Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, and is one of my favorite weekly blog posts! It’s a chance to highlight a book that we are anxiously “waiting on.” Here is this week’s book:
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke. Release date: August 2013 (Dial/Penguin). From what I’ve read, this is actually the final cover design for this book. It’s pretty unusual to have a book cover image almost a year before a book is released, but I guess the publishing world is changing! Anyway, I love the cover, and I love the book description even more. Here’s what Goodreads says:
Violet’s grandmother had warned her about the Devil, had talked about him often, as though he were a best friend, or an old lover. But she never told Violet that the Devil could be real. She never told Violet that the Devil could be a dark-haired boy in vintage clothes who takes naps in the sun and likes old movies and vigilante justice.
River West is the seventeen-year old stranger renting the guesthouse behind the rotting mansion on the sea, where Violet lives. And as eerie things start happening in Violet’s town, she begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling, coffee-loving liar with rascally eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something else? Something…evil?
Violet’s already so knee-deep in love she can’t see straight.
And that’s just how River likes it.
Wow, right? I can’t wait to get my hands on this book! What are you waiting on this week?