Tune in Tuesday [2]: An Unlikely Pairing

Hey there Tune in Tuesday (hosted by the lovely GReads!)! It has been awhile. My absence isn't due to disinterest - oh no - but rather to a lack of creativity and inspiration. It's not you, Tune in Tuesday, it's me.

It really is rare that the inspiration of a specific song to a specific book strikes me...but the stars aligned for me this week and it just happened. It wasn't forced. I didn't have to sit and wonder and think. It just popped into my noggin.

And you guys - it felt pretty amazing.

As I was pounding through The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa, I was also downloading the Mumford & Sons album. Magic ensued. --DISCLAIMER-- I have only read the first two books so DON'T SPOIL THE THINGS. If you haven't read the first two books, slight spoilers ensue. --END DISCLAIMER--

Can you lie next to her
And give her your heart, your heart
As well as your body

And can you lie next to her
And confess your love, your love
As well as your folly

And can you kneel before the King
And say I'm clean, I'm clean

But tell me now, where was my fault
In loving you with my whole heart
Oh tell me now, where was my fault
In loving you with my whole heart

A white blank page and a swelling rage, rage
You did not think when you sent me to the brink, to the brink
You desired my attention but denied my affections, my affections

So tell me now, where was my fault
In loving you with my whole heart
Oh tell me now, where was my fault
In loving you with my whole heart

(Hheeaarrtt…Hheeaarrtt…Hheeaarrtt…Hheeaarrtt [Repeat])

Lead me to the truth and I will follow you with my whole life
O lead me to the truth and I will follow you with my whole life

GUYS. I know.

I am firmly Team Ash, and this song reminded me of him. Of course, we know that Meghan doesn't deny his affections, but he does catch her and Puck kissing which is AWKWARD AS HELL. 

The closing sentiment of the song is gorgeous and heart-wrenching and incredibly vulnerable. Which is EXACTLY where the book ends off. SERIOUSLY. This song was made for The Iron Daughter. 

Agree? Disagree? Thoughts? Holla at me. 

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. Yes and Yes. Book and Song.

    Keep reading and listening, friend!

    TEAM ASH forever.

  2. Oh hell yes! This song is perfect.
    Team Ash all the freaking way!!!! Tell me when you get to Iron Knight & we'll finish this series together :)

  3. I haven't read this series (My TBR is insane. And I don't particularly like faeries) but White Blank Page is one of my faves. And if it typifies a relationship in these books,perhaps I'll give the faeries a chance.

    1. My TBR is also insane. I don't particularly like faeries either. But man, this series is like CRACK. If this song convinces you to at least try the first book - then it is all worth it!

  4. Love Mumford and this is one of my favorites..

  5. Haven't read the books so I can't agree or disagree. I do love me some Mumford and Sons though. Great pick!

  6. I've only read the first but still love the song!

  7. I LOVE Mumford & Sons and I love this song! It's definitely one of my favorite of theirs. So much emotion!!! Lol.

  8. I haven't read the series yet but seeing as I do love me some Mumford & Sons, I can't wait to start it :) Love the song choice this week!

  9. OH YES WHITE BLANK PAGE. MM GURL. But for real, that song.

  10. Um, MUMFORD & SONS MAKE MY LIFE. Also, I find that they make really good reading music, because I don't really like to read in total silence. I listen to Mumford all the time when I read, but this song is PERFECTION for Ash, faery love of my life. Good call, my dear.

  11. Dude. Mumford & Sons is the freaking bomb. Seriously. And you've now assured that the Iron Fey series will be in my near reading future.


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