Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
October 5, 2014
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
I have to stop taking book suggestions from the people who work at Barnes and Noble.
Am I reading the same book as everyone else?
Violet lives in the quiet, boring town of Echo. Nothing of interest ever happens in Echo, until a mysterious boy shows up on Violet’s door step. Suddenly, children begin to disappear (sort of) and bodies begin to stack up.
I know my last few reviews haven’t been very positive, but to be fair I had really high hopes for this book.
The book begins pretty slowly, and then it continues the same way until the end. The story itself had absolutely NO plot line what so ever. I don’t understand how a book can be published without a plot line. It was more like ramblings with somewhat interesting minor things dispersed throughout. There wasn’t any real depth to the story itself. There isn’t any tension building for the rising action, there isn’t really a climax either. I am disappointed.
Furthermore, the main characters are supposedly modern day teenagers however, none of them talk like it. The character development is greatly lacking. At times Violet seems unbelievably naïve for her age. I couldn’t grasp her character at all, she wasn’t believable by any stretch of the imagination.