Review: Meet me at Midnight by Jessica Pennington

This has been a long time coming, oh my gosh, but finally sharing my review for Meet me at Midnight by Jessica Pennington.

meet me at midnight

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Pages: 336
Pacing: Normal
Publisher: Tor Teen
Published: April 7th 2020

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.  – synopsis from Goodreads

How much do you hate me right now.” 

I think it’s safe to say that I am a super fan of Jessica Pennington. I will read anything that she puts out there no matter the genre. I love her writing and though I often say I struggle with YA contemporary just because I have trouble relating to the characters I don’t have any trouble at all with Jessica’s writing. Meet Me at Midnight was another solid book for her. I might even say it’s possible my favourite that she’s written.

Meet Me At Midnight was so much fun. I love that it was in the same universe as her two first books and don’t worry you don’t have to have read them this is not a series. It just takes place at the same resort as the last book. And there’s a cameo but besides that you are good to read this one as is. If you are familiar with her writing this one is just like her other two, told in a dual POV and showcases one of my favourite trope: ennemies to lovers because I am that basic B, lol. The prank feud between Sydney and Asher was so great. I’m not sure where she got all the ideas but some of them are hilarious.

Jessica is an amazing romance author. I swear I become giddy like a 14 year old girl when I read her novels. She has this type of prose that mixes banter and sensitivity that I just love. You always end up rooting for the characters to be together. She is always my go-to for summer reads and as I mentionned earlier this is probably my favourite book of hers.

If you are a fan of Kasie West’s books, please do yourself a favour and check out Jessisca’s books, I swear you won’t regret it. Perfect read for a lazy Summer day.


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