Hello, everyone! So a few months back, I did the Playlist Book Tag. I first saw this on A Clockwork Reader’s BookTube channel, and since then, she has posted a Panic! at the Disco version. Being the giant Panic! fan that I am, doing this edition of the tag seemed only natural.
The rules are simple: shuffle through a playlist of songs – this time, Panic! at the Disco’s discography – and pick the book that reminds you of the song! It can be the lyrics, the vibe, the instrumentals, etc. I’ve also made all of the song titles link to the music video, so go forth and enjoy the beauty of Panic! and Brendon Urie’s voice.
1. “This is Gospel” – A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
“If you love me, let me go” is pretty much the biggest theme of this book. I don’t want to spoil anything for those of you who haven’t fully caught up on the series, but my poor little baby Elias needs to have some good times in the finale.
2. “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” – Caraval by Stephanie Garber
I’m not sure if it’s because I’m so used to the carnivalesque music video, but this song just instantly reminds me of Caraval. There’s also talk of stopping a wedding, and that’s also pretty accurate with Scarlett’s situation in this first installment.
3. “Nicotine” – As She Fades by Abbi Glines
This book was a mess. The characters were cliches, the plot was confusing, and the writing was not good. There were a ton of slut-shaming moments, and it honestly felt like two novellas combined into one story that just didn’t flow well at all. Yeah, you’re worse than nicotine.
4. “Hallelujah” – Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan
“All you sinners, stand up, sing Hallelujah” sums this one up. No one in this book is truly “good”, but you end up rooting for them all the same.
5. “Vegas Lights” – Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
This book deals with card dealing, gambling, and gangs – aka fantasy Vegas. “We’re swimming with the sharks until we drown” is pretty representative of what poor Enne had to deal with to find out what happened to her missing mother.
And that’s all! I had a lot of fun doing this because 1. I get to listen to Panic! at the Disco songs, and 2. I get to talk about books! Let me know if there are any other bands or genres of music that you guys would like to see me try next!
Until next time,
What’s your favorite Panic! at the Disco song? Let me know in the comments below!