Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke - I thought they were witches
Synopsis: "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."
Review: Silly, silly me. I went into this novel with some silly notion that Wink, Poppy, and Midnight were some cackling witches and that this was a fantasy novel. ... I was very wrong
Wink, Poppy, Midnight is more of a thriller/contemporary which is quite short and can definitely be read through quickly. So, you might be thinking, if Wink, Poppy, and Midnight aren't some magical witches ... who are they? Without any spoilers let me give a quick, vague run down:
Now the plot of this book was something I didn't expect (due to my wrong assumption about this book), but it was predictable once I had a grasp on the situation. Warning: I am not good with anything creepy. This book definitely gave me some chills, but overall I don't think I'll spend sleepless nights freaked out about it. However, the ending did upset my brains for a good hour or two.
This book is written in the three perspectives of Wink, Poppy, and Midnight and their extremely different minds leaves admiring April Genevieve Tucholke so much. Although I understand that these perspectives are from the perspective of teens, I did feel like they were incredibly immature or simply stupid at certain points where they should have done something but didn't. (how much more vague can I get lol). However, even with the immaturity, the story was able to have depth and I appreciated that.
Wink, Poppy, Midnight is the perfect read for someone in search of something quick, mysterious, and slightly romance-y. let's pretend that word exists ... cool
Cover: ★★★★★ so freakin' gorgeous that it's already all over my bookstagram
Favorite Quote(s): "If I was going to lead a life of desperation, then it would be loud, not quiet."
"We were like the three fates, weaving the story together, threads of gold, red, and midnight blue."
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The Wrath & the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh // A FANTABULOUS BOOK THAT YOU NEED TO READ RIGHT NOW
Synopsis: "One Life to One Dawn.
In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad's dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph's reign of terror once and for all.
Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she'd imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It's an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid's life as retribution for the many lives he's stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?
Inspired by A Thousand and One Nights, The Wrath and the Dawn is a sumptuous and enthralling read from beginning to end."
Review: ALSKFHDSFUGOJIE This book is FREAKIN FANTABULOUS. I did a read along with Kyla from@ourbookworlds on instagram and I am more than happy that she urged me to read this book because words cannot really explain how much I adored this book.
THINGS I LOVED ABOUT THIS BOOK:
If you can't tell... I thought this book was FANTABULOUS. I would reccommend to everyone that can read. You're welcome in advance.
"But I'm not here to fight. I'm here to win."
"Your hope will be our tinder, and my righteouness, our blaze."
"A shared history does not entitle you to a future."
"Some things exist in our lives for but a brief moment. And we must let them go on to light another sky."
"If you are just one girl, I am just one boy."
"There is no one I would rather see the sunrise with than you."
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