Friday, June 25, 2010

SWOON Sequel

SWOON by Nina Malkin

Today I recieved a very exciting email from Nina Malkin stating that her book, Swoon, which features the amazing Sinclair Youngblood Powers, has a sequel which is soon to be released. More details will be released during the week of July 12th on Novel Novice which will be hosting a Swoon week filled with interviews, question and answers, and giveaways. I will, very unfortunately, be out of town during that week, but will blog as a reminder before I leave.

In other Swoon news, Nina Malkin's contest for all her written works ends at midnight tonight. You can see the contest details on her blog. I highly recommend entering. Swoon was one of the best books I have read in a long time!

A long time ago, Nina Malkin hosted a contest on her blog for readers to create a playlist for the book. You guys can view my playlist below. I'll try to get one of those fancy player things uploaded to here, but don't know how that works. For now, you can read over the playlist and listen to the songs on youtube.

WARNING: The descriptions of each song in the playlist do have spoilers, especially the final two songs. Read at your own descretion, though most of the playlist only includes minor plot details. Enjoy!

Dead Disco - Metric
Without Lyrics
The beat of this song, the music in the background of the lyrics, plays in the background of the trailer for SWOON, as well as on the main menu of the DVD, proving the intrigue and mystery surrounding the town through the story, as well as the complete infatuation with Sin.

Godspeed - Anberlin
Opening song, creating the anger and complete loathing of the people of Swoon through Sin’s eyes, and the absolute crazing to be back within a human body. Sort of a theme to Sin’s personality (“They lied when the said the good die young”).

The Fear - Lily Allen
Pen’s song, after her transformation and complete flip once Sinclair takes over her body, leading her into doing things that she wouldn’t have done before. The strength, lust, power, and vixen-like qualities that overcome her. This song will play in the background of the party Pen and Dice go to at the beginning.

Good Girls Go Bad - Cobra Starship ft Leighton Meester
Quite obviously Sin’s song, as he winds the town of Swoon around his finger and enjoys every moment of it, the girls, the revenge, the thrill, what is there not to love?

Nara - E.S. Posthumus
Theme to Sinclair’s past, the tumble of emotions he feels towards what happened, and the overall pressure to change what already happened. This song would play in the background as Sinclair tells and shows Dice what happened to him and his life in the past. The clips from the past would be in sepia, fading to the present as Dice and Sin have their moments, back to regular color, though the music stays through both, showing how his past hasn’t completely faded away. Towards the end of this moment, the song slows as the faces of Sin and Hannah fade into the faces of Sin and Dice.

My Skin - Natalie Merchant
I imagined that as Sin gained his human form, human emotions would hit him first, before the lust for revenge, just that brief moment to have the audience mourn for him. Cue the flashback sequence as Sin is released into human form after the ritual, flashes to Hannah’s body, his job as a blacksmith, him being led away to be hung, all the while, the tree remains in the background, a constant reminder of his years trapped.

Readyfuels - Anberlin
Sin’s entire mission, to carry out the revenge that he’s been waiting for for years, and how he controls Dice through everything, though recognizes his attraction to her. He has never been able to forget what was done to him years ago.

Let it Rock - Kevin Rudolf
The chorus to this song (“when I arrive”) begins to play the second that Sin makes an appearance at Swonowa, heads turn and everything seems to play in slower motion, cue the casual hair flip and jacket collar adjustment as he parades his strut across campus.

Any Way You Choose to Give It - The Black Ghosts
The obsession the girls of Swonowa have towards Sin as he appears in their school. This track rolls after he makes his first appearance, included with the images of the girl’s faces once he has gone past, the whispered words between them, the blushing smiles, foreshadowing the power and hold he has over the entire town.

Glass to the Arson - Anberlin
Dice as she realizes everything about Sin’s mission, and how he’ll stop at nothing to get his revenge. She can’t see how she was so easily caught up in him to ignore the serious damage he can do to their town.

Not Your Concern - The Hush Sound
Sin’s song, in almost a sarcastic manner, as he teases Dice while she tries to prevent the inevitable points in his plot of revenge, the banter that goes between them though both know they are entranced. Song plays lightly in the background after Dice has foiled Sin’s original plot, and he informs her that he won’t let that one stop him.

Letters from the Sky - Civil Twilight
When Sin and Dice travel back to the past, Sin’s desperation to change what happened, to make the dead alive again, and his love towards Hannah. This song would swell to it’s climax (1:05) as Dice realizes what Sin has come here to do, and races after him before he can do something horrible.

The Golden Floor - Snow Patrol
Dice’s final night with Sin, her emotions towards him and how she feels the draw, though knows they cannot truly be together, while at the same time needing his love. The chorus (“I’m not afraid of anything, even time”) plays as Dice stands up to poke the fire, a small smile upon her lips, accepting what has happened, as she had known it the whole time.

Shadow of the Day - Linkin Park
Song for the credit. As Dice’s form in front of the fire fades away to black, this song starts.

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