Friday, February 3, 2012

Novels 'n' Notes #3: Enchanted by Taylor Swift

Novels ‘n’ Notes is a weekly event I created here at *Geek Chic* to talk about songs that remind me of books. Feel free to make your own NN post! Just grab the logo (below) and link your post here so I can see it!

Enchanted by Taylor Swift: Archer and Sophie from Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
What I love about this song in relation to Hex Hall is that different parts of it sound like both Archer and Sophie talking to each other.

*Some spoilers for Hex Hall and Demonglass. Mostly about Archer's…secret. Beware.*

-”There I was again tonight, forcing laughter, faking smiles, same old tired lonely place. Walls of insincerity, shifting eyes and vacancy vanished when I saw your face.”

Archer to Sophie. He’s pretty much been living a lie since he was a kid, (in his own words: “…Faking some emotions, hiding others…”) In addition to that, he knows Elodie and her friends are pretty much empty and vacant. But here comes Sophie, fresh and snarky and interesting.

-”The playful conversation starts. Counter all your quick remarks like passing notes in secrecy.”

Sophie to Archer. She’s quite possibly the only person in the world who can match his wit and sarcastic comebacks.

-”My thoughts will echo your name until I see you again. These are the words I held back as I was leaving too soon. I was enchanted to meet you.”

The beginning part could be either of them to the other, but the second bit is definitely Archer to Sophie. The conversation they have in the shed-thing in Demonglass? The words he held back before, um, that thing at the end of Hex Hall.

And, of course, each of them was enchanted to meet the other.

Below you can listen to Enchanted and see if you can make any other connections from the song to the books.

Please note that I do not own this song, the lyrics, or anything related to Taylor Swift or Enchanted. I also did not post this video, nor am I affiliated with the person who did. *Insert other legal stuff here.*

So, what do you think? Does Enchanted make you think of Hex Hall? What other songs make you think of books?

You can tell me in the comments or your own NN post!


  1. Yes, yes it does make me think of Hex Hall! I'm listening to the song as I'm writing this. I've actually never thought of Enchanted this way, but now that you mention it, it makes perfect sense.(Plus, I just love this song anyway.) Great pick!

    Oh, and by the way....I've given you an award on my blog! Here is the link:
    And when does Spell Bound come out again? :3

    1. I love this song so much! I was camping with the fam and listening to this song on repeat on my iPod (I know, I'm such a wilderness girl, camping with my iPod. But hey, when your camper has a TV and an iPod port, I think "in touch with nature" goes out of the picture) and I started thinking, "Hey...Archer and Sophie OMG!" LOL.

      Awwww, thanks!

      Spell Bound comes out MARCH 13TH!!! I totally can't wait :)


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