02 April 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (25)

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.
Coming this August, I have to say I am deeply skeptical of how this story will work for me.  By the summary, I'm guessing it'll be a guilty pleasure at best.  So why am I placing this up on the Waiting on Wednesday pedestal?  Because summaries can be misleading little blackguards and with a title like that, I want to give it the benefit of the doubt.  Some come August/September, I will be pulling this one off my library's shelf.

What is it you're looking forward to this Wednesday?  Let me know in the comments.  (You should, you know.  Loki commands it.)