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!