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[Music Monday] – #2 – Tritonal & Paris Blohm – Colors (feat. Sterling Fox)

Music Monday is a weekly meme hosted by the Total Book Geek. The purpose of this bookish variant is to match a book with a particular song; whether it is character defining, a narrative element, or just an overall book defining track.

So why am I doing this? Well if I had to choose to only have one of the five traditional senses, it would be sound perception above all else. And hey I think it’d be neat to share music I listen to on a daily basis!

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This Week’s Song:
Tritonal & Paris Blohm – Colors
(feat. Sterling Fox)

Book Selected:
Minders – Michele Jaffe

Initial Thoughts:

Michele Jaffe - Minders - CoverBesides this house track being pretty rad, the lyrics is testament to Sadie’s experience in syncopy; to objectively assess what she sees. From thoughts and emotions to dreams, everything is vividly depicted through a myriad of technicolour.

If you’re interested in finding more about Michele Jaffe’s Minders, you can check out my full review here or alternatively on Goodreads by clicking the cover on your right.

Saw them dancing in your eyes
Like shadows in the night
Doing pirouettes around the stars
We were running in a haze I remember every shade
In my veins and they shot up sparks
Words fell from your lips
And all I heard was white noise in the dark
But when you looked away I remember every shade
So let your colors run tonight
We’re painting in the dark
Let your colors run tonight
The colors of your heart
Let your colors run tonight
We’re painting in the dark
Let your colors run tonight
The colors on your heart
The colors on your heart

Afterthoughts:

Also if you watched the Oscars last night, what did you think of the winners? I still kind of feel bad for Leo DiCaprio. But I’m rather pleased with Gravity winning in the categories that it won (so I can continue to laugh at all the twitter hate it received during the show). Shots fired.

Cheers,
Joey

[Review] Minders – Michele Jaffe

Book Title:                      Minders (Standalone)
Author:                             
Michele Jaffe
Number of pages:    
400

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Synopsis:

Q: If the boy you love commits a crime, would you turn him in?

Sadie Ames is a type-A teenager from the wealthy suburbs. She’s been accepted to the prestigious Mind Corps Fellowship program, where she’ll spend six weeks as an observer inside the head of Ford, a troubled boy with a passion for the crumbling architecture of the inner city. There’s just one problem: Sadie’s fallen in love with him.

Q: What if the crime is murder?

Ford Winters is haunted by the murder of his older brother, James. As Sadie falls deeper into his world, dazzled by the shimmering pinpricks of color that form images in his mind, she begins to think she knows him. Then Ford does something unthinkable.

Q: What if you saw it happen from inside his mind?

Back in her own body, Sadie is faced with the ultimate dilemma. With Ford’s life in her hands, she must decide what is right and what is wrong. And how well she can really ever know someone, even someone she loves.

 (re: Goodreads @ Minders by Michele Jaffe)

Should this book be picked up? the tl;dr spoiler-less review:
  • Enjoy looking through kaleidoscopes? Well, thoughts and emotions are seen in Technicolor. That’s pretty neat.
  • World building takes on contemporary realism with subtle science-fiction elements that aren’t overwhelming for non sci-fi fanatics.
  • The narrative is not anchored by romance in pacing (although I’d imagine you could still ship them); I mean, she’s pretty normal and he exudes the troubled bad boy.

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Initial Thoughts:

Hmm, neat cover and premise but even neater opening prologue to the story. That’s really all I got for initial thoughts. Ha.

Lettuce explore my mind.

Disclaimer: Potential spoilers inherent to this review from here onward.

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