As I mentioned in my recent review, FOREVER belongs to the character of Cole St. Clair. That's why I am thrilled to be the official Cole blog stop on Maggie's tour. Which means I get to share Cole's playlist with you.
Cole (Playlist by Maggie Stiefvater)
1. Party - Clint Mansell
2. You’ll Find a Way - Santogold
3. Technologicque - Orbital
4. Brooklyn is Burning - Head Automatica
5. Show Me How To Live - Audioslave
6. Get Out Alive - Three Days Grace
7. Anyway You Choose to Give It - The Black Ghosts
8. Coming Undone - Korn
9. Bother - Stone Sour
10. Duke - Booka Shade
11. You Fight Me - Breaking Benjamin
12. You Know You’re Right - Nirvana
13. Talk Amongst Yourselves - Grand National
And I also get to share a sketch of Cole drawn by Maggie herself.
Pretty yummy right? (Though I did expect him to have more of a smirk on his face). Oh and guess what? One lucky winner gets the framed original sketch! If you want a chance to win, fill out this form.
I also wanted to share a couple of my favorite Cole moments from FOREVER.
Here's a passage from Isabel's point of view:
Cole sat back up, slowly, and I opened my eyes. His expression, as ever, was blank, the face he wore when something mattered.
He said, "That's how I would kiss you, if I loved you."
He stood up, looking un-famous, and retrieved the car keys from where they'd slid out onto the bed. He didn't look at me when he left, shutting the door behind him.
The road flew by beneath the car; my hand was cold from being in the wind. For the first time in a long time, I felt powerful. The woods had taken that void that was me, the thing I thought that could never be full, never be satisfied, and they'd made me lose everything - things I never knew I wanted to keep.
And in the end, I was Cole St. Clair, cut from a new skin. The world lay at my feet and the day stretched out for miles.
Oh and the scene under the counter in Isabel's mother's lab with the die-cast Mustang ... but I'll let you read that for yourself...
Some tour info:
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Check out the next stop on the tour: Friday, July 22 – The Compulsive Reader - Beck