Saturday, September 17, 2011

Teen Book Scene: Trey's Music Feature


Introducing Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey...

Braden was born with witch eyes: the ability to see the world as it truly is: a blinding explosion of memories, darkness, and magic. The power enables Braden to see through spells and lies, but at the cost of horrible pain.
After a terrifying vision reveals imminent danger for the uncle who raised and instructed him, Braden retreats to Belle Dam, an old city divided by two feuding witch dynasties. As rival family heads Catherine Lansing and Jason Thorpe desperately try to use Braden's powers to unlock Belle Dam's secrets, Braden vows never to become their sacrificial pawn. But everything changes when Braden learns that Jason is his father--and Trey, the enigmatic guy he's falling for, is Catherine's son.
To stop an insidious dark magic from consuming the town, Braden must master his gift—and risk losing the one he loves.

Now onto Trey's Music Feature...

Trey strikes me as being more of a traditional guy. He would probably listen to a lot of the modern rock and alternative stuff that I would, but he also listens to a LOT more classic rock. Like, I fully expect that he's got the entire discography of The Cure, The Who, etc on his iPod. So I tried to pick a mix of songs that fit for him.

Foo Fighters - The Pretender: This is one of those songs that fits Trey just as much as it fits Braden. But with Trey, it's part of his life growing up. Everyone in Belle Dam has something up their sleeve, or some secret they're concealing. Everyone's putting on a mask.

Linkin Park - By Myself: Again, another one of those "it's hard to be Trey" songs . Not only is he the heir apparent, but in order to "play the game" in Belle Dam, he has to put on masks of his own, and separate what he really thinks and feels from how he responds.

Favorite line: "If I’m killed by the questions like a cancer / Then I’ll be buried in the silence of the answer."

The Who - Behind Blue Eyes: How do you deal with being heir to a supernatural feud that you're fully expected to maintain and foster. This is such a Trey song to me - the close-guarded angst and loneliness of being his mother's heir, and how he's supposed to become his own person outside of this role that has been cast for him.

Dire Straits - Romeo and Juliet: I mean, come on. This one's a little obvious, isn't it?

Basically, any and all of the greatest hits of classic rock are right up Trey's alley. He'd get along great with Dean from Supernatural in this regard.

Thank you, Scott and Teen Book Scene!

LiLi