Waiting on Wednesday #52: ‘Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea’ by April Genevieve Tucholke


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, Hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.


Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Between #1

April Genevieve Tucholke

Publication Date:
August 15th, 2013

Dial Books

Hardcover, 360 pages

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 guest house 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.

Good Reads


LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS COVER. The design nerd in me is in love with the typography. BRILLIANT. Oh and check out that story..yes. It sounds like a killer debut. Oh and the love interest just sounds like another book boyfriend I’ll like. RAWR

What do you think about my pick for this week?


  1. fatma shahin

    August 31, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    I absolutely |LOVE this cover! so beautiful. I’ve heard so many great things about this book and Im so excited to read it. I wanna try this new genre!:D

  2. Jay @ Vailia's Page turner

    July 18, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Old as this post is, this is a book I still really want to read at some point. Great Pick!

  3. Jay @Vailia's Page Turner

    July 3, 2013 at 1:50 AM

    Even though this is out, its still on my waiting list. *sigh* Too many books, not enough money or time…

  4. amy lovell

    May 1, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    SO want to read this

  5. Anne C

    January 23, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    I love the cover! It looks creepy and mysterious and I’m hugely into that genre.

  6. Samantha

    January 22, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    I agree with you on the cover. This is the first I’ve actually heard of this book and it is definitely going on my tbr list.

  7. Katie @ Inkk

    January 17, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    yes!! i saw this on the other day it looks amazing! and not to mention the cover ! wow great pick, and thanks for stopping by my wow! – Katie@ Inkk

  8. Kristin

    January 17, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Sounds like a great read. My WoW New Follower!

  9. Liza @ Reading with ABC

    January 16, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Waiting for this one as well! Sounds awesome 🙂

  10. Tiffa @ TheBritishBookNerd

    January 16, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Oh wow! This looks incredible! I’ve just added it to my TBR list! I love the cover too, it’s gorgeous and the typography is to die for! 😀
    Thanks so much for sharing. ^.^

    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd
    My Waiting On Wednesday

  11. fakesteph

    January 16, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    This one sounds so dark and fantastic. And you are right about the cover… amazing!

  12. Chapter by Chapter

    January 16, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    Yup! Totally looking forward to this one! Really love the cover. Thanks for sharing!

    MaryAnn | Chapter by Chapter
    Our WoW

  13. Kamla L.

    January 16, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Great pick! The cover is beautifully mesmerizing and the blurb very intriguing…another one for my wishlist:)

  14. Samantha @ Basically About Books

    January 16, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Love the cover!!! Great pick. Here is my Waiting on Wednesday .

  15. Samantha @ Basically About Books

    January 16, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    Love the cover!!! Great choice. Here is my Waiting on Wednesday

  16. Kristin

    January 16, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Never been into Gothic Horror, but everyone is right… that is a neat cover.

    My WoW

  17. Bree

    January 16, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    Normally I’m not much into books with the Devil as a character…but this cover is so pretty and the synopsis sounds really good as well…I’m adding it to my TBR!

    My WoW

    Bree 🙂
    Coffee Bean Bookshelf

  18. Bailey (IB Book Blogging)

    January 16, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    I am absolutely DYING to read this one! IT SOUNDS SO GOOD! The cover is so perfect, too! Awesome pick. 😀

  19. Lizzy

    January 16, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    This is the first I’ve heard of this one, and I definitely have to add it to my list (the Goodreads button is so convenient!!). Now I just have to be patient until August…which is highly unlikely. Great pick 🙂

  20. Leeanna

    January 16, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    I’m blah on contemporary, but man, do I love that cover!

  21. Christina K.

    January 16, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    This one will be awesome!! Everyone’s raving about it!!

  22. Cyn

    January 16, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    Great pick. I totally agree about the cover! Can’t wait for this one either!

    Here’s my WoW at Bookmunchies (:

  23. Amber

    January 16, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    I feel like I’ve been waiting for this forever! I cannot wait, it looks just so great!

