Between the Spark and the Burn

Between the Spark and the Burn

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The crooked smiling liar River West, who drove into Violet's life one summer day and shook her world to pieces, is gone. Violet and River's brother Neely are left to worry until they catch an eerie radio broadcast about strange events in a distant mountain town. They take off cross country 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 below the surface. It isn't long before Violet begins to wonder if Neely, the only one she thought trustworthy, has been hiding a secret of his own and for her, the devil always lurks in the shadow of a secret.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 138 x 210 x 22mm | 312g
  • Speak
  • New Delhi, United States
  • English
  • 0147509394
  • 9780147509390
  • 254,822

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Praise for Between the Spark and the Burn

"Horror and romance blend seamlessly in Tucholke's distinctive prose. She understands the genre well, and women looking for such guilty pleasures will be hard pressed to find better examples. Readers who loved Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea will enjoy the sequel, with its uniquely stilted, poetic tone and slow-burn pace that enhances both sexual and horror tension."--VOYA

"The faded opulence of the setting is an ideal backdrop for this lushly atmospheric gothic thriller, which, happily, comes with a satisfying conclusion. Darkly romantic and evocative."--Kirkus Reviews

"The lush and polished prose, eerie locales, and pervading sense of dark unease are just as engrossing as they were in the first installment. . . .The twists, secrets, and Redding-brand mayhem make this a worthy successor."-School Library Journal

Praise for Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

"If you liked Beautiful Creatures (the book or the movie), Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea is right up your alley."

"A perfect read for stormy summer nights."-The Boston Globe

"Looking for a dark and eerie read to cap off the end of the summer season? Look no further than April Genevieve Tucholke's YA debut."

"Deliciously creepy." -The Atlantic Wire

"Mysterious hotties, eerie events and gothic supernatural romance in a crumbling mansion on the lonely coast of Maine. . . We totally want this book to be our new boyfriend."

"...the faded elegance that permeates almost every page, elevates this above more generic offerings of its type." Booklist, starred review

"Violet's narration is frank and perceptive, livened with humor and an almost poetically descriptive lilt." - SLJ, starred review

"Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is a stunning debut with complex characters, an atmospheric setting, and a distinct voice." - VOYA, starred review

"A rich blend of gothic horror and modern romance, studded with nods toward literary, cinematic and musical classics. A lush setting and provocative characters elevate this debut above others."--Kirkus Reviews
"Tucholke debuts with a thoroughly eerie novel . . . a chilling supernatural exploration of free will and reality's fluidity."--Publishers Weekly
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About April Genevieve Tucholke

April Genevieve Tucholke digs classic movies, redheaded villains, big kitchens, and discussing murder at the dinner table. She and her husband--a librarian, former rare-book dealer, and journalist--live in Oregon. Between the Spark and the Burn is her second novel.
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3,644 ratings
3.63 out of 5 stars
5 25% (926)
4 31% (1,121)
3 29% (1,044)
2 11% (414)
1 4% (139)
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