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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea | April Genevieve Tucholke
Looking for dark and eerie read...? Look no further than April Genevieve Tucholkes YA debut, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.EntertainmentWeekly.comDeliciously creepy.TheAtlanticWire.com*A stunning debut with complex characters, an atmospheric setting, and a distinct voice Tucholke has real talent.VOYA, starred reviewYou 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 backdropa must-read for fans of Beautiful Creatures, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, and Anna Dressed in Blood.
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Whalien99
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea | April Genevieve Tucholke
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3 stars

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Kar2b
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This book was filled with lovely prose, eccentric once-wealthy people, and a small ocean-side town. I‘m a fan of dark gothic and this fit beautifully. I think I love a River a little bit, and Neely... both the embodiment of troubled boys. And Vi, she was a complicated and unique heroine. I‘m looking forward to reading the next book!

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Nomi_Schiano555
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea | April Genevieve Tucholke
Panpan

Good world building, just everything else was bad

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abookdragonsretreat
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Well, well, well.... I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS BOOK AND I CANNOT EVEN DESCRIBE HOW MY HEART FEELS! Despite the goodreads reviews, I managed to conquer this book in one day, I loved the storyline, characters and romance! Totally recommend and definitely is now one of my favourites!
Not to mention all Hozier songs fit this books atmosphere...
#YA #Romance #Gothic #Hozier

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abookdragonsretreat
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Absolutely loving the atmosphere of this book right now 😍
#YA #Gothic #Eerie #Unpopular

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ChimichangaJawa
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This book certainly was on the strange side but I absolutely adored it! I‘m baffled that more teen readers don‘t know about it! And, my gosh, the atmosphere was GORGEOUS!!

RaimeyGallant Nice review! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 4y
ChimichangaJawa @RaimeyGallant Thank you sooo much! I‘m so excited to be a part of this wonderful community! And Littens is such a cute word! 4y
ImperfectCJ Ooh! My teen hasn't read this one yet...good excuse for a Mom-Daughter buddy read! And welcome to Litsy! 4y
ChimichangaJawa @ImperfectCJ That sounds so fun! I hope you guys like it! And thank you sooo much for the warm welcome! 4y
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BookishGamer87
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This is honestly one of those books that I have a hard time rating, because I really enjoyed it, but man! That relationship was super manipulative! I mean, I get it, he's the "devil", so it's gonna be like that. But still kinda ick. Otherwise, I loved the Needful Things vibes that I got from this, so onto the sequel!

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ellie_mae
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“Lots of people have bad stories, and if they wail and sob and tell their story to anyone who‘ll listen, it‘s crap. Or half crap, at least. The stuff that really hurts people, the stuff that almost breaks them...that they won‘t talk about. Ever.”

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IheartYA
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#adventrecommends Day 15
If you like YA, this is a must read.

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AmandaL
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Since I can never stick to a set reading plan, I'll say that out of this pile of library books, a few of them will be read this #April. #AprilTBR #ReadingResolutions @Jess7

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AmandaL
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My #audiobook for my commute this week. After The Gene, I needed something purely for entertainment. #YA

IheartYA This one is soooo good! 5y
AmandaL @IheartYA I'm so glad to see you liked it! 5y
LibrarianJen That cover! 😍 5y
AmandaL @LibrarianJen Right? That's what made me pick it up at the library. I hadn't heard of this book before. 5y
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IheartYA
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Elisa OMG yes, Caraval was most likely my worst read of the year as well 😝😝😝 5y
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CarynCaldwell
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea | April Genevieve Tucholke
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Hey, look! I made a log cabin quilt, only with books. QOTD: Have you read any of these? What did you think?
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Books in the picture:
🔸The King Slayer
🔸Circle of Stones by Catherine Fisher
🔸The Infinite Sea
🔸Guile by Constance Cooper
🔸Landry Park by Bethany Hagen
🔸The Beautiful and the Cursed
🔸Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
🔸Flawed
🔸The Peculiars by Maureen McQuerry
🔸Passionaries

MrBook Nice pic! 5y
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Bookwormeverlasting
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I read Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it.

