[Library ebook] The Secret Hour (Midnighters #1)
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#94924 in Books Harper Teen 2008-01-02 2005-03-01Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 6.75 x 4.25 x 1.00l, .41 #File Name: 0060519533304 pagesThe Secret Hour | File size: 72.Mb Scott Westerfeld : The Secret Hour (Midnighters #1) before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised The Secret Hour (Midnighters #1): 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. What will the next book hold for these exciting characters?By Marcella EppersonA wonderful book that will entrance all in its mind pleasing description of the wonderful midnight world. The nightlings fighting to destroy their soon to be greatest enemy, a simple 15 year old girl, Jessica Day. The characters each holding onto a special gift. A Seer, a Mindcaster, a Polymath, and an Acrobat. All of these things will help them find Jessica's gift, and protect her from the nightlings. But along with unraveling the mystery of Jessica Day, they also start to discover, and solve, other mysteries. Such as why they had never seen so many nightlings, or why it
seems that only their town can experience the true midnight. What will the next book hold for these exciting characters?5 of 5 people found the following review helpful. It's AlrightBy LindaI've gone into a reading addiction and this was one of the series that I had high hopes for. Unfortunately, it didn't enthrall me like other series (The Uglies, Matched, etc). I guess if I was a teenager I would have loved this novel, but being in my early twenties...this just wasn't for me. The novel lacked the maturity to keep me interested and was pretty straightforward on what was going to happen.Jessica Day moves to a new town and finds in the middle of the night (at midnight) that everything around her is frozen. At first it is fun and games, but then she is chased by monsters and is rescued by some other kids in her class. The other kids are weird and are different from Jessica. The story goes to see why she is so different from the rest and includes a few love triangles for good measure. The novel ends abruptly and at a somewhat cliffhanger. It is obvious this is going to be a series. I'm still debating at whether or not to give the series a second chance and continue reading it. My reservations are the romance moved way too quickly (not saying who cause I don't want to give away any more than that) and you never really get a feel for the characters. I never connected with Jessica and actually liked Dess better than any of them. The concept is intriguing - only a select few can move around at midnight and they each have their own special power.Overall, if you're interested in reading a novel for teens that explores a different concept that I haven't personally seen before then try out this book. If you're looking for something a bit more deep and with more than one dimensional characters, then maybe you should only get this if really bored.5 of 5 people found the following review helpful. Grabbed my attention.By Pixie Lynn WhitfieldFirst and foremost, I'd like to say that I'm probably one of the few people in this world who is not a big fan of Westerfeld's "Uglies" Series. I don't know why, but I just really couldn't get into it much. Then again, I only read the first book- and everyone keeps pushing me to continue on with that series, telling me that it gets better. I may or may not. I don't know yet.However, after reading The Secret Hour, the first book to Westerfeld's "Midnighters" Series, I thought this book was good- much better, in my opinion, than Uglies. Perhaps it was the story... or the unique descriptions. I can't say too much for the characters other than Dess. I didn't really find a fondness for many of the characters to be honest except for Dess- who I found quirky and interesting.The storyline was something I found original. A secret hour in a day, really 25 hours a day, people with special abilities, unusual creatures that fill this one hour.... It was certainly a plot unlike anything else I've read before at least, and I enjoyed that.I will continue with the series I'm sure. It's not likely a favorite- but a fast, enjoyable read nonetheless. And who knows? I may go ahead and give the "Uglies" Series another chance as well once I finish this. We'll have to see about that. This is the first book in New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfelds Midnighters series.A few nights after Jessica Day arrives in Bixby, Oklahoma, she wakes up at midnight to find the entire world frozen. For one secret hour each night, the town belongs to the dark creatures that haunt the shadows. And only a small group of peopleJessica includedis free to move about then. They are The Midnighters. The Secret Hour is the first book in the Midnighters trilogy, from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of the Uglies series. From School Library JournalGrade 6-10Moving 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 Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.From the Back CoverA few nights after Jessica Day arrives in Bixby, Oklahoma, she wakes up at midnight to find the entire world frozen, except for her and a few others who call themselves 'midnighters'. Dark things haunt this midnight hour dark things with a mysterious interest in Jessica. The question is ?hy; The Secret Hour is a compelling tale of dark secrets, midnight romance, eerie creatures, courage, destiny, and unexpected peril. About the AuthorScott Westerfeld is the author of ten books for young adults, including Peeps, The Last Days, and the Midnighters trilogy. He was born in Texas in 1963, is married to the Hugo-nominated writer Justine Larbalestier, and splits his time between New York and Sydney. His latest book is Extras, the fourth in the bestselling Uglies series.