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#LoveAThon Mini Challenge #4: Mash-up: Book Playlist

So I had a tough time choosing between my two other loves for this one: traveling and music. But Music won out on this one.

Recently I’ve read the first four books of the Elementals Series by Brigid Kemmerer. At the end of each of her books she puts together a playlist that goese along what she was listening to while reading or songs that fit her main characters during each story.
I figured I’d go ahead and try to make a playlist for her next book: Sacrifice. It’s going to be following the eldest brother: Michael.

Here’s the blurb from GoodReads to get an idea of what the story will entail 🙂

One misstep and they lose it all. For the last time.

Michael Merrick is used to pressure.

He’s the only parent his three brothers have had for years. His power to control Earth could kill someone if he miscalculates. Now an Elemental Guide has it out for his family, and he’s all that stands in the way. 

His girlfriend, Hannah, gets that. She’s got a kid of her own, and a job as a firefighter that could end her life without a moment’s notice.

But there are people who have had enough of Michael’s defiance, his family’s “bad luck.” Before he knows it, Michael’s enemies have turned into the Merricks’ enemies, and they’re armed for war.

They’re not interested in surrender. But Michael isn’t the white flag type anyway. There will be blood on the ground tonight…


Your Guardian Angel by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

This song actually reminds me of Michael’s relationship with his brothers. He’s always looking out for them and trying to make them better. He tries to fix all the bad situations his brothers get into and he protects them with his life. The chorus reminds me of his fierce protectiveness. “I will never let you fall, I’ll stand up with you forever, I’ll be there for you through it all, even if saving you sends me to heaven.” I know it’s kind of a love song, but I can picture it as a family love too.

Who You Love by John Mayer feat. Katy Perry

This song makes me think of Michael and Hannah. Since Michael wasn’t in the “love game” for a bit, this thing with Hannah seemed to develop slowly. Their love is sweet and was like finding love all over again. This song is all about first fighting the new love and then just accepting that loves going to happen. You can’t help when love strikes or who you fall in love with.

The House Rules by Christian Kane

This song is all about letting loose at the end of a work week. This song makes me think of Michael because after all this is over he’s definitely going to need to unwind. He works hard to keep his business going, to raise & keep his brothers safe, and to fight off the danger. He definitely needs to sling back a few beers and dance with Hannah all night. That’s what I think of him doing when I hear this song.

Times Like These by Foo Fighters

This song just encompasses the entire Elemental Series. It’s these dangers times that each of the brothers learn to find what they need. The know they have to ban together to fight the danger, but they also find what they each need for themselves whether it’s love or acceptance of who they are.

It’s Time by Imagine Dragons

I can picture Michael listening this song as he’s gearing up to battle. It’s all about being who he’s always been and protecting his family and his town. Plus the music and beat is just kind of ‘pump up’ music.

I hope you enjoyed my music playlist! Let me know what songs you think of when you think of Michael or any of the other brothers from the Elemental series by Brigid Kemmerer. I can’t wait to read everyone else’s challenge posts!


  • Alexa S. (@alexalovesbooks)
    17 February 2014 at 5:14 pm

    I am seriously, seriously in love with your playlist for SACRIFICE! I feel like you’ve picked songs that are going to suit Michael and his story. I’m also dying to read this book, as I love the entire Elementals series! So glad that you’re a fellow fan 🙂

    • NicoleLynn
      25 February 2014 at 12:06 am

      I just spent like two weeks fangirling over the series lol! I was so excited to read Secret and then the cover of Sacrifice came out and gah I could talk about these books for hours! Thank you for understanding my fangirlness on this lol 🙂

  • Bonnie @ A Backwards Story
    16 February 2014 at 9:44 pm

    I still have to read SECRET, eep! Did you see the cover for SACRIFICE!? I love that you mixed it with music! I need to listen to these songs now <3

    • NicoleLynn
      25 February 2014 at 12:04 am

      I feel like her covers get more intense each time! But ah read Secret cause her books get better each time and it was super good! I can’t wait for Sacrifice! Thanks for the comment 🙂

  • Lucy
    16 February 2014 at 6:58 pm

    I love book playlists, and Times Like These is a great song. I’m very behind in this series, but have heard such good things!

    • NicoleLynn
      25 February 2014 at 12:03 am

      Book playlists are awesome 🙂 Let me know when you get caught up cause I’d love to hear your thoughts on the series!

  • Becca @Pivot Book Reviews
    16 February 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Book Playlists rock!! I still need to start reading these books though. I’ve heard so many great things!! Thanks for sharing <3

    xo, Becca @Pivot Book Reviews

    • NicoleLynn
      25 February 2014 at 12:03 am

      Ahh I hope you read them! When you do let me know so I can find out what you thought 🙂

  • prettylreader
    16 February 2014 at 4:03 pm

    I love this series!! I was surprised Michael didn’t have the first book to himself, but I’m so excited we’re getting one from his PoV! I love all your explanations for why you chose the song; Times Like These describes the series perfectly!

    • NicoleLynn
      25 February 2014 at 12:02 am

      I know! I thought since the first novella was about him he’d be the first for the novels. Thanks for the comment 🙂

  • Emily @ Oh Magic Hour
    16 February 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Great idea! I love all of these playlists! I wish I had them all in one place so I could just Spotify stream them all day.

    • NicoleLynn
      25 February 2014 at 12:01 am

      haha right? everyone posted such great song choices — it’s like excuse me while I go spend a week discovering new music while simultaneously reading a bunch of books. okay bye 😉

  • tizzypotts
    16 February 2014 at 3:22 pm

    I’ve not read any of the Elementals books yet, but it sounds like a series I should get into. Love your song choices.

    • NicoleLynn
      24 February 2014 at 11:59 pm

      Thanks so much! Let me know if you read them, I’d love to hear what you think!

  • Celine (@CelineNyx)
    16 February 2014 at 3:20 pm

    You have a great taste in music! The Foo Fighters are one of my favourite bands (:

    Celine ~ Nyx Book Reviews

    • NicoleLynn
      24 February 2014 at 11:57 pm

      haha thanks! I love the Foo Fighters too!

  • Shannon@LifeDevoured
    16 February 2014 at 1:49 pm

    This is great! I have not read that series, I will have to check it out.

    • NicoleLynn
      24 February 2014 at 11:57 pm

      Thanks so much! If you do end up reading it we’ll have to discuss 🙂

  • talesofbooksandbands
    16 February 2014 at 1:23 pm

    I love book playlists so yay!! I thought it was really great that you included WHY each song was picked for it 🙂 And also, it makes me REALLY want to read this series now!

    • NicoleLynn
      24 February 2014 at 11:56 pm

      Thank so much! And you must!! The series is addicting 🙂

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