#books #reading #reader

LaylaFray Love your pillows! 😍 6y
Bookwormeverlasting @LaylaFray thank you! 😊 6y
oasisgirlmd Oh those cushions are so pretty Sam! 6y
MrBook Great pic! 6y
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BooksTeasAndBookishThings
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Mehso-so

Okay, so these were total cover buys for me. When I bought Anna series by Kendare Blake, these were recommended and were beautiful! But, the plot is mostly just awkward to me and OMG she compares EVERYthing. So many "references" that just seemed to try too hard and were unnecessary. I am not sure if I even want to try Spark and Burn, but maybe if I wait a while. For now, this was not really speaking to me. Still can't deny those covers, though. ?

TrishB I want those covers.....understand totally! 6y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @TrishB Right? They are definitely drool-worthy. I am hoping if I do read book 2, it will make it worth it. 6y
Fullmetalmarshmallow Felt the same way about this series! I've only been able to read the first one so far 6y
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BooksTeasAndBookishThings @LaCherenda someone on IG said she plans to read book 2 and she will let me know if it is worth it. ❤️ 6y
[DELETED] 206653737 I agree with you on this one, the cover is so pretty but the book was just blah for me, I DNF. 6y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @bookish22 It really felt like every single page had her comparing something to something else, I wanted to scream, "Come up with your own descriptions!!!" And the plot is just unsettling and not in an artistic or profound way. Just makes me say, "Why?" 6y
[DELETED] 206653737 Agree as well the plot was really strange and all over the place, why I gave up on it. Wasn't sure what the point was! 6y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @bookish22 it was definitely head-scratching. And I felt like the end did not justify the means. 6y
[DELETED] 206653737 Sounds like I made a good choice giving up then. I always hate to give up on a book but there are so many I want to read I don't to waste my time trudging through one I'm not into. 6y
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MidnightBookGirl
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Call me butter, because I'm on a roll! Well, if two days in a row can be called a roll.
I really loved this book, and the cover definitely had me thinking immediately of the prompt for today.
#RockInMay #HomeByTheSea @Cinfhen

DakotaWilde Oooh this cover! 6y
Cinfhen The title and cover both grabbed me and then the butter comment 😂😂😂🙌🏻 6y
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Juanes6
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MollysBookNook
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STILL reading this one. It's kind of a weird/not that entertaining premise. Have you read this? Thoughts? #currentlyreading #currentread

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BooksTeasAndBookishThings
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So ready for #yallfest ! Since I already have the signed bookplate set for TRC & Maggie is only signing 3 per person, I'm going to take 3 & my Husband will take 2 of her others. I am taking the SoC set, the Divergent series, & I also have two of Kendare Blake's books (both are signed) so I went online to get the hardbacks of the Anna in Blood set, then it recommended that gorgeous book Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. I had to! #NoRegrets

Claireluana Ambitious! 6y
brilliantglow I wish I could go! It'll be so much fun 6y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @Claireluana I really hope I can get to all four, or at least between My Husband and myself, I can at least get them all signed 😊 6y
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BooksTeasAndBookishThings @brilliantglow I wish you could, too!!! ❤️ Their schedule is FULL, and I can't WAIT! 🙌 6y
brilliantglow I'm excited that you get to go though and jealous lol 6y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @brilliantglow thank you! I totally understand, I would be just as excited and jealous if it were reversed lol 6y
Claireluana @BooksTeasAndBookishThings Im confident you can conquer it 😀 Have fun! 6y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @Claireluana Thank you ❤️🙌 6y
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mollykh
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I cleaned out the garage and went to the tip and mowed the lawn and now my reward is sunshine and this.

misswendyd I enjoyed this so much! Still need to read the sequel. 6y
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perseph0ne
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?"You stop fearing the Devil when you're holding his hand." ?

Eerie, romantic, hypnotizing. Amazing book, I couldn't put it down. I just bought the sequel today!

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mollykh
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More book post today. I just read and really liked WINK POPPY MIDNIGHT and am putting this on my nightstand to-read pile, which is now of sufficient height and instability to making sleeping in my bed a hazardous activity (I do it anyway because I'm so punk rock).

misswendyd LOVED this book. Tennessee Williams turned up a notch. 7y
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maximoffs
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I didn't hate this book, but it wasn't what I was expecting. When you say gothic horror that's what I expect, when most of the time I spent my time yelling at the main character about how stupid she was. I'll read the second though, because that's the trash I am.

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sleepybookworm
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I haven't started reading this book... I keep on forgetting that I actually have it. Nonetheless, I'm super excited to read it this year!!!

BirdieReads It's pretty interesting, weird, but interesting lol 7y
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