Exclusive Cover Reveal + US Giveaway: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea



We’re so pleased to share the cover for April Genevieve Tucholke’s Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. It has to be one of my favorite covers of the year! 

But before we show you the pretty, here’s a message from April:

Hey there, YABC. Here be the cover for my little devil book with the long, long, long title. 

I asked for, and received, a font-driven cover for BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA. Thank you Dial. Thank you Kristin Smith. The typeface was designed specifically for my book by Simon Alander, and I love it. Gothic. Timeless. And the crashing, pounding sea in the background perfectly represents the rotting-mansion-by-the-sea setting. The icing on the cake? They managed to fit my long, long, long name on the cover as well. “Genevieve” didn’t get cut. Awesome. 

Thanks so much for hosting this reveal, YABC. You rule.

~ April Genevieve Tucholke (BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, Dial/Penguin)

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AAAAGGGGHHHHH How awesome is this cover?!

Violet’s grandmother had warned her about the Devil, had talked about him often, as though he were a best friend, or an old lover. But she never told Violet that the Devil could be real. She never told Violet that the Devil could be a dark-haired boy in vintage clothes who takes naps in the sun and likes old movies and vigilante justice. 

River West is the seventeen-year old stranger renting the guesthouse behind the rotting mansion on the sea, where Violet lives. And as eerie things start happening in Violet’s town, she begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling, coffee-loving liar with rascally eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something else? Something…evil? 

Violet’s already so knee-deep in love she can’t see straight.

And that’s just how River likes it.

Yikes. I don’t know about you, but that sounds FREAKING FABULOUS. 

Would you like to win an ARC when they’re available? I thought so! Simply fill out the entry form below. One lucky US winner will also receive a BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA starter kit: Everything you need in the form of movies, music, books, and coffee before you start reading. 

Items in the starter kit may or may not include: A lock of my hair, a dvd of Casablanca,  Faulkner’s short stories, a love potion, Hawthorne’s short stories, a Moka pot, a mad woman locked in an attic, locally-roasted espresso beans, a book on origami, a red-haired magician, dark chocolate, a set of watercolor paints, a badly written poem, a Robert Johnson cd, whatever is currently in my pocket, and a key to a house that burned down years ago.

I’m so jealous of the winner right now. April, can I get my own starter kit please?!

Let us know what you think about the cover in the comments, and make sure to add this one to your TBR list! BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA will be available August 2013 from Dial/Penguin. 


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69 thoughts on “Exclusive Cover Reveal + US Giveaway: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”

  1. Gillian Berry says:

    That cover is flipping gorgeous. I LOVE the font. Creepy and romantic and unsettling all at the same time.

  2. Cat Winters says:

    I’ve loved April’s synopsis since I first read it a while back, and this haunting, beautiful cover just seals the deal. I must have this book! Congrats on a gorgeous cover, April!

  3. Doris says:

    The cover is freaking amazing. I’m in awe.

  4. This is… stunning. Just let me stare at it for ten more minutes. *Wipes drool off chin*

  5. Absolutely gorgeous, April!!! Congratulations, girl!

  6. Sai says:

    I thought: crowded, at first, though after, I liked the way the setting portrays the title. And the font [i]is[/i] pretty, even though that was why I’d initially felt there was too much going on. It also kinda reminds me of the kind of font used for a lot of romance novels lol. Overall, interesting– not your average YA cover.

  7. Jessy says:

    I like it, but I have to agree with Sai, the title does make it look a bit crowded.

  8. Briana says:

    Ahh, that is such a great cover! I love it.

  9. What an awesome cover! I can’t wait to read this one!

  10. CB Soulsby says:

    WOW! That cover is amazing. Did this book get pitched at Write On Con 2011? I think I remember reading about it there.

  11. Tammy Sparks says:

    Gorgeous cover!! I already had this on my Goodreads list, but that was before the cover was revealed. Beautiful, thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Kiersten White says:

    Wow, that is GORGEOUS.

  13. Kiersi says:

    Wow! When you have a cool title, use it. And this cover does! Gorgeous photo, very hip, trendy font. Love it.

