I was super excited to get my hands on The Season of You & Me by Robin Constantine, first because it sounded like a perfect summer-time read, and I was super excited to get my hands on The Season of You & Me by Robin Constantine, first because it sounded like a perfect summer-time read, and second because I read a few of Robin's books last year, and completely fell in love with them. I'm thrilled to add The Season of You & Me to the list as well, as I really, really enjoyed this book!!
I loved the two main characters in The Season of You & Me, both Cassidy and Bryan were really great characters, and I enjoyed reading the story from their alternate points of view. Cassidy is recovering from a breakup with her boyfriend, and Bryan is adjusting to a tragic effect that changed his life forever. He is the boy who could make her forget what she left behind, and she is the girl who sees him for what he really is, and not just the boy in the wheelchair. Together, they make a wonderful pair, and I really enjoyed their story.
The storyline for the book was super sweet, although it did have some serious moments also, and I did tear up a time or two as well. This book gave me so many emotions. Also, I loved the summer theme to it. I'm definitely ready for summer to be here already after reading this book!
Overall; If you're already a fan of Robin Constantine's books, you're definitely going to love The Season of You & Me. This book gave me all the feels, and it's really a perfect summer read. Check it out, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!!
Breaking Nova is the first book I've read by Jessica Sorensen, although I've had her Coincidence and Secret series on my TBR for quite a while now. I Breaking Nova is the first book I've read by Jessica Sorensen, although I've had her Coincidence and Secret series on my TBR for quite a while now. I decided to read Breaking Nova first, as I've had it for a while now, and it sounded like an interesting read. While the book wasn't at all what I expected, it did make for an interesting read.
Nova and Quinton have both experienced tragedy in their lives, tragedies that would break even the strongest of persons. Nova is getting by the best way she can, and Quinton, while given a second chance at life, doesn't want it. Neither can let go of what happened. And when they meet, they see the sadness that lives in each other, and they find themselves starting to live, just a little, once again.
I found myself rooting for Nova and Quinton throughout the story, and I wanted SO much for it to work out for them. For them to overcome their pasts and learn to be happy again. Little did I realize how much time and effort this would take for both of them. But I was still rooting for them throughout the story.
The storyline for the book was very dark, and I was surprised by the amount of drug use throughout the book. Honestly, I'm hardly a prude about these things, but I didn't expect there to be as much as there was in the book. Drug usage is just a big turnoff for me, and I found myself struggling through parts of the book because of it, and I almost didn't finish the book. But, I was curious to see how it was going to end, so I pushed through, and I'm glad I did.
Overall; Breaking Nova is the first book I've read by Jessica Sorensen, and I doubt it will be my last. Although it was a bit darker than I was expecting, and I was turned off by the constant drug usage, I'm curious enough to continue the series to see what happens next for Nova and Quinton.
In case you didn't already know this, I can't resist a gorgeous cover, and the first thing that drew me to The Square Root of Summer was the completel In case you didn't already know this, I can't resist a gorgeous cover, and the first thing that drew me to The Square Root of Summer was the completely stunning cover!! Having now read the book, I can honestly say that it was not at all what I expected, but I did find it to be an interesting read!
The characters in this novel were all really interesting, including the main character, Gottie H. Oppenheimerm, who starts randomly losing pieces of time throughout the novel, and for no apparent reason. Gottie is super smart, but she is grieving over her much loved grandfather, and has pretty much closed in on herself since his passing. She lives with her father and brother, when he's not in college, and her life is pretty quiet. All that changes when Thomas, her best friend who disappeared from her life years before, comes back and completely turns her world around.
The book was set in London, which I totally didn't expect, but I ended up loving because I love London. Not only do you get the English setting for the book, but you get the language as well, and it took me a little while to catch on to some of it. As I mentioned above, the book was not at all what I expected. I didn't know, or maybe I just forgot, that this was a time-travel novel. It honestly didn't really read like one though, until you got to the scientific parts, most of which totally when over my head.
Overall; While The Square Root of Summer was not really what I expected, I definitely found the book to be a really interesting read. I enjoyed the characters, the storyline was really fascinating, and I loved the setting. I'm definitely curious to read more by Hapgood in the future!!
The Unexpected Everything was one of my most anticipated reads for 2016. I fell in love with Morgan Matson's writing after reading Since You've Been G The Unexpected Everything was one of my most anticipated reads for 2016. I fell in love with Morgan Matson's writing after reading Since You've Been Gone, and of course her Broken Hearts & Revenge series, written under her pen name, Katie Finn. Let me share a little of what I loved about The Unexpected Everything, without giving too much away, of course, because you're definitely going to want to check this out for yourself.
