Get your vibes for Beth Revis’ GIVE THE DARK MY LOVE with our new playlist!
Beth Revis is back with haunting tale of just how far one girl with go to save the people she loves, Give The Dark My Love!
Stuffed with fantastical world building, science, and magic, the novel follows Nedra, a young and hopeful medicinal alchemy student who realizes the true horrors of the world around her as plague sweeps through. Grey Astor is slowly fascinated with his fellow student, but as the pandemic around them grows more desperate, Nedra is turning toward dark magic and Grey may not be able to stop her.
In honor of this darkly delicious tale, we’ve dreamed up a playlist that containing songs about the complexities of love, recognizing oppression, and coming into your own. Jump on in!
Beyonce – “Haunted”
It’s where we’ll be
I know if I’m on to you, I’m on to you
On to you, you must be on to me
Ghost in the sheets
I know if I’m haunting you, you must be haunting me
Fiona Apple – “Criminal”
Heaven help me for the way I am
Save me from these evil deeds
Before I get them done
I know tomorrow brings
The consequence at hand
But I keep livin’ this day like the next will never come
Florence and the Machine – “No Light, No Light”
Through the crowd I was crying out and
In your place there were a thousand other faces
I was disappearing in plain sight
Heaven help me I need to make it right
You want a revelation
You want to get it right
And it’s a conversation
I just can’t have tonight
Halsey – “Control”
And all the kids cried out, “Please stop, you’re scaring me”
I can’t help this awful energy
God damn right, you should be scared of me
Who is in control?
Metric – “Blindness”
Send us a blindfold, send us a blade
Tell the survivors help is on the way
I was a blind fool, never complained
All the survivors singing in the rain
I was the one with the world at my feet
Got us a battle, leave it up to me
Rage Against the Machine – “Testify”
Your voice it is so soothing
That cunning mantra of killing
I need you my witness
To dress this up so bloodless
To numb me and purge me now
Of thoughts of blaming you
Regina Spektor – “Samson”
You are my sweetest downfall
I loved you first, I loved you first
Beneath the stars came fallin’ on our heads
But they’re just old light, they’re just old light
The Decemberists – “The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned)”
But I pulled you and I called you here
And I caught you and I brought you here
These hazards of love, never more will trouble us
Seventeen-year-old Nedra Brysstain leaves her home in the rural, northern territories of Lunar Island to attend the prestigious Yugen Academy with only one goal in mind: master the trade of medicinal alchemy. A scholarship student matriculating with the children of Lunar Island’s wealthiest and most powerful families, Nedra doesn’t quite fit in with the other kids at Yugen.
Until she meets Greggori “Grey” Astor. Grey is immediately taken by the brilliant and stubborn Nedra, who he notices is especially invested in her studies. And that’s for a good reason: a deadly plague has been sweeping through the north, and it’s making its way toward the cities. With her family’s life–and the lives of all of Lunar Island’s citizens–on the line, Nedra is determined to find a cure for the plague.
Grey and Nedra grow close, but as the sickness spreads and the body count rises, Nedra becomes desperate to find a cure. Soon, she finds herself diving into alchemy’s most dangerous corners–and when she turns to the most forbidden practice of all, necromancy, even Grey might not be able to pull her from the darkness.