Meet Me at Midnight - Jessica Pennington | Spoiler Free Book Review

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I am a huge romance reader if you couldn't already tell, and in the summer months, I find myself reading a lot more young adult than I do during the rest of the year. This book has been on my radar for a while thanks to Goodreads and I am so glad I ordered a copy! 
Meet Me at Midnight - Jessica Pennington | Spoiler Free Book Review

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.

My Review

Like I mentioned at the beginning of the post, I don't read a lot of YA. I used to read a tonne of it and this book definitely has me wanting to read more! I cannot say enough good things about this book, I loved it! I was enjoying it that much that I actually forced myself to put it down when I got to around 200 pages to make it last longer...that never happens! 

This is the perfect summer young adult romance. Sidney and Asher compliment each other so well in their differences and balance each other out. I related to Sidney in a lot of ways, I am such a worrier and always jump to the worst-case scenarios like she does in the book. And their sort of hate for each other is realistic. I loved their pranks on each other while they spent the summers together at the lake in neighbouring houses. One of my favourite moments in the book was at the beginning when Asher went out with Sidney on the boat so she could get some swim practise in and he just starts rambling to her because he thinks she couldn't hear him, too cute! 

The pranks were hilarious and extra but I couldn't get enough. I am really glad they didn't overrun the book as it would have been too much otherwise. This book gets some comparisons to The Hating Game which is one of my all-time favourite adult romances and I definitely see it! I really liked how this book was written and set out with the chapters being 'Day x' of summer so you could keep track of how time was passing. This is dual perspective and you could easily tell the difference between their viewpoints. This was such a fun and easy read! There were some unexpected elements to this book that I wasn't expecting that made me love it even more but I will keep it spoiler-free! 

Meet Me at Midnight by Jessica Pennington is available here



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