July 31, 2013 • Cee • Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting On is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

April Genevieve Tucholke - Between the Devil and the Deep Blue SeaBetween the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
August 15, 2013
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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.

Why I’m waiting?

Holy moly, guys, this book makes me think of the old classic gothics. The cover and that typeface give me that eerie feeling. Usually, I dislike horror stories (because I’m a scaredy cat) and books that contain the word “mysterious” in the synopsis to describe a person or their past because it’s extremely cliche. However, this book…you know what pulled me in? The description of River West as “a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in the cemetery…who makes you want to kiss back.” That image does something for me. It resonates in my head. And I like it. 

What books are you waiting on?


8 Responses to “WAITING ON WEDNESDAY | Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke”

  1. That cover is hella scary!!! Seriously it creeps me out. But kissing in the cemetery? Hmmmm, interesting. Haha!

  2. Alise says:

    I just put a hold on this at the library, I can’t wait for it to come out! I love the idea of the romance and this sounds so creepy!

    My Waiting on Wednesday

  3. Great pick! This is one I’m definitvely looking forward to as well. I featured it a few weeks back, too. Thank goodness it’s only two more weeks! My WoW

  4. Sofia says:

    This really sounds amazing, doesn’t it? :) Luckily we don’t have to wait too long now! Great pick. :)

  5. I’m reading this one now. It is really interesting and I absolutely adore that cover. Great pick!
    Natflix&Books’ WoW

  6. Great choice!!! I love a good gothic novel. This one is on my TBR pile already.

    Oh and I love your site. I don’t know how I haven’t come across it until now. New Bloglovin Follower!

    My WoW

  7. Cyn says:

    Great pick, I’m really excited for this too! It comes out on my birthday…so I might just be getting myself a bday gift haha. Can’t wait!
    Bookmunchies’ WoW

  8. Sofia says:

    Excellent pick! I can’t wait for it either. :) It better be good after all this hype on all the blogs and goodreads!

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