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Mar 30, 2012

Book Blog Tour: Momo's Playlist for the Covenant Series

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Hello all! Welcome to the Pure tour here at Books Over Boys! Today my blog is one of the many stops for the Pure tour hosted by the fabulous Valerie from Stuck In Books! I give her huge props for putting together this amazing tour with almost one hundred blogs involved (uh-huh, that's right, we luff JLA!)! It's no surprise that I am madly obsessed with Jennifer and her awesome books so of course, I was and am ecstatic to be a part of this tour as we celebrate the pure brilliance that is Pure, hahaha (I'm laughing at myself and my word genius)! There is so much going on during this tour that I hope you guys haven't missed a second of it - reviews, giveaways, excerpts, various points-of-view, character profiles, and even a very special tournament in honor of JLA and her one of a kind characters! To get the juicy deets on all of these goodies, you must click here to be directed to the Pure tour page for all the direct links and what not!

As some of you know, music is a major part of my reading, so today's stop will involve a few of the songs that were on constant repeat for me when I read Daimon, Half-Blood and Pure! And even if you don't listen to music when you read, here's a chance for you to discover new music! Make sure you read all the way to the end because there are some giveaways going on that you for sure don't wanna miss out on!
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First of all, I'm not even quite sure how these songs came to be a part of my playlist. I remember when I was starting Daimon, I had asked JLA what songs were on her playlist; she gave me two songs which out of the two, only one made it onto my playlist. After I had asked JLA, I went on a new artist/song hunt and I ran across these songs that make up my Covenant series playlist. Without further ado, I give to you, Momo's Playlist for the Covenant Series!

First up, these two songs always bring me right back to Alex and her crazy world of Pures and daimons.

Sixx A. M. - Are You With Me


It's weird that I love music so much yet most of the time I have no idea what the song is talking about...and that is the case with this one...and probably a lot of songs in this playlist, so be warned. Anyway, after listening to the song and reading its lyrics, I feel that in some way (because I don't really understand the song - I just like it) it relates back to Alex very well. Especially that beginning when the songs starts out with:

Laughing like we're crazy
Nothing mattered
Nothing fazed me
We were younger then
So much younger then
Everything seems rotten through
The eyes of the forgotten
And we were dumber then
So much dumber then


Doesn't it just sound like Alex? Nothing fazed her, her and Caleb laughing and hanging out without a care in the world. Okay, they have daimons to worry about but then again, that's where Alex's strength comes through - even though daimons are constantly on her mind, she finds time to just be a teenager and laugh until she gains a six-pack and just hanging out with her best friend.

This second song automatically came on when Alex was doing her butt chopping thang with daimons; whenever an action scene came up, this song was on repeat. And...after listening to it, I think you'll know what I mean.

Sixx A. M. - Lies of the Beautiful People


Right?! This song always brings me right back to Alex and her kick-assery! I've listened to it since the second I started reading Daimon and so this song and the Covenant series go together like peanut butter and jelly. To you, it might just be another song to listen to and forget but this song just encapsulates all the action scenes for me throughout all the books out thus far.

This third song was totally Alex in Pure...after some interactions with Aiden St. Delphi. If the Covenant series became a musical, Alex would most definitely be singing this to Aiden. In Pure. Not so sure for the first two books, but Pure - for sure!

Within Temptations - A Dangerous Mind


As you know, I am in love with Aiden and his thundercloud eyes, hence the super big banner ↑ above. Also, if you've read Half-Blood, you would know that Alex is also smitten with these eyes. Aiden doesn't give himself away real easily but through his eyes, you can see it all. This song said it all.

It's in your eyes, what's on your mind.
I fear your smile and the promise inside.
It's in your eyes, what's on your mind.
I fear your presence, I'm frozen inside.

It's in your eyes, what's on your mind.
I see the truth that you've buried inside.
It's in your eyes, what's on your mind.
There is no mercy, just anger I find.

These next three songs came into play during the sadder moments that Alex went through.

Art of Dying - I Will Be There


Art of Dying - I Will Be There (Acoustic)

Just the title - I will be there - seemed fitting for Aiden, Seth, and Caleb to be there for Alex when she was suffering some very horrible events. I posted the original version but I listened to the acoustic version most of the time.

Art of Dying - Best I Can


When Alex suffered, I suffered. I felt so bad for her throughout all three books. I couldn't even imagine the pain that she went through. This song is like Alex telling everyone to get off her case because she's doing the best she can with all that's happened to her. Every time the song says, "Best I can..." I'm over here, rooting for Alex to pull through and you know what, she always does!

Art of Dying - Breathe Again


This is just another song that seems to kind of fit Alex. Like I mentioned above, I don't really know what this song is talking about, well okay, I sorta do, but if it doesn't seem to match Alex in any way, well then...I listened to it for the music, lololol!

