Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday #23

 "Waiting on" Wednesday is  a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases in which we are eagerly awaiting.

Kait's Pick:
I'll be the first to admit that I wasn't a huge fan of Thoughtless and it took me a while to get through Effortless, but KELLAN KYLE is the sexiest rock star I've ever read about and there is no way I can resist reading anything about him.
Reckless (Thoughtless, #3) Reckless - S.C. Stevens
Expected Publication: March 5th 2013

Goodreads Blurb:
Can love survive when life gets Reckless?

When the band hits it big, Kiera and Kellan must ask themselves: Can their love for each other survive the constant pressures of superstardom? The friendships they've formed, the new family they've found, and the history they've forged will all play a part in helping them navigate the turbulent waters of the band's exploding popularity. A greedy executive hell-bent on success, a declining pop star looking for an edge, and a media circus that twists lies into truths are just some of the obstacles the lovers will have to overcome if they are going to remain together. Fame comes with a price-but will it cost Kiera and Kellan everything?


Beth's Pick:  
Gahhh, I'm SO excited for this book. I read Tasting never just a short while ago.. and I loved it. I can't wait for what swoonworthy Ty is going to do next. Oh lordddd.

The House of Gray and Graves Finding Never - C.M. Stunich 
Expected Publication: February 2nd 2013

 “Tell me, Never, do you still love him?”
Never Ross and Ty McCabe have come a long way – but they can't stop now. Their pasts are still there, ready to sweep over and consume them if they don't confront them. A visit to Never's family seems like the first logical step, but will it make things better or worse? And what about Noah Scott? Ty is Never's tortured other half, but can he also be the healing balm that she so desperately needs? With McCabe's past still a virtual unknown, Never is going to have to make more than one decision capable of breaking both their hearts.

What are you 'Waiting on' this Wednesday? 
Stop by, leave a link and we'll be sure to check out your WoW! 

Before I Blogged Review: Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park

Flat-Out LoveTitle: Flat-Out Love
Author: Jessica Park
Pages: 391
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
From Goodreads:
To college freshman Julie Seagle the emotionally scrambled members of the Watkins family of Boston add up to something that ... well ... doesn't quite add up. Only the funny, gorgeous, smart oldest brother Finn is emotionally available--but only online? Not until Julie forces a buried secret to the surface, eliciting a dramatic confrontation that threatens to tear the fragile Watkins family apart, does she get her answer.

I wrote this before I reviewed on the blog, so don't judge too harshly!

My Thoughts:
You can look back now and see how you should have known, but you were focusing on the facts instead of the feeling.

This book was amazing. It was completely different from any other YA novel I've read, which is hard to do now-a-days. I found myself laughing out loud so many times. The facebook statuses were funny and witty. I was apprehensive about the emails & chats at first, but the transitions were seamless.

Flat Finn... I don't even know what to say about him. I started to think of FF as a "him" and not an "it" as the book progressed. I guess that was Celeste rubbing off on me.

Julie was a character I felt like I could relate to. I've often felt like I'm a "fixer", so I could definitely understand her need to help the Watkins family.

I fell in love with Matt, and all of his geeky shirt wearing tendencies. He's the kind of guy I hope I fall in love with someday.

Celeste was awesome. I was so entranced by her. She super smart, quirky, and unlike any other thirteen year old. She carries around Flat Finn like a security blanket and hardly leaves the house except to go to school. Celeste has the most growth in the story, and I found her to be the most interesting character.

Finn... what can I say about him. He's mysterious. That's all I can say without giving away everything.

Bottom line: This book is an original in a world of too many YA copycats. It's a definite must read.


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Top Ten Tues: Most Frustrating Characters Ever

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This weeks Top Ten:
Most Frustrating Characters Ever

 This is a few of our frustrating characters, as we all know... this list could go on forever. This is just a spotlight of characters that irritated us.
 [At least some that we could think of, right away!]

