Review| Meet Me at Midnight – Jessica Pennington

When I first heard about Meet Me at Midnight I knew I needed this book! I don’t think I need to tell you how excitedI was when my request for an ARC was approved on Netgalley! After loving Love Songs & Other Lies, Jessica Pennington became an autobuy/read author.

Meet Me at Midnight releases on April 7th and I decided to post my review a bit early to get the word out there. I’m excited for other people to read this book. A big thanks to the author, Netgalley and Tor Teen for providing me with an ARC to read and review!

Review| Meet Me at Midnight – Jessica Pennington

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.

Meet Me at Midnight by Jessica Pennington
Published by Tor Teen on 07/04/2020
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 336
Format: ARC
Source: Netgalley


Meet Me at Midnight is the perfect summer read and makes me wish I was sitting at the lake on a nice sunny day right now. The world is a crazy place at the moment and a book like this is the perfect escape. Jessica Pennington wrote such a fun enemies to lovers story and left me wanting more.

Our main characters Sidney and Asher have been spending the summer together for quite a few years, because their families vacation together at the same lake houses for quite some time. These summers have been filled with pranks and not leaving each other alone. I have to say these pranks made me laugh: Kool-aid in the shower, lemonade on bed sheets and so many other things. Let’s say these two put thought in teasing each other. That is until the pranking goes too far.

Once the families are forced to live together, things change and a truce is called. Sidney and Asher slowly start working together, even if it takes time. I think this was my favorite part of the book. Both of their characters start to change and feelings start to develop. Maybe they don’t have to be enemies? It was refreshing that there was already a lot of history and that glimpses in the past showed us more of these characters.

“You scare me because you’re basically one big heartbreak waiting to happen. You’re like all of my relationship fears wrapped in one pretty package.”

Asher and Sidney were an interesting duo. This summer was full of change, because they were headed off to college. What would happen after this year? It was fun to see both characters slowly deveop and open up. Even if Sidney really got on my nerves quite often. She really runs from her emotions and while part of me understands her, at times it rubbed me the wrong way, haha. Sidney’s character is consistent throughout the book, so that’s why it didn’t have any affect on my rating.

Asher was my favorite character from the start. Even if he seemed a bit full of himself, there was so much more. To me he was a perfect book boyfriend. Asher was sweet, sensitive and pretty romantic. I loved how much he tried fighting for love no matter how hard he got pushed away. For Asher this summer was more than just pranking. It was also time for him to stand up to his father and say what he wants.

All in all, Meet Me at Midnight was such a fast and fun read! I definitely see myself re-reading this in the future! Maybe on the beach with the sun shining!

Meet Me at Midnight was such a fun book to read! I definitely think this will be a perfect summer read for a lot of people. I can’t wait to see what this author gives us next!! What is your favorite contemporary book at the moment? I can never get enough!

4 thoughts on “Review| Meet Me at Midnight – Jessica Pennington

  1. I’m so glad that you enjoyed Jessica’s book! I’m about a third of the way done with it and loving it so far!

  2. This sounds like it could be really good. I love the fact that there’s more to Asher than just the pranks and fighting for love.

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