
“World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer to safety.
Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people—adults and children alike—aboard must fight for the same thing: survival.
It was actually so hard to find a song that fit this book. I listen to music constantly when I read and it wasn’t until after I finished this book that I found the perfect song for it. Read my full review for this powerful and heartbreaking story here. Be prepared to ugly cry with this one 😉
Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare
“A net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. Mortmain plans to use his Infernal Devices, an army of pitiless automatons, to destroy the Shadowhunters. He needs only one last item to complete his plan: he needs Tessa Gray.
Charlotte Branwell, head of the London Institute, is desperate to find Mortmain before he strikes. But when Mortmain abducts Tessa, the boys who lay equal claim to her heart, Jem and Will, will do anything to save her. For though Tessa and Jem are now engaged, Will is as much in love with her as ever.
As those who love Tessa rally to rescue her from Mortmain’s clutches, Tessa realizes that the only person who can save her is herself. But can a single girl, even one who can command the power of angels, face down an entire army?
Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment, and the tangled threads of love and loss intertwine as the Shadowhunters are pushed to the very brink of destruction in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy.”
A recent re-read of this series made me remember how much I loved this series and this book in particular. The best of Cassandra Clare’s many books.
Bane (Sinners of Saint #4) by L.J. Shen
Naked surfer. Habitual pothead. A con, a liar, a thief and a fraud.
Last I heard, he was extorting the rich and screwing their wives for a living.
Which is why I’m more than a little surprised to find him at my threshold, looking for my friendship, my services, and most puzzling of all—looking humbled.
Thing is, I’m on a boycott. Literally—I cut boys from my life. Permanently.
Problem is, Bane is not a boy, he is all man, and I’m falling, crashing, drowning in his sweet, perfect lies.
Hot as hell, cold as ice.
I wasn’t aware of her existence until a fat, juicy deal landed in my lap.
She’s a part of it, a little plaything to kill some time.
She is collateral, a means to an end, and a side-bonus for striking a deal with her oil tycoon stepdad.
More than anything, Jesse Carter is a tough nut to crack.
Little does she know, I have the teeth for it.”
*This book contains material that might be offensive for some or elicit a strong emotional response.
The synopsis for this one does not do this story justice. It’s about so much more than the relationship between the main characters. It’s a story for survivors, for those who’ve ever been violated. It made me remember that even though terrible things have happened to me, those things do not define who I am. Read my full review here. As a survivor of sexual assault, this book and both of these songs mean so much to me.
A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas
“Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.
Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.”
If you know me at all you shouldn’t be surprised by this one. I absolutely adore the ACOTAR series, but ACOMAF is by far my favorite. It may even be my favorite book on this list. If you haven’t read this series you need to. If you have and you love it, awesome lets be best friends. And if you have and you didn’t like it, what’s wrong with you? 😉 No but seriously, just this book is everything! I should actually review it hahaha I have two songs for this one. The first perfectly describes Feyre and Tamlin in this book and then Rhys and Feyre (OTP forever <3)
The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines #4) by Richelle Mead
“Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the wolds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives.
In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her…
But the struggle isn’t over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there’s still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure — and re-education — looms larger than ever.”
Bloodlines is my favorite YA series of all time. Just a really amazing series full of awesome characters and my favorite book boy ever. But book four in the series, The Fiery Heart is in my opinion the best. Find my series review for Bloodlines here, which also includes a playlist I made 🙂
That’s it guys, songs that remind me of 10 of my favorite books. Please let me know if you’d like to see more posts featuring music. I hope you enjoyed this one. All of the songs featured in the post are in the playlist below.
Thanks for reading guys! Talk to you soon! ❤ Adrianna
*Covers and synopsis from Goodreads
*All songs from Spotify