Books Review

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

August 8, 2013

When River West comes to the tiny seaside town of Echo and rents the guesthouse behind Violet’s house, Violet can’t help but be drawn to the mysterious boy. But when strange and dark things begin to happen, Violet begins questioning River’s secretive nature. Could River be the Devil Violet’s grandmother always warned her about?

April Genevieve Tucholke’s Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is an eerie and magnetic story that will enthrall readers and take them on a dark journey. She has crafted a well-written story with interesting characters and sinister twists. Ms. Tucholke successfully maintains the dark tone and keeps the plot moving forward with ease. The ending is a bit rushed and predictable, though, but satisfying and exciting nonetheless. Violet and River’s relationship is seductive, addicting, and the right amount of wrong–it’s the kind of relationship readers will eat up.
Overall, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is a dramatic debut that is sure to sweep readers away in a dark storm of Devils, family secrets, and palpable tension. With a story that is both wonderfully terrifying and romantic, this author and book are definitely ones to watch!

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