Wink Poppy Midnight – A Review

Title: Wink Poppy Midnight

Author: April Genevieve Tucholke

Genre: Mystery, YA Fiction

Summary: One guy in between two girls, but this is no love triangle. Someone is the hero, someone is the villain; someone is lying. Who is who?

Released: March 2016 / Read: October 2016

About the Author: April Genevieve Tucholke is the author of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Between the Spark and the Burn, Wink Poppy Midnight, and The Boneless Mercies … When she’s not writing, April likes walking in the woods, exploring abandoned houses, and drinking expensive coffee … [and] currently resides in Oregon with her husband. (information taken from her bio here)

First Impression: A title like that needs some explaining.


Wink is a shy outcast living in a house full of kids; Midnight is the sweet boy who moved in next door; Poppy is the girl everyone wishes they could be – except Poppy. Their lives are about to intertwine in a strange tale of a hero and a villain. Their parts have been cast, but someone is lying. Can you figure out the truth before the end?

It took me a bit to get into the story. The writing style is unique, though we’ve all seen multiple POVs. The choppy writing and the story within the story combined caused a bit of confusion to the point – halfway through – I still wasn’t sure I was going to like the book. Stick with it. Once things start being explained, the rest of the story will make sense.

Final Thoughts: This one is definitely an acquired taste. But if you liked We Were Liars, you are going to dig this! (And if you’re not sure on either one, you can see my review of WWL here and go from there).

Star Rating:


Disclaimer: I have not been compensated in any way for this review and all opinions contained herein are my own and in no way reflect the ideas or opinions of people or sites I may reference.  This is intended for entertainment purposes only.


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