Friday, August 5, 2011

Book Tunes (20)

Book Tunes is a new meme that will be held on Fridays and the point is to share the book your reading and a song you think represents it. Be sure to include the novel you are reading, the summary, the song you think fits it and an explanation of why you chose that particular song. So snag yourself a button, write a post and link up at the bottom of the page!

Fury by Elizabeth Miles
From Goodreads:
Sometimes sorry isn't enough.... 

It's winter break in Ascension, Maine. The snow is falling and everything looks pristine and peaceful. But not all is as it seems... 
Between cozy traditions and parties with her friends, Emily loves the holidays. And this year's even better--the guy she's been into for months is finally noticing her. But Em knows if she starts things with him, there's no turning back. Because his girlfriend is Em's best friend. 
On the other side of town, Chase is having problems of his own. The stress of his home life is starting to take its toll, and his social life is unraveling. But that's nothing compared to what's really haunting him. Chase has done something cruel...something the perfect guy he pretends to be would never do. And it's only a matter of time before he's exposed. 
In Ascension, mistakes can be deadly. And three girls—three beautiful, mysterious girls—are here to choose who will pay. 
Em and Chase have been chosen.
The Tune: Switchblade by Incubus

The Lyrics:
I keep getting attacked by
the girl in the black hat
the girl in the black hat.

I can't find any shade but
i'll be swayed as long as
i've got a switchblade.

I keep getting the eye from
the girl in the thigh highs
the girl in the thing highs.

With irises of jade are built
to persuade and they're
swift like a switchblade.

Switchblade, switchblade
they're swift like a switchblade

Nobody wears it like you anymore.
Nobody wears it like you anymore.

Light like a feather
bright like a dying star.
Cut those together
girl that is what you are.
Wild eyes forever
built to punish and persuade.
I like together
But all I got was a switchblade.

So just gimme the facts
who's the girl in the black hat
the girl in the black hat.

I can't find any shade but
i'll be swayed as long as
i've got a switchblade.

I think of getting a rise
on all the American thighs
her American thighs.

She got her black hat
and irises of jade
and I got a switchblade. 

Why this tune?:

First of all, you're welcome Fury. Lending a song from this album to anything means something. So this song for me describes Ty and Chase's relationship perfectly. Chase is hypnotized by everything about this mysterious new girl who is just so off. He describes her often as "wild" which works well with "wild eyes forever, built to punish and persuade" which she does often. It also mentions feathers which play an important part in the story. To me this song sort of feels like the switchblade is no match for the girl, much like Chase is no match for Ty.

What do you think of my choice? Is there a song that goes well with the book you are reading?


  1. Wow, I love this choice! Wasn't familiar with the song before today...

  2. Oh, sorry,. I just saw you don't accept awards. Just know that I love your site and I love all your reviews. You do such a great job!


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