Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke #bookreviews

Every story needs a hero.
Every story needs a villain.23203106
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. –

I love this author’s writing – beautiful, haunting, distinctive.  Vivid descriptions and evoking feelings in the reader?  This author can accomplish more with one sentence than many others given a whole page.

How do I describe this story?  It contains anywhere from one to three unreliable narrators, dark fairy tale moments, startling plot developments, tarot cards, tea leaves, strawberries, lazy summer days, and characters that are charming, eccentric, and frequently surprising.

It’s my policy to never give away spoilers – so I’ll just say if you enjoy books with a strange, magical, almost lyrical storyline that pull you to another world, this is your book.  I was completely enthralled.

I received a digital ARC from Penguin First to Read in exchange for an honest review.


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