  14. Oh goodness! That cover is so lovely. I can’t believe how awesome that script is!

  15. Shauna says:

    Ahhh, the cover is fabulous! I LOVE IT. I’ve been looking forward to this book for a while now, and with that stunning cover, I’m even more crazy with anticipation! 😉

  16. china says:

    This cover is all creepy and delicious! Can’t wait to read!

  17. Jessica Hill says:

    I love, love this cover! The type is so gorgeous. The book sounds amazing–I can’t wait to read it!

  18. Mackenzi Lee says:

    This cover is so freaking beautiful. I love the big words!

  19. Aaaaa! I love it! That picture in the background is incredible!

  20. Valia says:

    Its beyond beautiful! I def love the font effect!!!

  21. kelli says:

    That cover is ridiculously awesome. Moving, cryptic and beautiful! This book would be on my TBR list for just the cover alone.

  22. Leigh Smith says:

    This is by far one of the most stunning covers I’ve ever seen. Plus, it sounds amazing.

  23. Vanessa nielsen says:

    Synopsis sounds ah-MaziNg!

  24. What do I think of the cover? OMG it is amazing!!!

  25. Love April! Love the random assortment of items in the starter kit! ADORE THIS COVER!

    You won the cover lottery, April…big time. 😉

  26. Terri M. says:

    Love the cover! Its very elegant.

  27. Alyssa Susanna says:

    I love it! I love how it doesn’t have that much pictures in it, yet the enture thing is a picture! Great cover!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  28. Vivien says:


  29. I love the cover! it’s so delightfully creepy.

  30. Ruby says:

    I’m crazy about the writing, but the couple on top of the cliff doesn’t do much for me. It reminds me a little of the original cover of The Hunt, but not as well done. Still, I definitely want to read this one!

  31. Jenna says:

    Super beautiful cover. LOVE the font.

  32. Kate says:

    Love the font they used! 🙂


  33. Elle says:

    Well, it’s absolutely gorgeous! I’m in love with long titles and I love the general atmosphere it gives off. The title font is creepy and the background is beautiful. I haven’t heard of this book before but now, I absolutely want to read it.

  34. Megan Shepherd says:

    I know I’ve said it before, but LOVE this cover. Love the book even more. Hooray for long titles and even longer author names!

  35. alicia marie says:

    I LOVE the cover! It is very awesome : )

  36. Kathleen Buechel says:

    A novel set near the ocean, with a dangerous, forbidden love. Can’t wait for the magic to happen.

  37. Kristin Kim says:

    The font is SOOO pretty, but the entire cover is just absolutely fantastic. It really catches your eye, and I would definitely pick this one off the shelf! =)

  38. Kaylynn says:

    I like the cover. It’s very dark and mysterious, and the big letters are unique for a book cover.

  39. AdriAnne Strickland says:

    The cover is dark and enticing–I love it! I would absolutely pick this up even if I had no idea what it was about. Can’t wait to read it!

  40. Riv Re says:

    Oh my gosh! I ADORE the cover! The font!

  41. Shalena Mathews says:

    The cover is gorgeous and enticing! I love how the font changes colors from top to bottom. ^_^

  42. Kierra Determan says:

    I am in love with the cover! Just…stunning and the description is amazing.

  43. Brandy D. Graves says:

    I love love love this cover! It’s probably now in my top five favorite covers. 😉

  44. Gilly says:

    Love the cover – and the fact that the name is not a one worder!

  45. Lena Marsteller says:

    its beautiful!!!! i love the cliff 😀

  46. K. Lea Hudson says:

    I love the dark colors and (especially) the font!!

  47. Rachel says:

    The cover is awesome! Sometimes I don’t like covers when they’re mostly fonts, but this one is way too cool and perfectly eerie! I give it a two thumbs up! Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  48. Jennifer Howard McCoy says:

    This cover is absolutely gorgeous! It’s very solemn and passionate.

  49. Magan Bagan says:

    Gorgeous cover! Very haunting and intriguing 🙂

  50. I absolutely adore this cover, the LOOOOONG title, the author’s gorgeous name and the amazing type set Dial made for this debut!

    Now I’m dying to get my hands on a copy!

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