This has to be one of the most exciting book tags I’ve done yet, partially because I love music so much, and partially because it’s a brand new original tag from my wonderful friend Becca! Becca is literally one of my favorite people in this entire community and I love her endlessly, so if you’re not already following her, YOU MUST. ♥
Here’s how the tag works, according to Becca:
In this tag, we put the tunes on shuffle & with each song we list a character, a ship, a book — whatever book-related that the song reminds us of. Consider it their song. Let’s do it for 5-10 songs (y’all can be extra if you want. I love people who are extra) & then TAG 5-10 OF YOUR FELLOW BLOGGERS.
Also, note: you owe us 0 explanation as to why you chose what you chose. It’s your post, your thoughts, your life. Maybe only a certain section of the song gave you the feels, that’s 100% okay! But, feel free to explain if you want to!
(header image credit to Becca!)
1. Otherside by Post Malone:
Rhy Maresh to Alucard Emery — Shades of Magic trilogy
I been waiting wide awake for the waves to come and take
Take me right to you
One hundred bottles of the good shit couldn’t even bring you back
What am I to do?
2. All That I’ve Got by The Used:
Dorian Havilliard — Throne of Glass series
I sleep, I still see you lying next to me
So deep that it didn’t even bleed and catch me
I need something else
Would someone please just give me
Hit me and knock me out
And let me go back to sleep
I can’t laugh
All I want inside, I still am empty
So deep that it didn’t even bleed and catch me
3. Apollo by Magic Man:
Cassian to Nesta Archeron — A Court of Wings and Ruin
Oh and if you could take another breath
And hold your head up, love
I swear that I will come back from this one
4. Tus Pies (Your Feet) by Nahko and Medicine for the People
Rowan to Aelin — Throne of Glass series
‘Cause there is more to life than leading
And I would follow you, I swear
And if you call on me,
I’ll come running like a coyote
5. Second Chances by Gregory Alan Isakov
(fun fact: Gregory has been my top played artist on Spotify the last 3 years straight)
Jesper Fahey to Wylan Van Eck — Six of Crows series
Oh, my heart was all black
But I saw something shine
Thought that part was yours, but it might just be mine
I could share it with you, if you gave me the time
I’m all bloody knuckles, longing for home
If it weren’t for second chances, we’d all be alone
6. Pieces by Sum 41
Niklas Malikov — The Illuminae Files
I tried to be perfect
It just wasn’t worth it
Nothing could ever be so wrong
It’s hard to believe me
It never gets easy
I guess I knew that all along
If you believe it’s in my soul
I’d say all the words that I know
Just to see if it would show
That I’m trying to let you know
That I’m better off on my own
7. Black Chandelier by Biffy Clyro
Prince Cardan & Jude Duarte — The Folk of the Air series
I’ll sit in silence for the rest of my life if you’d like
Dressing our wounds with industrial gloves made of wire
Feel it penetrating the skin, we begin to relax
When it’s just the two of us, and a cute little cup of cyanide
8. Somebody Loves You by Betty Who
Thomas Cresswell & Audrey Wadsworth — Stalking Jack the Ripper series
Who’s around when the days feel long
Who’s around when you can’t be strong
Who’s around when you’re losing your mind
Who cares that you get home safe
Who knows you can’t be replaced
Who thinks that you’re one of a kind
9. Oats in the Water by Ben Howard
Lada Dracul — And I Darken
Go your way
I’ll take the long way ’round
I’ll find my own way down
As I should
And you’ll find loss
And you’ll fear what you found
10. The Sin and the Sentence by Trivium
Mia Corvere — Nevernight
I heard the passing bells calling out my name
I knew I’d never see another day
I couldn’t swim against the tides of blame
I knew there was no other way
You better practice your lines
You better practice your words
I know that real monsters lie
Between the light and the shade
BONUS: I Dare You by The xx
I had to add in this last one because the first time I ever heard this song, it immediately reminded me of Rhysand’s feelings for Feyre in most of A Court of Mist and Fury, and it made me so emotional that I still think of them every time I hear it. ??
