Book Tag | Song Requests!

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GUUUYYYSSS, Fiction No Chaser tagged me in the Song Requests challenge and I’m so excited for this. I already add theme songs to all my book reviews and I create bookish playlists, because I am also that nerd who hears a song and thinks “OMG this is so [Insert Character Name Here]”. I hope you like my song & book picks!


  • Thank and link back to tagger.
  • Credit to Daniel @ Page to Page
  • Listen to tagger’s song requests! After you’re done listening to the three songs the person who tagged you has chosen, choose a book that you think best goes along with that song and tell us why you chose it!
  • Request 3 songs of your own! Give any three songs (and your corresponding book choices that think go well with said song) you want for your taggers to listen and respond to!
  • Tag 5 people!

Fiction No Chaser’s Songs:

1.”Longshot” by Catfish and the Bottlemen

This is DEF Ronan and Adam and has The Raven King written all over it. I looooove this.


Go, ahead and tell me you got all you want
Fiver says you’re wrong
And I suppose you’ve come down to help me
Move things along
And we lapped it up and we’re wise enough to know
How it goes to get me honey
But we’re wise enough to know
How it goes to get me honey
‘Cause we know this feeling all a little too well
Listen, the distance between us, could’ve took a while
Once we closed that difference, you turned up like a friend of mine
Every once in a while, the little things make me smile
As if one of our longshots paid off

2. “Here’s to the Heartache” by Nothing More

This song is so dark and emo and reminds me of Cat and Cole from This Mortal Coil.

What if I told you life was built to break?Mortal
What if I warned you, you can’t outrun your fate?

So here’s to the heartache
Here’s to the mistakes
We’ll drink to all the years, the tears
That led to this place
So here’s to the heartache

Here’s to the dark days
It’s been a long wait
We’ll drink to all the years, the tears
That led to this place

3. “Lydia” by Highly Suspect

This is Marjorie singing to Merry in A Head Full of Ghosts. This book is so sick and Screen Shot 2019-02-24 at 6.22.16 PMtwisted and it matched the vibes of this song so well.

Black ocean, cold and dark
I am the hungry shark, fast and merciless

I’ve seen better days
So unafraid in my youth
I can’t breathe, much less believe the truth

My muscles will contract, your bones will crack
It’s just a fact cause I am here to win this fight

My Songs

1. “This Is Gospel” by Panic! At the Disco

This song will forever remind me of the Shadowhunter world. 32212384_191594128327306_983399776793919488_n

This is gospel for the fallen ones
Locked away in permanent slumber
Assembling their philosophies
From pieces of broken memories
The gnashing teeth and criminal tongues conspire against the odds
But they haven’t seen the best of us yet
If you love me let me go
If you love me let me go
‘Cause these words are knives that often leave scars
The fear of falling apart
And truth be told, I never was yours

2. “Love Like Revenge” by Bad Suns

This song reminds me of Ash Princess and the relationship between Theo and Soren. Screen Shot 2019-02-24 at 6.20.04 PM

I swallow all my fear, it’s clear to me
There’s no good in lies I want to believe
I know, you know, how bad we both need this
Trust me, we can put the past behind us
Meet me at the place where love once found us
But no
You wear your love like revenge
You wear your love like revenge
Swallow all your fear and try to see
There’s no good in lies you want to believe
Am I happy, no, I’m just distracted

3. “Ain’t No Rest For the Wicked” by Cage the Elephant

Even though it’s not my favorite series, I do enjoy the heists and cons in the Six of Crows duology, and this song is definitely a MOOD for both books.

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Money don’t grow on trees
I got bills to pay, I got mouths to feed
There ain’t nothing in this world for free
Oh no, I can’t slow down, I can’t hold back
Though you know, I wish I could
Oh no there ain’t no rest for the wicked
Until we close our eyes for good

Friends I’m Tagging!

If you’re tagged, I hope you enjoy! If you don’t want to work this into your schedule, no biggie. If you’re not tagged, and you want to join in, feel free! Just tag me if you use my picks so I can read your post and fall in love with your music!

