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!

Rules:

  • 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.

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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.

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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 – AnnMarieSwaim.com

Erin – Undercover Binge Reader

Chloe – It’s YA Girl

Arin – Tomes Of Our Lives

Malin – GrimmsNaught

 

 

Review | This Mortal Coil Is Sci-Fi Gold

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By: Emily Suvada

Overall Rating: ★★★★

Catarina Agatta is a hacker. She can cripple mainframes and crash through firewalls, but that’s not what makes her special. In Cat’s world, people are implanted with technology to recode their DNA, allowing them to change their bodies in any way they want. And Cat happens to be a gene-hacking genius.

Her father, Dr. Lachlan Agatta, a legendary geneticist who may be the last hope for defeating a plague that has brought humanity to the brink of extinction. But during the outbreak, Lachlan was kidnapped by a shadowy organization called Cartaxus, leaving Cat to survive the last two years on her own. When a Cartaxus soldier, Cole, arrives with news that her father has been killed, Cat’s instincts tell her it’s just another Cartaxus lie. But Cole also brings a message: before Lachlan died, he managed to create a vaccine, and Cole needs Cat’s help to release it and save the human race.

Now Cat must decide who she can trust: The soldier with secrets of his own? The father who made her promise to hide from Cartaxus at all costs? In a world where nature itself can be rewritten, how much can she even trust herself?

TL;DR:

If you like science fiction involving genetics, human viruses, and post-apocalyptic worlds then this book is for you! I loved it and will be adding it to my favorite sci-fi reads of 2018. Can this just be a movie already?

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The Good

Real Resident Evil Vibes

If you love Alice’s story, anything having to do with Raccoon City, or the Umbrella Corporation (all you Red Queen lovers rejoice), you’ll love this book. Cat is basically a teenage version of Alice and it’s uh-mazing.

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Cole Franklin, Deadly Super Soldier & Man of My Dreams

Cole is programmed and trained to protect Cat with his life. He’s also dark-haired, blue-eyed, and totally swoon worthy. Please join me in loving this deadly, adorable, smol, cinnamon roll.

A Fresh Take On a “Zombie” Virus

There are so many apocalyptic stories that involve virus outbreaks, but Suvada managed to turn something classic into something completely new. The virus infects humans, but instead of turning the infected into monsters, it turns survivors into animalistic rage monsters who need to eat infected flesh in order to survive. WHAT. THE. EFF. (In a Good Way)

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Did Not See That Villain Coming

I honestly could not figure out any of the plot twists that took place in the second half of the book…and I pride myself on my detective reading skills. Not only was I NOT expecting that villain, I was completely thrown when the “real” bad guy(s) show up. Like, completely hit with a train, sideswiped, did not see it coming. OH WHHAAATT???

The Bad

More Virus Please

There are only a few moments in the entire book where we see the virus in action, but if I’m being honest I wanted more. More rage monsters, more virus infections, more creepy ways to stay immune. I want it all!

The Other Plot Twist That Could Have Gone Very Wrong

There’s a point about 100 pages from the end where we learn something very important about Cat and Cole and it threw me WAY off. I had to give myself some space from the story for a day because I was worried Suvada was going in a weird direction with their relationship and I just wasn’t having it. LUCKILY, she took it in the right direction, but still deducting a tenth of a point for giving me funky vibes for a quick minute.

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The Ugly Truth

This is such a good sci-fi read. I can’t wait to get my hands on the second book. If you like post-apocalyptic worlds with human viruses and science talk, you should give this one a go!

Talk To Me

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think of it?