Noah Czerny | A Raven Cycle Playlist

I wasn’t originally going to make a playlist for Noah, but Loretta (@LaughingListener) and I started a reread of The Raven Cycle recently and I realized I missed the little tidbit about Noah liking Blink-182! How I missed this the first time around, I will never know, because I freakin love Blink. I attribute it to being so excited to get through the series (because it’s just that good). Annnnyyywaaay, I was stoked when I picked up on this little detail, so of course, I made a playlist.

“The Mustang had massive, expensive wheels…big rims, new spoiler, dark window tint…Next to the Blink-182 sticker was an Aglionby decal.” -The Raven Boys, Maggie Stiefvater

When Noah was alive, he absolutely was a typical 2000s d-bag skaterboi and proud of it (I mean…he does get hit with his skateboard sooo). He listens to Greenday, Blink, Sum 41, and so on and as you can imagine I relate so hard.

The Breakdown

I found a handful of songs that speak to his character and journey through the series while still capturing above mentioned skaterboi essence. I could breakdown every song on this playlist, but it would be SO LONG. So, I’ll leave you with a few of my faves. I hope you enjoy this and much as I do!

What’s My Age Again?, Blink-182

Every teen skaterboi’s anthem to life. Also, who does know how old Noah actually is? Does he say 17 forever? Is he actually 24? Does he even know? Is age just a concept and doesn’t actually matter since time isn’t linear? I don’t think we’ll ever know.

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Notable Lyrics: “What’s my age again? What’s my age again?”

Dead!, My Chemical Romance

Not technically “skaterboi” but close enough. This song also definitely came out after Noah died, but it’s just so perfect…come on. You know it is.

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Notable Lyrics: “Have you heard the news that you’re dead?”

Good Riddance, Green Day

I’m not crying, you’re crying. I had to end this playlist with a sad/happy song and it just fit so well. Time isn’t a straight line…which means Noah could still be out there…right?? #NoahDeservedBetter

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Notable Lyrics: “Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road. Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go. So make the best of this test, and don’t ask why…I hope you had the time of your life”

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Adam Parrish | A Raven Cycle Playlist

Surprise – here’s another Raven Boys playlist! Okay, it’s not really a surprise because everyone knows I’m obsessed. Per the title, I’m featuring music that reminds me of everyone’s favorite emotionally unstable magician! Adam was actually kind of hard to put together. I SCOURED the books for any clue as to what kind of music he likes…but for some reason I came up with ZERO INTEL. Please share with me if you have the valuable knowledge I seek.

Anywho, I decided Adam would listen to good ol’ fashion Southern/Classic Rock. He likes songs that speak to his troubled soul. He wants to leave his old life behind, but for some reason can’t find the strength to stray too far from his Henrietta, Virginia roots.

The Breakdown

Once I figured out what music spoke to Adam’s soul, it was easy to find my top picks. Check ’em out!

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, The Rolling Stones

For most of the series Adam has trouble being happy with literally everything. School, work, Blue, Ronan, life in general. He can’t get a break!

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Notable Lyrics: “I can’t get no satisfaction, I can’t get no satisfaction. ‘Cause I try and I try and I try and I try. I can’t get no, I can’t get no…”

Should I Stay or Should I Go, The Clash

This is so Adam on multiple levels. Book One: Does he stay at home with his abusive father or put his pride aside and leave with Gansey? Book Two: Does he stay normal or become a magician for Cabeswater? Book Three/Four: Does he stay with Ronan or leave him behind. IT’S THEE PERFECT SONG.

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Notable Lyrics: “Should I stay or should I go now? If I go, there will be trouble. And if I stay it will be double.”

Under Pressure, Queen & David Bowie

Okay, if the last song wasn’t the perfect song, this one definitely is. He’s always under pressure – keeping up with school, making enough money (for school), trying to keep everyone happy (so he can get through school). Adam’s Pressure = the limit does not exist.

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Notable Lyrics: “Pressure pushing down on me. Pressing down on you, no man ask for.”

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Ronan Lynch | A Raven Cycle Playlist

Here’s another playlist for all my Raven Boys fans. Ronan Lynch quickly became the love of my life and my favorite Raven Boy. He’s blunt, salty, and doesn’t give a FUUU about anything. The only thing I regret about this playlist is that there is no Murder Squash song to add to it! Outside of crazy Irish music, we can find him blasting techno/electronic music, and that’s where my Inso came from. See said snippet from The Raven King…even the trees can’t get enough of his beats.

“The volume of the resulting boom surprised even him; he heard it in one ear and felt it in both feet…Each of the trees they passed sounded with a processed thud, until the sound around them was the pulsing electronic beat that invariably played in Ronan’s car or headphones.” – Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

The Breakdown

Here are a few of my faves and some lyric highlights! A lot of these are lowkey PYNCH song because I am totally on board with that ship. And, Ronan would totally have a playlist on his MP3 player dedicated to music reminding him of Adam.