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Kiera from Thoughtless -
 Her absolute disregard for people's feelings REALLY pissed me off. She redeemed herself somewhat in Effortless, but the damage is done for me... -K

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Zoey in the House of Night series -
-This chick is beyond frustrating, jumping from guy to guy and she's damn whiny!-K
-Oh my god, Zoey.. I seriously have stopped reading this series due to her incessant need for attention and lack of control around ANY male that throws a little attention towards her. Stop being a hoebag and just pick one...So needy. -B

Bethany & Xavier from Halo  
- I don't know if it's the characters or the entire book series[well the first two that I actually read]that frustrated me, but these two were so damn frustrating! -K

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Ashton in The Vincent Boys
 - I have loved so many of Abbi Glines characters, but Ashton was another Kiera for me. I guess cheaters just frustrate me... -K

Kylie in Shadow Falls series  
- I enjoy the series quite a bit, and actually kind of like Kylie, but there are times I want to punch her in the face! She's whiny, can't make up her mind, and never stands up for herself. -K

Blaire from Fallen Too Far
 - Honestly, I liked the book a lot but Blaire just wouldn't stick up for herself to Rush. Also... her choices just I wanted to slap her for them. -B

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Kayden  from The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden 
 - First off, this is one of my favorite books. However... He is super frustrating with his secrets.... I get that they both have secrets, but he won't let Callie completely in. It's bothersome![Even though I love you Kayden...] -B

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Haven in The Immortals series 
- She was .... ridiculous. Everything had to do with her, she was so jealous of her best friend.. and then later on in the series she was just a complete psycho on a power trip. UGH. -B

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 Durga in Tigers Curse series 
- Ok I get it, you're a goddess. Stop making people jump through obnoxious hoops to get you your shit. Oh, and cut the shit with my Tigers! Grrr. She REALLY pissed me off in Tiger's Destiny. *Epic Book Slap* -B

Monday, January 28, 2013

Review: To Stand Beside Her - B. Kristin McMichael

To Stand Beside Her - B. Kristin McMichael
To Stand Beside Her

I was lucky enough to receive this book for an honest review by the Author, B. Kristin McMichael. I don't think I could have loved this book any more than I did. My heart literally still hurts, from reading this. The story was brilliant and beautiful, and so amazingly well wrote. I instantly fell in love with the characters and went on an epic journey with them. I felt so emotionally vested with the characters in To Stand Beside Her.

Leila is a courier, and strives to be the best courier that she can be. Living in the North lands is great for her, no one can find her... and that's exactly how she wants it. Leila is strikingly beautiful, smart, funny, and every countries King wants her for himself. Until the day that her best friend Kay gets caught. Leila being the self sacrificing person that she is goes to rescue her best friend. While rescuing her, she gets herself caught. Freeing both Kay and herself wasn't much of an issue though, until Kay got caught again escaping from the prison. Leila then makes herself get "caught" again by the palace's gaurds. Upon reentering the palace, she meets King Nalick. Leila thinks she knows all about this King, but she could never be so wrong...

King Nalick, He has a reputation for being pretty ...mean. Leila thinks she has him pegged, until she gets to know him. In honor to free her best friend Kay, she agrees to a deal to marry King Nalick, and also agrees not to escape the kingdom. Nalick held up his end of the agreement, and then some. Nalick basically doted on Leila, making Leila [and myself] fall completely in love with him. Which is something she thought would never happen again.

Nalick will forever be one of my all time favorite book boyfriends. He was always surprising Leila with his kindness, and would go to the end of the earth to protect her. Leila will probably be one of my all time favorite Book heroines, as well.

