Sunday, 5 October 2014

Soundtrack Saturday - Seraphina

Soundtrack Saturday oops today is Sunday is an awesome feature created by Erin @The Hardcover Lover, where you make a soundtrack for any chosen book.  This week I'm picking Seraphina by Rachel Hartman.  Unfortunately this week the songs I've picked are pretty spoiler-y, so if you haven't read Seraphina yet, you really should, and also don't read this post.  If you have read the book, here are the four songs that I picked!

A Song That Fits A Character Well:
Life @ 11 by A Day To Remember is a song that stuck out to me.  I think it really relates to Seraphina:
"I'm still afraid, ashamed, of what's behind me," relates to Seraphina being a half-dragon, and how she is so ashamed of it (for most of the novel, at least).
"Shake it off, go get the things you want," fits with Seraphina finding the job as a court musician and singing at Prince Rufus's funeral, despite her father's warnings.
and "I'm a slave to all these voices in my head, and I'm afraid, I'm afraid of what they've said," fits in with her "mind garden" and all of the Grotesques in it.  She is a slave to them, as she has to tend to them every night, and they interfere with her life with the visions.

A Song That Represents A Relationship:
I think Photograph by Ed Sheeran fits the relationship between Seraphina and Prince Lucian when they finally admit that they love each other.  It's kind of bittersweet, because they know that they will forever have each other, but cannot actually be together.  I know the song is technically about a long distance relationship, but I think it applies to Lucian and Seraphina because their relationship is not known by anyone else.

Another song that I think fits the relationship between Seraphina and Lucian is Only Love Can Hurt Like This by Paloma Faith - perhaps better than the last song.  It fits with before the two admit their feelings for each other, with lyrics like "I tell myself I don't care that much, but I feel like I die 'til I feel your touch" and "Say I wouldn't care if you walked away, but every time you're there I'm begging you to stay".

A Song That Fits The Ending:
Hope for the Best by You Me At Six kind of has a similar feel to the ending - where they are hoping for the best, but they don't know what is going to happen next.  That's about as good as a connection as I can make between the two songs.  It's probably also because I was listening to this after finishing the book.

So I definitely cheated this week by including two songs for the relationship and none for the beginning, but I finally decided to post this anyway, after weeks of putting it off.

I hope you all had a great week and I will have another post up soon!


  1. I need to read this book - and I like most of the songs you chose, especially the Ed Sheeran tune.

    By the way, I've nominated you for the Book Cake Tag!

    1. Yes! You should! Ed Sheeran is fast becoming one of my favourite artists.

      Oh thank you very much, I'll post my responses in the next couple of days :)

  2. I haven't read Seraphina yet, so I didn't look at the songs. I am still debating about reading it. lol

    Thanks so much for participating again! And I'm sorry that it took me until today to thank you. I've been really sick and in this half awake/half asleep mode for much of the week.

    1. Oh good. It's probably a book that you have to enjoy the genre for, so I can understand that.

      That's okay - I like doing it. It just took me a while to work up the courage to post this one.

      I'm sorry to hear that you've been unwell. I hope you get better very soon! x

    2. It does seem like you have to like the genre to like it, but I might get around to it one of these days.

      And thanks! :) It's one of those deep coughs that I'm afraid will turn into pneumonia if I don't take it seriously. But I've pretty much been in bed for over a week, so at least I'm trying to heal my body. lol

      I also wanted to let you know that I've nominated your blog for the Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award. If you're interested in doing it, check out my post!

    3. That would be good!

      Oh that sounds awful. Good idea.

      Thanks! I will definitely check it out and hopefully post my responses sometime this week :)

  3. I read Seraphina earlier this year as well and loved it! But I like my fantasy with a dose of political intrigue, and I thought Hartman did a great job at doing some new and interesting in the world of dragon books. :)

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it! Yes, it was nice having the political side to it - it was very different to other dragon books I've read. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Hey, I'm nominating you for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger's Award!
    Check out my blog post for more detail and to see your questions:
    I'd love to read your answers so tag me in your post! Jennie :)

    1. Thanks so much Jennie!
      I will hopefully have my answers up sometime this week - I'll let you know!


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