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Grade 6-10–Moving when you're in high school is difficult enough, especially when your parents can't seem to hold their own lives together and your younger sister is being more obnoxious than usual. However, for 15-year-old Jessica Day, these concerns pale when bizarre things start to happen and she discovers that she now has unwanted magical powers. Part science fiction, part horror story, this novel is the first in a series about the midnighters, a select group of individuals whose birth at the stroke of midnight gives them the special ability to move about in a mysterious 25th hour. As Jessica takes her place among these extraordinary teens, she must battle the increasingly dangerous slithers and other darklings that have suddenly become more violent and aggressive. The story is exciting and the writing compelling. Gaps in the account will not bother readers, who will be totally absorbed by the paranormal elements as well as the intriguing characters, and who will be eagerly awaiting the next book.–Sharon Grover, Arlington County Department of Libraries, VA
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'Kept me reading way past midnight!' Garth Nix 'Fast-paced and spooky - a good read for the dark hours' Ursula K. Le Guin 'Intriguing and provocative. The sequels will be worth waiting for.' Locus --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Editorial Reviews
Scott Westerfeld is an amazing writer/author for both adults and teens.Published 1 month ago by Piper Lee
An extremely well-written YA novel. I never read a book by this author before, but after I read The Secret Hour, I have become a fan. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Paranormal Ink
I have had this book for a long time and was excited to finally get to read it. This is the first book in the Midnighters series by Westerfeld and is one of the few Westerfeld... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Karissa Eckert
Very interesting concept, and a good young adult novel. I am intrigued enough by the concept to overlook a lot of the typical teen angst that is so often present, and will most... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alcinnon
One of the first Series of books By Scott westerfeld I encountered, The Midnighters Series is one of the best I've read by him. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Meghan Dawson
Good read for teens but I was not too impressed. I had a hard time connecting with this book. It did not have the "can't put me down" effect that I love so much.Published 11 months ago by Leska Sparks
interesting read throughout. loved it.
refreshing, well written characters and a compelling storyline that kept me hooked. I was drawn in to the blue time