Teaser Tuesday (28): Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

June 11, 2013 April Genevieve Tucholke, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Dial, Teaser Tuesday 36

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

– Grab your current read
– Open to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Publication Date: August 15th 2013 by Dial

From Goodreads:

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.

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The Teasers:

   I spun around, and there they were. Two boys, one girl. Standing in a line, ten feet behind me. They were holding the sharpened twigs. Staring at me.
   “You don’t have any stakes,” the girl said. “The Devil is going to get you.”
   She took a step closer and the other kids followed. We stood face-to-face, not moving, just staring. A breeze lifted my hair as it brushed past my cheek. The salty wind was soft, but cold. Cold. Like swimming in the sea at night. Like clammy fingers crawling up your neck.
   I shivered.
   “Do you feel him?” the girl asked. “The Devil?”
   I nodded.
   “You’d better run,” she said.     pg. 97

And…

River’s magic might have been bad, but it felt . . . good.     pg. 335

(These quotes have been taken from an ARC and may differ from the final copy.)

I finished this one up a few weeks ago and holy shit, totally creeptastic!

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

36 Responses to “Teaser Tuesday (28): Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke”

  1. Tanja - Tanychy

    I’m really dying to read this one and woha that teaser it really scary. I mean I assumed that this book will have creepy parts so it sounds great! 🙂

  2. Carmen B.

    Man I want this one sooooo badly!! Glad to hear it was creepy! The teasers prove it, too 😉 Thanks so much for sharing and letting me live vicariously for a bit!

    My TT

  3. Lindy Gomez

    I love creepy books, and scaring myself! Great teasers Sara! How have you been? Long time no talk! Miss you! Congrats on your book club!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  4. starryeyedjen

    Gawd, what are you doing to me, Sara? I’m not supposed to read this yet, but those teasers aren’t helping. I’m almost willing to bet I’ll have started this before the week is through, thanks to you! 😛

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