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April Genevieve Tucholke

Forfatter af Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

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April Genevieve Tucholke is the author of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Between the Spark and the Burn, and Wink Poppy Midnight. She also selected the stories for the Slasher Girls and Monster Boys anthology. (Bowker Author Biography)
Image credit: Tucholke at the 2018 Texas Teen Book Festival By Larry D. Moore - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=73445895

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Værker af April Genevieve Tucholke

Wink Poppy Midnight (2016) 565 eksemplarer
The Boneless Mercies (2018) 484 eksemplarer
Slasher Girls and Monster Boys (2015) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 434 eksemplarer
Between the Spark and the Burn (2014) 195 eksemplarer
Seven Endless Forests (2020) 117 eksemplarer
Beatrice Likes the Dark (2022) 43 eksemplarer
Merry and Hark: A Christmas Story (2023) 8 eksemplarer

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Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy (2017) — Bidragyder — 485 eksemplarer

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This book has left me somewhat speechless. I expected a creepy, spine-tingling Gothic horror replete with old house, perhaps a haunting or two, paranormal goings-on etc. I was also hoping for a more profound connection to the sea given the title and cover. I got the old house and the paranormal goings-on, but alas no deep sea connection (which is wholly my fault for having that sort of expectation, not the book's failing) and then a whole lot of what I hadn't expected - violence. the writing - brilliant! I loved the voice, I loved the descriptions, I loved the purplish prose and the use of repetition and the juxtaposition of innocence with darkness. 5 stars for the writing. The characters - I wanted to smack Violet upside the head several times. She drove me crazy with her 'I know better but I'm just going to give into hormones or whatever for no apparent reason.' Her brother was a far more interesting character but didn't get enough page time imo. I also really liked Sunshine - she had spunk, and Jack was lovely. As for River and Neely. I can't really say I know what to make of them. At first I was intrigued by the mysterious River, then repulsed, then sort of sympathetic. He was complex and well-written, but he definitely made me do the opposite of swoon. Neely was better, I liked him. Whole book dedicated to Neely please! As for the antagonist 0.o Without giving away spoilers, suffice it to say, I was nauseated, severely. 4 stars for the cast of characters.

This book has left me rather perplexed. At times, I hated the story, but I couldn't put it down and was totally seduced by the writing. In the end, writing trumps story for me this time so I'll settle on 4 stars. Definitely interested in reading more by this author.
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b00kdarling87 | 62 andre anmeldelser | Jan 7, 2024 |
Reread this recently and the stories are still just as good as before.
 
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Adlanji | 15 andre anmeldelser | Aug 27, 2023 |
Presented as an anthology for teens and young adults, this collection of short stories is recommended for anyone interested in fresh riffs in the horror genre.
 
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Lemeritus | 15 andre anmeldelser | Jun 24, 2023 |
3.5 stars

I don't read Fantasy-- ever really. Just wanted you to know that because it probably makes my review less reliable?? I don't know what interested me about this particular Fantasy. Maybe it was because it's a standalone? Maybe it was because the synopsis says it's "A dark standalone YA fantasy about a band of mercenary girls in search of female glory."?? Either way, it wound up being the first Fantasy book I've read this year.

Because I don't read a ton of Fantasy, it's hard for me to wrap my head around having to learn about a new world. When I read Contemporary, I just have to worry about what the characters are up to-- I understand how 20-21st Century planet Earth works. In Fantasy, I have to spend a lot of the beginnings of the books THINKING and UNDERSTANDING-- and apparently, I've become lazy when it comes to braining.

So, because of all that stuff, and because of the way this book starts, I almost DNF'd. The beginning is SLOW and not because I'm not a Fantasy-pro. I feel like most people will find the beginning of this a tad boring. It takes a while before the general action picks up & waiting for that had me thinking I wouldn't be able to finish this book.

I'm happy to say I stuck it out and this book got good!!! It's total girl-power, boss-bitch stuff. There's a gang of 4 females (and one dude, but he knows his role) who decide to journey to fight a beast and there is ZERO question that they wouldn't be able to do it because they're women.

I definitely got into this book and the friendship in the group had me totally attached to all the characters. It also had me TERRIFIED because I was so attached to these characters!! I didn't want anything bad to happen to any of them!!

The storytelling in this book is what really got me. I knew the author was good at telling a tale-- it was sort of one of my complaints about [b:Wink Poppy Midnight|23203106|Wink Poppy Midnight|April Genevieve Tucholke|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1456506698s/23203106.jpg|42747167], it felt too much like a fairy tale to be real. But here it TOTALLY worked. This feels like a real fairy tale... if there was a fairy tale about bad-ass warrior girls on a journey to slay a beast and save their world.

OVERALL: Cheers to my first Fantasy book in FOREVERRRRR. Once this story got going, I really liked the storytelling and the way this group was a family to each other. If you like adventure and mythology/fairy tales/folklore, this should totally go on your TBR!

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