Google+ Reading Teen: Quick-fire Audiobook review: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Quick-fire Audiobook review: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

  • Audible Audio Edition
  • Listening Length: 8 hours and 41 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Release Date: August 15, 2013
  • Language: English
  • Buy it: Audible
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 thrill of gothic horror, April Genevieve Tucholke weaves a dreamy, twisting contemporary romance, as gorgeously told as it is terrifying.

At a Glance:
So, we got this audio book in the mail by Brilliance Audio and I really wanted to listen to it. So I did, and I have no regrets! It was thrilling to read about Violet White's life and how she fall in love with River West! It was creepy, romantic, and sitting-on-the-edge-of-your-seat thrilling!

I loved the action in this book. I was so fun and gory. It might sound weird when a thirteen-year-old says that, but its true. I love scariness and lots of bloody, gory, action. Anyways, it was so detailed, there was a lot of blood in this book, and lots of scariness!

Audio Narrator: 
Jorjeana Marie was an okay narrator. I mean, I've heard a lot better, like Jim Dale reader for Harry Potter and Annika Boras reader for Tiger's Curse Series. I guess Marie was pretty good at the girls voices.

I thought Violets character was funny, cute, romantic, and fun. She had a great sense of humor, but sometimes she would bug me by making the wrong choices... Now, I know sometimes she didn't have a choice but, it got on my nerves.

Okay, sometimes I really liked River, and sometimes I really hated him. Well, I wanted to like him because he cute, romantic, funny and mysterious. But he's also a liar, and well the Devil. He has this power where he can kill and control people if he has touched them.

Favorite Supporting Character:
I really love Violet's best friend Sunshine. She was funny and sweet.

Something I loved:
I enjoyed the whole book. I will definitely be putting this on my favorites book shelf!

Yes, but this is one of those books where it a cliffhanger, but you don't know if there will be a second. But I'm really, really hoping there will be a second!

Would I recommend it?
Yes! I would definitely recommend it to people who likes romance, lots of action, creepy and thrilling mystery books!

Will I buy/keep it?

Book Doppelgangers:
I don't even know...


4 out-of 6

Sexual: Heavy
Profanity: Heavy
Violence: Mild 
Other: Mild 


  1. Sounds amazing. I just checked and Audible UK doesn't have this one yet, guess I'll just have to stick with the Book Depository for this one and go old school - it's hardcopy time! Glad you enjoyed it - I love your rating system by the way (when I saw mild violence, heavy petting I knew this was for me! Lol). Really helpful review, thanks honey. Fingers crossed for a sequel!

  2. Ohhhh, I don't like blood and gore : ( is it really gory? This has been one I've been wanting to read.


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