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In June I attended a writer's conference and met many lovely writers and rubbed elbows with some savvy agents.
I asked each agent that I had the pleasure of meeting to please tell me an excellent book to read--especially in the spooky/shivery genre. Not quite horror, but something atmospheric and delightful.
The first one I read was Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Tucholke.
This YA book not only grabbed me from the first page (not for the squeamish) but held my attention through the whole delish and eerie tale.
A charming boy named River shows up in a sleepy, seaside town and turns bored Violet's life upside-down...to say the least.
This book has a bit of it all--the supernatural, romance, evil, and redemption.
So hang on to yer hats pardners, it is one exciting ride.