Ann –

Erin – Undercover Binge Reader

Chloe – It’s YA Girl

Arin – Tomes Of Our Lives

Malin – GrimmsNaught



A Six Of Crows Playlist

By now I’m sure everyone has heard the news – the Grishaverse is coming to Netflix! I’ll admit, I haven’t read the original Shadow & Bone trilogy (Yes, I’m one of those people…but I’m getting around to it!). I have read the Six of Crows duology. And, while it isn’t my favorite series of all time, the heist badass-ery did deserve a playlist. I thought I’d share to keep up with the hype/wait!

The Breakdown

The epic heist situations in this series deserved a playlist that was just as epic. Here are some of my favorites!

Another One Bites The Dust, Queen

The book opens with a gang meetup gone wrong…and shooting ensues. How can you not picture Kaz walking down a dark alley with this playing behind him? The answer: you can’t. Because it was MADE for him.


Notable Lyrics: “Are you happy, are you satisfied?  How long can you stand the heat? Out of the doorway the bullets rip to the sound of the beat”

Jailbreak, Thin Lizzy

This is the theme song for the entire series. They break into places, out of places, and all the other things you can break and it’s just so perfect.


Notable Lyrics: “Tonight there’s gonna be a jailbreak. Somewhere in this town. See me and the boys we don’t like it. So were getting up and going down”

How You Like Me Now, The Heavy

All the main characters in the crew have some bad reps. And you see them evolve as the story progresses as they find new meanings to live and new reasons why they’re doing what they’re doing. It’s also an angsty, rock song that goes with the dark vibes.


Notable Lyrics: “See, I been a bad bad bad bad man. And I’m in deep, yeah.
I found a brand new love for this man, And can’t wait till you see.”

Talk To Me

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

Top 5 Tuesday | Books That Didn’t Live Up To The Hype

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Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Bionic Book Worm!

Today we’re talking about books that didn’t live up to the hype and I am HERE FOR THIS. I’ve been holding back my feelings on some of these for so long and I can’t wait to let them free. Here. We. Go.

Cruel Prince by Holly Black

So, apparently everyone except me thinks Cruel Prince is sooo amazing. I, however, thought the first two-thirds of this book were super boring and it took FOREVER for any real action to happen. Jude is the worst spy ever and is annoying AF. Taryn is the worst sister ever and is also annoying AF. Prince Cardan is the worst person ever and is slightly less annoying than the others, but still…annoying AF. My little cinnamon roll Oak is precious though, and nothing better happen to him in Wicked King. The ending saved this entire book for me, but still…didn’t live up to the hype.


Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I was SO excited to read this duology, but for some reason it just didn’t resonate with me. The heists and con jobs are super slick – like The Italian Job but 100 times more intense -but the story itself isn’t that great. I also did NOT appreciate the ending of Crooked Kingdom. I’m still salty over that unnecessary death. Let’s not forget about Kaz Brekker and his crew. I didn’t connect with any of them or find Kaz to be the book boyfriend everyone hyped him up to be. Overall, I could live without re-reading this one.


Everless by Sara Holland

I was so sad when I finished this book because I was disappointed to the max. I had heard amazing things and the premise of time being bound to blood is interesting, but Holland’s writing seemed more like disjointed, semi-finished bursts of thought and it was a bit more juvenile than I would have liked. Now on to Jules, the “heroine”. She isn’t the brightest bulb in the bunch and most of the conflicts that happen could have been avoided if she would have just listened to literally everyone around her. I couldn’t enjoy the story at all because I couldn’t stop thinking about how slowly Jules caught on to important things. This is definitely one I won’t be recommending to my friends.


The 5th Wave Series by Rick Yancey

I’m not a big fan of alien stories but The 5th Wave caught my attention for some strange reason, so I gave the first book a try. I loved it but the rest of the series is so. horrible. This was another one that I had heard great things about and the buzz just grew once the movie came out, but it is not worth the hype. Another story where unnecessary death takes place and writing meant to be “thoughtful” just ends up being bland, boring and a bit confusing.


The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner

This is another series where the first book is amazing but it all went downhill after that. The ending of The Death Cure seemed like such an afterthought to Dashner, like he just started writing before figuring out how it was meant to end and picked out an option from a bowl and said “yup, let’s go with this one. Seems legit.” There was such hype after the movies came out, but not even Dylan O’Brien could save this one. It’s still overhyped.


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What did you think of my picks? What books are overhyped for you?