This next song is the song off of JLA's playlist. If you guys follow me on the twittah, I am obsessed with his voice, like no joke. This guy's voice just does things to me. I can seriously listen to all of their songs forevar and I would be perfectly content.

30 Seconds to Mars - Hurricane


Aah, lovelovelove! Also, the lyrics: Tell me, would you kill to save a life? Tell me, would you kill to prove you're right? Crash, crash, burn. Let it all burn. This hurricane's chasing us all underground. This song couldn't be more true to Alex in Half-Blood! It also reminds me of Half-Blood's tagline: Could you kill the one you love? Eh, it's almost the same...either way, the song is fitting, lol!

And lastly, this song JLA mentioned it to me one night via the twittah. I was freakin' out big time when I found out. Freakin' out...in a good way! If you guys thought I was crazy about the last song ↑, oooh boy! I'm heels over head for this band! Love them to death and back! I was so excited because I tweet about them quite a bit and I didn't think anyone ever paid attention to my tweets about them or actually checked out their songs so when JLA told me this was Aiden's song (I think that's what she said; either Aiden or Alex's song), I nearly gave out!

The Maine - Saving Grace


I don't know what the significance of this song is just yet...but if Aiden and The Maine are ever in the same sentence, I'll back that any day! This video is the original version of the song but The Maine has released another, slower version of this song that I am crazy in love with as well. Both versions are definitely worth checking out. Please? For me? Fine, not for me. But for Aiden? And the awesome JLA? <33

The Maine - Saving Grace (Take 2)


Could this song be from Aiden to Alex? Squee status. If so, I am dying to read Deity - now! I seriously can't wait to see what goes down! Well, after listening to both versions, which one do you like more? John Ohh's voice in Take 2 is...*shivers* amazing! Oh humananah!
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Well, that wraps up my book playlist for the Covenant series! Now onto the giveaway details. There are two tour wide giveaways going on throughout the entire tour. But those two giveaways are not the only two going on. If you visit the Pure Blog Tour page, you'll find many links that will direct you to lots and lots of other giveaways that various blogs are sponsoring. For the two tour wide giveaways, you can enter them by going here and here and leaving a comment but if you would like to earn an extra entry to the giveaways, leave me a comment below and tell me which song(s) was your favorite from my playlist and/or which song you think is totally fitting for the books?!

Wait, that's totally not all. There's a super cool twittah giveaway going on where one of you can win this:


A super awesome bracelet that contains all four book covers of the Covenant series thus far! A ginormous thanks to Shellie from Creative Reads for donating it and another big thank you to Savy from Books with Bite for making it! All you need to do to win this pretty thing is tweet about the Pure tour by including this link with the hashtag: #PureTourJLA and then go here to tell Val that you tweeted! Easy and simple!
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Good luck to every single one of you and I hope you guys are all enjoying the heck out of this tour!

18 comments:

  1. I love how much thought you put into the music going with the book, and the fact that someone else would have a totally different list. I love music.

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  2. interesting choice of music, i didn't know any of them so i will compare after reading the book

    thanks you a lot

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  3. Fabulous post Momo! Thanks so much for being part of the tour.

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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  4. Hurricane! WHY is 30StM so good?
    I've never heard of most of this stuff. As soon as I get sick of Songs from District 12 and Beyond (which will be never) I have some new stuff to check out...

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  5. Cool! I've never heard of most of these songs. Cant wait to read Pure!!! :D
    Alyssa Susanna

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  6. Love the playlist! I'm off to download a bunch from iTunes now (yay copyright protection!) #copyrightnerd

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  7. I love all of the music choices!

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  8. Great review! I loved all of the music clips. You definitely have the best Pure post. Loved it!

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  9. I can't wait to listen to all of them! :)

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  10. Awesome post Momo!! I love all of your song choices. I can't wait to see your review for Pure!!

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  11. I knew The Maine would be in there somewhere! <3 them because of you...and I'll have to say that song #2 is way better...just sayin. I was uber happy to see 30StM during De Luna Fest here the first year they did it...with Bush, 311, STP...=) I know you heart Aiden...but right now I heart me some Seth, that may change but doubtful...but guess we'll have to find out in Deity right?!

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  12. Great music choice! :) I haven't heard all the songs yet, but I'll! :) Thank you! :)

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  13. Very interesting playlist. Can't wait to see if I think they match up :) So unbelievably looking forward to Pure!!!

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  14. I never heard Saving Grace before, but now I'll always think about Aiden when I'll do! :DDD Aiden <3

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  15. I was so worried that this post was going to be all pop and mushy stuff.. yay for good music!! Great list you have here!!! :D

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  16. Love Sixx AM, The Art of Dying, and Within Temptation. Loads of awesome music. Great playlist. Are you with me by Sixx AM reminds me of a lot of books.

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  17. Interesting song choices. I don't think I have heard any of those songs.

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  18. Interesting songs. I have heard some of these but not all. Thanks for sharing your choices.

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