Faded Gatsby glamour and thrilling gothic horror meet in this gorgeously told, terrifying and dreamy YA romance. 'You stop fearing the devil when you're holding his hand...' Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White's sleepy, seaside town...until River West comes along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet's crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Violet's grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who likes coffee and who kisses you in a cemetery... Violet's already so knee-deep in love, she can't see straight. And that's just how River likes it.
A gothic thriller romance, set against a creepy summer backdrop. Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White's sleepy, seaside town . . . until River comes along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet's crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more? Violet's grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery . . . who makes you want to kiss back. Violet's already so knee-deep in love, she can't see straight. And that's just how River likes it. With shades of Stephen King and F. Scott Fitzgerald, this is a must-read for fans of Beautiful Creatures, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, and Anna Dressed in Blood. “Looking for dark and eerie read...? Look no further than April Genevieve Tucholke’s YA debut, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.” —EntertainmentWeekly.com “Deliciously creepy.” —TheAtlanticWire.com *“A stunning debut with complex characters, an atmospheric setting, and a distinct voice… Tucholke has real talent.” —VOYA, starred review
The story you are about to envelope is a tale untold, unheard, and unseen. It is a tale set thousands of years ago in the ancient times, a tale of a village, an evil king, a hero, and a deep blue sea. The village of Arutham, cursed by an invasion of the terrible King Asak and trapped by the realms of the deep blue sea, suffers for eighteen years hoping for freedom and fearing the kings wrath. King Asak rules countless villages and acquires wealth, as the devil haunts his villagers suffering from a prophecy that he fears from. The hero, Rozac Lons, an eighteen-year-old orphan living the life of a toymaker, awakens to fight and free his enchained villagers from the devil. The deep blue sea holds the dead bodies of the poor villagers, cursing the people of the village forever. From all of this comes a tale of a mans journey to free his villagers from a curse, a devil, and deep blue sea. It is the journey of unity, toil, dedication, and duty to work fearlessly and fight for truth.
In his sixteenth collection of poetry, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Charles Edward Eaton employs his talents in a new role -- that of humorist and keen observer of life's predicaments and difficult choices. In the title poem of his first selection, he puts the reader into the mood of compassionate humor with his portrait of Mr. Meek who cuts out paper dolls for feminine companionship. Goliath is present as contrasting oaf, as well as the broken lives in Potted Palm who have ambitions to be royal.
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
After the British surrender, life has to go on for the inhabitants of Japanese-occupied Singapore. Dennis Chiang finds himself in the Kempeitai dragnet during the Sook Ching operation but is unexpectedly freed by one Captain Takeda — whom he thought an innocuous barber but turns out to have been a high-ranking Japanese intelligence officer — and taken under Akihiko’s wing as a writer for a propaganda magazine. Meanwhile, ghosts from his past reappear. Communist agitator Siew Chin seeks sanctuary with the Chairman of the Malayan Communist Party, while his previous solicitor boss, Clarence d’Almeida poses as a Malay driver and takes a job with Akihiko. Dennis finds himself teetering on the edge of a samurai sword between the devil and the deep blue sea. All while trying to find Daphne, his missing lady-love.Things come to a head when the Japanese surrender. Dennis finds himself accused of collaboration and is targeted by the Communists. Must he throw in his lot unequivocally with the Japanese to survive?Part of The Advocate’s Devil series, this exciting installment fills the gap between The Devil to Pay and The Devil’s Circle
This themed volume contains 28 papers by leading authorities on numismatics and monetary history. It covers a variety of topics concerning the design, use and circulation of coinage in northern Europe in the late fifth to early thirteenth centuries.