I cannot tell you how excited I am to be part of the Hallowed Blog Tour and it is my great pleasure to welcome Cynthia Hand to Book Angel Booktopia today to share the playlist for Hallowed:
Songs from Cynthia Hand’s Hallowed PlaylistI don’t write to music. I’m too easily influenced; if the mood of the music changes, so does the mood of my writing. Can’t have that. But I do like to listen to music to get me in the mood for the book. If I can I like to write in the Pepperdine University library, which is about a half hour from my house, a lovely drive through a windy canyon road that finally opens up at the ocean. I love this drive. It calms me, helps me to prepare myself to write, let go of all the mundane things that are going on in my life and think about my story. I almost always listen to a CD on this drive.
This is like my theme song for Hallowed. It’s got it all: the rain, the sense of the world crashing down, the idea of falling which is so evocative of angels, plus the gorgeous cello. Love this song.
Find the Lyrics HERE:
Find the Lyrics HERE
My Clara and Tucker song.
(It fits so perfectly)
Find the Lyrics HERE
If We Kissed by Spain
(I can't find a music video for this one - I tried everywhere [ : ( ]
I knowIf we kissedThen loveWould followFollowThrough the rainAnd the snowI knowIf we touchedWe'd loseOur sorrowSorrowOh the rainCould never knowSorrowOh the rainCould never know
This song KILLS me, can almost bring me to tears every time I hear it.
The High Countries by Sandra McCracken
(no music video for this one either [ : ( ])
She and I get the same sort of inspiration. . . This is the title of the last chapter of Hallowed.
A bus station, in the steam from the rainIn a line of pale strangers, should I go or stay?The whole field of vision fades beneath me nowAnd the houses spread for a million miles in this gray townAnd the weight of glory, if you held it in your handIt would pass right through you, so now's your chanceWould you fall to piecesWould you fall to piecesWould you fall to piecesIn the high countries?We are just pilgrims of the great divorceI am witness to the light and I am captive to my own remorseThe weight of glory, if you held it in your handIt would pass right through you - but now's your chanceWould you fall to piecesWould you fall to piecesWould you fall to piecesIn the high countries?You drink the cup to the bottom but it burns in your handsThe cup was poured out on the maker insteadOut on the green plains, I am but a ghostBound up with all that I call mine, and still the light growsWould you fall to piecesWould you fall to piecesWould you fall to piecesIn the high countriesIn the high countriesIn the high countries?
Huge thanks to Cynthia for sharing these amazing music choices. Believe me they really go well with the book.
Title: HallowedSeries: UnearthlyAuthor: Cynthia HandPublisher: Electric MonkeyPublication Date: 2 Jan 2012Synopsis from Goodreads
For months part-angel Clara Gardner trained to face the raging forest fire from her visions and rescue the alluring and mysterious Christian Prescott from the blaze. But nothing could prepare her for the fateful decisions she would be forced to make that day, or the startling revelation that her purpose—the task she was put on earth to accomplish—is not as straightforward as she thought. Now, torn between her increasingly complicated feelings for Christian and her love for her boyfriend, Tucker, Clara struggles to make sense of what she was supposed to do the day of the fire. And, as she is drawn further into the world of part angels and the growing conflict between White Wings and Black Wings, Clara learns of the terrifying new reality that she must face: Someone close to her will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning.
If you missed it yesterday, you can find my review HERE