I'm R.J. Anderson, an author of speculative fiction for older children and teens.
This is where I blog links relating to my YA thriller Ultraviolet and its companion novel Quicksilver ... or whatever else happens to interest me at the moment.
I'm also the author of the Faery Rebels series for age 10+, which has its own Tumblr.
I’m not a proper Florence & the Machine fan yet, so I wasn’t familiar with this particular song, and even having listened to it a number of times I can’t decide if I like it.
However, there is something extraordinary about this particular version. Not just because it’s a brilliant performance, but because at certain key points, namely :56, 1:05, 1:52 and 2:00 in this particular video, I get rippling chills up the backs of my legs and spine. Something about those notes, or those harmonies, does that to me every single time.