TOP TEN TUESDAY : CHARACTER THEME SONGS

Top Ten Tuesday is here! The topic this week is an Audio Freebie. So I’ll use this opportunity to attempt to list out my favorite characters and what I feel could be their theme songs.

I actually am a huge fan of music and tend to listen to music while reading. I also somehow always associating certain songs with stories or characters even. So there will always be a song that will remind me of a book or a character, or I’ll feel like listening to certain songs when reading a book. I guess I take my music seriously!

But I’m determined to have some fun with this one!

Top Ten Tuesday is a Weekly Blog Meme currently hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl.


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Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)

Fight Song – Rachel Platten

Like how a single word
Can make a heart open
I might only have one match
But I can make an explosion

So I saw this one fanmade tribute video to Hermione with this song on Youtube a while ago. And voila! I got introduced to a song that never fails to remind me of my most favorite female character of all time.

Youtube | Spotify | itunes

Charlie Kelmeckis (The Perks of Being a Wallfower)

Radiohead – Creep

I want you to notice
When I’m not around
You’re so fuckin’ special
I wish I was special

This one’s too easy and obvious for anyone who’s read the book.

Youtube | Spotify | itunes


Eleanor Oliphant (Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine)

Joni Mitchell – Both Sides Now

I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It’s cloud’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know clouds at all

This song gives this feeling of blurred lines between reality and imagination that reminds me a lot about Eleanor.

Youtube | Spotify | itunes

 

Rhysand (A Court of Roses and Thorns Series)

Imagine Dragons – Demons

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide
Don’t get too close
It’s dark inside
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide

Rhys likes to think of himself as a monster and a demon – which he’s not. But this song is perfect for him.

Youtube | Spotify| itunes

Kate Daniels (Kate Daniels)

Brandi Carlile – Raise Hell

I’ve been down with a broken heart
Since the day I learned to speak
The devil gave me a crooked start
When he gave me crooked feet

Kate Daniels was groomed from her childhood to raise hell.

Youtube | Spotify| itunes

 

Lucy Hutton (The Hating Game)

Coldplay – Strawberry Swing

They were sitting
They were talking in the strawberry swing
Every moment was so precious

Strawberries, anyone? This song takes my mind to a happy place, just as the book does. I also think this song could even work as a theme song to Josh & Lucy’s love story.

Youtube | Spotify | itunes

 

Froi (Lumatere Chronicles)

Ray Lamontagne – Empty

Will I always feel this way
So empty
So estranged?

Froi struggles a lot with this feeling of emptiness and not belonging to anywhere throughout the series. I listened to it a lot when reading Froi of Exiles.

Youtube | Spotify | itunes

 

Sarai (Strange the Dreamer)

Goo Goo Dolls – Iris

And I’d give up forever to touch you
‘Cause I know that you feel me somehow

I think this song perfectly captures Sarai’s longing to be loved and accepted.

Youtube | Spotify | itunes

 

Rose Calloway (Calloway Sisters)

Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire

Looks like a girl, but she’s a flame
So bright, she can burn your eyes
Better look the other way
You can try but you’ll never forget her name
She’s on top of the world
Hottest of the hottest girls say

A fiery song for my fiery girl!

Youtube | Spotify | itunes

Victor Vale (Villains)

Zack Hemsey – Vengeance

Before the fire and stone
Before your world is gone
Have you some patience
Cuz I will have my vengeance

This song just screams Victor Vale! I also feel that the whole vibe of this song goes perfectly well with the series.

Youtube | Spotify | itunes


Well, what do you guys think?

 

 

 

 

TAG : POWER COUPLES BOOK TAG

I’m so glad that Sara @ bibliophagist tagged me in this post. Power couples are my weakness. But I forgot that the problem with having read a lot of romances is a lot of couples fit the bill. So I’m just gonna go with my instinct here and choose the first couple that comes to mind.

Fan Arts not mine.


