Viva La Vida; Coldplay.

This song has to be on the list because it was the original source of inspiration: What happens to a princess when her father dies and her kingdom is suddenly ripped away?

I used to rule the world

Seas would rise when I gave the word

Now in the morning I sleep alone

Sweep the streets I used to own


I used to roll the dice

Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes

Listened as the crowd would sing

Now the old king is dead long live the king


One minute I held the key

Next the walls were closed on me

And I discovered that my castles stand

Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand


Wake Up; Arcade Fire

This song sounds like it was written specifically for Evie, the young daughter of a god who wields lightning. She’s got to learn to grow up fast, if she’s going to survive, but it’ll be dangerous and full of hardship.

If the children don't grow up,

Our bodies get bigger but our hearts get torn up.

We're just a million little god's causin' rain storms turnin' every good thing to rust.

I guess we'll just have to adjust.


With my lightnin' bolts a glowin'

I can see where I am goin' to be

When the reaper he reaches and touches my hand.


Thunderstruck; AC/DC.

Doesn’t need much explanation. This is the song playing in the background when Evie’s kicking butt with her powers.

I was caught

In the middle of a railroad track (thunder)

I looked round

And I knew there was no turning back (thunder)

My mind raced

And I thought what could I do (thunder)

And I knew

There was no help, no help from you (thunder)


Sound of the drums

Beatin' in my heart

The thunder of guns

Tore me apart

You've been...


Run for your Life: The Fray

Evie spends most of the book running for her life from the people trying to use her, enslave her, or take her powers


But this house is on fire

We need to go

Oh, you don't have to go it alone, go it alone

Run for your life my love,

Run and don't give up

With all that you are,

All that you want

I will be close behind

Run for your life

Learning to Fly; Pink Floyd

The song is playing in the background during Evie’s first ride on a Fantazike airship

Above the planet on a wing and a prayer,

My grubby halo, a vapor trail in the empty air,

Across the clouds I see my shadow fly

Out of the corner of my watering eye

A dream unthreatened by the morning light

Could blow this soul right through the roof of the night

There's no sensation to compare with this

Suspended animation, a state of bliss

Can't keep my mind from the circling skies

Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I

It’s a Kind of Magic; Queen

It’s hard to say when this song would be playing without spoilers, but Heir of Thunder is chock full of Magic

One dream one soul one prize one goal

One golden glance of what should be

It's a kind of magic

One shaft of light that shows the way

No mortal man can win this day

It's a kind of magic

The bell that rings inside your mind

Is challenging the doors of time

It's a kind of magic

The waiting seems eternity

The day will dawn of sanity

Is this a kind of magic

It's a kind of magic

There can be only one

This rage that lasts a thousand years

Will soon be done

This flame that burns inside of me

I'm here in secret harmonies

It's a kind of magic

Look at you; Screaming Trees

This is Gideon’s song when he thinks of Evie, especially at the end of the book.


When I look at you I've got a second chance

Really need to have you now

One by one they fall it always breaks me down

The quiet

Cuts me through

The candle burnt

The knife has turned

The pain withers

Alive I know deep inside

When I look at you I've got a second chance

Really need to take it now