Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that are eagerly anticipated.
This week’s release that I’m (not so) patiently awaiting is Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke, which has an expected publication date of August 15.
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.
I’m absolutely in love with the cover and the typography. The combination of the two is so chilling and perfect for a Gothic horror novel. I don’t know much about the story aside from what the synopsis has stated, but the old spooky estates, creepy events, and gorgeous-but-mysterious boys have sold me on this book already.