Here are songs that I think match the relationships of couples in my stories.

This one is just a list of couples and their songs without explanation for those of you who don’t want the books spoiled. Some couples aren’t listed here because the couple, in itself, is a spoiler. The spoiled couples along with detailed explanations as to why these songs match all the couples will be listed below following a SPOILER WARNING, so read those only if you DON’T WANT the books spoiled for you.

Valiant Series:

The Valiant Series has some of my favorite ships, but what songs match their relationships?

Jared and Averella – Without You by Breaking Benjamin

Beroan and Nsi – September by Daughtry

Akari and Shinji – I Will Always Return by Bryan Adams

Jace and Eshe – Better Than I know Myself by Adam Lambert

Kanan and Eatahh – One Moment More by Mindy Smith

Aidan and Sevylia – Let Her Go By Passenger

Lynia and Mythix – A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman

Ithon and Lynessa – Heart by Heart by Demi Lovato

Hacen and Jascini and Kythar and Jascini – Carry You by Ruelle

Rayth and Nyota – Shattered by Trading Yesterday

Peyre and Neline – This is What Dreams Are Made of from the Lizzy Macguire movie.

Echon and Rayla – War of Hearts by Ruelle

Exxan and QetiaHero by Sterling Knight

WARNING! THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS FOR THE ENTIRE VALIANT SERIES SO ONLY KEEP READING IF YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT THE BOOKS BEING SPOILED FOR YOU.

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First here are the couples that weren’t listed above because the couples are a spoiler (they’ll be followed by the same ones listed above, but with detailed explanations about why the songs match).

The Valiant Series – 

Rothan and Cynndra – Dynasty by Miia

Someday’s it’s hard to see if I was a fool or you a thief. made it through the maze to find my one in a million. Now you’re just a page torn from the story I’m building. All I gave you is gone. tumbled like it was stone. Thought I’d built a dynasy that heaven couldn’t shake. Thought I’d built a dynasty like nothing ever made. Thought I’d built a dynasty that nothing could break up. The scar I can’t reverse. The more it heals, the worse it hurts. Gave you every piece of me, no wonder it’s missing. Don’t know how to be so close to someone so distant…. It all fell down.”

GOSH DARN THIS ONE HURTS SO BAD. THIS SONG AND THIS COUPLE AND THEIR BOOK, WARRIOR, GAAH.

Literally, they fell in love and it seemed so strong and it was one of those ships that you and they all thought would last forever. They found each other, thought they build something strong that would stand forever. Rothan’s “scar” if you will, only gets worse with time and it causes him to push her away. Then, it all fell down… them, their lives, their world, the people around them.

AH THIS ONE HURTS SO BAD.

Aidan and Nsi – Warrior Beth Crowley

DUDE THIS. THIS SONG AND AIDAN AND NSI. Just, these lyrics…

“You take me by the hand. I question who I am. Teach me how fight, I’ll show you how win. You’re my mortal flaw and I’m your fatal sin. Let me feel the sting, the pain, the burn under my skin. Put me to the test. I’ll prove that I am strong. Won’t let myself believe that what we feel is wrong. I finally see what you knew was inside me all along. That behind this soft exterior lies a warrior.  My memory refused to separate the lies from truth and search the past my mind created. I kept on pushing through, standing resolute which you in equal measure loved and hated. You take me by the hand. I’m seeing who I am.”

Nsi isn’t sure of who she is. After Shifter, everything she believed to be true is a lie, including her family and when she’s going through all of that, Aidan is there for her. But he still loves Sevylia and she still loves Beroan and they can’t move forward with their relationship. Aidan, likewise, refuses to accept the truth of his own past and instead, pushes it back. She seems so afraid and fearful and timid, but deep inside, Aidan sees her courageous and brave heart.

Ravyn and Shade – Enemies by Lauv

“After all that we’ve been through, how could you pretend, I’m someone that you don’t know? I’m so sick of planning all my nights, nights, round avoiding you has got to end. We don’t have to love again or try, try but can you tell me… why do we have to be, have to be enemies? Forget all the scars, all that we are are memories. I know it hurts ‘cause I feel it too, but after all, all that we’ve been through, oh why do we, we have to be enemies?”

Literally they’re two enemies thrown together, forced to work with each other. They haven’t been through a lot, but they did know each other before Survivor began, so it forces them into awkward situations where they have to work together if they want to survive, but they don’t want to, especially Shade.

Toron and Nahnnie – King by Lauren Aquilina

“You’re alone, you’re on your own. So, what, have you gone blind? Have you forgotten what you have and what is yours? Glass half empty, glass half full. Well, either way, you won’t be going thirsty. Count your blessings, not your flaws. You’ve got it all, you lost your mind is the sound. There’s so much more, you can reclaim your crown. You’re in control. Rid of the monsters inside your head. Put all faults to bed. You can be king again.”

