Thursday, December 5, 2013

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

Publication Date: August 15, 2013
Publisher: Dial
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 360 pages
Source: Bought
Series: Between #1


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 guest house 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.


This wasn't like other gothic reads. This had a more cheesy, cute feel to it. 

The beginning and end had me more than the middle. The middle started dragging but the ending made up for it. 

The characters: River and Violet. River was a little mysterious, dark, and creepy. 

I had very high expectations for this book. When I think of gothic books, I think of deep and dark. This, I think what separated my mind from gothic is the romance between River and Violet or how they acted around each other. Other than the romance, it was creepy to a high level of the hebejeebies.

Not my favorite gothic YA book but a good one.


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