This week I'm waiting on Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke.
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.
So I read an excerpt of this and I absolutely loved the writing. It's everything I would want in a book, just beautiful. The story seems like it'll be quite an adventure, too. I can't wait to pick this one up next year. Next year seems so far away.