Welcome to the ninth stop on the official Shadow and Bone Blog Tour! I hope you’ve enjoyed the posts so far, and discovered some awesome new things about Alina, Ravka and the amazing Leigh Bardugo.
Today, I’ve asked Leigh to dig deeper into her S&B playlist and share some of the songs that helped to define her three main characters. Rereading the novel with these songs in mind definitely makes for a richer experience, so be sure to check them all out!
At my June 6th stop on Wondrous Reads, I talked about some of my go-to inspiration music for Shadow and Bone including “Winter Song” and Placebo’s cover of “Running Up That Hill” (and a few Slavic chorus shout outs). This is a slightly deeper cut—mini-arcs of songs that I associate with my main characters. In some cases, I linked to official videos, but in others, they just felt too distracting.
For me, the Darkling is all about the space between who he is and what he lets the world see. I think these songs could fit comfortably there.
(I had no idea this incredible video existed. Love it.)
Okay, so this may end up a little more agro than what people expect from Mal, but I think his journey is from boy to soldier to something more.
Alina spends a lot of Shadow and Bone fighting herself, but she has a fierce heart. Karen O’s wail is battle ready.
Thanks, Leigh, for sharing some truly remarkable compositions!
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Monday, June 4: The Darkling
Tuesday, June 5: Favourite Writing Moments of Shadow & Bone (UK Blog Tour)
Wednesday, June 6: Shadow & Bone Playlist
Thursday, June 7: Review @ A Cupcake and a Latte
Friday, June 8: The Grisha Orders
Saturday, June 9: Review @ Overflowing Library (UK Blog Tour)
Sunday, June 10: Leigh’s First Stories
Monday, June 11: Interview @ Realm of Fiction (UK Blog Tour)
Wednesday, June 13: Gollancz’ Blog (UK Blog Tour)
Thursday, June 14: The Book Muncher
Friday, June 15: Book Chick City
Saturday, June 16: Karin’s Book Nook
Sunday, June 17: I’d So Rather Be Reading
Monday, June 18: Serendipity Reviews (UK Blog Tour)
Tuesday, June 19: The Fable Faerie
Wednesday, June 20: Willa’s Ramblings
Thursday, June 21: Once Upon a Bookcase (UK Blog Tour)
Friday, June 22: Cuddlebuggery
Saturday, June 23: The Hiding Spot
Sunday, June 24: Watercolor Moods
Monday, June 25: Falcata Times (UK Blog Tour)
Friday, June 29: MigMag (UK Blog Tour)
Watch the beautiful trailer, then check out my review!