between the devil and the deep blue sea

Title: Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Author: April Genevieve Tucholke
Release Date: 08/15/2013

Reviewed by: Kendall

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is a riveting tale about a pair of twins whose eccentric parents abandon them for the glamorous city of Paris. With money and supplies dwindling, Violet West, the main protagonist, decides to rent out the old guestroom at the Citizen Kane, the family’s mansion. Within a couple of days, River West shows up with cash for the rent in hand. But upon River’s arrival in the small town of Echo, strange things begin to happen. Is this all just a coincidence or is something sinister happening in Violet’s dreary town? As the horrors of Echo progress, Violet feels pulled towards River’s mysterious and charismatic nature. Will she find the epic love she reads about in her English literature books or will her heart end up in the Deep Blue Sea?

This book surprised me. The concept was great. The main character’s easy trust of other people sometimes made me wish she was stronger and more independent. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea has a great storyline. I can’t wait for the sequel!