There is so much that I really loved about this book, including the characters. Andie, the main character, was great. She had everything planned out for her life, and at such a young age, that's pretty impressive. And when everything she had planned for the summer suddenly changes, and after the initial panic wears off, she goes with the flow and totally gets things done. She has an amazing friendship with her three best friends, Palmer, Bri and Tobey. It's one of those friendships that all girls want when they are growing up, but rarely ever get. I loved the friendship these girls had so much.
There are guys in the book as well, and they are all pretty great. I'm not going to go into detail about them, because I want you to meet them yourself. Let's just say you're totally going to love them, as I know I did. And one in particular is definitely going to make you swoon. AND, I'm going to put Andie's dad in the guy category as well, as he totally grew on me as the story went along, and I kind of love him for it.
The storyline for the book is one I've read time and time again, but Matson puts such a wonderful spin on it, that you can't help but be completely captivated by the story. Seriously, this book is pretty massive at 528 pages, and I read the bulk of it in just a day's time. I couldn't put it down. It was just an all around fun read, even when it had some serious moments in it as well. I do believe this book has earned a spot on my favorites list!
Overall; Morgan Matson has won me over yet again with The Unexpected Everything!! I loved everything from the wonderful characters, to the fun storyline. This book will make a great summer read, or an anytime read actually!! Definitely add this to your to-be-read list. You won't want to miss it!
When I was first approached to be a part of the blog tour for Night Speed by Chris Howard, my curiosity was instantly piqued. The book sounded as addi When I was first approached to be a part of the blog tour for Night Speed by Chris Howard, my curiosity was instantly piqued. The book sounded as addictive as the drug used in the book, and I couldn't wait to read the story.
Tetra is a dangerous and addictive new drug that can give its user a nine minute burst of strength, as well as speed. Alana West has been trained to use the drug safely, to help stop the criminals who abuse it. Alana loves the rush that comes with using the drug, and also the fact that she's helping to stop the breaknecks who hurt and destroy when they use. With her 18th birthday right around the corner, Alana knows she will soon be too old to use, and when she finds herself on the other side of the law, she discovers that things in her world are not at all what they seem.
It was really interesting to read this story from Alana's eyes. While she tried to justify her using the drug as helping to catch the criminals, and to keep her family and others safe, she was completely addicted, constantly looking for the next fix to give her the rush that she craved so much. To be honest, it was sometimes painful to read, as it felt really realistic. I love how much she loved her family, however. Especially her relationship with her brother. It was super sweet.
The storyline for the book was also really interesting, and a little bit predictive. (I guessed early on about something that I figured would happen, and it did!) However, there was enough action and suspense throughout the novel that completely kept me turning the pages. I basically read this 400+ page novel in just one days time. I was super curious to see how it was all going to come to an end.
Overall; If you're a fan of action and suspense filled sci-fi novels, you should definitely consider adding Night Speed to your to-be-read list. It was a quick, thrilling read that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout! I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for more of Howard's novels in the future.
I started reading The Rose and the Dagger just moments after finishing The Wrath and the Dawn. I enjoyed the previous book so much, I was super curiou I started reading The Rose and the Dagger just moments after finishing The Wrath and the Dawn. I enjoyed the previous book so much, I was super curious to see how The Rose and the Dagger would compare. Once I started reading this book, I was completely captivated, and, if possible, I think I love it even more than the first book!
Shahrzad is quickly becoming one of my most favorite heroines. I love that she's so determined and willing to do whatever she needs to do to save the ones that she loves, even when putting herself in danger to accomplish it. Her relationship with Khalid is perfection, and I loved all the swoon-worthy moments between the two. They are definitely one of my favorites couples of all time.
There are so many secondary characters in this series that I love, a few that we met in the first book, and some we meet for the first time in the sequel. They are all so well written, you can't help but love them, except for the ones that you'll love to hate, and there are more than a few of them as the story goes along.
The storyline for the book picks up right where the previous book leaves off. I dove right into the pages, dying to know what was going to happen next, especially after that ending in The Wrath and the Dawn. I do believe this book was an even wilder ride than the first book, as it definitely kept me on the edge of my seat. There are quite a few twists and turns throughout the story as well, and I love that it kept me guessing. And, the book seriously has the most perfect ending. Everything came together wonderfully, and I was left completely satisfied after I closed the last page. I love it when that happens.
