Review: Meet Me at Midnight – Jessica Pennington

Posted April 6, 2020 by Andi in Books, Review / 0 Comments

Review: Meet Me at Midnight – Jessica PenningtonMeet Me at Midnight by Jessica Pennington
Published by Tor Teen
Published: April 7, 2020
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They have a love-hate relationship with summer.

Sidney and Asher should have clicked. Two star swimmers forced to spend their summers on a lake together sounds like the perfect match. But it’s the same every year—in between cookouts and boat rides and family-imposed bonfires, Sidney and Asher spend the dog days of summer finding the ultimate ways to prank each other. And now, after their senior year, they’re determined to make it the most epic summer yet.

But their plans are thrown in sudden jeopardy when their feud causes their families to be kicked out of their beloved lake houses. Once in their new accommodations, Sidney expects the prank war to continue as usual. But then she gets a note—Meet me at midnight. And Asher has a proposition for her: join forces for one last summer of epic pranks, against a shared enemy—the woman who kicked them out.

Their truce should make things simpler, but six years of tormenting one another isn’t so easy to ignore. Kind of like the undeniable attraction growing between them.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Since Jessica Pennington released her debut, Love Songs and Other Lies, I have been a fan of her books. Love Songs was exactly my kind of story with love hate and a road trip, okay, music tour, and amazing characters, and her sophomore book, When Summer Ends, was a fantastic mix chemistry and sports and summer. I enjoyed both of them so much I couldn’t wait to meet her new characters in Meet Me at Midnight and let me tell you Jessica did not disappoint. Meet Me at Midnight was by far Pennington’s best work and you can feel her love for the story and the characters when you read it.

Meet Me at Midnight is about Sidney and Asher, two star swimmers that have spent their summers being neighbors and pranking each other for years. When it is finally the summer of their senior year they go too far and fins themselves in uncharted territory. Instead of being neighbors they end up staying in the same house. After years of pranking each other they decide it’s time to work together and prank the person that got them into this mess. But as the summer goes one Sidney and Asher realize things between them aren’t so black and white and that there may be something more behind their 6 years messing with each other.

What did I love most about Meet Me at Midnight? HOLY CHEMISTRY BATMAN! Sidney and Asher had some of the best chemistry I have seen written by Jessica. From page one you could see Asher was doing everything he could to get under Sidney’s skin. It was essentially like he was pulling her pigtails as a child to get her attention, and she was so clueless. They had that hate to love dynamic thing going on and it was oh so perfect. It was so easy to believe how they felt for each other and to understand how things went downhill for them. They were the perfect pair when they worked together yet also still had fun with each other.

Meet Me at Midnight is the perfect book to get you in the mood for summer or to make you yearn for those lazy days when you had not a care in the world. In you love hate to love, summer swoon romances this book is for you. I highly recommend reading all of Jessica’s books, but if you only pick up one to start Meet Me at Midnight is a great choice!

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