WAITING ON WEDNESDAY: Between the Spark and the Burn by April Genevieve Tucholke

After pulling an all-nighter on April Genevieve Tucholke‘s debut novel Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea last year, naturally, this second (and concluding) installment of her gothic horror/young adult romance mix, Between the Spark and the Burn, is high up on my sequels-it’s-torture-to-wait-for and Waiting On Wednesday lists. The lighter cover might throw new readers off, but if you check out the first novel’s strikingly beautiful, yet sinister jacket, you will get a perfect gist of the ominious essence of the work. If you haven’t checked out Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea yet, be sure to do so over at Goodreads, because Tucholke’s characters will sure make for a great, yet bizzare sequel once it comes out August 14th through Dial.

ImageThe crooked-smiling liar River West Redding, who drove into Violet’s life one summer day and shook her world to pieces, is gone. Violet and Neely, River’s brother, are left to worry—until they catch a two a.m. radio program about strange events in a distant mountain town. They take off in search of River but are always a step behind, finding instead frenzied towns, witch hunts, and a wind-whipped island with the thrum of something strange and dangerous just under the surface. It isn’t long before Violet begins to wonder if Neely, the one Redding brother she thought trustworthy, has been hiding a secret of his own…

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18667954-between-the-spark-and-the-burn

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5 thoughts on “WAITING ON WEDNESDAY: Between the Spark and the Burn by April Genevieve Tucholke

    • I’m sorry to hear that 😦 I stayed up all night to finish it because I was absolutely obsessed with the mood of the story, but I understand the problems some readers have with it. I probably wouldn’t have loved it so much if it hadn’t had that brilliant cover and title haha

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