Overall; I adored this series so very much, and implore you to check them both The Wrath and the Dawn and The Rose and the Dagger! This series was full of adventure and romance, and it will keep you completely captivated as you turn the pages. I know it did for me, and Renee Ahdieh is definitely now on my list of authors to watch to keep an eye out for. I can't wait to read more by her in the future!!
I purchased The Wrath and the Dawn after it had been out for a while, and then it sat on my shelf for an even longer while before I finally picked it I purchased The Wrath and the Dawn after it had been out for a while, and then it sat on my shelf for an even longer while before I finally picked it up to read. I've only read one other book that was a retelling of A Thousand and One Nights, so I was curious to see how this book would compare. I definitely was not disappointed, and I'm now kicking myself for not having read the book sooner!
I was completely captivated by the main character in the book, Shahrzad. She was such a great character, so strong-willed and full of determination throughout the story, this is a girl who sets her mind to something and goes after it. She also has an amazing gift of storytelling, and I was completely fascinated by all the tales she told. I'm so curious to see more of her as her story goes along.
There are so many secondary characters in the novel that I have grown to love as well, and some that I've grown to hate, and they are all so well written. I could go on and on about them all, especially one guy that has nearly stolen my heart, but I'd rather you read the book and meet them yourself! (And come back to tell me what you think when you do!)
The storyline in the book is completely engrossing. I have not read the original tale of A Thousand and One Nights, but these retellings of the tale definitely make me want to check it out. I love the setting and the descriptions of everything from the food and clothing and more. Also, there's romance in the book, and it was SO well written. Not too much, but just enough to make you swoon. *Wink*.
Overall; I really, really enjoyed The Wrath and the Dawn, and I'm starting the sequel, The Rose and the Dagger, right away, as I must know what's going to happen next, and how it will all end for Shahrzad. Definitely pick up this book if you're a fan of A Thousand and One Nights retellings, as I know you will enjoy the book as well.
To be honest, I hadn't planned on reading The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi right away. I had it on my to-read list, and planned to get to it To be honest, I hadn't planned on reading The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi right away. I had it on my to-read list, and planned to get to it when I got caught up on my reading. Then I started seeing all the positive reviews for the book, and I knew I would have to check it out sooner rather than later. I'm really glad I did!
I really liked the characters in the novel. The main character, Maya, has not had the easiest life. Although she is a princess, she is one who is cursed, or so people let her believe. I found her to be very strong willed, and very much determined to find where she belongs in the world. There were a lot of great secondary characters in the novel as well, including Amar, who was completely mysterious and I wanted to know more and more about him as the story went along.
The storyline for the book was very unique and quite captivating as well. I've read quite a few novels lately that have been retellings of folklores, and I find myself enjoying them so very much. This book was full of twists and turns that definitely kept me guessing throughout, and with this being a standalone novel, the ending wrapped up perfectly.
Overall; I really enjoyed everything about The Star-Touched Queen, from the great characters, the captivating storyline, and even the gorgeous cover. I'm putting Roshani Chokshi on my list of authors to keep an eye out for, as I'm definitely interested in reading more of her work in the future!
When I first heard of Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld, I was instantly curious. I love a good retelling, and When I first heard of Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld, I was instantly curious. I love a good retelling, and Pride and Prejudice happens to be my favorite book by Jane Austen. Lizzie Bennet and Mr. Darcy... I can never get enough of their story, and I was curious to see Sittenfeld's modern take on the original. While I didn't love the book as much as I had hoped to as a retelling, it was an interesting read as a novel itself.
All the characters that I know and love from Pride and Prejudice make an appearance in this retelling, some in different ways that the original, thank goodness. (Be honest, we ALL were wondering how Mr. Collins would work into this modern retelling!) Liz and Jane were both modern women of the world, living in New York and working as a magazine writer and yoga instructor. Mrs. Bennet, Kitty and Lydia were just as annoying as ever, while Mr. Bennet tells it like it is, and is always a favorite. Mary Bennet was mysterious and perplexing. Darcy and the Bingley's, of course, also had roles in the book, as well as many, many more from the original.
One of my favorite things about the original book is Lizzie Bennet herself. She's such a great character, and I've always loved her. Unfortunately, in this book, I didn't so much. I could not find that connection with her that I always love. And with Darcy, I feel like I didn't even really get to know this modern version of him that well in the book, and what I did know if him, I didn't really care for. As for the relationship between Liz and Darcy, I didn't buy it for a moment. That spark, the tension, that I absolutely adore was noticeably missing, and I kept waiting for it to appear, but it never did, which was unfortunate.
