Waiting on Wednesday (13)

Hey y’all!It’s Grace here to do Waiting on Wednesday. Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where bloggers and readers showcase upcoming books that they’re looking forward to reading! I’ve just recently decided to partake in it (partly due to the girls over at Lit Up Review, where I also blog) and I’ve discovered so many reads that I’m putting on my to-read list. Without further ado, here’s this week’s pick!wink poppy midnightNovel: Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke | GoodreadsRelease Date: March 22, 2016Publisher: Dial Books

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.

April Genevieve Tucholke is the QUEEN. I talked about how she's on my auto-buy list in my 2015 End of Year Book Survey because of her gorgeous writing and pacing.And that cover? I could stare at it for hours.As for the actual plot, I'm intrigued. The synopsis basically gives nothing at all away but that doesn't stop me from wanting it so badly. I reread Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea on a regular basis, and I practically have it memorized. I'm aching for a fresh story from such a brilliant writer; her graceful language and haunting atmospheres are captivating.I'm also interested to see how she handles this one. From what I understand, it's more of a psychological thriller than a paranormal story - although I'm sure it dips into similar pools. I want the unreliable narrators; I want the complex characters. I want Wink, Poppy, and Midnight.I want a sweeping, Gothic read that keeps me on the edge of my seat but is also lush enough for me to sink into and love. There are very few books that surprise me any more, thanks to a broad spectrum of reads and a wide variety of tropes that I'm deeply familiar with, so I'm looking forward to the inevitable twists and turns. It looks dreamy and wrathful all at once.Luckily, I'm supposed to get a copy in the mail soon - I don't think I could wait until March!