Sunday, October 27, 2013

Blog Tour ~ If Only We by Jessica Sankiewicz ~ The OC Playlist

Click here to see the whole tour line-up

I'm super excited to have debut author author, and one of my best friends, Jessica Sankiewicz on the blog today to kick off the If Only We blog tour. Jess has an awesome playlist from the TV show The OC. The show plays a special part in the book because it brings Adrienne, the main character, closer to her stepsister. Since I loved The OC back in the day and used to listen to the soundtracks all the time, I'm pleased to present...

Jessica Sankiewicz's The OC Playlist
(may contain spoilers)
 
     1. California by Phantom Planet ~ On a list of favorites, it would be IMPOSSIBLE to not include this one. It's one of the best songs of the whole series. When my brother and I first watched the show, we decided that it was just wrong to skip the opening credits because it was THIS SONG.
     2. Honey and The Moon by Joseph Arthur ~ Oh, feels. Sandy taking Ryan back home, watching Marissa getting picked up by Luke...and everything else entailed in the beauty of getting attached to the show.
     3. Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley ~ The funny thing about this song is that I wasn't a huge fan of it at first. It felt like one of those songs I'm SUPPOSED to like because of the reason why it's included in the show. After some time, I became attached to it, especially when it got used throughout the series. It really gets to you after awhile.
     4. Into Dust by Mazzy Star ~ This is another one used more than once on the show. I swear, it's because of this song that I start choking up during the scene. I mean, the scene it's included on is one that brings on tears, but this song makes it so much harder to keep it together.
     5. Paint The Silence by South ~ Ferris. Wheel. Kiss. NEED I SAY MORE? No, really. Do I? I hear this song, I picture the scene. That's just the bottom line. I'll never NOT associate this with the ferris wheel.
     6. Strange and Beautiful by Aqualung ~ There's something just so gorgeous about this song. The melody is so beautiful and the singing and words, just amazing.
     7. We Used To Be Friends by Dandy Warhols ~ All I can picture: Seth dancing down the hallway. I love this song so much.
     8. Dice by Finley Quaye and Beth Orton ~ New Years Eve and the race to the finish, sitting on the edge of your seat, hoping everything will work out the way it's supposed to.
     9. Come Into Our Room by Clinic ~ Oh my goodness, this song. The beat, the music. Chills.
     10. Wonderwall by Ryan Adams ~ Seth and Summer and a beautiful moment between them. It was a turning point, in my opinion.
     11. If You Leave by Nada Surf ~ Every time I hear this song, I get teary-eyed. When I watch the scene on the show, I WILL cry because there is something real about that whole scene and it gets to me every time. The friendship between Seth and Anna was awesome. I hated to see it end.
     12. Maybe I'm Amazed by Jem ~ Now, I am and always will be partial to Paul McCartney's version with Wings, BUT, this one is still pretty good version.

They say all it takes is one wrong move and you lose the game. One false step and you’re trapped. One slip-up in your choice of words and you ruin a friendship forever. That is what they say. They say I lost.
I do not believe them.
At the end of the summer after graduation, Adrienne wonders what happened to cause her life to be in ruins. She isn’t getting along with her mom, her stepsister isn’t talking to her, and, to top it off, the boy she’s been in love with doesn’t want anything to do with her. She believes the turning point was a choice she made at graduation. When she wakes up the next day, she has been transported back three months to that moment, the one where everything started to fall apart.
Adrienne realizes she has been given a second chance—and this time she doesn’t want to mess anything up. Reliving the entire summer, though, turns out to be a lot harder than she thought. As the same days and weeks go by, she starts to see how simple decisions can make a huge impact on the world around her. Despite knowing some of what lies ahead, there are some things she didn’t anticipate. She thought she knew what mistake led her to where she ended up the first time. She was wrong.
And by the time summer is over, she discovers what was really at stake.
{Add on GoodReads}

Jessica is the 28 year old author of IF ONLY WE, a YA contemporary coming out in October 2013. You can often find her either reading or marathon watching TV on DVD, her favorites being Castle and Veronica Mars. She frequently mismatches her clothes and giggles uncontrollably. She knows almost every Billy Joel song by heart. She collects books and toys, and she has an intense love of cats and lemurs. Currently in the midst of her quarter-life-crisis, she is still takin' names and getting very close to reaching an epiphany.

Find Jessica Online


1 comment:

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I love hearing what you have to say, and I appreciate every single comment. I hope to see you here again soon! ♥
~Marie

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...