The depth of the all characters and their interactions with eachother, blew my mind. Finishing this book was probably one of the saddest moments, but happiest moments. Bittersweet is definitely not a strong enough word for this novel. B. Kristin McMichael made me laugh, smile, cringe, and cry. Several times while reading this book I had to set it down, and take a minute to collect myself because of the potency of her words. The ending was phenomenal. Everything weaved together perfectly. Albeit I wasn't exactly happy about how it ended, it pulled the book together so fiercely and perfectly. I can't wait to read what B. Kristin publishes next. Amazing Amazing Amazing novel. A definite must read for anyone who loves strong female characters, or fantasy, or even just a love story. Once you pick this up, you'll be so grateful that you did! [Just be sure to have your tissues ready, cause this was a heartwrencher!!!]


*Links to purchase To Stand Beside Her*

Available in: 
 EPub, PDF, LRF, RTF, and PDB

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Winners: The Archived Swag Packs!

 Swag packs 

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Meg K.
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Alexandra E.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Waiting On Wendesday #22

 "Waiting on" Wednesday is  a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases in which we are eagerly awaiting.

Kait's pick:
 This cover is AMAZING, Okay Creations makes such gorgeous covers! And the blurb has me itching to get this book NOW. Amnesia is so damn tragic and interesting.

Wide Awake Wide Awake - Shelly Crane
Expected Publication: February 2013

A girl.
A coma.
A life she can't remember.

When Emma Walker wakes up in the hospital with no knowledge of how she got there, she learns that she's been in a coma for six months. Strangers show up and claim to be her parents, but she can't remember them. She can't remember anyone. Not her friends, not even her boyfriend. Even though she can't remember, everyone wants her to just pick up where she left off, but what she learns about the 'old her' makes her start to wish she'd never woken up. Her boyfriend breaks up with the new girl he's dating to be with her, her parents want her to start planning for college, her friends want their leader back, and her physical therapist with the hazel eyes keeps his distance to save his position at the hospital.

Will she ever feel like she recognizes the girl in the mirror?

Beth's pick:
I really liked Fallen too far, and am super happy about this because I just need to know what happens to Blaire and Rush. 

Never Too Far (Fallen Too Far, #2) Never too far - Abbi Glines
Expected Publication: February 26th 2013

He had held a secret that destroyed her world.

Everything she had known was no longer true.

Blaire couldn’t stop loving him but she knew she could never forgive him.
Now, she was back home and learning to live again. Moving on with life… until something happened to send her world spinning once again.
What do you do when the one person you can never trust again is the one that you need to trust so desperately?

You lie, hide, avoid, and pray that your sins never find you out

Monday, January 21, 2013

Top Ten Tues: Settings I'd like to see more of

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week's Top Ten:
  Top Ten Settings I'd Like To See More Of

K [1]'s picks:

-Someplace snowy - 
Winter time is a great time for a great steamy romance
-Rhode Island!
 - Yes, RI is in New England, but I had to pick my home state out. Anyone who's read the Providence series by Jamie McGuire knows that it is an amazing place to set a book.

-Key West
 - This is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen and I know it would make for an awesome exotic setting.

-Tattoo shop 
- Obviously the entire book can't take place there, but I would LOVE to read a book about some characters who frequent an ink shop.

 - I have an obsession with the lush green land of Ireland and I have never really read a book that takes place there.

B [2]'s picks:
*where beauty truly rests*
New England states
*home sweet home*

*simply enchating*

*I'd love to visit an island one day...*

* something OTHER than high school!*

Review: Hopeless - Colleen Hoover

Hopeless - Colleen Hoover

 Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
 **I know Kait just did a review of Hopeless back in december, but - I wanted to write a review for this remarkable book as well. -B **

"The sky is always beautiful. Even when it's dark or rainy or cloudy, it's still beautiful to look at. It's my favourite thing because I know if I ever get lost or lonely or scared, I just have to look up and it'll be there no matter what...and I know it'll always be beautiful."

Nothing can possibly disclose on what an incredible, intense, emotional experience reading Hopeless was. I don't even think words can describe Hopeless. I understood why people were saying it was the best book of 2012, I mean.. DUH it's Colleen Hoover. I didn't need any more of an explanation. I bought this, and saved it for a bit so that I could just open it up on a whim and start reading. There isn't a single thing about this book that I didn't love. It was awe-inspiring, breathtaking, fantastic and poignant at the same time... drawing you in like a magnet. Colleen Hoover's amazing writing style and words were so beautiful and one perfectly chosen for the right moments. Hopeless is a book that will stay with you for very long time.