Alive, Krewella

This pretty much sums of Ronan. Everything self-destructive thing he does is to make him feel something other than dead inside. I mean, I’d probably be messed up too if I knew secrets about my deceased parent that I couldn’t share with anyone. What does it say that he’s still my favorite after everything?

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Notable Lyrics: “All alone, just the beat inside my soul. Take me home, where my dreams are made of gold. In the zone where the beat is uncontrolled. I know what it feels like. Come on make me feel alive.”

Dreams, Adventure Club

He’s a greywaren and can take things from his dreams…need I say more?

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Wishing for his powers to dream up food for myself. 

Notable Lyrics: “Please take me back to a dream. We’re miles away, a place that’s never seen. Show me the wonders above.”

Addicted To You, Avicii

Adam Parrish + Ronan Lynch = Weirdest Couple that I am SO here for.

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Notable Lyrics: “You came into my crazy world like a cool and cleansing wave. Before I knew what hit me, baby, you were flowing though my veins.”

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Richard Gansey III | A Raven Cycle Playlist

If you haven’t read The Raven Cycle series you should drop what you’re doing and start now. Maggie Stiefvater shares so many fun, little details about her world and characters and it was so easy to fall head over heels with all the Aglionby Boys and their rich-boy problems. It’s why I had so much fun making playlists for all of them!

Gansey’s was one of the easier ones to make. He’s the leader of the crew, with an old soul, a wandering spirit, and a desire to help his friends. He reminds me of a less intense version of Indiana Jones, who thinks everything belongs in a museum, has trouble sleeping, and enjoys listening to oldies.

“He’d jotted enigmatic notes to himself all along the margin of it. Some of them were coordinates. Some of them were explanations of topography. Some of them were Beatles lyrics.” – Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves

The Breakdown

Here are a few of my faves and why they made the list.

The Wanderer, Dion

Gansey always talks about never wanting to stay too long in one place. He likes to travel and wander the world looking for hidden things and magical kings.

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Notable Lyrics: “They call me the wanderer. Yeah, the wanderer. I roam around, around, around.”

I Want to Hold Your Hand, The Beatles

If this isn’t a Blue & Gansey song, I don’t know what is. She can’t kiss her true love or else he dies…he thinks he’s her true love…she thinks he’s her true love…we all think they’re each other’s true love! Thus, no further explanation is needed.

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Notable Lyrics: “I want to hold your hand…”

Stand By Me, Ben E. King

All he wants is for his friends to love him as fiercely as he loves them. To stick around when things get tough and to do things together. Everyone just needs to find themselves a Gansey, boat shoes and all.

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Notable Lyrics: “Whenever you’re in trouble won’t you stand by me.”

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YA Playlist Tag

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Jess & Teagan over at Fiction No Chaser created this awesome YA Playlist tag. It was inspired by our #AutumnofAgony playlist we created with Laughing Listener to get us through the torture that is Sarah J Maas and Kingdom of Ash. *sobs in a corner*

Tagging Ann @ Ann Marie Swaim and Kacey @ Tales of a Bibliophile!

See my picks and the full playlist below!

Rules

  1. Pick your characters
  2. Choose their song
  3. Link to OG post at FictionNoChaser
  4. Tag some friends

Stereotypes

YA Hero: Jace Herondale from The Mortal Instruments

Jace is my #1. He is sarcastic, beautiful and has a heart of gold. Yeah, he might be kinda messed up, but who isn’t just a little? He would sacrifice himself for the people he loves and let’s not forget he’s an angel warrior who kills demons.

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There’s no such thing as too many JCB gifs

Song: We Are the Champions, Queen

YA Heroine: Mia Corvere from Nevernight

Mia curses like a sailer, smokes like a chimney, and could not care less what you think about her. She can also kill you in your sleep, so she’s pretty much awesome wrapped up in a 16 year old girl.

Song: Bad Reputation, Joan Jett

Sidekick: Ron Weasley from Harry Potter

There are no words for how adorable Ron is. So I’ll leave you with this – Weasley is our king!

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Song: Sidekick, Walk the Moon

The Chosen One: Lia from The Remnant Chronicles

Lia does everything in the name of love, even saving the world.

Song: Love is a Battlefield, Pat Benatar

Bad Boy: Nik Malikov from The Illuminae Files

He’s in the Russian mafia, has done prison time, has a bunch of tattoos, smokes, carries a gun…but is a total softie and my favorite bad boy.

