Erin @ The Hardcover Lover. In this meme, I make a soundtrack of about 15 or 20 songs for a book I recently read, provide brief descriptions of the songs and what I feel they represent, and I'll have a link to the Spotify playlist.
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
"Hello, Brooklyn" by All Time Low
This song represents Coldtowns--big cities, partying all night long.
"Burning Bright" by Shinedown
Tana's life before the party at Lance's house. She mentions that before the party, she never really felt alive, like she was hiding and distant from the world.
"I Get Off" by Halestorm
For Tana and Aidan, and their relationship. This song perfectly describes it.
"Prosthetic Head" by Green Day
Not relating to this book, this song is about celebrities, how the narrator thinks they're all fake. Relating to the book, it represents Lucien and his publicity, in regards to what the song is actually about.
"Viva la Vida" by Coldplay
This is the first of many on this playlist about Gavriel. For me, this one represents his "fall from grace," so to speak; how he changed when he was physically changed into a vampire.
"Stay Awake" by All Time Low
This is how Tana survives throughout the book. I picked this one mainly for the title, because that's Tana's mantra, but the song also goes with how Tana keeps herself alive.
What Winter and Midnight believe the Cold will do for them.
"Shed Some Light" by Shinedown
This is the only one I picked for Aidan specifically, and to me, this is him crying out to Tana. He's so scared, and doesn't want her to abandon him.
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day
Another one for Gavriel. :) This one describes his life: he walks alone.
"Breaking Inside" by Shinedown
Throughout the book, a lot of times, Tana feels as if she's losing it. This one is about that.
"I'm Not Alright" by Shinedown
This song is hilarious, and insane, and is a perfect fit for Gavriel. If you only have time to listen to one song on this playlist, listen to this one.
"21 Guns" by Green Day
This song is another one about Tana, about how broken she is, how she never really healed from what happened to her as a little girl. It's also about her fight to feel whole and alive again.
"Hallelujah" by Rufus Wainwright
Gavriel really is a broken "hallelujah." Behind his insanity, this is him.
"Peacemaker" by Green Day
For me, this describes Gavriel's life before the book: a vendetta, and utter craziness.
"The Forgotten" by Green Day
This is for both Tana and Gavriel. Here's how I imagine it in my head: Gavriel is singing the verse, about how lost and hopeless he is, and Tana is there singing the chorus to him, telling him not to run away, not to be afraid. I picture them singing it at the end of the book.
Hope you all enjoyed the first Soundtrack Saturday! A review of this book is coming soon. Let me know what you think of the songs I chose and any suggestions you might have in the comments!
Goodbye for now,