Nahnnie fought through the monsters inside Toron’s head and helped him push them back and overcome them. He spends so much time making everyone happy when deep inside, he’s miserable and she helped him overcome and take back control. She brought him back to his true self again.

Skull and Anita – Breath by Breaking Benjamin

I see nothing in your eyes and the more I see the less I like. Is it over yet? In my head. I know nothing of your kind. And I won’t reveal your evil mind. Is it over yet? I can’t win. So sacrifice yourself and let me have what’s left. I know that I can fight, the fire in your eyes. I’m going all the way. Get away, please. You take the breath right out of me. You left a hole where my heart should be. You’ve got to fight just to make it through. ‘Cause I will be the death of you.”

DUDE! This song! Skull! Anita! GAAHHH. So a lot of their ship was just a glimpse in Wicked and we don’t actually knows what happens behind the scenes but she tries to get him to give up Corruption and he won’t do it even though he’s falling for her. He doesn’t understand what’s going on. A lot of the first verse is speaking to that—the evil she sees inside him and how he can’t win because he’s choosing to lose himself to Corruption and how he pushes her away and how much he hurts her. In the end, he actually ends up killing her by accident when his own Corruption gets to me too much for him and that’s when he finally let’s Radon help him and chooses the light over Corruption. So that last line, “Cause I will be the death of you.” EEEK. Gets me right in the heart for Skull and Anita, every time.

Jared and Averella – Without You by Breaking Benjamin

Literally, Jared is an evil Hunter and after he turns good, he is afraid to face all the people that he’s killed and afraid to face the evil inside himself. Averella is there for the entire process, even though she doesn’t know it at first. Especially later in the series, as Jared fully embraces being good, and he has to cope with the evil things he’s done. “I can’t face the dark without you.” And Jared can’t face the dark without Averella. Original ship, man!

Beroan and Nsi – September by Daughtry

Ah, this inspired the last paragraph of Shifter, as they’re burning Beroan’s ashes. (The lines about the seasons changing). Beroan and Nsi’s ship and this song gives me so much nostalgia. It feels like their relationship was one of those perfect moments during the month of September that you reflect back on fondly even though it’s over. Need I say more?

Akari and Shinji – I Will Always Return by Bryan Adams

I don’t know why, but this song always reminds me of cherry blossoms. It just feels like Akari and Shinji. They love each other so deeply and when love is that real and deep, you’ll always come back to them and nothing can break that love apart—nothing. You’re a piece of that other person and you two essentially become one and that’s why I feel this song is them and it always will be. From the moment Akari believed Shinji to be dead, to later in the Valiant Series when they’re separated; he always comes for her and they always find their way back to each other, no matter what they’ve been through and that’s why they are I’ll Always Return!

Jace and Eshe – Better Than I know Myself by Adam Lambert

Man, this song gets me every time right in the Jace-Eshe feels. There have been so many years where Jace treated her badly because of the curse but deep inside he loves her. After thousands of years of loving her, even if she never remembered him, she knows him better than anyone. The second verse especially brings it home when it talks about “all alone, I tried to pretend it didn’t matter that I was alone, but deep inside I know. If you were gone for even a day I wouldn’t know which way to turn ‘cause I’m lost without you.” That’s Jace. He’s spent many years alone, thousands of years losing the people he loves but the constant is Eshe no matter what lifetime she returns to him. Anytime her time is reversed, Jace is lost without her. He’s lost so much—cultures and people he’s loved and Eshe over and over again. Without her as a constant in his life, he would have gone insane, whether he realizes it or not. At one point, he actually does go insane and Eshe’s there for him through it all.

Kanan and Eatahh – One Moment More by Mindy Smith

Okay, this song almost brings me in tears when I think of Kanan and Eatahh. These two… Oh man. They’re everything each other needs and Eatahh keeps Kanan sane. They’re literally everything to each other and I feel Experiment really shows that. Just… these lyrics…

“Tell me how someday you’ll be returning and maybe, maybe I’ll believe it’s just enough to see a shooting star, to know you never really far. It’s just enough to see a shooting star, to know you’re never really gone. Oh, please don’t go. Let me have you just one moment more. All I need, all I want is just one moment more. Please don’t go, let me have you just one moment more.”

I mean, Kanan is experimented on and at the end, he knows he’s losing himself and that Toron’s personality will take him over. He and Eatahh both know they’re going to lose him and they can see the end coming and at that moment, Kanan just wants one more moment with her and that’s all she wants from him. *sobs*

Aidan and Sevylia – Let Her Go By Passenger

Yeah. Anyone remember Assassin? How Sevylia dies in childbirth and he let’s his daughter go because he can’t face his grief? This song literally is the theme of that entire book, and Aidan included. This just… it hurts, okay?

