Friday, September 7, 2012

Defiance Blog Tour: The Playlist


I'm hugely excited today to be a part of the promotional tour for C.J. Redwine's young adult novel Defiance which released last week from Balzer + Bray. I thoroughly enjoyed this book (you can read my review here), especially the dual point of views of both Rachel and Logan, and highly recommend it to any and all fans of paranormal young adult fiction. I have the pleasure of wrapping up this tour by sharing with you the Defiance playlist, an amazing selection of music that will hopefully give you a little extra insight to the story itself as well as C.J.'s mindset as she was writing. Enjoy everyone!

1. A Star Crossed Wasteland by In This Moment (This just sums up Rachel by the 3/4 mark in the story): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsVspHTfpTU

2. Say (All I Need) by One Republic (Logan's words/feelings toward Rachel.)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQuR3OOr6Y8

3. Set Fire to the Third Bar by Snow Patrol ft Martha Wainwright (How Rachel and Logan feel when they're so many miles apart.)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANWRhyp-RcM

4. Lullaby by One Republic (I wrote Rachel and Logan's first kiss to this song. It's not really a romantic song, but the mood is one of coming home and being at peace, and that's what they do for each other.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcFhClSGpmg

5. Requiem for a Tower by Escala (Loved the mood for the story.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srksyQmMCag&feature=related

6. Unstoppable by E.S. Posthumous (I wrote the climax of Defiance while listening to this song on a continuous loop) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TsI3gg5xHU

7. The Red by Chevelle (It really gets to the heart of the anger Rachel feel as her world crumbles.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trinU3VD1Zo

8. Faceless by Red (Absolutely Rachel after her world falls apart.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-aw9HgDFro

9. Through the Glass by Stone Sour (This just captured the mood in several parts of the story.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8R3j-LffiI

10. The entire Angels and Demons soundtrack by Hans Zimmer (The mood! The emotion! Hans Zimmer is a genius. Here's one song from the soundtrack.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZMEAfczOi4

Thanks so much for sharing your playlist C.J.! Since this is the last stop on the tour, be sure to go back and visit the other stops as they feature a wide variety of fun interviews and reviews. All the participating blogs can be found at Mundie Moms.


DEFIANCE (from HarperTeen)

Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city's brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father's apprentice, Logan—the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same one who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but a fierce belief in her father's survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.

At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city's top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor's impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can't be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.

Defiance is now available:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
IndieBound

30 comments:

  1. Oh this makes me more anxious to read this one! It kind of set up the 'feel' of the book for me. We'll see how I feel for real when I read it!

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    1. I really enjoyed this book Candace, I hope you give it a try!

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  2. Love this playlist and it's even more intriguing now that I know what will happen in the book! I totally love Hand Zimmer's movie music, he sure as hell knows how to create certain emotions!

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    1. I know, I love getting little behind-the-scenes tidbits like this. It's fun to get a feel of an author's mood when they were writing certain scenes:)

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  3. Amaazingg playlist!! I love One Republic! Really great choices for the book!
    - Farah @MajiBookshelf

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  4. Awesome playlist, Jenny! I'm so bad at creating playlists for books, but I have to agree with this one! It's spot-on for sure! :D Plus, I absolutely love One Republic and Snow Patrol!(: Wonderful post!

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    1. I am as well, C.J. is much better at it than I would be:) I love all the songs she picked!

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  5. One Republic is one of my favorite bands...:) And I just bought this for my Nook....YAY!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. YES TINA!!! I hope you like it as much as I did:)

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  6. I love this playlist!! Thank you so much for being on the blog tour!

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    1. Me too:) And I was thrilled to be a part of the tour, thank you for organizing it Katie!

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  7. Ooh! I love that there are songs from OneRepublic that inspired Rachel and Logan's story! I love that band! Great post, Jenny! Thanks for sharing this. :)

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    1. You're welcome, glad you enjoyed Eunice!

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  8. What a great playlist!!! I've been dying to read Defiance, it just looks so amazing! And that front cover is so striking. Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Jenny. :D xxx

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    1. I hope you get a chance to read it soon Jessica, I thought it was fabulous:)

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  9. Nice playlist! I'm looking forward to read Defiance. I've been really into fantasy books lately.

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    1. Isn't it? I loved all the songs she picked:)

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  10. Do you sometimes feel like you have ADD when you visit blogs and you get sidetracked by other stuff...for instance I came in here ready to leave a nice comment and then hey wow look at that cover for the third Unearthly book...click over to Goodreads....ten minutes later...what was I doing...oh yeah Jenny's comment...this is a wonderful playlist I started listening to it and ....hey look at that cover for the next book in the Under the Never
    Sky Series and ten minutes later and another Goodreads trip I am back to finish!
    lovely play list! I really want to read this one! Have a fab weekend, Jenny!

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    1. You are hilarious:) I'm glad my blog had so many goodies that it could easily distract you from leaving a comment. I can't wait for Boundless and Through the Ever Night!

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  11. Oh I love these posts. I am so stoked to read this now. I just need to get the book...

    Oh and Heidi's comment... LOL I'm never that way. I'm totally foc... ooh! Shiny!

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    1. There are things wrong with you. I love it:)

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  12. That Stone Sour song is one I had a bit of an obsession with once! I don't like it as much now... ;) Snow Patrol and One Republic are amazing. Thanks for sharing this! I love playlists! When books and music combine, what better thing is there? :)

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  13. Oh dear! I already read Defiance and totally loved it =9!I can totally imagine this music in the books!!!!! wonerfull videos btw =PPPP thnx for sharing!! ^___^

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  14. Snow Patrol is one of my favorite bands. Great list!

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  15. Awesome songs! I have not heard of same but I'm going to itunes to add them to my playlist :)

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  16. Oohhh FANTASTIC songs!!!! I'm SO excited to start Defiance!!! Will be reading it ASAP! Thanks for sharing Jenny!<3

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  17. So cool to hear all these songs. Some of them I knew, some I've never heard of, always fun to add new songs to my list. Great Post!

    Heather

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  18. I love set fire to the 3rd bar, so pretty :D

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  19. How awesome is that?! Reading all those awesome songs for the Defiance playlist, I feel the immediate need to read the book! One Republic <3

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