April Genevieve Tucholke digs classic movies, redheaded villains, big kitchens, and discussing murder at the dinner table. She and her husband--a librarian, former rare-book dealer, and journalist--live in Oregon. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is her first novel. She is also author of Between the Spark and Burn.
"Looking for dark and eerie read to cap off the end of the summer
season? Look no further than April Genevieve Tucholke's YA debut,
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea."
"If you liked Beautiful Creatures (the book or the movie),
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea is right up your alley. It
has a similar gothic romance you'll be rooting for the whole book
--Seventeen.com "Deliciously creepy."
--TheAtlanticWire.com "A perfect read for stormy summer nights."
--The Boston Globe "Mysterious hotties, eerie events and gothic supernatural romance in a crumbling mansion on the lonely coast of Maine... We totally want this book to be our new boyfriend."
--MTV.com "Magnificent prose, fascinating histories of residents in the seaside town, and a boy with a disturbing ability rarely seen in today's young adult books. Share the first of this trilogy with fans of Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone."
--Shelf Awareness *"A stunning debut with complex characters, an atmospheric setting, and a distinct voice... Tucholke has real talent."
--VOYA, starred review *"Tucholke's gothic tone, plot, and setting, complete with a deteriorating estate full of dark family secrets, is reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier or YA fare such as Kami Garcia's and Margaret Stohl's Beautiful Creatures). Give this one to fans of creepy mysteries, particularly tales that don't skimp on the violence."
--SLJ, starred review "A chilling supernatural exploration of free will and reality's fluidity."
--Publishers Weekly "Tucholke strikes just the right balance between the windswept, seaside setting and Violet's interior struggles with right and wrong."
--BCCB "A rich blend of gothic horror and modern romance... A lush setting and provocative characters elevate this debut above others in the supernatural-romance genre."
--Kirkus Reviews "Lavishly rendered, darkly romantic, and beautifully unsettling--Tucholke's debut isn't a book you'll soon forget."
--Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series "Like something between a disturbed dream and a wicked fantasy, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea will slip under your skin and capture the darkest corners of your imagination. This is a hypnotic, terrifying debut that won't soon escape my mind."
--Nova Ren Suma, author of Imaginary Girls "Tucholke's story of devils, innocence, and family secrets is lush and rhythmic as a song. Seductive with a capital 'S.'"
--Kendare Blake, author of Anna Dressed in Blood and Girl of Nightmares