Lindsey Stirling Songs with the Same Names as YA Novels

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Lindsey Stirling Songs with the Same Names as YA Novels

When Lindsey Stirling* — one of my all-time favorite musicians — announced that her new album was going to be called Shatter Me, I instantly thought of the YA book by Tahereh Mafi! And then I got the CD (the special edition from Target, with the three bonus tracks, of course) and listened to it, I found myself becoming obsessed with the first bonus track called Eclipse. Yet again, I was reminded of a young adult novel!

So, naturally, my next step was to write a blog post comparing Lindsey Stirling songs to YA novels with the same names.

*If you don’t know who Lindsey Stirling is, first of all, shame on you! Second of all, listen to the songs in this post, and if you’re still not in live with her music, then go read my other post about her. And if you’re still not in love with her music, then I’m sorry, but we can’t be friends anymore. <3

Shatter Me

The Book

  • Shatter Me by Tahereh MafiWritten by: Tahereh Mafi
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • My rating: 3 Stars
  • Story: A girl with a deadly touch, who’s effed up emotionally and is trying to put herself back together.
  • Strong Points: Purple prose, which is either beautiful or over-the-top, depending on who you ask.

The Song

  • Performed by: Lindsey Stirling and Lzzy Hale
  • Genre: Dubstep Violin
  • My rating: 4 Stars
  • Story: A girl trapped inside a musical snow globe wants someone to make her feel alive!
  • Strong Points: Impeccable violin composition, strong vocals, beautiful cinematography.

The Verdict

Well, I’m not even gonna split hairs here. I love Lindsey Stirling’s music more than I like Tahereh Mafi’s writing, and that much is evident just from my ratings. I do think it’s cool that the stories are actually somewhat similar, but I suppose it makes sense considering the name! In the end? I’d rather spend the rest of my life with the song over the book.


Eclipse

The Book

  • Eclipse by Stephenie MeyerWritten by: Stephenie Meyer
  • Genre: Paranormal Romance
  • My rating: 2 Stars
  • Story: A girl has to choose between her vampire boyfriend or her werewolf almost-boyfriend (again?).
  • Strong Points: Interesting werewolf lore?

The Song

  • Performed by: Lindsey Stirling
  • Genre: Instrumental, Dubstep Violin
  • My rating: 5 Stars
  • Story: None (and none needed)
  • Strong Points: Impeccable violin composition and execution.

The Verdict

Undoubtedly, I love Lindsey Stirling’s music WAY more than I like Stephenie Meyer’s writing, and again, that is evident just from my ratings. If I were trapped on deserted island with one of these, I would choose the song, hands down. (I mean, I’ve been listening to it on repeat for like the past week already and haven’t gotten tired of it yet!)


Shadows

The Book

  • Shadows by Robin McKinleyWritten by: Robin McKinley
  • Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction
  • My rating: Not Rated (haven’t read)
  • Story: A girl who has to choose between a world of magic and a world where magic is forbidden — and figure out what the creepy shadows are that surround her mom’s new husband.
  • Strong Points: Unknown (Anybody??)

The Song

  • Performed by: Lindsey Stirling
  • Genre: Instrumental, Dubstep violin
  • My rating: 5 Stars
  • Story: A girl and her shadow play the violin and dance with one another.
  • Strong Points: Impeccable violin composition and execution, clever and fun choreography.

The Verdict

Well, I’m obviously biased because I haven’t read the book, and Shadows is my favorite Lindsey Stirling song, but whatever, this is my post. So CLEARLY: if I could only eat one thing for breakfast for the rest of my life, if would totally be this song.


Transcendence

The Book

  • Transcendence by C. J. OmololuWritten by: C. J. Omololu
  • Genre: Urban Fantasy
  • My rating: Not Rated (haven’t read)
  • Story: A diverse-looking group of people have to do some stuff involving havign a special power that grants them access to their past lives.
  • Strong Points: Unknown (Anybody??)

The Song

  • Performed by: Lindsey Stirling
  • Genre: Instrumental, Dubstep Violin
  • My rating: 4 Stars
  • Story: A girl with a violin walks around a run-down town and inspires music and happiness among a diverse array of people and places.
  • Strong Points: Fantastic violin composition and execution, uplifting video.

The Verdict

By now, I’m pretty sure we all know exactly what I’m going to say here. If it came down to like, life or death, I would totally listen to this song for the rest of my life instead of reading the book.


Look, nothing against books (obvs). I just really like Lindsey Stirling’s music and I think she is inspiring in a gazillion different ways.

What do you think? Have you read any of these books? Did you listen to the songs? Which do you prefer?!

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