"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
Series: Between #1
Expected Publication: August 15 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Gothic, Horror
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.
I tend to be disappointed by YA horror novels, so I’m really hoping this one will be an exception to that. I’ve seen (but haven’t read) positive and negative reviews, but I’m holding out hope. It has a really intriguing premise and come on – would you just look at that cover? That typography is BEAUTIFUL.