Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Blue Noon (Midnighters, #3)” as Want to Read:
Blue Noon (Midnighters, #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Blue Noon (Midnighters #3)

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  14,912 Ratings  ·  819 Reviews
The darklings will hunt once again.

The secret hour when time freezes arrives every night at midnight in Bixby, Oklahoma. It’s a dangerous time, when five teenagers are the only humans awake and dark creatures crawl out of the shadows, but at least the midnight hour is regular and predictable.

Until suddenly, the blue time comes ... in the middle of the day.

The noise of scho
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 6th 2007 by Eos (first published March 1st 2006)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Blue Noon, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Blue Noon

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jan 26, 2008 Donalyn rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of sci-fi and fantasy
Shelves: ya-fantasy
My only complaint about this book is that it is apparently the last of the series.

Man, Westerfeld is the master, but I am mad at him for leaving Jessica, and all of the fans of the Midnighters series hanging!
Jan 18, 2009 Naomi rated it it was amazing
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
ℂᖺαᖇᒪἷ℮ ⊰1017 &Tardis⊱
That was my reaction to this book. It was that good. THAT GOOD. No words can describe it!
shawn - excited
GIFS for the 1st time!!!

That was me literally.
I LOVE YOU MR. WESTERFELD!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE MY FAVORITE AUTHOR (this is the 9th book by him I've read)
The ending!

(view spoiler)
Jun 03, 2015 Erika rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2 stelle e mezzo.

Una fine deprimente per una saga che meritava tantissimo. Non so nemmeno cosa dire o come esprimere in maniera coerente cosa penso di questo libro. È stato troppo caotico, si è risolto tutto troppo in fretta. Non mi piace quando alcuni dei personaggi non ricevono la fine che meritano, nemmeno se sono personaggi per cui non impazzisco particolarmente.

Ecco le mie opinioni:
- I personaggi. Cos'è successo?! Erano tutti così interessanti, bizzarri, diversi... ma in questo libro mi è s
Beryl S.K.
Feb 28, 2010 Beryl S.K. rated it it was ok
Read more reviews here.

I guess that this book's biggest flaw is that its just a replay from the two others. By that I mean that the Midnighters search, go out and investigate, live their normal life, fight the Darklings until they realize they need to stop the big problem blocking their way. Surprise, this time they really need to save the world.

I honestly wanted to be done with this book. It dragged too long and because the story played out always in the same place, as in Bixby and its surround
In the final book of the Midnighter's trilogy, the blue time is beginning to fracture and fall apart. The five Midnighters, Dess, Jonathan, Jessica, Melissa and Rex are left scrambling, trying to find out why and prevent the entire world from becoming one big darkling buffet.

Like the other books this one is action-packed and rapid-paced from the first word to the last. We discover more about the lore and about the old Midnighter culture in Bixby. I loved the character development that has happe
Dec 30, 2008 Jean rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Wow, Midnighters ended with a bang; quite an apocolyptic wrap-up for the series. Perhaps I should have expected this, having read the Uglies series, but I guess it just seemed like such a contained story in the first book that it caught me by surprise to see things get so... big in this one.

Well, it was definitely action-packed and suspenseful. My favorite part of the book was watching Rex develop--he became by far the most interesting character in the whole story as he dealt with both his inter
Dec 29, 2009 Thomas rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
Blue Noon is the third and final installment of the Midnighter's trilogy. In this book the five teenagers that experience the secret hour begin to question everything they've believed in about Bixby's history as the town's secret hour and real time start to mesh together. As Halloween draws closer each Midnighter begins to fully feel the darklings anticipation to feast, and they have to band together one last time in order to protect all the innocent people who inhabit Bixby, Oklahoma from a tot ...more

My mood:


The characters:

Um, what? Okay, so mostly I just wanted to smack them. For the most part, they're stupid(Dess is smart but makes stupid decisions) annoying, frustrating, treat each other like crap, whiney. ARRRGGH. I got no enjoyment from reading about them.

Johnathan freaked me out. Seriously? You think that the blue time expanding and the darklings rampaging around, killing people, would be a good thing? All so that you can fly around all the time? JERK.

The cover:

Is that supposed to be
Veronica Morfi
May 26, 2011 Veronica Morfi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The final book of the series climaxes the action while one of the Midnighters is going through a huge change, he’s becoming a halfling, half-midnighter half-darkling. Also, mysteriously enough, time frozes in the middle of the day, leaving humans unprotected from the terrors of midnight. Finally, there is one last confrontation with the Darklings on the most dangerous midnight of them all, Halloween.

