Date Published: 1/4/2014
When seventeen-year-old Matt Archer set out on his last mission in the Australian Outback, he thought it would be like every other hunt.
Not even close.
After only two days on the ground, his best friend is possessed, a long-lost family member has returned and hidden truths have come to the surface. Add in a coven of witches bent on bringing about the end of the world and, well, this trip has started to suck. Badly.
As his power and strength continue to grow, so does Matt’s concern that he’s becoming more and more like the creatures he’s been charged to hunt: a monster.
Faced with some of his biggest challenges to date, Matt has to decide what he needs to protect most—his family, his team…or himself.
Character Development: A Musical View
It’s no secret that I’m a huge music lover. I listen at work, in the car, while folding laundry…and especially while writing. I need a soundtrack for every book, and the Matt series is no different. What I’ve loved is watching (or maybe listening) how Matt’s “sound” has changed from book to book. Book 4, Bloodlines, was no exception. It’s harder, more driving.
So what songs fit Matt in book Bloodlines? Check out the list below:
1. “Kill Your Heroes” AWOLNATION
2. “Buried Alive” Avenged Sevenfold
3. “The Growl” Conway
4. “Ready Aim Fire” Imagine Dragons
5. “Some Kind of Joke” AWOLNATION
6. “New Divide” Linkin Park
7. “Monster” Imagine Dragons
8. “Radioactive” Imagine Dragons
9. “How Do You Like Me Now?” The Heavy
10. “Demons” (Ella’s Song) Imagine Dragons
11. “Building a Mystery” (Mamie’s Song) Sarah McLachlan
I guess you could say I find myself a big Imagine Dragons fan now. I didn’t even hear of them until about four months ago, and now they are a staple of my writing music…to the point that I name-drop the band in Bloodlines. Two of my favorite bands—Coldplay and U2—are putting out new albums next year. I can’t wait to see what I can write to that!
Kendra C. Highley
Kendra C. Highley lives in north Texas with her husband and two children. She also serves as staff to two self-important and high-powered cats. This, according to the cats, is her most important job. She believes chocolate is a basic human right, running a 10k is harder than it sounds, and that everyone should learn to drive a stick-shift. She loves monsters, vacations, baking and listening to bad electronica.
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