Song: Big Poppa, Notorious BIG

Character You Love to Hate: Gale Hawthorne from The Hunger Games

Sorry to all the people who love Gale, but he really is the worst. He’s whiny and indirectly gets Katniss’s sister killed. I don’t approve.

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Constant Eye Roll at Gale

Song: Almost Lover, A Fine Frenzy

Love Triangle: Adam-Blue-Gansey from The Raven Boys

I hate love triangles, so the way things turn out between Adam, Blue and Gansey had me pleasantly surprised. This was a teenage love debacle I could get behind because it was short-lived and realistic.

Song: My Best Friend’s Girl, The Cars

Villain: Amarantha from A Court of Thorns and Roses

Everyone knows the REAL villain in this entire series was Amarantha and not the King of Hybern. She was THEE worst.

Song: Maneater, Hall & Oats

Terrible Parent: Linh Adri, The Lunar Chronicles

Cinder’s stepmom might be the worst person ever. She blames Cinder for her husband and daughter’s deaths, makes her work everyday to pay the family bills while she sits around at home all da), sells her out to the prince for invitations to a ball and after Cinder saves the world…still doesn’t apologize. #MomOfTheYear

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Song: Mean, Taylor Swift

Pet: Kadara from Tower of Dawn

First off, Sartaq gets honorable mention because I love him but his Ruk, Kadara, is my ideal pet. She’s a huge eagle-like bird that he flies into war with and she’s amazing.

Song: Come Fly With Me, Frank Sinatra

Julian Blackthorn | A Shadowhunters Playlist

I know, I know. I said I wasn’t going to do any other Shadowhunter playlists, but I couldn’t stop myself! I’m prepping for Queen of Air and Darkness and I’m “patiently” waiting for more Julian Blackthorn, so I decided to make him a playlist.

Our favorite Slytherin shadowhunter is definitely an emo, California boy. I can imagine him locking himself up in his studio and painting his worries away well blasting super emo songs. All he cares about are his family and Emma, so of course every song on this playlist is about them, too.

The Breakdown

Here are a few of my faves and why I picked them.

Dark Blue, Jack’s Mannequin

Julian is always in crowded rooms, but is always too busy scheming and hiding his emotions to show his true self and connect with people. Not even his siblings know how worries and stressed he is all the time.

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Julian stress painting in his studio, probably

Notable Lyrics: “I have you breathing down my neck, breathing down my neck. I don’t, don’t know what you could possibly expect under this condition-so I’ll wait, I’ll wait for the ambulance to come, ambulance to come pick us up off the floor. What did you possibly expect under this condition?”

I Will Follow You Into The Dark, Death Cab For Cutie

Julian would follow his family (and Emma) to the ends of the earth if it meant he could keep them together and safe, and OMG I’m going to cry just thinking about all the Blackthorns and their love for each other. 😭

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Notable Lyrics: “I’ll be close behind and I’ll follow you into the dark. No blinding light or tunnels to gates of white, just our hands clasped so tight, waiting for the hint of a spark”

HeavyDirtySoul, Twenty One Pilots

Sometimes Julian takes his plotting and scheming too far and he knows he messes up. Which leaves us wondering…how far will he go to get what he wants. (Will it be Voldemort status?)

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Notable Lyrics: “This doesn’t mean I lost my dream. It’s just right now I got a really crazy mind to clean […] can you save my heavy dirty soul?”

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What did you think of my picks? What songs would you add? Do you have any playlists you’d want me to create?

Julian & Emma | A Shadowhunters Playlist

Queen of Air and Darkness is less than two months away, so Laughing Listener, Fiction No Chaser and I decided to start a group read of The Dark Artifices to get prepped!

Because Cassandra Clare is a genius, it was inevitable that a chapter into Lady Midnight everyone fell in love with Emma and then fell in love with Julian and then fell in love with them being together.

By popular demand, I created a playlist for their forbidden love. This won’t be finished until the last book is released and we finally know their fate, but I had to share what I had so far!

The Breakdown

Here are a few of my faves and why I picked them.

Our Own House, Misterwives

To me, this song describes Emma and Julian as parabatai perfectly. They’ve spent most of their lives together and have grown with and shaped each other into the people they are.

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Notable Lyrics: “With the hands over our hearts. And we swore on that day. That it’ll never fall apart.”

Cake By The Ocean, DNCE

Guys, this is THEE song for that beach scene. 

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Notable Lyrics: “I keep on hoping we’ll eat cake by the ocean.”

While We Wait, Jack Johnson

I had to end it with an open-ended song about wanting more. It describes Julian and Emma and also how I feel about needing more of them in my life.

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Notable Lyrics: “It feels right. It feels wrong. It feels like when you have it, then it’s gone.
I want more. More and more….”