A grand finale! And a not so happy ending but none the less a great one!
Nov 15, 2008 Mindy rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, ya
What should have been the most exciting book to get through, was actually the hardest. There is so much of the story that is repetitive and predictable. The plot line sorta goes: normal life, whoa big revelation, normal life, scary darklings, Jessica to the rescue, discussion about previous night . . . on and on. It's like the plot points are on loop. Maybe it's just because I read all three books together.
I can't complain. I am satisfied with the way that this ended, though I can just imagine all of the possibilities that lay ahead. I'm not sure a fourth book would be good for this series, because I just kind of want what happens next to be left up to my imagination.

I got everything I wanted out of this book. The five main characters are all badass, the romance was still decent and neither detracted nor distracted from the plot.

I absolutely adore Jessica as a main character, too. She's so cool.
Angi M
Jun 08, 2009 Angi M rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasyadventure
I love this series, love the characters, but I have to say the ending totally sucks! Mr. Westerfeld blew it. It sounds like he got to a point where he was just sick of writing, sick of the story and wanted to move on to other things so he went to someone who had never read the stories, gave that person a quick recap and then asked how it should end and he said 'Ok, that'll do' and just walked away from it. The ending doesn't make any sense! It's like he never even met any of the characters befor ...more
Apr 01, 2008 Echo rated it it was amazing
What a gripping ending for a fantastic series! This book continued to surprise me with how much more can happen within this make-believe world the author has dreamed up. None of these books has been a re-hash of what happened or even made you feel like you were stuck in a loop that started way back when. I think each of the books could actually stand on its own as a gripping story, but is easier to really get deeply into as you read all of them.

I kind of hated the ending, but it was a very perf
May 22, 2012 Andy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In each of the books in this series, Scott Westerfeld has done a good job of taking the tension up another notch from the previous story. This time, the fate of the world hangs in the balance as the Midnighters work to try and stop the darklings from turning everyone they know and love (or at least tolerate) into a midnight smorgasboard. I've read the reviews that some other people have written regarding this book and the most consistent criticism I saw was how it ended. I, on the other hand, li ...more
Sep 07, 2007 Joe rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: readers of YA Lit
Though his third installment of the Midnighters series could have acceptably been the inevitable "third book" culminating in a predictable yet satisfying final battle, etc., Westerfield commendably arouses new interesting complexities and calls into question previously held assumptions of the series. The "secret hour", a twenty-fifth hour experienced only by the five midnighters and their darkling adversaries while the rest of the town is frozen in time, is driven out of balance and begins occur ...more
Kenzie Kathleen
Mar 02, 2012 Kenzie Kathleen rated it liked it
Book was pretty good but it felt pretty much the same as the first two. It was still fun but I was hoping for more.
I feel satisfied with this ending. Westerfeld's story idea was a good one--full of fantasy and horror and intrigue. His execution might not have been the best, but I was sold on the fantasy of it. There were a few things that bothered me with this novel--all of which were things that bothered me consistently with the others in this trilogy. But in the end, I felt good about it.

Here are a few things that bothered me:
The more I tried to think logically about what was happening, the more I saw hol
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Sella Malin
Oct 28, 2008 Sella Malin rated it really liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Sofia Teixeira
May 20, 2010 Sofia Teixeira rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Que Bixby era uma cidade especial, já nós sabiamos. Em Hora Secreta e No Limiar das Trevas, acontecimentos únicos decorreram nesta pequena porção de Oklahoma. O mundo para à meia-noite. Apenas algumas pessoas com capacidades únicas conseguem habitar nesta hora extra do dia, os Midnighters. Mas criaturas vis, também as há, e andam ansiosas para poderem viver mais que esta hora por dia.

