Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner

Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee by [Zentner, Jeff]

How I Read It: Print

Dates Read: 5/8/19-5/11/19

I have had this book sitting on my loveseat for about 2 months now figuring that I would get to it when I get to it. After reading all the Fredrik Backman books (*cough, cough* go read all those reviews I busted my butt on), I wanted to read something a little less serious and a little more fun. I’m not sure I did that, but it was still a fun read nonetheless.

This book follows Josie and Delia, high school seniors who run a public access TV show called, you guessed it, Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee. This show is essentially a way to encourage people to watch the WORST horror movies (and I mean they could probably pass as a comedy rather than a horror movie) known to man. The first show of the book includes an incredibly handsome MMA fighter (I have zero references as for what a MMA fighter looks like, but I am just going to picture Aaron Judge) who just so happens to think Josie is THE ONE. You know, that magical one that everyone talks about, love of your life, etc. While that situation develops, Delia is faced with a dilemma over whether to open up a line of communication with her estranged father. When the opportunity arises to both increase production value for the show and for Delia to see her father after 10 years, Josie and Delia go to Orlando, FL. And from there it gets weird.

Firstly, the sass was on a whole ‘nother level and I LOVE IT. I am the person that is reminded EVERY SINGLE DAY that I am a “sassypants” by my manager, so you know I am all about that sass. Secondly, the love story was perfect (including the Italian kissing your fingers and opening your hand motion (P.S. is there a word for that? Because I literally sat here doing it over and over again to try and find a way of describing this motion)). This is how you write a love story. Thirdly, I love Delia with a passion. All I wanted to do was hug her, tell her it would be alright, and be her best friend.

I would give this book 5 out of 5 (I sat here, tried to find a reason that I might not like this book and I just couldn’t find one). If you guys have any thoughts or ideas, feel free to leave a comment, say something on my social medias at @elizabooksblog, or email me at elizabethslick@elizabethsbookstore.blog. And as always, I will see you all in the next book!

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