Blue Noon (Midnighters, #3)
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Blue Noon (Midnighters #3)

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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 sc...more
Paperback, 378 pages
Published February 6th 2007 by Eos (first published 2005)
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Jan 26, 2008 Donalyn rated it 5 of 5 stars
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!
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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...more
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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!

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Beryl S.K.
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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...more
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...more
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
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.
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...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...more
Angi Machos
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
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 4 of 5 stars
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
Veronica Morfi
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!
Kenzie Kathleen
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.
Emma Lauren
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
Nov 17, 2008 Jill rated it 2 of 5 stars
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...more
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....more
Mitchel Broussard
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J. Kennedy

In Scott Westerfeld’s concluding novel readers are left more than satisfied. In his typical fashion the plot rises and falls ending in a crescendo. Midnight threatens the world. It’s expanding and daylighters are trapped in its web.
All of Bixby’s history is incomplete. Everything they thought they knew is threatened when certain facts come to light.

The darkness in Rex terrifies the group. Is Rex who they thought he was or is he becoming something else? Can the midnighters save the people that w...more
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Sella Malin
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Sofia Teixeira
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,...more
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
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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
Nataly Barakezyan
I chose this book because I wanted to finish the book trilogy. The midnighters are having an average day when everything goes blue. Midnight was slowly leaking into regular time because the darklings had created a "rip" in it. They go off to Madeline's house to figure it out, but Jessica can't go because she's still grounded. They figure out that the "rip" is making blue time leak into the real world. Jessica gets caught in a blue time zone and has to stay there or else she will burn in the sun....more
Jul 05, 2011 Amy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: fantasy
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I wasn't impressed with this book. I loved the first book when I read it years back, and I still thought it was pretty good when I read it again a few weeks ago. The idea of a "secret hour" is fascinating and I couldn't wait to read more about it, but this book... Well, it has it's interesting moments, I'll give it that, but overall, I found it rather boring and I ended up skimming through a lot of it just so I could quickly finish the series.

But, ugh, the ending... The ending sucked. I wasn't s...more
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Scott Westerfeld is a New York Times bestselling American-born author of YA sci-fi literature. He was born in the Texas and now lives in Sydney and New York City. In 2001, Westerfeld married fellow author Justine Larbalestier.
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