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.
©2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Dial Books for Young Readers, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.; 2013 April Genevieve Tucholke.
I can't imagine life without earbuds playing an Audible book in my head.
All of it
No but I love her.
So many but I'm driving! Just had to stop and recommend this freaking great audio book.
I read Wink Poppy Midnight and the authors repetition of words was incredibly distracting. I chalked it up to "maybe that was just her general tone for this book" and I liked the development of those characters well enough that I was willing to give her another try.
"Blue blue blue"
"Hate. Hate hate."
Gone gone gone"
"Stared, stared stared"
and on and on and on. Whatever whatever whatever
It's just her writing style and I can't get behind it.
Does she get paid by the word?
Sadly these characters weren't strong enough to suck me in and keep me going. I was thrilled when it ended and caught myself repeating the words before she could during the last few chapters.
The concept of this story is pretty great but the weak female character and how most everyone is a terrible person really leaves a lot to be desired.
I'm not getting the sequel (obviously) just terrible. Terrible, terrible.
Author of The Ethereal Crossings eBook series. Love reading YA mystery, and most things paranormal :)
I found the performance to be the most enjoyable part of the book. The writing was so pretentious that I just couldn't get into the story, even if the mystery was intriguing. The main character was a little too wishy-washy and the rapey undertone that is in her relationship with the guy was too much for me.
This was a difficult book to finish. I didn't care about the characters or the plot and the big 'twist' at the end did nothing to make up for the lack of excitement throughout the rest of the book. To be honest, I didn't even like the narrator. I'm really not sure why this was rated so highly.
Love this site! I have a very busy job, so listening to audio books enables me to keep up on great stories!
Maybe in a year or so? Definitely will listen again before the second book comes out.
That creepy ability. CRAZY!
Good voices, all very different.
Things got interesting as soon as the Brother and Half Brother showed up. Especially the latter. Yikes!
Though they aren't a main focus of the story, I can't stand parents who put themselves before their children. The ending is supposed to be so happy, but all I wanted to do is punch the parents. Don't abandon your children! I hope they aren't in the second book. I'm very displeased with them. But I am dying to see what happens next! The devil is still out there...
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