Monday, October 1, 2018

Wink Poppy Midnight


                Hello happy readers!  So today I have for you a new to me author.  I had been intrigued by her book in the past and as I am on my way to go to an event with her today I wanted to read at least one book first so I chose Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke. 

Rating:  4 Stars

                Every Story needs a hero.  Every story needs a villain.  Every story needs a secret.  Wink is the odd, mysterious neighbor girl, wild red hair and freckles.  Poppy is the blond bully and the beautiful, manipulative high school queen bee.  Midnight is the sweet, uncertain boy caught between them.  Wink.  Poppy.  Midnight.  Two girls.  One boy.  Three voices that burst onto the page in short, sharp, bewitching chapters, and spiral swiftly and inexorably toward something terrible or tricky or tremendous.  What really happened?  Someone knows.  Someone is lying. 
               
                That is the summary of this book on Goodreads and it was the best I could do because it is a book that is very strange in deed.  Seriously this is strange but in a good way.  We have three very different POV’s and we go back and forth in some ways and see different things in different ways and never fully know what is happening and is it magical, spiritual, or something else.  The character relationships and romance in here is really odd too but you are bulled in and fascinated trying to untangle and unwind it all. 

                Each character is vastly different.  Midnight was my favorite.  He was caught between some serious hard spots and still he tried to keep moving forward.  He kind of rolled with the punches as it were.  Poppy was a b**ch.  Seriously I wanted to strangle her 99% of the time….maybe more.  Sometimes a mean bully has something from their POV that makes up for it but her POV generally made me dislike her all the more.  Wink.  Wink is very odd living in a parallel story to the books she reads to the other kids.  She is whimsical and never fully clear on things which at times could be frustrating.

                This is a very vague review I know but the book itself is very unique and vague.  Strange and odd are my words for this.  It has a different air to it that just keeps you guessing.  The book flew by for me.  I listened to the audiobook and finished it quickly.  Each chapter flew by and I felt myself pulled in different directions and half the time unsure which way it was going or what I wanted to happen.  It will definitely pull you out of your head and get you lost in this world.  The closest thing it reminds me of is the feeling I have when I watch American Horror Story, I like it but half the time I'm not sure how anything will relate, turn out, or come together, but strange as it is it usually always does and until then just buckle in and enjoy the strange.   I liked being on my toes and kept guessing. 

                Until next time…

2 comments:

  1. I didn't enjoy this book as much as you did (though I loved the audiobook production) but I too struggled with how to review it because it's a very unique story and it's hard to elaborate without giving everything away.

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    1. I know it was so hard to pin down in a tangible way. I kind of liked that aspect of it :)

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