The characters couldn't have been any better. Sky was angsty with reason, completely shell shocked, and completely adorable. Her mom Karen kept her pretty well secluded from life, until her senior year of high school, when she begged and pleaded to go to public schools, after being home schooled for 13 years. Holder [Jesus christ, where can I get me one of these!?] is known to be a bad boy in town. You know the type, sexy and disturbed. The first time he see's sky he instantly knows there's something about her that's different. Bricken and Six are the 2 best friends of Sky, and are probably the BEST supporting characters I've ever read.

Holder is so deeply in-tuned with her that he needs everything to be absolutely perfect. Both Sky and Holder have to face many horrible things from their past, but they do so together, falling in love and supporting each other during tough times. The connection between Sky and Holder is intense. Colleen makes you feel that intensity in so that everything about their connection makes perfect sense. And even though their connection is instant and undeniable, it's a slow and retaining build. He was all about first with Sky, Until he was about forevers.

This book makes you feel. Embracing every moment in the book; from the first page to the very last. Getting a sneak peak at an intense moment from the end of the book, in the beginning... makes it impossible to put down. You think you know what's coming, but you have NO IDEA. I've never been so completely shocked, by a book in my life. After every page, I just kept saying Holy shit. I mean this book is INTENSE. The issues are real, and heart-wrenching. No matter how intense the story got, there was always a reason to smile and a few times giggle. Especially if it was a message from Holder about how horrible Sky is [You know, to deflate her ego given to her from Six]. That being said, if you don't read this, please just slap your own face for me! I will totally beg and plead for someone to read this... JUST so I can talk to someone about the undeniable epicness of this read. No matter what year you decide to read this, I guarantee it will be a definite in your top 5 of the entire year, if not forever list!


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Giveaway: The Archived Signed Swag!

 the book release of:
by Victoria Schwab
with YA Vixens!!!

Now as you may know, I was honored to be picked by Victoria to become a Keeper.  So, being picked.. I decided that Kait and I were going to go ALL out for this. [Vixen Style] So as a keeper, I decided that with the bookmarks I recieved to giveaway, I wanted to take it to the next level. I also decided that Kait didn't have a choice about being inducted as the Keeper's Keeper. Someone needs to keep my crazy ass in line right? :) hehe. However, we're probably more trouble together than alone... haha. 

Kait and I decided to devote an entire day, in our capitol city of Providence Rhode Island. We dubbed this "The Archived: Providence takeover" As we've taken over a few other cities, Providence is our favorite so we thought we'd share some of the fun with you! 

<This is Prospect Park
[Very photographic place for Providence Skyline]
That statuesque guy in the photo here? Roger Williams.
[Roger Williams is the founder of Rhode Island]

yes yes y'all. Sidewalk Chalk BOOK GRAFFITI! 
[along with my horrid looking skeleton key]

View from Prospect Park>
[beautiful, isn't it?]

Oh look, there's more book graffiti ;)

The white building in the back, that's the State Capitol and downtown Providence.

 HEY! Look at  the Vixens! :) You know we hold the keys, right?!

 Did I mention we MIGHT have a key obsession!?  Victoria, Thanks for making it worse!!! hehe! <3



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[Have I made you wait long enough yet??]
[maybe a little longer]
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Review: Boundless - Cynthia Hand

Boundless - Cynthia Hand
Boundless (Unearthly, #3)
Recently I've been putting down my normal paranormal reads and getting into something out of my regular comfort zone. I've picked up a new found love for Contemporary. Well. I started to think that I wasn't going to go back to paranormal, because I just wasn't getting into anything. Then I recieved an arc of Boundless. Not only do I LOVE the Unearthly Series, but I was sooo excited to get this that I dropped everything to start it!

