Bookish Playlists

Bookish Playlist 5: Scarlet

Greetings and Salutations, your ghost with the most here.

Welcome to the first bookish playlist of the year! Today I bring you the playlist for Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2)  by Marissa Meyer. As always, I will try my best to keep this spoiler free, but just in case, beware of spoilers.


The Music:

  1. Tear You Apart – She Wants Revenge
    ○ The way the lunar wolf attacks are described reminded me of this song in a weird way.
  2. Lobo Hombre en París – La Unión
    ○ The song describes a man who turns into a werewolf… in Paris. Song title translation: Wolf Man in Paris. How fitting for Wolf.
  3. Limón y Sal – Julieta Venegas
    ○ Reminded me of Scarlet and Wolf’s relationship. The song described a woman who says she still loves her beloved no matter his flaws and feels as if she can start anew with him while hinting that he’s a werewolf.
    ○ key lyrics:
    Tengo que confesar que a veces, no me gusta tu forma de ser
    Luego te me desapareces y no entiendo muy bien por qué
    No dices nada romántico cuando llega el atardecer
    Te pones de un humor extraño con cada luna llena al mes

    • “I must confess that sometimes I don’t like how you are
      then you disappear and I don’t really understand why
      You don’t say anything romantic when dusk arrives
      You get in a weird mood with every monthly full moon.”
  4. Wilderness – Joy Division
    ○ Coincidentally, this played while Scarlet and Wolf jumped off the train and I imagined them in a forest.
  5. The Crystal Ship – The Doors
    ○ Random song whose title reminded me of Lunar ships
  6. Hate That I Love You – Rhianna
    ○ I guess this can both fit for Scarlet and Cinder. They can’t help what they feel that sometimes it’s distracting when that person is either with them on a trip or is plastered on portscreens.

    • Now that I think about it, it can also be for Emperor Kai who feels conflicted about Cinder and whether or not to trust her.
  7. Simple Kind of Life – No Doubt
    ○ This can go for pretty much everyone: Cinder, Scarlet, Wolf, Kai. All they wanted was a normal life and they all somehow got tangled up in this mess.
  8. Hungry Like the Wolf – Duran Duran
    ○ With the way Wolf eats, I had to include this 😂
  9. Independent Women Pt. 1 – Destiny’s Child
    ○ For our badass ladies: Cinder and Scarlet. I believe I will make this their theme song (not just them but also for the other badass women to come later in the series).
  10. Fresh Prince of Bel Aire – Will Smith
    ○ Honestly, I was listening to a throwback playlist when finishing the book and when this song popped up, the first few lyrics reminded me of Cinder then the others. Just like with the No Doubt song, they all wanted a normal life and something happens where their life was “flipped-turned upside down.” Now just imagine if Cinder wrote it?
    ○ Example:
    Now, this is a story all about how
    My life got flipped-turned upside down
    And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there
    I’ll tell you how I became the princess of the earthen moon, Luna
    (I know it doesn’t rhyme, I’M SORRY)


Well, I hope you enjoyed this bookish playlist. there will be more to come!

Stay amazing my friends, 


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