Saturday 5 July 2014

Competition time!

Time for something a little different: a competition! The premise is to choose a song that matches a character's personality or story. And in the run up to YALC, we're going to make things interesting with a UKYA theme! 

Now, there are three categories: a character, a couple, or a book. You can enter one or all three, and you have all week to enter. It will finish next Saturday night and I will announce the winner Sunday 13th. And the prize? A book of your choosing (as long as it's under £10 on The Book Depository). Unfortunately, I can't afford to have a winner in each category, but if you wow me, there might be some runner-up prizes! *nudge, nudge*

And if you're struggling to get some idea's, I've got some examples: 
- Jeane from Adorkable by Sarra Manning - Salute by Little Mix
- Carter/Allie/Sylvain from Night School by CJ Daugherty - Would I Lie To You by White Snake
- Undead by Kirsty McKay - Monster by Skillet

If you can think of anything better for the one's I've used, or come up with something different, you can enter in the comments. Extra points if you explain yourselves, maybe there's just a line that resonates or a particular scene you think a song suits. 

A summary: you have a week to tell me in the comments what song you think perfectly sums up a character, a couple or a book in the UKYA genre, to win a book of your choosing from TBD. And don't forget to add your email address so I contact you if you win!

Good luck!

Edit: it seems it's taking longer than I thought for people to think of an entry, so you can have another week! Competition now closes midnight Saturday 19th, and I'll announce Sunday 20th.


  1. Don't know how good a representation this is but whenever I think of Alina from The Grisha Trilogy and just generally the series I think of We Remain by Christina Aguilera...:)

  2. Such a great idea for a competition! I love it!

    Anyway, I have associated the song 'Leave Out All the Rest' by Linkin Park with 'The Fault in Our Stars' by John Green. It reminds me of it so much.


  3. For some obvious reasons Everybody Loves Me by OneRepublic always reminded me of Jace Wayland/Herondale from TMI! Especially the chorus, really.
    Great idea by the way, aha! :)

  4. This is an amazing idea!! Thanks for doing it :) Personally, I always relate the song Ghosts That We Knew by Mumford & Sons to Zeke Crosse from The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa :) especially in The Eternity Cure. Makes me emotional when I think of it in relation to his character and Allie haha!

    I'm at :)

    1. p.s oops I just realised you said UKYA! If so, I'll say These Four Walls by Little Mix in relation to Sephy and Callum from Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman! Especially the lines "I want the room to take me under / Cause I can't help but wonder / What if I had one more night for goodbye?" so accurate for the way Sephy feels at the end of the book!

    2. I made the same mistake :-P Whoops! xxx

  5. Tori from Solitaire by Alice Oseman and the song Dreaming Out Loud by We Are The In Crowd is perfect for where she is by the end of the book. Email is

  6. SOULMATES by Holly Bourne: I feel like Sparks Fly by Taylor Swift and No Air by Boyce Avenue capture the feel of the book. :)

  7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix -- A Day in Life by The Beatles
    Monsters of Men by patrck ness --- Major Minus by Coldplay
    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë --- Wonderwall by Oasis