A COUPLE THAT SHARES BIG PASSIONS AND GOALS

Rhys & Feyre ( A Court Of Thorns and Roses Series)

What can be a bigger passion and goal than establishing peace and all that jazz?

 

 

 

 

 

A COUPLE THAT LOVE AND RESPECT EACH OTHER

Kate & Curran (Kate Daniels Series)

Seeing Kate and Curran’s relationship start and evolve throughout six books into the a strong one where they share so much mutual love and respect for each other was very rewarding.

 

 

 

 

A COUPLE THAT IS STRONGER TOGETHER THAN APART


Rose & Connor (Calloway Sisters Series)

These two are the definition of a power couple. They are strong on their own but when they are together, they are simply indomitable.

 

 

 

 

 

A COUPLE THAT WHOLLY SUPPORT EACH OTHER

Sarai & Lazlo (Strange the Dreamer Duology)

I love how Sarai and Lazlo are such pillars of strength for each other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A COUPLE THAT IS GENUINELY CUTE TOGETHER

Lily & James (Harry Potter)

I’ve always found the idea of Lily and James so cute! Let’s just ignore the end but their whole love story is adorable. I really wish we could see more of their story in Hogwarts.

 

 

 

 

 

 


I’m not gonna tag anyone this time. If you feel like doing this too, consider yourself tagged!

 

BOOK REVIEW : TANGLED LIKE US (LIKE US #4)

How to protect your heart:
Let your bodyguard have it.

Jane Cobalt is an American princess. The loyal and painfully curious twenty-three-year-old has inherited immense pressure to preserve the Cobalt legacy. But for Jane — sex, love, and life have been a series of royal failures.

After a friends-with-benefits ended in disaster, she’s sworn to a “no sex” hiatus for, well, eternity — and she has no intention of letting anyone in her bed and definitely not her heart.

Twenty-eight-year-old Thatcher Moretti is painfully professional. As the stern 24/7 bodyguard to Jane, thinking about unbridled sex with his sweet client is a sin. One that he keeps committing. But the real act is a hard line he’d never cross.
When a family member betrays Jane’s trust, the media becomes obsessed with matchmaking the perpetually “single” Jane Cobalt and unwanted attention suddenly compromises her safety.
Thatcher would do anything to protect her, and one solution may level the threats:
Become the fake boyfriend to an American princess.
Entwined together with boiling chemistry, new “professional” parameters, and an oath, unsaid feelings threaten to rise and change everything.


The first question that came to my mind after reading the book –

“Why did this book get so many good reviews?”

It feels like the authors ran out of ideas and recycled a lot of their previous characters and plots here. And I’m fine with that. But what I’m not fine with is them butchering already established characters just to create some new conflict for the new book.

Connor and Rose were my absolute favorite characters from Calloway Sisters. And weren’t Rose and Connor initially written as characters who would go to any lengths to protect their family – even to the extent that it could be called interference? Their daughter is going through a disastrous security situation because of her grandmother, and her parents don’t make a single appearance to help her? No. I just can’t buy that.

Jane’s relationship with Rose was another thing that I just couldn’t digest. The way they interpret Rose’s character here just rubbed me the wrong way. I waited all book for their appearance and when they did appear in the end, it was really underwhelming.

Okay, on to the main characters. I found Jane and Thatcher to be boring. Jane seems to be a recycled version of Lily. I was annoyed with her thought process regarding her weight. I just could not bring myself to care or feel interested in these two. And their connection felt very underdeveloped, with the focus on only the physical attraction which came off as too exaggerated and unrealistic.

You know what else is unrealistic? The hints of more of the bodyguards and the cousins hooking up. There was a certain reveal of a hookup and the other characters’ reactions to it that left me a little disturbed. But the general direction this series is taking is completely unoriginal and repetitious. I’m not even the slightest bit interested in how the other stories will pan out. This is so not the way I wanted to say goodbye to this world of characters, but I just don’t think that I can take any more of this.


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