“When you look into the darkness, the darkness looks into you.”
Title: Wink Poppy Midnight
Author: April Genevieve Tucholke
Why you should read this book: If you liked the summary then you should try it out, maybe you’ll love it, maybe you’ll hate it, either way it will an adventure.
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
“Revenge. Justice. Love. They are the three stories that all other stories are made up of. It’s the trifecta.”
Well, I can’t say I got it, I can’t say I hated it. That’s it. I don’t know how to feel about it because it didn’t say me anything. It can’t be a 3 stars book because I don’t think I will think about it for a long time. It was a story, a well written story, but that’s just what it was.
At one point, maybe 80% into it, I felt like something interesting was happening but then no, it wasn’t was I was thinking and the ending was quite disappointing.
The characters were a little interesting. Midnight was weak, he could be manipulated so well, it’s not even funny. The only nice thing about Midnight is his name. Everything else was a random mess.
I thought Wink was mysterious, a little bit magical. She wasn’t, I was disappointed by her behavior and I don’t think her part of the story was the nicer.
Poppy, random and evil Poppy. Her story was weird right from the start. The bully with a heart she is trying to conceal. She didn’t convince me.
That been said. I liked the way the book was written. I just didn’t like what was written in it. It felt that this wasn’t going anywhere and indeed, in my opinion, it didn’t go anywhere.
Do I recommend it? If I’m being honest I won’t recommend this because why recommend a book I didn’t enjoy? It doesn’t feel right.