So re-read posts will be quick and relatively pointless, but hey! I read a whole book! That’s something, right?
Also, I never reviewed this book last year because, well, this blog didn’t exist. So here’s a mini review.
- Author: April Genevieve Tucholke
- Publisher: Speak (paperback), Dial Books (hardcover)
- Year: 2013
- Shelved in: Teen Fantasy and Adventure, oddly enough
- Genre vibe: Atmospheric horror, romance, supernatural
- At a glance: A fantastic and mysterious liar of a boy shows up on Violet White’s doorstep to rent her guesthouse. He is very much a liar and very much in possession of a strange magical power. Scary things proceed to happen.
- Rating: 5/5 stars and then some
- Recommended to: Fans of thick atmosphere, dangerous romance, strange and scary happenings and delicious writing. I’d even say if you like Southern Gothic you’d probably like this, as it’s got some hints of that, too.
- Lasting impression: Olive oil, espresso, and the dusty smell of sitting with someone you might love in the attic during a thunderstorm.
I love this book to pieces. It’s one of the only books I read last year that scared me. (that showdown, man.) Its sequel Between the Spark and the Burn is just as good. I’ll probably read it even more than twice.
I love it so much I made a playlist and really, that’s the whole point of this post.