Waiting on Wednesday (6): Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
between the devil and the deep blue sea

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
by April Genevieve Tucholke
Publication Date: August 15, 2013

You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town…until River West comes along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more? Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery…who makes you want to kiss back. Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.

Blending faded decadence and the thrilling dread of gothic horror, April Genevieve Tucholke weaves a dreamy, twisting contemporary romance, as gorgeously told as it is terrifying—a debut to watch.

Wooooah! This book sounds so cool. Can you imagine falling in love with the devil? I feel like there would be so much insecurity in a relationship like that. I’m curious to know what “the deep blue sea” has to do with the story. Like, she lives next to sthe sea, but I wonder if it ends up tying into the story in some significant way. And take a look at that cover. I am too stoked for this book.

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5 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday (6): Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

  1. As someone who has read this book (I read an advanced readers copy) I would lower your standards for this book a bit. The overview and cover had me completely intrigued, but the book fell flat in comparison. I still enjoyed it, but it wasn’t what I thought it was going to be. In a 5 star rating I only give it a 3 because it did have good suspense.

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