*The following book playlist was created by Stacey Lannigan and can also be found on The Nerd Daily website*
Published in 2005, Avalon High written by Meg Cabot is a YA novel which tells the story of Ellie Harrison’s arrival at her new school: Avalon High. At first, Avalon High seems just like any other high-school but nothing is ever as it seems, and Ellie Harrison is about to discover that history can have a habit of repeating itself in this gripping modern-day Arthurian tale. . .
If you are someone who likes to listen to music whilst they read, then why not give the below songs a listen to whilst reading Avalon High? You can also listen to our playlist on Spotify!
Song: Drumming Song – Florence & The Machine
Scene: Ellie Meets Will
There’s a drumming noise inside my head / That starts when you’re around / I swear that you could hear it / It makes such an almighty sound / There’s a drumming noise inside my head / That throws me to the ground / I swear that you should hear it / It makes such an almighty sound / Louder than sirens / Louder than bells / Sweeter than heaven / And hotter than hell.
Song: Story Of Another Us – 5 Seconds Of Summer
Scene: The Rose
Play the scene over again / Before the credits rolling in / Inside my head / I don’t recall a single word / You hit me faster than I hurt / Inside my head / And now I’m shaking, wearing thin / I’ve always wondered where you’ve been / Tell me if you wanted it at all / I got a long term plan with short term fixes / And a wasted heart that just eclipses / And I push my luck and trust the dust enough / That’s the story of another us.
Song: War Of Hearts – Ruelle (Acoustic Version)
Scene: Ellie’s Feelings For Will
I can’t help but love you / Even though I try not to / I can’t help but want you / I know that I’d die without you / I can’t help but be wrong in the dark / ‘Cause I’m overcome in this war of hearts / I can’t help but want oceans to part / ‘Cause I’m overcome in this war of hearts. . .
Song: Follow – Crystal Fighters
Scene: Ellie & Will In The Clearing
Follow, follow / Follow, follow / You’re the one I follow / Follow to the middle / Middle of the shadows / Far away from all the sorrows / You’re the one I follow / Follow all the way oh / Way into the darkness / Where the sun is shining yellow.
Song: The Story – Conan Gray
Scene: Will & Ellie – Talk In The Clearing
Oh, and I’m afraid that’s just the way the world works / It ain’t funny, it ain’t pretty, it ain’t sweet / Oh, and I’m afraid that’s just the way the world works / But I think that it could work for you and me / Just wait and see / It’s not the end of the story / And the movie’s always running in my head / All the people, all the lovers, all my friends / And I hope that they all get their happy end / In the end. . .
Song: Who Are You, Really? – Mikky Ekko
Scene: Will Wagner
Now you’re moving idle and you say you’re alone / Suspicious that the string is moving your bones / We are the fire, we see how they run / See how they run, lift me higher, let me look at the sun / Look at the sun and once I hear them clearly, say / Who, who are you really? / And where are you going? / I have nothing left to prove / ‘Cause I have nothing left to lose / See me bare my teeth for you / See me bare my teeth.
Song: Bloodstream – Stateless
Scene: On The Balcony- Will & Ellie
I think I might’ve inhaled you / I can feel you behind my eyes / You’ve gotten into my bloodstream / I can feel you flowing in me / Words can be like knives / They can cut you open / And the silence surrounds you / And holds you / I think I might’ve inhaled you / I can feel you behind my eyes / You’ve gotten into my bloodstream / I can feel you flowing in me / The spaces in between / Two minds and all the places they have been / The spaces in between / I tried to put my finger on it. . .
Song: Dark Side – SEBELL
Scene: Marco’s Meddling
When you know what I know this is how the mighty fall / All these folks selling souls from the trunk of their cars / And you fell for their charms / Welcome to the dark side now across to fight right / Sharpen my knife and pray to the sky and blame it on my / Blame it on my dark side.
Song: Enjoy The Silence – Anberlin
Scene: Setting Sail
Vows are spoken / To be broken / Feelings are intense / Words are trivial / Pleasures remain / So does the pain / Words are meaningless / And forgettable / All I ever wanted / All I ever needed / Is here in my arms / Words are very unnecessary / They can only do harm.
Song: Poison And Wine – The Civil Wars
Scene: On The Boat – Will & Jennifer (& Lance)
You only know what I want you to / I know everything you don’t want me to / Oh your mouth is poison, your mouth is wine / You think your dreams are the same as mine / Oh I don’t love you but I always will / Oh I don’t love you but I always will / Oh I don’t love you but I always will / I always will / I wish you’d hold me when I turn my back / The less I give the more I get back / Oh your hands can heal, your hands can bruise / I don’t have a choice but I’d still choose you / Oh I don’t love you but I always will. . .
Song: Bad Moon Rising – Mourning Ritual Ft. Peter Dreimanis
Scene: Talking To Mr Morton
I see a bad moon rising / I see trouble on the way. / I see earthquakes and lightning. / I see bad times today. / Don’t go around tonight, / Well, it’s bound to take your life, / There’s a bad moon on the rise. / I see a bad moon rising. / I see trouble on the way. / I see earthquakes and lightning. / I see bad times today.
Song: Control – Garbage
Scene: Family Secrets Revealed
The world might end, / The night might fall. / Rain on down and cover us all, / And drown us with the burdens of our sins. / Maybe I’ll look you in the eye, / Tell you, you don’t wanna die. / Maybe I’ll hold my breath and jump right in. / Maybe I’ll hold my breath and jump right in. / I never saw you coming from inside my little prison, / Your autograph would really buy me time. / If you think you are the reason, / Give me something to believe in. / It’s always darkest right before the dawn. / It’s always darkest right before the dawn.
Song: Empires – Ruelle
A storm is coming / Desire burns / A war is calling / The tides are turned / Empires rise / Empires fall / We live or die / To take the throne / Empires rise / Empires fall / We live or die / To take the throne / Only one will stand at the end of it all. . .
Song: Blinding – Florence & The Machine
Scene: Finding Will On The Rock
No more dreaming of the dead as if death itself was undone / No more calling like a crow for a boy, for a body in the garden / No more dreaming like a girl so in love, so in love / No more dreaming like a girl so in love, so in love / No more dreaming like a girl so in love with the wrong world / And I could hear the thunder and see the lightning crack / And all around the world was waking, I never could go back / ‘Cause all the walls of dreaming, they were torn right open / And finally it seemed that the spell was broken / And all my bones began to shake, my eyes flew open / And all my bones began to shake, my eyes flew open. . .
Song: Dustbowl Dance – Mumford & Sons
Scene: Will VS Marco
Well you are my accuser, now look in my face / Your oppression reeks of your greed and disgrace / So one man has and another has not / How can you love what it is you have got / When you took it all from the weak hands of the poor? / Liars and thieves you know not what is in store / There will come a time I will look in your eye / You will pray to the God that you always denied / Then I’ll go out back and I’ll get my gun / I’ll say, “You haven’t met me, I am the only son” / Seal my heart and break my pride / I’ve nowhere to stand and now nowhere to hide / Align my heart, my body, my mind / To face what I’ve done and do my time.
Song: King & Lionheart – Of Monsters & Men
Scene: Will Moves In
Taking over this town, they should worry / But these problems aside I think I taught you well / That we won’t run, and we won’t run, and we won’t run / And in the winter night sky ships are sailing / Looking down on these bright blue city lights / And they won’t wait, and they won’t wait, and they won’t wait / We’re here to stay, we’re here to stay, we’re here to stay / Howling ghost they reappear / In mountains that are stacked with fear / But you’re a king and I’m a lion-heart / A lion-heart. . .