There are two published books in this saga: 1.- Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” and 2.- “Between the Spark and the Burn”.
Violet was born in one of Eco’s richest families, the White’s. Now, they’ve lost all their money. She lives in the family’s mansion, Citizen Kane, with her brother Luke. Their parents live there too, but they travel a lot and for long time. Sometimes, they forget to send money for Citizen Kane’s maintenance and for their children to buy food. So, Violet decides to rent the guest house.
Her new tenant will be a mysterious boy supposedly named River West. She’ll be attracted to him in an uncontrollable way. And from his arrival strange and alarming events will happen in the town.
The characters and the atmosphere are very peculiar. In the second book, the story happens not only in Eco, but all the other places where the story happens have that peculiarity too. Something like darkness, mystery or oddity.
The characters circumstances are not good, however, as the story goes on they form a good team that will face the devil, either River or Brodie or both.
Besides this, Violet will discover that her loved and admired grandma had an unknown life for her, and that there are similarities between her grandma’s life and her life.
I don’t like the relationship between River and Violet. It’s an exhausting relationship and he’s selfish.
We’ll see what happens in the third book.