Published by: Dial Books
Pubilcation Date: March 22nd 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Dark, Mystery, Young Adult
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 is lying.
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I wasn’t even planning on reading this book next, but once I opened it to have a read of the first page I couldn’t help myself. I had to read it – it was that captivating. The introduction was simply amazing and it pulled me straight in and left me wanting to know more. Also, that cover is divine, isn’t it?!
For your sake I have braved the glen, and had to do with goblin merchant men. Eat me, drink me, love me. Hero, Wolf, make much of me. With clasping arms and cautioning lips, with tingling cheeks and fingertips, cooing all together.
This is not the type of book I usually read and I’ve never read any of April Genevieve Tucholke’s books before, so I didn’t have any expectations and it turned out to be pretty freaking fantastic. Even though it’s a contemporary, it had a very kind of mystical/fantasy feel to it… It was bizarre. I think that was just the power of her writing and the characters and the setting. I applaud you, April.
Wink, Poppy, and Midnight are the names of the main characters, and I think they were taken straight out of bizarroville, minus Midnight. Poppy was 50 shades of fucked up, and Wink was basically schizophrenic, leaving Midnight who was like the only slightly normal person. That being said, you still didn’t know who the bad person was. They were all enchanting in their own way, and were all very memorable characters.
“I was out there by myself because being better than everyone at everything is really fucking tiresome, and sometimes I have to run off into the woods for a while and pretend no one else exists.”
I laughed out loud for so long at above quote! xD
The story was incredibly enthralling, and I didn’t know who was good or bad or what was real or not real. The plot twist and ending was pretty crazy, and I’m not sure what I think of everything. I’m kind of in this surreal state, where I know I’ve just read something amazing but something equally strange too. This is a unique book, and I’m so glad I got the opportunity to read it. 🙂
|Overall:||3.7 / 5|