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text 2017-03-31 20:01
My March 2017
Everything Reminds You of Something Else - Elana Wolff
Entsetzen - Karin Slaughter
Rise of the Chosen - Anna Kopp
All the strangest things are true. - April Genevieve Tucholke,Anne Brauner
The Best We Could Do - Thi Bui
Shadow of a Girl - Shannon Greenland
Ein Gerücht kommt selten allein - Brigitte Teufl-Heimhilcher
Everything Reminds You of Something Else - 3 stars
Entsetzen - 5 stars
Rise of the Chosen - 3 stars
All the strangest things are true. - 3 stars
The Best We Could Do - 5 stars
Shadow of a Girl - 5 stars
Ein Gerücht kommt selten allein - 4 stars

 

 

Favorite book(s) of the month: Entsetzen, The Best we Could Do

 

Books started this month but haven't finished yet: Tote Augen

 

7 books, man. What is happening at the moment? I can't believe I'm getting through so many books. I also haven't read any book this month that I didn't enjoy, so I'm pretty happy with my reading choices in march.

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review 2017-03-17 13:08
All the strangest things are true // Wink Poppy Midnight!!!
All the strangest things are true. - April Genevieve Tucholke,Anne Brauner

First things first: I received this book through NetGalley.

German and english review

 

 

Ich bin mir immer noch nicht sicher, was ich über das Buch und die Geschichte denke. Oder über die Charaktere. Aber erst mal zum...

 

Inhalt: Wink: ein bisschen seltsam, zurückhaltend, mit wildem rotem Haar und einer ausufernden Fantasie. Poppy, das schöne Biest, das alle manipuliert, aber den nicht bekommt, den sie eigentlich haben will. Midnight, ein unsicherer Junge, hin- und hergerissen zwischen beiden. Sie alle erzählen ihre Geschichte. Eine Geschichte, in der die verrücktesten Dinge wahr sind. Was ist wirklich passiert? Jemand weiß es. Jemand lügt. Wem kannst du trauen?

 

Anfangs war ich total begeistert, die Charaktere waren alle drei ziemlich spannend. Wink hat sich von Anfang an in mein Herz geschlichen.Doch im Laufe des Buches, je weiter wir in die Geschichte kamen um so weniger wusste ich was ich von den einzelnen Charakteren halten soll. Was wahrscheinlich auch so gewollt war, schließlich soll in dem Buch keiner so sein, wie es auf dem ersten Blick scheint.

 

Was mir von Anfang bis Ende wirklich gefallen hat war die Art wie die Geschichte geschrieben wurde. Der Schreibstil war wirklich anders aber wirklich unheimlich schön. Fast schon poetisch. Und das hat am Ende auch das Buch für mich ausgemacht. Nicht die Charaktere, nicht die Story an sich, sondern wie alles geschrieben war.

 

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I'm still not sure how I think about the book and the story. Or the characters. But first...

 

Summary: 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 knows.
Someone is lying.

 

In the beginning I was totally excited, all the three characters were really intriguing. Wink stole my heart in the very first pages. But the more I got into the book, the more I got into the story, the less I knew what to think of the characters. That was probably the intent, since the book is about people not actually being the way they seem to be.

 

What I loved from the beginning until the very end, was the way the story was written. The writing is just so different and so beautiful. Almost poetic. And that was what made the book for me in the end. Not the characters, not the story itself, but how everything was written.

 

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text 2017-03-13 12:38
Reading progress update: I've read 25%.
All the strangest things are true. - April Genevieve Tucholke,Anne Brauner

Wink <3

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review 2017-03-05 22:22
Wink, Poppy & Midnight...
Wink Poppy Midnight - Alicyn Packard,April Genevieve Tucholke,Caitlin Davies,Michael Crouch

Book Title:  Wink Poppy Midnight

Author:  April Genevieve Tucholke

Narration:  Michael Crouch, Alicyn Packard & Caitlin Davies

Series:  Stand-Alone

Genre:  YA, Mystery, Magical Realism

Source:  Audiobook (Library)

 

⇝Add to Goodreads⇜

  

 

 

 

♪♫My Pick For Book Theme Song♫♪

Foolin' by Def Leppard  --Since Poppy is my favorite character...this song is for her.  She is an evil bitch…but at least she admits it…

♫Lady luck never smiles

So lend your love to me awhile

Do with me what you will

Break the spell take your fill

On and on we rode the storm

The flame has died and the fire has gone

Oh, this empty bed is a night alone

I realized that long ago♫

 

 

⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜

 

Plot:  2/5

Characters:  4/5

The Feels:  2/5

Addictiveness:  3/5

Theme:  2/5

Flow:  3.5/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4/5

Originality:  4/5

Book Cover:  5/5 The best thing about this book!

Narration:   4/5

Ending:  2/5  Cliffhanger: No, but it feels like something is unresolved.

 

Will I read more from this Author?  Maybe not...

 

 

 

⇝My Thoughts⇜

 

Going into this, I knew it would be an odd story, but I thought what the hell…I figured at least, if nothing else, it's a short story.  At least the audio version is at just over 5 hours.

 

Poppy was by the far the most gratifying character, the sort you love to hate.  Like Regina George in Mean Girls.  Wink was a close second for reasons I'll not say…and Midnight…Well, I love his name, especially his answer to how he received the name.  So, he was the least memorable character and his pov is the prevailing one...enough said.  In the end, it was the shortness of this that killed it for me, and the fact, that overall it didn't surprise me with where it went. 

⇝Sex Factor⇜  There is a ton of sex going on…it's not really explicit (thank goodness) minor sex that's explicit is just uncomfortable…I mean…eww.  This got some points knocked off for it's blatant promiscuity and no mention of birth control or anything.  

 

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review 2017-01-02 08:14
Wink Poppy Midnight
Wink Poppy Midnight - April Genevieve Tucholke

This is the story of the mysterious girl next door, the bitchy queen bee, and the boy who is feeling lost and detached from his family and they ways they are connected.

 

I think I liked this book I’m not really sure. The writing was good and I enjoyed the story, and I’d be interested to read more by Tucholke but I seriously this book was bizarre. I heard about this book when Jay Kristoff mentioned it at an event for Illuminae, and I can’t remember what he said about it but when I saw it on Overdrive I decided to pick it up. When it ended I took out my earbuds and was just left feeling somewhat confused. Like I understand what happened but I just felt a bit overwhelmed. I don’t know if I’d recommend this book because I still feel like I’m not sure about it. I felt like I could see real humans inside these kinda cliché characters. But then maybe I feel like these characters are cliché because this book is so short everything happens at breakneck speed which is kinda fine and kinda annoying and clearly I don’t know how I feel about this book.  Two things I do know: The cover is beautiful, and the audiobook helped shape the characters and get me through this book.

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