  24. jaime

    January 16, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Great pick!! I can’t wait for this one too!! I had it on my top ten tuesday yesterday!!

    Here’s My W.o.W.!


  25. Janita

    January 16, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    VERY excited for this one now. So many people posted it on their TTTs yesterday, and I checked it out, and now I’m like, CAN’T WAIT! The cover is so dark and crazy beautiful!

  26. Grace Fonseca

    January 16, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    I so want this one. The blurb sounds excellent, plus the cover is awesome. Great WOW pick.


  27. Martina Koleva

    January 16, 2013 at 7:46 AM

    I already have this one on my to-read list and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. It sounds absolutely amazing. Great pick! I hope you enjoy it!
    Come check out my WOW post.

  28. Alyssa Susanna

    January 16, 2013 at 6:40 AM

    GAHH!!! Me too!!! I cannot wait to get this book!!! April is a genius, so I have no doubt that this book will be fabulous 🙂

    My WoW

  29. Jenea @ Books Live Forever

    January 16, 2013 at 6:39 AM

    Sounds creepy good. Awesome pick.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever’s WoW

  30. Grace Lo

    January 16, 2013 at 6:21 AM

    The cover is among my faves, not only because of the typography, but also the little detailing in the image! Way excited for this!

  31. Tash M

    January 16, 2013 at 6:06 AM

    I just found about this book today and I love your choice . Now to find out who publishing it over here in Australia so I can read it when it comes out .
    Here’s mine

  32. Ivana

    January 16, 2013 at 4:50 AM

    This one sounds awesome, and the typography is great! Not to mention the intriguing synopsis!
    Here is my WoW.

  33. Becky @ Stories & Sweeties

    January 16, 2013 at 3:49 AM

    This one is HIGH on my list of anticipated books of 2013!! Such a gorgeous cover (I’m a bit of a font nerd, too!) and the story sounds just amazing. Great pick!

  34. Jaime Lester

    January 16, 2013 at 3:38 AM

    THIS, now THIS sounds like a freaking amazing book. And that cover, I could stare at for days. I am definitely waiting on this one!

  35. Deidra @ Simply Books

    January 16, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    Definite book boyfriend material! I am dying to get my hands on this book! Great pick!
    My WoW pick

  36. Nazish @ Nazish Reads

    January 16, 2013 at 1:31 AM

    I really want to read this book too, I love the cover, especially the typography. Good choice.

    Here’s my: WOW

  37. Giselle

    January 16, 2013 at 1:17 AM

    EEep I am so excited fro this one! I just finished the Madman’s Daughter and put me in the mood for some more gothic creepies so this is high on my list too! Great pick, doll!

  38. Natasha a.k.a Paranormal Goddess

    January 16, 2013 at 1:09 AM

    Great book pick for this weeks ‘Waiting on Wednesday’ post. I am waiting for a copy of this book as well Giselle. I just LOVE the cover and Oh My Gosh, that font is to die for. I would love to have that book cover framed and on my wall. I must see if I can get a poster of the book cover. 🙂

  39. Melissa @ Harley Bear Book Blog

    January 16, 2013 at 1:08 AM

    I love that cover too. The font is cool and I like them at the top of the cliff there. I’m going to add this on goodreads now! My WOW

  40. Kathy @ I Write, I Read, I Review

    January 16, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    I’m looking forward to this one, too. Like you, I think the typography is totally awesome. I also can’t resist the idea of a book where a girl may have fallen in love with the Devil. Awesome concept is awesome!

    I Write, I Read, I Review

  41. monica

    January 16, 2013 at 1:04 AM

    This one looks so good. Ive been hearing alot about it lately. Great pick.
    Heres My WoW

  42. Shelley @ Gizmos Reviews

    January 16, 2013 at 1:03 AM

    I so wanted this book but Penguin hates me 🙁 Good Choice 🙂

  43. Von P.

    January 16, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Oh the cover! There are so many great books this year–and Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is one! I can’t contain my emotions anymore! I’m..I’m..I’m in cloud nine! Now go and check out mine–here!

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