Hi guys! The Between the Lives blog tour stops by today and I am excited that author Jessica Shirvington is sharing the book’s playlist with us! She’s provided a list of songs and their video clips, as well as some commentary on what they mean to her, and how they relate to Sabine.
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The Between the Lives Playlist
Jess: I have to admit a lot of the songs I listened to remind me of Sabine/Ethan scenes. And some are just about her.
1. Valium by Lisa Mitchell
This is my favourite song for the book!
2. I’m in Here by Sia
3. Love and Loss by The Honey Trees
4. Distance by Christina Perri
5. Punching in a Dream by The Naked and Famous
6. Time is Running Out by Muse
7. Too Close by Alex Claire
This one is more a song about herself – singing it to her other life and fighting with herself – even the video clip feels the same way!
8. Heartlines by Florence and the Machine
Because I can imagine ever writing a story that isn’t influenced in some way by her music!
9. Wonderful Life by Hurts
10. Help by Hurts
11. Dark Paradise by Lana Del Rey
If you have read the book then you will know where this song fits in 😉
12. Hey Hey Hey by Claudia Tripp
Also – a fan of the book wrote this song. Check it out!
My thoughts: The playlist gave me chills, and I did end up crying a few times. My favourite songs are Valium, which really affected me, and Distance and Time is Running Out (what’s a playlist without Muse?). I think I compounded the effect because I read the along with it, and sometimes I’d be reading and Sabine’s words and the song lyrics would match up perfectly. I seriously recommend listening to these songs while reading your favourite parts of the novel!
Hop by the previous tour stop and have a read of Jess’s favourite scene from the book and enter to win a copy of Between the Lives, and make sure you head over to YA Midnight Reads on Wednesday to see who Jessica’s Top 10 Favourite Book Characters are. You can check out all the stops on the Between the Lives blog tour here.
About the author:
Jessica Shirvington lives in Sydney with her husband of twelve years, FOXTEL presenter and former Olympic sprinter Matt Shirvington, and their two daughters. She has previously founded and run a fine foods distribution company in London. On her return to Australia in 2009, she focused on her writing. Her urban fantasy series Embrace debuted in 2010 and has since been published internationally. In 2012, the series was picked up by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment and CBS Studios to be adapted to a television drama for The CW Network.
Between the Lives is Jessica’s fifth release and first stand-alone novel.
Between the Lives is published in Australia by Harper Collins, and is available now at all good bookstores and online. I have reviewed Between the Lives as part of the 2013 Australian Women Writers Reading Challenge. Thank you to Jessica for taking the time out to share her playlist with us, it’s been a real pleasure to have her on Speculating on SpecFic, and for Amanda at Harper Collins for making the blog tour happen!