a spy in the house of love

author alexandra bracken

15 Apr

Sigur Rós - Sæglópur (Lost at Sea)

(Source: untrustyou)

15 Apr


I wrote a song for Alexandra Bracken’s WONDERFUL book The Darkest Minds. I HOPE YA’LL DIG IT. It’s called “Paper Masks” and it’s about Liam and Ruby and Bracken’s tragic but strangely beautiful (but mostly tragic) ending that kept me up crying. 

Follow you.
Go back to the place I never knew.
It’s better this way.
Don’t look back, close your eyes. 
A beautiful face.
Hides the darkest of minds. 

Wonderful, thanks!!

12 Apr

TAM LIN - Fairport Convention

I forbid you maidens all that wear gold in your hair
To travel to Carterhaugh for young Tam Lin is there…

31 Mar

365 days of music challenge | day 69: "Wild" by Royal Teeth

"just because we’re growing up, it doesn’t mean we’ve had enough, when times are hard we’ll smile and say we’re not afraid of anything"

25 Mar


The psi kids’ tunes: A selection of songs inspired by The Darkest Minds trilogy by Alexandra Bracken.

  • Part I: 540 AM  ||
 → They were never scared of the kids who might die, or the empty spaces they would leave behind. They were afraid of us-the ones who lived.    
  • Part II: The White Noise  ||
→ “This is the music of my soul,” he said, nodding his head in time with the music.
  • Part III: You and Me? Inevitable  ||
→ I’m… It’s —it’s like torture. I think I’m losing it —I don’t know what’s happening, what happened, but I look at you, I look at you, and I love you so much. 

Love these mixes!!

10 Mar

ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT - Sleeping at Last

We have no past we won’t reach back
Keep with me forward all through the night

Such a lovely cover! I was listening to it all of this weekend while working on book 3. :)

06 Mar


Crown of leaves, high in the window on a cold morning
Young today, old as a railroad tomorrow
Days are just drops in the river to be lost always
Only you, only you, you know

04 Mar

Idina Menzel singing “Let It Go” live with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon


(Source: theladyelsa)

02 Mar

THE DRAW - Bastille

26 Feb

redlikerwbyroses asked: Hi! First off, I want to say I'm in love with your writing and your books tear my heart right out of my chest ... but in a good way! Second, did you have a "go-to" song while writing The Darkest Minds and Never Fade? Something to inspire you?

Thanks! I had a whole bunch of them!  You can find the playlists for The Darkest Minds here and the playlist for Never Fade here


21 Feb

In Your Eyes (Secret World Tour) - Peter Gabriel

This is still one of the loveliest songs ever, and this live version makes it that much lovelier. 

13 Feb

THE PERFECT LIFE - Moby (with Wayne Coyne)

Happy Friday!

11 Feb

Studio version of Lana Del Rey’s cover for Heart Shaped Box by Nirvana.

(Source: hidinginstussy)

03 Feb

Anonymous asked: What is your "dream soundtrack" or song for The Darkest Minds?

The Darkest Minds playlist

Black Betty playlist

Never Fade Playlist

I don’t have a playlist for In Time, but this song will forever remind me of it. (Book 3’s playlist will be comin’ atcha this summer.)



03 Feb Whenever I see this photo on my dash, it always reminds me of this song. Just gorgeous.

Whenever I see this photo on my dash, it always reminds me of this song. Just gorgeous.