Music and books are often bound together perfectly – songs can inspire the writing of novels and vice versa.
So here is a list of songs (with links) and books which I think match each other well, hope you enjoy!
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green – To Whom it May Concern by The Civil Wars
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins – No Light, No Light by Florence + the Machine
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – Better Than Revenge by Taylor Swift
(bear with me, sceptics, the lyrics of the song match the Rose/Lissa/Mia situation perfectly)
Crossed (Matched #2) by Ally Condie – And Run by He Is We
Runaway (Airhead #3) by Mag Cabot – Superhero by Cher Lloyd
Hope you like my first book playlist, feel free to comment suggestions for songs and books which I can use in another list!
The first glimpse at Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters (anyone who can explain the irritating title change, please enlighten me) looks like a promising adaptation to the book – including many pivotal scenes despite it’s short length was a good way of satisfying hardcore fans of the books, and the action sequences seem like a good way to tempt new viewers and readers. It did take me several re-watchings, and some assurance from Richelle Mead that some scenes which looked a bit odd had relevance to the book’s plot, to be happy with the trailer. I did watch it many times though, and I think that it’s a good starting point to build interest and I can only hope that it is as amazing as the books. Fingers crossed for more trailers and other such news soon!
If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGpmp_CUty4
Vampire Academy is already a bestseller and much loved by people all around the world for very good reason. Rose is hilarious, sassy and tough, her strength and protectiveness are well worth admiring. Every one of the other characters is just the same. Well written and exciting storytelling combining themes such as mental illness, friendship and forbidden romance. Not at all like Twilight, that much should be made clear. Recommended for ages 14-18. Contains violence, sexual references, coarse language and mature themes.
View this novel on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/345627.Vampire_Academy
View all current information on the movie adaptation: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1686821/?ref_=sr_3