MIDNIGHTERS #3: BLUE NOON by Scott Westerfeld
Kirkus Star


Age Range: 13 - 15
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Midnighter Jessica and her friends can’t prevent the world from changing forever in this thrilling conclusion to the trilogy. In Bixby, Okla., those lucky enough to be born at midnight have access to the blue time, that secret hour between 11:59 and midnight in which most of the world is frozen. But lately, the blue time has been occurring without warning during the day. Worse, the frozen hour is fracturing, and normal humans will soon be in danger from the darkling monsters that roam at midnight. The midnighters’ friendship might be splintering, as well: Melissa’s new abilities frighten her friends; Jonathan thinks the coming apocalypse might be worthwhile if he can use his midnighter powers more; and Rex, now half-darkling, hankers after human flesh. Dess, meanwhile, realizes the algebra of midnight is more complex than even her polymath powers can easily comprehend. Even if they prevent the destruction of humanity, life—and the midnighters themselves—will be forever changed. A powerful climax smoothly ties together the complexities of this original and well-drawn world. (Fantasy. 13-15)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-06-051957-6
Page count: 384pp
Publisher: Eos/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2006


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