Lynia and Mythix – A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman

“They can say, they can say it all sounds crazy. They can say, they can say I’ve lost my mind. I don’t care, I don’t care, so call me crazy. We can live in a world that we design. ‘Cause every night I lie in bed, the brightest colors fill my head, a million dreams are keeping me awake. I think of what the world could be, a vision of the one I see, a million dreams is all its gonna take. Oh, a million dreams for the world we’re gonna make.” The first bit, up to “we can live in a world that we design” is so Mythix. He acts totally crazy and most of the time, Lynia thinks he is! The chorus is so her, though. She’s a huge dreamer and has a lot of dreams and ideas of her life and how she wants the world to be. This is like her theme song and it’s so adorable which reminds me of how I feel about their ship because it’s so adorable too!

Ithon and Lynessa – Heart by Heart by Demi Lovato

Heart by Heart literally sounds the same as Ithon and Lynessa. They know each other so perfectly that they match one another and are always in synch. When you love someone like that, you’re one of their heart and I feel that this song matches them completely.

Hacen and Jascini and Kythar and Jascini – Carry You by Ruelle

Man, this song and this ship is so adorable.

Just like, how can this not make you feel something? Verse one says: “I know it hurts. It’s hard to breathe sometimes. These nights are long. You’ve lost the will to fight. Is anybody out there can you lead me to the light? Is anybody out there, tell me it will be alright?”

Hacen, as a slave, goes through so much. He endures pain every single day and is on the brink of giving up and can’t find a reason to keep going, but Jascini gives him that reason and becomes that reason for him. She helps carry him through.

Ironically, I also feel it matches for Kythar and Jascini, so maybe it’s just like her theme.  Kythar’s gone through a lot in many different ways and she’s like there for them both.

Verse two: “I know you can’t remember how to shine. You’re heart’s a bird without the wings to fly. Is anybody out there can you take this pain of mine? Is anybody out there can you lead me to the light?”

Man, that is SO Kythar. He’s so trapped behind a dozen masks and a life where he can never really be himself and Jascini is the one who comes and breaks him out of those masks he hides behind and helps free him from the internal slavery he’s been trapped in.

Rayth and Nyota – Shattered by Trading Yesterday

“Yesterday I died, tomorrow’s bleeding. Fall into your sunlight. The future’s open wide beyond believing. To know why, hope dies. Losing what was found, a world so hollow. Suspended in a compromise. The silence of the sound is soon to follow. Somehow sundown. And finding answers is forgetting all of the questions we called home. passing the graves of the unknown. As reason clouds my eyes splendor fading, illusions of the sunlight. The reflection of a lie will keep me waiting. With love gone for so long. And this day’s ending is the proof of time killing all the faith I know. Knowing that faith is all I hold. And I’ve lost who I am and I can’t understand why my heart is so broken, rejecting your love. Without, love gone wrong. Lifeless words carry one. But I know, all I know is that the end’s beginning. Who I am from the start, take me home to my heart. let me go and I will run. I will not be silent. All this time spent in vein, wasted years, wasted gain. All is lost. Hope remains and this war’s not over. There’s a light, there’s a sun, taking on shattered ones, to the place we belong and his love will conquer.”

Okay, so I know I didn’t really need to type out all the lyrics here but maaaan, like this is SO Rayth. This is literally like the emotions behind the entire book of Remnant and the short story ending that follows it. So many feels! He loses everything…

His people. His wings. Volux. Kyrad. Everyone and everything he loves dies.

“Yesterday I died. Tomorrow’s bleeding. Fall into your sunlight.” He loses everything, especially his hope and she’s all he has left.

Peyre and Neline – This is What Dreams Are Made of from the Lizzy Macguire movie.

Don’t laugh. “Have you ever seen such a beautiful night? I could almost kiss the stars for shining so bright. When I see you smile and I go, oh, oh, oh. I would never want to miss this, ‘cause in my heart, I know what this is. This is what dreams are made of. This is what dreams are made of. I’ve got somewhere I belong, I’ve got somebody to love. This is what dreams are made of.”

For so long, Peyrce belonged to the sea and he thought that was all he needed until he met Neline. They’ve both seen so many beautiful things together—including the night sky, the galaxy, and the stars and yet, being together for them, is a beauty and a dream that neither of them knew they needed.

Echon and Rayla – War of Hearts by Ruelle

“I can’t help but love you even though I try not to. I can’t help but want you. I know that I’d die without you.” This song is literally them. Echon and Rayla love each other and more Rayla loves Echon even though deep inside, she feels she isn’t supposed to since he’s a vampire. It creates a war of hearts, literally.

Exxan and QetiaHero by Sterling Knight

“I can read your mind, like a billboard sign and tell you everything you wanna hear. But I’ll be your hero. ‘Cause I, I can be everything you need. If you’re the one for me, like gravity, I’ll be unstoppable. I, yeah, I believe in destiny. I may be an ordinary guy without his soul but if you’re the one for me, then I’ll be your hero.”

Qetia became Exxan’s hero and learned to know him better than anyone else and saved him from losing himself.  This is totally their song—she’s the one he needs and it’s destiny that brought them together.