While Pride and Prejudice is one of my most favorite books ever, I wouldn't call myself a die-hard Austen fan or even an Austenite. I never go a retelling of one of her books, or any book for that matter, expecting a book to be even close to the original. (I mean, come on, this is Jane Austen.) I do wonder if I went into this book with my expectations a bit too high. I didn't love it, and I really wanted to. The storyline for the book was engaging, although a bit slow paced in some parts, which caused a bit of skimming for me. I did enjoy some of the modernized parts of the story, even while it seemed to be trying a bit too hard to be modern, as there was so much going on, I kept wondering how ALL of it could be happening with just the one family. I found the following quote from the book to be pretty accurate, "We're expanding your horizons," Kitty replied. "Welcome to the twenty-first century."
I somehow did not know that this book was part of The Austen Project series, which is a group of six bestselling authors who are retelling Jane Austen's six original books. I wish I had known about this before now, as I would have totally checked out the other books in the series sooner.
Overall; Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice just wasn't the right read for me, unfortunately, but I'm sure most others will love it! I'm definitely curious to check out the rest of the books in The Austen Project series, at least for the books I've read of Austen's already. I'd love to see more authors takes on these classics.
The first thing that drew me to No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista was the gorgeous cover. I'll admit it, I can't resist a stunning cover! It lookedThe first thing that drew me to No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista was the gorgeous cover. I'll admit it, I can't resist a stunning cover! It looked so fun, and once I read the summary for the book, I knew I would have to add it to my to-be-read list. This book was fast and fun, and will make a great summer read!
The characters in this book were a lot of fun, especially the two main characters, Didi and Caleb. Although I worried that I wouldn't like Caleb when I first met him in the book, he definitely grew on my as the story went along, and I'm glad that he had so many different sides to him. Didi was lively and outgoing, and was what sounded like a pretty great painter as well. Together, they made the story a really interesting read.
No Love Allowed is the second book I've read this month that has had mental illness in the storyline, and a character with bipolar disorder. It was interesting to see another authors take on the illness, and the similarities as well. I'm so glad that these books are being written, so people will know they are not alone, that help is out there.
While the story ends in a satisfying way, I was a little concerned about a few things that were left wide open. I was pleased, however, to discover that there will be another book in the series coming soon, one that will have the secondary characters from this novel as the stars of the story. I'm super curious to check it out!
Overall; No Love Allowed was a quick and fun summer read, that also has a message about mental illness. I'll definitely check out the next book in this series, No Holding Back, when it's released in October!
I was pretty excited to read Nightstruck, as I'd always wanted to read something by Jenna Black. I have a few of her previous books on my bookshelf, b I was pretty excited to read Nightstruck, as I'd always wanted to read something by Jenna Black. I have a few of her previous books on my bookshelf, but haven't had a chance to get to them, so I jumped on the opportunity to read this new release from her.
Becket was an interesting main character. The girl had been through a lot in the past year, with her parents divorcing and her mom moving away. Living with her super strict police commissioner dad has not been easy, and it gets even more difficult one night when Becket reports a cry she heard in the dark, that wasn't exactly what she thought it was to begin with. For all this girl had been through, she managed to keep her head throughout, even when most people would have given up. I definitely admire her for that.
The storyline for the book was really interesting. The first few chapters of the book were a little slow placed, but once the story picked up, I was hooked. I can see now why this story was listed under horror, as some of the things that happened were pretty brutal. And, there were lots of creepy parts as well, some that made me a little paranoid. I don't usually read this type of book, mostly because I'm a big chicken, but I found myself getting more and more into it as the story went along, and I really enjoyed it!
The book ends with a pretty massive cliffhanger, which kind of confused me because I went into this book thinking it was a standalone, not part of a series. So I'm curious to see if that is just how the book was supposed to end, or if is, in fact, part of a series.
Overall; I thought Nightstruck was a really interesting read. I'm super curious to know if it's a series that will be continuing along, as after that ending, I'd love to know what's going to happen next!
I started reading The Mirror King just moments after finishing The Orphan Queen. I'm so glad that I had the chance to read these books back to back, a I started reading The Mirror King just moments after finishing The Orphan Queen. I'm so glad that I had the chance to read these books back to back, as The Orphan Queen had a pretty big cliffhanger ending, and I was DYING to know what would happen next! Thank goodness I didn't have to wait to start reading The Mirror King, because I think the anticipation would have killed me.
