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!