Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

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Tucholke luxuriates in the details of small-town life, including her characters’ gourmand tendencies and their quick-witted interactions, in a chilling supernatural exploration of free will and reality’s fluidity.
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“Looking for dark and eerie read...? Look no further than April Genevieve Tucholke’s YA debut, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.”
—EntertainmentWeekly.com

“Deliciously creepy.”
—TheAtlanticWire.com

*“A stunning debut with complex characters, an atmospheric setting, and a distinct voice… Tucholke has real talent.”
VOYA, starred review

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.

A gothic thriller romance with shades of Stephen King and F. Scott Fitzgerald, set against a creepy summertime backdrop—a must-read for fans of Beautiful Creatures, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, and Anna Dressed in Blood.
 

About April Genevieve Tucholke

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April Genevieve Tucholke (www.apriltucholke.com) is a full time writer and a member of the Lucky 13s, a community of writers whose debut novels will pub in 2013 from major US publishers (thelucky13s.blogspot.com).
 
Published August 15, 2013 by Speak. 369 pages
Genres: Romance, Horror, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction
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Reviewed by ShadowkissedHannah on Jul 01 2015

If you’re looking for an emotional, twisted novel with some psychopathic antagonists and truly unique powers, this book may be just the one you’re looking for. Be prepared to be have your mind blown.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on May 27 2013

Tucholke luxuriates in the details of small-town life, including her characters’ gourmand tendencies and their quick-witted interactions, in a chilling supernatural exploration of free will and reality’s fluidity.

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Reviewed by Jia on Aug 19 2013

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is the first YA gothic I’ve truly enjoyed. I think it’s because the novel partly reminds me of old school Stephen King, and I love old school Stephen King.

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