Friday, March 4, 2016

Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

Wink Poppy Midnight
Wink Poppy Midnight
Author: April Genevieve Tucholke
Publisher: Dial Books
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~Goodreads

Wink Poppy Midnight is a unique story packed full of adventure, romance, and plenty of twists. 

The charcters in this story were unlike any I've ever read about before. Midnight was such a sweetie, I liked him instantly. You see a full spectra of his emotions throughout the story as well as his faults and that was nice to see coming from a male character-because a lot of times the dudes are emotionally closed off. I think my favorite thing about Midnight is the fact he admits to being totally and completely obsessed with/in love with Poppy. Oh, Poppy, you insane self-centered b-otch.  She needs some hardcore thearpy that girl. She was SO rude and SO manipulative yet I couldn't help but like her a touch. And there was Wink. Wink was whimsical and that's all I'll say about her. 

I thought I had all of these characters pegged. I thought I knew who the Hero was, who the Villain was and who the Liar was —man was I wrong. So many crazy plot twists and character connections pop up through the story and I did not see any of them coming. 

I loved April’s use of imagery throughout novel. I saw everything so vividly. Also, her use of intertwining fairytales into the story added such a layer of magic to the whole plot line, and I adored it. 

The story seemed to slow down towards the middle and then the ending felt a little rushed but overall I really enjoyed the book!

Wink Poppy Midnight is a highly original story that shouldn’t be missed.


  1. I'm going back and forth between whether I want to read this one or not! I read and adored April's first book, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, but I never for a chance to really get into the second book in that series. But from your review, it sounds really good! I love books with a lot of twists so this one might be right up my alley. Thanks for the awesome review!

    Ashtyn @ Wonderland’s Reader!

  2. Several bloggers LOVE this one. I don't think I would have given it a second look otherwise but now I'm looking forward to it.

    Karen @For What It's Worth