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What did you think of my picks? What songs would you add? Do you have any playlists you’d want me to create?

Feysand | A Court of Thorns and Roses Playlist

*Spoiler ahead if you haven’t read the A Court of Thorns and Roses Series*

Now that my spoiler warning is out of the way I can freely discuss my love for Rhysand and his love for Feyre. This is the ultimate hate-to-love story and there’s no changing my mind! This playlist has a lot of conflicting emotions and I hope you listen to this in your car and dance around like I do.

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If you’re looking for some epic breakup music, check out my Feylin playlist! It has enough angst to soothe the soul.

The Breakdown

Here are a few of my favorite choices and why I thought they fit on this playlist.

Do You Want Me (Dead?), All Time Low

Rhys and Feyre started off on the wrong foot, but I always wondered what was really going on with them. Do they hate each other or not? Well, I found my answer, but this is still them at the end of book 1 and the beginning of book 2.

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Notable Lyrics: “Do you want me? Or do you want me dead?”

Starlight, Taylor Swift

Tell me this isn’t the perfect song to be playing in the background during their first Starfall together. Plus, it’s Taylor…so of course I love it.

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Notable Lyrics: “It was the best night, never would forget how we moved.
The whole place was dressed to the nines, and we were dancing, dancing. Like we’re made of starlight”

Bright, Echosmith

It was so fun finding songs that alluded to stars and night because they just fit Rhys and Feyre SO well.

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Notable Lyrics: “And I see colors in a different way. You make what doesn’t matter fade to grey. Life is good and that’s the way it should be.”

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Feylin | A Court of Thorns & Roses Playlist

First things first, if you haven’t read the first two books in Sarah J Maas’s A Court of Thorns and Roses series, click out of this post – spoilers ahead! But you really should read this series, because it is amazing. I promise.

For everyone else who is still with me, welcome to the most epic breakup playlist ever, probably. I binge-read this entire series within the span of a week and the entire time I couldn’t help but feel like I needed to listen to epic, symphonic music that made me want to cry and that will definitely show here.

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If you tell me you didn’t like Tamlin for at least a second, you’re either lying or a way better judge of character than I was. For me, watching Feyre fall for Tamlin and then realize he was a total tool was a train wreck that I couldn’t look away from.

The Breakdown

Here are a few of my favorite choices and why I thought they fit on this playlist.

Don’t Blame Me, Taylor Swift

Again, Taylor Swift works for every occasion! Feyre goes way past her limits trying to save Tamlin and she went crazy.

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Notable Lyrics: “For you, I would cross the line. I would waste my time
I would lose my mind. They say she’s gone too far this time.”

Heartbreaker, Bad Suns

Imagine this song playing the moment Tamlin locks Feyre up to “protect” her.

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Notable Lyrics: “Your love is toxic. My heart collapsing.”

Heart of Glass, Blondie

The moment Feyre finally realizes TAMLIN. ISN’T. THE. ONE. 🙌

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Notable Lyrics: “Once I had a love and it was a gas. Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing, only to find. Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind.”

If you’re looking for some Rhysand action, you’re in luck! This playlist has more love songs and more drama.

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Shadowhunters | A Playlist

Very Important Fact About Me: I am obsessed with all things Shadowhunters. My love began with The Mortal Instruments and I continued to read all of Cassandra Clare’s series religiously.  Jace Herondale for life. 

I really wanted to create one for each character, relationship, event that has ever happened in this world but there’s just so much material I settled for one main playlist that touched on all important shadowhunter stories we know and adore.

The Breakdown

Here’s a few of my favorite choices and why they remind me of our favorite Shadowhunters!

Carry On My Wayward Son, Kansas

This song is too epic not to feature on a playlist about demon-slaying, half-angel hotties. It’s about a guy with a purpose who won’t rest until he’s fulfilled it, aka every shadowhunter in existence.

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Notable Lyrics: “Carry on my wayward son. For there’ll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest. Don’t you cry no more.”

This Is Gospel, Panic! At The Disco

Any chance I get to reference gospel, angels, or demons on a playlist about Shadowhunters is a good day. Shadowhunter code is all based on a history handed down by people thousands of years ago, and it maaaaay or may not always be right. *Cue fight scene in the name of love that the clave knows nothing about*

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Notable Lyrics: “This is gospel for the fallen ones. Locked away in permanent slumber
Assembling their philosophies from pieces of broken memories.”

Back in Black, AC/DC

This reminds me of one of my favorite Jace quotes: “Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.” (Jamie Campbell Bower will always be Jace – fight me.)

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Notable Lyrics: “Number one with a bullet, I’m a power pack
Yes, I’m in a bang with a gang.”

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What did you think of my picks? What songs remind you of the Shadowhunter Chronicles?