The Book Theme Meme

The Book Theme Meme is a weekly meme that pairs books and music hosted by Lila. If you want to participate, here’s what to do:

  • Link back to the originator (Lila @ The Bookkeeper’s Secrets)
  • Choose a book or series
  • Choose a song that you feel represents the book (fyi: it doesn’t have to have words, it can be classical or score)
  • Tell us what about the song reminds you of the book. Is it a particular lyric/s? Is it the general feeling of the song? Explain a little.
  • Add your name, blog, and link to your post in the comments!
  • Voila! You’re done!

Gasoline & Cinder

“Gasoline” by Halsey paired with Cinder by Marissa Meyer. Both have a very Asian inspired theme that’s also futuristic in feel. The song is basically the life of Cinder, although altered a bit. The song goes:

“You can’t wake up, this is not a dream,
You’re part of a machine, you are not a human being,
With your face all made up, living on a screen,
Low on self esteem, so you run on gasoline.”

Oh, oh, oh, oh,
I think there’s a flaw in my code,
Oh, oh, oh, oh,”

Of course these lyrics aren’t being literal, however, it still captures Cinder’s world a bit.

“Well my heart is gold, and my hands are cold,”

Cinder being a Cyborg means many people look at her as if she’s less than human. But she’s more caring than half the actual humans you’ll meet in her world.

“Do the people whisper ’bout you on the train like me?
Saying that you shouldn’t waste your pretty face like me?”

Again, the people in her world.



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