No final do último livro, um dos midnighters sofreu sérias alterações. As suas atitudes e formas de ver o mundo,
May 14, 2012 Amy rated it really liked it
Shelves: need-to-buy
Well Westerfeld's signature twists and turns certainly didn't disappoint. I finally felt connected to the characters in this book. I really liked watching Rex's transformation and I actually grew to like Melissa, not completely though. haha. I think Dess is my favorite character. I loved her dialogue and her interactions with the other Midnighters. To be honest, Jess and Johnathan kind of got on my nerves at times. They were just too...lame teenagerish (I made a new word) acting for me. I don't ...more
Jul 05, 2011 Amy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Feb 24, 2009 Pandora rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
Finised the series. I skipped read the last book just so I could see how the series would end and if the third book would redeem the first two. It didn't. In fact the book ended up worse than I thought it would. One misgiving about this book is not the book's fault but, it is on the Middle School list which I find totally wrong. The biggest problem though I do have with the book is that there is not one decent adult or adult like character in any of the three books. Even The Outsiders by SE Hint ...more
Mitchel Broussard
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Jun 01, 2009 Runa rated it it was amazing
Now here is a man who knows how to end a series with a bang, quite literally. While some of the incessant recapping gets to be incredibly annoying, the plot is moved along really well. You know the characters now, so the things they do make more sense, although Rex & Melissa, v. 2.0's characters are still gradually being advanced. Much like Breaking Dawn, I love how the focus is on logic vs. 'let's go kill things!' Things are thought out, plans are made, and it all involves actually thought ...more
Emma Lauren
Dec 11, 2012 Emma Lauren rated it it was ok
Blue Noon by Scott Westerfeld was the third and final installment in the Midnighters Trilogy, and frankly, was boring. I could have lived without the entire first two hundred pages of the book, and just went into the main storyline. And the side plots about Rex becoming more darkling than human, and Melissa becoming a better mindcaster, were utterly worthless. I mean, if you want to do some character development, at least have the development lead to something.. The most interesting character in ...more
Feb 16, 2015 Enzo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I am able to put another great series by Scott Westerfeld down. The Midnighters series is really fun and its last volume is really fun, filled with action and even more Blue time which is the best part of the novels.
We see our heroes almost beaten in the previous novel now fighting for their lives. Each Midnighter gets to that point were they start thinking they will lose but its by acting as a team that they have prevailed in the past. But will that hold true this time around? When even mor
Jan 10, 2009 Mandy rated it it was amazing
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Nov 11, 2008 Jill rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: To those who want to see what happens in the series :)
Shelves: fantasy, series
OK, I hate to admit it, but this series got a little boring to me. I really enjoyed the first book because I thought it was a really cool idea, the second was still pretty good, and then the third book got a little slow -- but I had to see how it ended, so I finished it. The author didn't give it a definite ending, so if he writes another book I'm bound to read it too, just because I'm really concerned about a couple of the characters.

The author didn't totally make me LOVE the characters, but I
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Scott Westerfeld ...: Blue Noon- Book 3 1 2 Jul 19, 2014 11:25AM  
Goodreads Librari...: Wrong Page Numbers listed/wrong cover shown 4 35 Jan 10, 2013 09:16PM  
midnighters 3 11 53 Dec 11, 2012 01:52PM  
Unfair to Adults 2 45 Sep 22, 2012 11:35PM  
  • Soul Enchilada
  • Voices in the Dark (The Last Descendants, #2)
  • Magic Lessons (Magic or Madness, #2)
  • The Dark (Guardians of Time, #2)
  • Storm Thief
  • The Good Ghouls' Guide to Getting Even (Beth Frasier #1)
  • Circus of the Darned (Ben and Fran, #2)
  • Crashed (Cold Awakening, #2)
  • Moon Demon (Daughters of the Moon, #7)
  • Cross Your Heart, Connie Pickles
  • Soul of the Bride (Charmed, #9)
  • Beauty and the Bully
  • Golden (Golden, #1)
  • Savannah Grey
  • Dragon Secrets (OutCast, #2)
  • Ironside (Modern Faerie Tales, #3)
  • Necropolis (The Gatekeepers, #4)
  • Devilish
Scott Westerfeld is a New York Times bestselling author of YA. He was born in the Texas and now lives in Sydney and New York City. In 2001, Westerfeld married fellow author Justine Larbalestier.

He is best know for the Uglies and Leviathan series, and his next book, Afterworlds, comes out September 23, 2014.

His book Evolution's Darling was a New York Times Notable Book, and won a Special Citation f
More about Scott Westerfeld...

Other Books in the Series

Midnighters (3 books)
  • The Secret Hour (Midnighters, #1)
  • Touching Darkness (Midnighters, #2)

Share This Book

“Fifteen!" Dess's distant cry reached him. "Where the hell are you, Rex? Ten. You're-an-idiot-nine, get-back-here-eight, you-dimwit-seven...” 43 likes
“Maybe kissing is sort of like nature's coffee.
More quotes…