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 is an amazing, if not entirely likable or relatable, character.
- And portraying some characters as both murderously wicked and responsibly compassionate, in a realistic and believable way, is utter genius.
- I read this book in three days, so compelled was I to figure out what was going on and whom to trust.