Cynthia Hand does not disappoint. I loved Unearthly, so I had to get Hallowed. At the end of Hallowed, my mind was completely blown. I was left speechless. I anticipated Boundless HARDCORE. I thought, SERIOUSLY!? What else is going to happen after that?! So I immediately dove head first into Boundless. I loved everything about this series, and I can not wait to read Cynthia's next work of art [whatever it may be.]

Clara, Tucker, and Christian. The epic love triangle that never really was. I was always so torn between Tucker and Christian. Christian is perfect, but so is Tucker. As Clara found out before, everything happens for a reason. The visions are always a premonition of her purpose. Clara realizes that in order to keep Tucker safe, she needs to let him go. After all, she is Angel-blood, he's just a mere human. Embarking to Stanford with Christian and Angela is just the start of everything. Clara sees a crow that she thinks is watching her, and following her. Finally she realizes that the crow that's been stalking her is the one and only Samjeeza.

SO much happens in Boundless, the FINAL chapter in this trilogy [sigh]. I felt like every time I turned the page a new secret was revealed, a new twist turned, and I was along for the journey WITH them. There is still the everlasting inner battle with Clara about who she loves, and who she is going to be with. I can't tell you who I thought she was going to end up with in the end. I can however tell you that it threw me for a COMPLETE loop! I almost fell out of bed at the revelation that occurs.

Cynthia Hand's The Unearthly Trilogy will forever be in my Top Ten Series EVER. I adored this story. It was extremely well thought, written and carried out. I'm completely satisfied with this series. I want to say that I'm happy about who Clara ends up with, because I really am... but there's always gonna be that piece of me that wishes she ended up with the other person.[Hey I said I was torn!] This was a thrilling conclusion to an epic love story. Such a bittersweet finale. I will definitely recommend this series til my dying day. There's not enough praise for the beauty of these novels. 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Review: My Heart for Yours by Steph Campbell & Jolene Perry

My Heart for YoursTitle: My Heart for Yours
Author: Steph Campbell & Jolene Perry
Pages: 254
Rating: 4 out of 5
From Goodreads:
A bargain, a trade, a deal to be struck.

A kiss for a kiss.
Your shirt for mine.
Break my heart, I’ll break yours.

Their disastrous split was no different. Tobin’s spent the last year pretending Delia never existed, and Delia’s been in D.C., pretending to be anything but the country girl that she is.

When tragedy brings her back to town, Tobin and Delia realize that time apart hasn't healed either one of them. But staying away from each other is harder than they imagined, especially in small town Louisiana, and old feelings are quickly brought back to the surface.

In the mess they’ve created, is there anything to be salvaged of a love that they both thought would be forever?


“Always a trade. Always a compromise. Until there wasn't anything left to bargain with, because neither of us had any clue what to do.”

Tobin and Delia's relationship was always a trade. A shirt for a shirt, a kiss for a kiss, a heart for a heart. All that changed when Delia's family moved away a year ago. But when Tobin's brother dies, Delia's family comes back to town for the funeral. When Tobin and Delia's lives cross paths again the old feelings of anger, betrayal, and love that have smoldering since their separation burst back into flames.

This is one of those books that was slow to simmer, but when it did heat up I was hooked. I usually hate a lot of flashbacks in books, but these flashbacks read like memories of my own. I felt the hurt and pain both Tobin and Delia were feeling. I was really surprised in the direction the book went toward the end, there was a definite surprise for me. Tobin and Delia were easy to connect with and love. Tobin is the country boy most girls dream about, all fire and passion in a pair of nice fitting jeans. Delia is a prisoner in her own home, living out her father's dreams instead of her own. I felt so bad for her, but kind of irritated because I wanted to her to stand up for herself. When I finally realized what she had been through I felt nothing but pity and love for her.