All of the characters from The Orphan Queen appear again in The Mirror King. Wilhelmina proves herself over and over again throughout the story to be just an awesome character all around. She goes above and beyond to do what is right for her people and her kingdom, sometimes facing dangers that she should not face, but doing so nonetheless. I said so in my review of The Orphan Queen, but her actions in The Mirror King just prove it; Wilhelmina will make a wonderful queen.
All of the secondary characters that I loved in The Orphan Queen are back in this book, and some new ones as well, some you will love, and some not so much. I particularly wanted more of the Wraith Boy, as I was so curious about him, and he wasn't in the story nearly as much as I wanted him to be. He was such a mystery!! I loved these characters.
The storyline for the book followed the same as in The Orphan Queen, and I was in stitches waiting to see how this it was all going to come to an end. Even though there was a moment in the ending of the book that made me so sad, the ending wrapped up very nicely, and I was satisfied with the way everything came together. I closed the last page with a pretty huge smile on my face, and I love when an ending makes me that happy.
Overall; The Mirror King was a wonderful conclusion to The Orphan Queen! I really enjoyed this duology, and now that I've finished it, I'm really looking forward to finishing Meadow's Newsoul series soon!
After having The Orphan Queen sitting on my shelf for an embarrassingly long amount of time, I finally decided to pick up the book, partially because After having The Orphan Queen sitting on my shelf for an embarrassingly long amount of time, I finally decided to pick up the book, partially because I was curious, and partially because it was super close to the release date for The Mirror King, and I thought it would be pretty awesome to read the books together. I'm totally kicking myself for not having read The Orphan Queen sooner. I enjoyed it so much!!
I really loved the main character in the story, Wilhelmina. I love that there were so many different sides of her character. Not only was she a lost princess who desperately wanted to get her kingdom back, she was also a theft who stole to survive, and a spy to get information, as well as a wielder of magic, which was completely illegal to use. She was such a well written person, and I love that she was willing to do whatever she needed to do for her friends and her kingdom. She'd definitely make an excellent queen.
There are SO many secondary characters in the story that I enjoyed as well. Too many, really, to even list, so read the book to discover them for yourself! And, the romance in the book was perfection. Not too much, not too little; it was absolutely perfect.
I really enjoyed the storyline for the book, especially the magical aspects. It really held my interest throughout. I'm also really fascinated lately with historical type settings, and that's exactly what you get in The Orphan Queen. The book ends with a pretty massive cliffhanger, and I'm thrilled that I already have a copy of The Mirror King on hand, just waiting for me to start it. I must know what's going to happen next!
Overall; I really enjoyed reading The Orphan Queen, so much more than I expected to, and I can't wait to start The Mirror King right away! I'm super curious to see what's going to happen next for these awesome characters and great story.
Emery Lord has quickly become one of my most favorite authors to read. I loved her previous books, Open Road Summer and The Start of Me and You, and I Emery Lord has quickly become one of my most favorite authors to read. I loved her previous books, Open Road Summer and The Start of Me and You, and I absolutely couldn't wait to read When We Collided. I knew it would not disappoint, of course, and I loved it just as much as I expected to!!
I loved the main character in the story, Vivi, the moment I first met her. I found myself relating to her in so many different ways. We see many different sides of Vivi throughout the novel, there are lots of ups and downs for her as the story goes along. I love that there are books in the world with stories like Vivi's, as I think this is a great way to get a message across to someone who may need to see it.
The character who stole the story for me would have to be Jonah. This boy has an amazing heart, and I love how much he loved his family. He had more on his shoulders than any 17 year old should ever have to bear, but he did and he set aside everything for his family, and I found that so very admirable. His family was really great as well, I loved all of his brothers and sisters, especially little Leah.
The storyline for the book is a lovely and sweet contemporary, but also carries a very strong message about mental illness. Again, I love that this message is there, and I hope that people will read this book, and relate, and know that there is so much help and hope out there for them. This story was super realistic, and beautifully written. I loved it.
Overall; I enjoyed When We Collided just as much as I expected to. The storyline and the characters were so great, and I couldn't help but completely fall in love with everything about this book. Read it. I know you'll love it.
