April Genevieve Tucholke
Paranormal Young Adult
August 15th, 2013
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.
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.
Confession: I added this book to my TBR list based on the cover alone. I didn't even read the blurb before I hit the button on Goodreads that said "want to read" because any book that has a cover like this–all dark and beautiful and with a stunning type treatment (obsessed with fonts, party of one *points at self*)–is one I have to read. Luckily for me, the blurb makes this book sound as brilliant as its cover is gorgeous, and I've decided August is entirely too far away. This book needs to be released in early February at the absolute latest. I'm writing a letter to Penguin with my request ;-)