Hi guys! Today I’m here with something I suddenly hold very close to my heart – the magical world of Caraval. As you can see from my very fangirly review, I adored this book! I couldn’t resist making this mood board for the beautiful novel.
I also started looking into some music for the story and I ended up making an entire playlist! You can find it here, and I’ll talk a little about the song list below. I was so tempted to include Magic by Pilot in this mix, but as I went for a soft rock/acoustic feel, I thought it probably didn’t fit too well!
1 ♫ It’s the freakiest show // Life On Mars – David Bowie
2 ♫ You treat me just like another stranger // Ignorance – Paramore
3 ♫ So we took off to the moon and all the shining lights in the night // Fairytale – Milky Chance
4 ♫ Step right up, win a lovely prize for your blushing bride to be // Circus – JPNSGRLS
5 ♫ There’s an old man sitting on the throne that’s saying I should probably keep my pretty mouth shut // Castle – Halsey
6 ♫ Chasing after you is like a fairytale // Carousel – Melanie Martinez
7 ♫ You don’t know me, you don’t even care // Boston – Augustana
8 ♫ I need to know is this real love, or is it just madness keeping us afloat? // Madness – Muse
9 ♫ You know it hurts like hell, so when you reach the top, just throw yourself off // Pretty Buildings – People In Planes
10 ♫ And the nightmare rides on // Behold! The Night Mare – The Smashing Pumpkins
11 ♫ I thought you needed me too, I thought your feelings were true // Fade – James Arthur
12 ♫ No dawn, no day, I’m always in this twilight // Cosmic Love – Florence + The Machine
13 ♫ You don’t know who to love until you’re lost // 5am – Amber Run
14 ♫ I would have stayed up all night, had I known how to save a life // How To Save a Life – The Fray
15 ♫ Call it magic, when I’m with you // Magic – Coldplay
Some of these songs might seem like weird choices (and maybe they are), but all of them had underlying (somewhat creepy (um, Milky Chance)) tones or lyrics that stood out to me! I hope this playlist will convey the balance of astonishing magic and romance in this novel, and I hope I sprinkle a little magic with this music.
May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