Leigh Bardugo’s SIEGE AND STORM Blog Tour Stop #1

Leigh Bardugo, author of Shadow and Bone and the upcoming Siege and Storm, is now on a blog tour every day until the release of said book, and on her first stop, she reveals her playlist that became the inspiration for Siege and Storm!

New World & Bone Road

“Little Talks” (Of Monsters & Men)
‘Cause though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

“Angels” (The xx)
Light reflects from your shadow
It is more than I thought could exist
You move through the room
Like breathing was easy
If someone believed me

They would be
As in love with you as I am
They would be
In love, love, love

And everyday
I am learning about you
The things that no one else sees
And the end comes too soon
Like dreaming of angels

And leaving without them

“Machine Gun” (Portishead)
I saw a savior
A savior come my way
I thought I’d see it
At the cold light of day
But now I realize that I’m
Only for me

If only I could see
You turn myself to me
And recognize the poison in my heart

“Sorcerer” (Stevie Nicks)
I’m tired
I’m thirsty
I’m wild eyed
In my misery

Timeless in your finery
It’s a high price
For your luxury

Who is the master

“Demons” (Imagine Dragons)
Don’t get too close
It’s dark inside
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide

The Rogues & The Return

“20th Century Boy” (T Rex)
I move like a cat
Charge like a ram
Sting like a bee
Babe, I wanna be your man

“Gifted” (N.A.S.A feat. Kanye, Santo Gold, Lykke Li)
I can never be too big for my britches.

“Can’t Win ‘Em All” (Hanni El Khatib)
Back against the wall
Ain’t nothin’ to me

“Boys Wanna Be Her” (Peaches)
Doll, you make them feel so small
And they love it

“Any Other Day” (EZ Tiger)
They stage is set the lines are cued
The battle’s still the same with or without you

“The Long Haul” (NO)
When we walk
They roll the carpet out at our feet
And when we talk
They gather around in chairs on the street
Cause we’re the kings of imagining things

“Stubborn Love” Lumineers
When we were young,
Oh oh, we did enough
When it got cold,
Ooh ooh, we bundled up
I can’t be told,
Ah ah it can’t be done

It’s better to feel pain, than nothing at all
The opposite of love’s indifference
So pay attention now,
I’m standing on your porch screaming out
And I won’t leave until you come downstairs

So keep your head up, keep your love
Keep your head up, my love

“Gravity” (Nico Vega)
Over time you can kill me, but I’ll resurrect so…

“Running Up That Hill” (Placebo version)
You don’t want to hurt me
But see how deep the bullet lies
Unaware I’m tearing you asunder
There is thunder in our hearts

The Way In & The Way Down

“DNA” (The Kills)
We will not be moved by it

“True Loves” (Hooray for Earth)
quiet heart it’s a quiet heart it’s a quiet heart it’s a quiet heart like a car alarm
hollow chest it’s a hollow chest on a solemn quest to bring a guest into your arms

“Move to the Ocean” (Brick and Mortar)
we’ll move to the ocean
to feed off the daylight
was hoping that you’d understand
I got a darkness darkness
but you don’t gotta hold my hand
do you got a darkness darkness
together we could take a stand

“Dramamine” (Modest Mouse)
Look at your face like you’re killed in a dream
And you think you’ve figured out everything
I think I know my geography pretty damn well

“The Chain” (Fleetwood Mac)
Listen to the wind blow down comes the night
Running in the shadows damn your love, damn your lies
Break the silence, damn the dark, damn the light

And if, you don’t love me now
You will never love me again
I can still hear you saying
You would never break the chain

“Hearing Damage” (Thom Yorke)
A tear in my brain
Allows the voices in
They wanna push you off the path
With their frequency wires

And you can do no wrong
In my eyes
In my eyes

“Possession (piano version)” (Sarah MacLachlan)
Into this night I wander,
It’s morning that I dread,
Another day of knowing of
The path I fear to tread,
Oh, into the sea of waking dreams
I follow without pride,
Nothing stands between us here
And I won’t be denied

“All My Little Words” (Magnetic Fields)
And I could make you fly away
But I could never make you stay

“Nothing Left to Say” (Imagine Dragons)
I’ve come too far to see the end now

“Go Your Own Way” (Lykke Li version)
Loving you
Isn’t the right thing to do
How can I ever change things
That I feel

If I could
Maybe I’d give you my world
How can I
When you won’t take it from me

The Siege and The Storm

“Seven Nation Army” (White Stripes)
I’m gonna fight ‘em off
A seven nation army couldn’t hold me back

“Seven Devils” (Florence + the Machine)
Hours and armies couldn’t keep me out
I don’t want your money
I don’t want your crowd
See I have to burn
Your kingdom down…

They can keep me high
‘Til I tear the walls
‘Til I save your heart
And I take your soul

“You Will Be My Ain True Love” (Alison Krauss)
You’ll walk unscathed through musket fire
No ploughman’s blade will cut thee down
No cutlass wound will mark thy face
And you will be my ain true love
And you will be my ain true love

And as you walk through death’s dark veil
The cannon’s thunder can’t prevail
And those who hunt thee down will fail
And you will be my ain true love
And you will be my ain true love

“Radioactive” (Imagine Dragons)
Welcome to the new age

(via first blog tour stop: Novel Sounds.  Go there to enter to win a paperback copy of Shadow and Bone and a Hardcover copy of the upcoming Siege and Storm!)

By Nat, the Geek Girl

Southern California native who likes movies, books (Shadowhunter Chronicles, NA, YA fantasy, Red Rising series), TV shows (The Sandman), and San Diego Comic-Con. I also like to write, but don't get to do much of that aside from on here. I fell into the BTS rabbit hole, and I refuse to leave.