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