{teen} Book Scene: Jessica Spotswood’s Born Wicked Playlist


Jessica Spotswood is the author of Born Wicked, which hits bookstores tomorrow.  Jessica dropped by the virtual offices to share her playlist while she was working on Born Wicked.

Born Wicked Playlist:

Great question! Here are five bands/singers whose albums I listened on repeat while writing BORN WICKED, with samples of lyrics that inspired me!

  1. A Fine Frenzy:

“Almost Lover” Goodbye my almost lover / Goodbye my hopeless dream / I’m trying not to think about you / Can’t you just let me be?

  1. Adele:

“Turning Tables” Next time I’ll be braver / I’ll be my own savior

  1. Florence and the Machine:

“Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)” You made a deal, and now it seems you have to offer up/ But will it ever be enough? (Raise it up, raise it up) / It’s not enough (Raise it up, raise it up)
Here I am, a rabbit hearted girl / Frozen in the headlights / It seems I’ve made the final sacrifice

I must become a lion hearted girl / Ready for a fight / Before I make the final sacrifice

“Drumming Song” There’s a drumming noise inside my head / That starts when you’re around / I swear that you could hear it / it makes such an almighty sound / Louder than sirens/ Louder than bells / Sweeter than heaven / and hotter than hell

4. Mumford & Sons:

“Sigh No More” Love; it will not betray you / Dismay or enslave you / it will set you free / Be more like the man you were made to be

“White Blank Page” But tell me now, where was my fault / in loving you with my whole heart

“Roll Away Your Stone” It seems that all my bridges have been burned / But you say, “That’s exactly how this grace thing works.”

Stars hide your fires / For these here are my desires / And I won’t give them up to you this time around / And so I’ll be found / With my stake stuck in the ground / Marking the territory of this newly impassioned soul

5. Snow Patrol:

“You Could Be Happy” You could be happy and I won’t know / But you weren’t happy the day I watched you go / And all the things that I wished I had not said / Are played in loops til it’s madness in my head

You could be happy, I hope you are / You made me happier than I’ve been by far

“Make This Go On Forever” Please don’t let this turn into something it’s not / I can only give you everything I’ve got / I can’t be as sorry as you think I should / But I still love you more than anyone else could

“Open Your Eyes” Get up, get out, get away from these liars / ‘Cause they don’t get your soul or your fire / Take my hand, knot your fingers through mine / And we’ll walk from this dark room for the last time

Thanks, Jessica!

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