I've been a fan of Richelle Mead's writing for a really long time. She's one of the first authors I picked up when I first started reading the young a I've been a fan of Richelle Mead's writing for a really long time. She's one of the first authors I picked up when I first started reading the young adult genre, and I am always excited to read something new by her. I especially knew I'd have to read The Glittering Court as soon as possible, because it sounded super exciting and creative. And it totally was!
Adelaide was an interesting main character. She wasn't happy with her current situation, and when the opportunity arose to change it, she took the chance even when she had no idea what she was getting herself into. I enjoyed reading about her time with The Glittering Court, as it was not only fascinating to see what she had to go through, but I also loved watching the friendship grow between Adelaide and her two new friends, Mira and Tamsin. These two girls were really great secondary characters, and I'm hoping to learn more about their stories as the series continues. Also, there is Cedric Thorn, who was charming and completely adorable, and totally swoon-worthy.
The storyline for the book was really creative, described as The Selection meets Reign, both of which I've read/watched, and enjoyed, so I was instantly interested. Reading the book kind of felt like reading two different books, as the first half was completely different than the second half of the book. But it was all still very interesting, and I flew through the second half of the book much faster than the first half. The book closed in a way that left me both satisfied, but curious enough to keep reading if there are more books in the future. I'm assuming that there will be, and I'm super curious to know what will happen next for these three great friends.
Overall; I really enjoyed reading The Glittering Court. The characters and storyline were both very interesting, and the book cover is just stunning. I can't wait to add this book to my collection, and to continue the series as it goes along!!
When I was first approached to read The Darkest Corners, I was definitely intrigued. I always love a good mystery, and I especially love them when the When I was first approached to read The Darkest Corners, I was definitely intrigued. I always love a good mystery, and I especially love them when they keep me guessing. I was hoping this one would do just that, because the story sounded awesome, and it did!
When Tessa was nine years old, her and her best friend, Callie, testified to help put a serial killer in jail. But did they really see what happened that night? When another body turns up, killed in the same way as the previous ones, the girls start to question if the right person is behind bars or not, or if there is killer is still at large.
Both Tessa and Callie have been through things that no child should ever have to go through. Having not seen each other for almost 10 years, their relationship was very strained when they first meet again, but before long they were working together to try to figure out what really happened. I really admired their determination throughout the story, even though they put themselves into some pretty dangerous situations more than a few times. Despite all they went through, these girls were very strong young ladies.
The storyline for this book is very mysterious and secretive. The first half of the book was a bit slow paced, as it was a lot of information gathering, but the second half was full of mystery and secrets and SO MUCH who-done-it guessing on my part. I'm usually pretty good at figuring out mystery novels pretty early on, and while I guessed right on one thing, there were SO many things that I completely missed, or were slipped in where I didn't expect them at all. I love that it keep me guessing throughout, and to be quite honest, it made me a little paranoid as well! I will totally be double checking my doors and windows tonight.
Overall; I really enjoyed The Darkest Corners, so much more than I expected to. Once I really got into the story, I absolutely could not put it down, and I love that it kept me guessing the whole time. Definitely check this out if you're into mystery reads! I'm definitely looking forward to reading more by this Kara Thomas in the future.
Wink Poppy Midnight is the first book I've read by April Genevieve Tucholke, although I've had her Between series on my to-be-read list for quite a wh Wink Poppy Midnight is the first book I've read by April Genevieve Tucholke, although I've had her Between series on my to-be-read list for quite a while now. I was excited to finally read something by her, especially when it was recommended for fans of such novels as We Were Liars, The Raven Boys and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer.
The story is told from three different characters points of view; Wink, Poppy and Midnight. Each of these characters are interesting, and all for different reasons. Wink is the outcast, the freckled girl with the wild red hair, who lives on a farm with her huge family and who never lets it get to her when people try to bully her. Poppy is the popular girl, the girl who gets whatever she wants, whenever she wants, no matter what she has to do to get it. She's the bully of the story. And Midnight is the sweet boy who finds himself totally drawn to both Wink and Poppy for completely different reasons.
The storyline for the book was quite interesting, and the writing was beautiful, and strange, and even lyrical at times. The story was very much addictive, as well as a very quick read; I flew through the pages. I love that it was super mysterious, and kept me guessing throughout. I had no idea if what I thought to be true was really true. The ending really caught me by surprise, as it was not what I expected at all! I love a book that can keep me guessing.
Overall; Wink Poppy Midnight was my first read by April Genevieve Tucholke, but it definitely won't be my last! Having enjoy this book so much, I'm really looking forward to reading some of her previous work now, and Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is the first on my list to read, hopefully soon!!