Rhysand to Feyre Archeron — A Court of Mist and Fury
I get chills
I’m on a different kind of high
A rush of blood is not enough
I need my feelings set on fire
Now I’m deep in it, infatuated
Side by side, and I know that you want to
I’ve been a romantic for so long
All I’ve ever had are love songs
Singing, oh, go on, I dare you
Okay, this was literally THE most fun tag I’ve ever done, and I think Becca is amazing for coming up with it! I honestly kind of wanted to keep going for another 10 songs. ? Maybe I’ll re-do it with a new batch of songs someday! In the meantime, I’ll tag:
Kathy // Kaleena // Heather // Taylor // Reg // Ellyn // Sionna // Owl // Cassie // Avery // Amber // Taryn // Ari // Kelly // Lauren // Amanda
They’re all so beautiful! so many talented people. I love the art of Prince Cardan and Jude ?
Aren’t they stunning?! In particular, the one of Lada made me gasp. I’d never seen it before and it is exactly how I’ve always imagined her. The Cardan/Jude one is probably my favorite fanart ever of those two!!
This is such a fun tag, thank you so much for tagging me and I look forward to doing this one… soon. (which is essentially like when Blizzard says ‘soon’ but you know, I gotta stay on brand here!)
You’re welcome! It was seriously so much fun and I never wanted it to end. Also, LMAO at the shade on Blizzard, I see you ???
Oh wow, good job ! I love how most of what you gave us are ships. ahaha!
Mines is set to publish on the 20th, ithink? I personally had quite some time trying to figure out what to link with what ?
Thank you! Haha I can’t wait to see yours too!
Love your songs and picks!! I totally got emotional seeing Pieces for Niklas. So, so perfect.
Thank you! Oh my gosh, right? When it clicked in my head I literally got a little bit choked up 🙁
This looks like a lot of fun…I may just have to try this out.
It was so much fun, you totally should!
This fan art omg!! That one of Jesper and Wyland… not going to think about it too much since I haven’t read Crooked Kingdom yet but it looks nice!!!
Haha isn’t it cute?! Enjoy Crooked Kingdom!
omg the fan art is literally melting my eyes, i’m obsessed! the songs paired with Nesta x Cassian and Audrey x Thomas match so perfectly, you did an amazing job with this tag! 🙂
Thank you!! ???
I MUST do this tag! Love this idea!
Please do! 😀
OKAY SO I SUCK & BARELY KNOW ANY OF THESE SHIPS/CHARACTERS lmao but this makes me want to get to know them (PLUS OBV I’M EXCITED TO MEET NIKLAS)! And, hahahaa, I’ve also considered doing this tag for a second time, but I thought I would give it time to live first.
I’m sosososo glad you had fun doing this tag, my love!!!! <3
bahaha that’s okay!! OMG I can’t wait for you to meet sweet baby Nik, I love him SO. MUCH. ♥
THIS IS SUCH A BRILLIANT TAG! Love the lyrics you have for Rhy and Alucard, Dorian, Aelin x Rowan, and Jude x Cardan! And those fanarts are gorgeous! Thank you so much for the tag, Destiny! ❤️
Isn’t it amazing?! Aww thank you love! You’re welcome – I can’t wait to see your answers!
Right now I’m like: “THIS LOOKS FUN but.. also torture because..”
Seriously, Destiny. Can’t you NOT HAVE MERCY ON MY PREGNANCY BRAIN. This is going to be awful. Maybe I should shamelessly do this tag once my brain is back to somewhat normal.. Or something. [Is that even going to happen because my sister-in-law says she still has pregnancy brain over half a year after giving birth..]
I was gonna say, if you’re planning on waiting until pregnancy brain is over, just wait for mommy brain, which… yeah. ?? It lasts a long time!!
Amazing picks!!! This really is a fun tag and I can’t believe I’ve only now found out about Becca’s blog?! Happy holidays!
Thank you and happy holidays to you, too! ♥
hi hello this is the cutest tag ever? i love that trivium fits mia because of COURSE THEY DO.
Isn’t it amazing?! Bex did SUCH a good job making it ? and lmao THANK YOU. They really do.