Music Themes

Book Theme Music

I’m a huge geek when it comes to pairing music with the books I read (and also when I write). It sets the mood and helps me see and envision scenes  like a movie in my head. I love it when I find the perfect song to match a favorite or epic book!

While it generally depends on the genre, I tend to stick with instrumental music, particularly from movie soundtracks like Braveheart and Lord of the Rings. So to name a few composers, I’m a big fan of Hans Zimmer, James Horner, Howard Shore, John Barry, and have been listening nonstop to E.S. Posthumus recently.

For the books I absolutely love, I’ll recommend music at the bottom of my review to readers. Please remember, these are purely chosen based on my own tastes and opinion. Nevertheless, if you find a song that you think is absolutely perfect for a book or scene, please do feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below the review! I’m always willing to listen to new music too.

Below are the list of theme songs I’ve recommended for books I’ve reviewed in the past. Please note, all links lead to YouTube videos. Check them out and let me know what you think!

Anew (Archers of Avalon Book 1), Chelsea Fine

  • Song for Bob by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Music from the motion picture, The Assassination of Jesse James

Boundless (Unearthly #3), Cynthia Hand

Angel Fall (Penryn & the End of Days), Susan Ee

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1), Marissa Meyer

Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare

Hallowed (Unearthly #2), Cynthia Hand

Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles #1), Kresley Cole

  • World Collapsing by Danny Cocke, Music from the motion picture, Snow White and the Huntsman

Prodigy (Legend #2), Marie Lu

Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2), Marissa Meyer

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1), Leigh Bardugo

The Selection (The Selection Trilogy #1), Kiera Cass

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord (Throne of Glass 0.1), Sarah J. Maas

The Assassin and the Desert (Throne of Glass 0.2), Sarah J. Maas

  • Gerudo Valley Orchestrated and Conducted by Eimear Noone, Performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

The Assassin and the Underworld (Throne of Glass 0.3), Sarah J. Maas

The Demon King (Seven Realms #1), Cinda Williams Chima

  • Immensities composed by Craig Armstrong and A.R. Rahman from the soundtrack of Elizabeth: The Golden Age

The Golden Lily (A Bloodlines Novel #2), Richelle Mead

  • Stolen by Dashboard Confessionals

The Exiled Queen (Seven Realms #2), Cinda Williams Chima

  • Immensities composed by Craig Armstrong and A.R. Rahman from the soundtrack of Elizabeth: The Golden Age

The Gray Wolf Throne (Seven Realms #3), Cinda Williams Chima

  • Immensities composed by Craig Armstrong and A.R. Rahman from the soundtrack of Elizabeth: The Golden Age

The Crimson Crown (Seven Realms #4), Cinda Williams Chima

  • Immensities composed by Craig Armstrong and A.R. Rahman from the soundtrack of Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2), Veronica Rossi

Under the Never Sky, Veronica Rossi

Unearthly (Unearthly #1), Cynthia Hand