Blog Tour (Review): Meet Me At Midnight by Jessica Pennington

Tor Teen
Tor/Forge
On Sale: 04/07/2020

Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Tor Teen (April 7, 2020)

ISBN: 9781250187666

Praise for MEET ME AT MIDNIGHT

“Sweet and real, and fans of Sarah Dessen or Meg Cabot will find themselves hoping these pranksters find true love. With a light romance, humor, and summers full of swimming, parties, and bonfires, this is a perfect beach read.” —School Library Journal

“Pennington crafts two believable teens ensnared in a hate-to-love romance that is addictingly enjoyable. The comedic matchup between Sidney, a meticulous overthinker, and the charming yet snarky Asher will have readers rooting for the duo. A steamy, prank-filled summer romance that readers will devour.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Does Jessica Pennington have a PhD in chemistry? Because the sparks were FLYING! Meet Me at Midnight is full of wit and romance, with a plot that kept me guessing and characters that I couldn’t help but root for.” ―Lauren Morrill, author of Meant to Be

“A swoony, snarky, perfect romance, set during the summer before college when anything (even falling for your sworn enemy…) is possible. A must-read for YA romance fans!” ―Kerry Winfrey, author of Things Jolie Needs to Do Before She Bites It and Waiting for Tom Hanks

“Meet Me at Midnight is the young adult answer to The Hating Game, set at a picturesque Michigan lake house. Readers will fall for Asher and Sidney as they figure out if they’re better as sworn enemies, friends, or much more. A fantastic addition to any romance lover’s shelf!” ―Christina June, author of It Started with Goodbye and No Place Like Here

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.

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I received a copy of Meet Me at Midnight for an honest review. What follows is my opinion and mine alone. There was no compensation for this review.
At the beginning of this year, I had told myself I was going to do only two review books a month. However, the moment I saw this was a Jessica Pennington book, I jumped at the chance to review it for the blog tour. Seriously, this woman is my new YA Contemporary romance go-to.
I fell in love with Love Songs and Other Lies, was invested in this reading relationship with When Summer Ends, and now I know that our reader/author relationship is solidified with Meet Me at Midnight. Not that I know Jessica Pennington, just so you know.
Her characters are always easy to relate to. They feel human and people I would want to hang out with. I especially relate to Sidney with her overthinking nature. This is me. And Asher with his quick smirk and sneaky calculations, I see my husband. Honestly, I can’t help but smile whenever I read a Pennington book and I always seem to see my own relationship with my husband (though we never knew each other in High School).
The writing is well done. The storyline is fun and devious. Each prank is inventive and I wouldn’t have thought about how they are done. I love the character’s dynamic and the history that blossoms into a romance.
All in all, it’s looking like anything with Jessica Pennington’s name is going to have an instant click from me.
Final Rating: 4/5
Photo Credit: Sheena Pearce

Jessica Pennington is no stranger to the combination of love and drama. She’s a wedding planner, after all. A writer since the age of ten—when she sought publication for her poem about a tree—Jessica likes the challenge of finding the humor in a sad situation or highlighting the awkwardness in a romantic one. She lives in a Michigan beach town suspiciously similar to the one in her novel, with her husband Josh and their son, Rory. Love Songs & Other Lies is her debut novel.

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