Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I received this free eARC novel from Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review.
Where to start with this novel... Well I knew that the characters names were going to be weird: Wink, Midnight and Poppy. I just didn't realize that the entire book was going to be weird as well!
The snyopsis says Who's Who? A hero; a villain; a liar. So throughout the whole book, I'm trying to pair up these three characters with the three titles that is asked on the cover of the book, only to realize that there is no answer to that question and I just wasted the whole book trying to figure it out... That's a bit annoying in the end.
This was a very short book. Very easy to read through it and be done in the same day. But after you are finished with the book, you just sit there at the end and go, "What did I just read? None of it really makes sense to me... What was the point of this book as a whole?"
And many, many more questions. On the one hand, I enjoy and like the fact that I am left with questions that will never be answered because this novel got me thinking. But on the other hand, I desperately want my questions answered because I will never be able to get the answers.
I didn't really enjoy any of the main characters. Poppy was just too nasty to everyone and was just a bitch overall. I don't care that she has a "hard" life at home - that doesn't give anyone the right to be mean and cruel to the people she calls "friends" (but she definitely doesn't treat them like friends).
Midnight was too naive and too lost for my liking. He didn't want to be used by Poppy anymore, so he instantly jumps to Wink and follows her around like a little puppy infatuated by this new toy. Instead, Midnight should have forgotten girls all together and tried to see what he could do to help his family that was falling to pieces. He got around to that eventually, but he wasted a lot of time and got into a lot of trouble before coming to his senses.
And Wink. Dear God, I have no idea how to explain her. I thought I was going to like her, but she is seriously CRAZY! Out of all of the characters, she is the most bat shit crazy of them all. I thought she would be a cool chick, but I think she has some mental problems that makes me feel like I'm going a bit crazy now because I was in her head one too many times throughout this novel.
So needless to say, this book was not my favorite. But I didn't hate it either. Are you confused by my review because I keep contradicting everything I'm saying one sentence after another? Because believe me, I'm just as confused and I'm dragging you down with me. This book will definitely be in my head for a very long time, so I call that a win for April Genevieve Tucholke! I'm glad I got an eARC to read!
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