Some of the things that bothered me weren't huge, but they're little things I look for in a story. Mainly, I felt the absence of secondary characters. There weren't really any friends that I got to know, and I love a lot of complex characters when I read a book. I think that a few issues felt a little unresolved for me. The book could have been a little longer and maybe some conclusions could have been better handled[this also could have helped develop some of the secondary characters]. I didn't feel that sense of completeness when I was done reading. The story just didn't feel over for me.

Overall this was a really good, quick read with great main characters and just enough emotional turmoil to quicken my pulse.


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Review: Where She Went - Gayle Forman

Where She Went - Gayle Forman

Where She Went (If I Stay, #2)

Adam’s Promise: If you stay, I’ll do whatever you want. I’ll quit the band; go with you to New York. But if you need me to go away, I’ll do that too. .. And that would suck, but I’ll do it. I can lose you like that, if I don’t lose you today. I’ll let you go. If you stay.

Could YOU hold up to your promise? Harder than it may seem.. Especially when someone means more than the world to you. If you didn't think they heard the promise, would you renege? What if they heard... and you didn't keep it. 

This was my first ever Audiobook.

Needless to say, I loved it. It's very hard for me to get into someone else telling a story, and picturing it in my mind the way I would if I were to read it. At first I was distracted by other thoughts, and had to rewind a few times cause I found I just wasn't paying attention. After I got over the whole listening to someone read to me, I found I relaxed and enjoyed it. It's a nice change compared to sore eyes!

Where She Went is the sequel to If I stay. Instead of being from Mia's POV, Gayle Forman throws you a curve and writes this in Adam's POV. Genius. I loved the first novel. But this one... the raw emotion, just kept me *listening* and I just couldn't stop. In the beginning of each chapter, Adam quoted lyrics to one of his songs off of his album Collateral Damage. Moving, beautiful and raw, it brings you deeper into the pain, grief, and suffering he's occurred the past three years after Mia's accident. 

I have to say, there was probably too much time in between the time I read the first book, to the time I *listened* to this one. However, Forman did an EXCELLENT job at recapping the first novel. She also does an amazing job at blending the past with the present. Flashbacks from right after the accident happened, loom over Adam's mind all the time. 

Through the first half of this book, I couldn't be more pissed off at Mia. I was like, Oh THIS bitch. How could you do that to Adam!? But then, I understood the reasoning behind the actions. Adam understood and Mia understood. That's all that ever mattered. Adam and Mia. 

I loved this book. Perfect sequel to the first. The POV change just made it that much better. This is definitely a raw emotional stay under the covers sobbing in bed read. It's totally worth your tears. If the story of Adam and Mia ends here, I'll be satisfied. If it doesn't... Well, if Gayle can keep it up to the same level as this one I'm all for that, too. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday #21

 "Waiting on" Wednesday is  a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases in which we are eagerly awaiting.

B [2]'s pick:
The Madness Underneath (Shades of London, #2) The Madness Underneath - Maureen Johnson
Expected Publication: February 26th, 2013

After her near-fatal run-in with the Jack the Ripper copycat, Rory Devereaux has been living in Bristol under the close watch of her parents. So when her therapist suddenly suggests she return to Wexford, Rory jumps at the chance. But Rory's brush with the Ripper touched her more than she thought possible: she's become a human terminus, with the power to eliminate ghosts on contact. She soon finds out that the Shades— the city's secret ghost-fighting police—are responsible for her return. The Ripper may be gone, but now there is a string of new inexplicable deaths threatening London. Rory has evidence that the deaths are no coincidence. Something much more sinister is going on, and now she must convince the squad to listen to her before it's too late.

In this follow-up to the Edgar Award-nominated The Name of the Star, Maureen Johnson adds another layer of spectacularly gruesome details to the streets of London that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.


K [1]'s pick: 
 This sounds awesome. I've been crazy about contemporary lately, but I think that this book can get me back into the paranormal books. And holy wow, I love these character names. 

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Between, #1)Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea  
by April Genevieve Tucholke
Expected Publication: August 20th, 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.