The Secret Hour (Midnighters #1)
Strange things happen at midnight in the town of Bixby, Oklahoma.
For one secret hour each night, the town belongs to the dark creatures that haunt the shadows. Only a small group of people know about the secret hour -- only they are free to move about the midnight time.
These people call themselves Mi...more
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Gah. This book was recommended by someone whose opinion I truly value, even if only because she knows absolutely everything about evety book ever written. So I guess I really wanted to like this book. I expected something huge, and I only got... something not-so-huge.
For starters, I like the whole premise of the 25th hour, I wouldn't have thought of it and I kinda wish I had, so there. Scott Westerfeld wins right there. Now. He shouldn't have named his characters something as epic as...more
I'm not really sure what to say about this book.
The premise is that there used to be 25 hours in the day and the 25th hour was removed from normal life by the creatures that make up our nightmares when we started to fight back. Now the creatures are only "alive" during that one lost hour, when everyone else is frozen. But people who were born at midnight are still alive/awake in the hour and can move about. They also have some cool power dur...more
When Jessica Day moves from Chicago to the small town of Bixby, Oklahoma, she’s expecting a change. But she never could’ve imagine a world like the one she finds herself in. because, in Bixby, there are 25 hours in the day. But normal humans don’t know of the secret hour- they simply freeze for one hour at midnight. Every night. They cannot tell that an hour has passed for the special few who can live in the extra hour. There people were born exa...more
Sono capitata per puro caso davanti a questo libro e quando ho letto brevemente la trama ho subito voluto leggerlo. Voglio dire.. una venticinquesima ora che scatta a mezzanotte? mostri scuri e un solo gruppo di ragazzi che può combatterli? ehi, Persona 3 è uno dei miei giochi preferiti da quand'è che è diventato un libro?
Solo che di Persona questo libro alla fin fine ha ben poco. L'idea di base è buona appunt...more
This bears about the same relationship to real speculative fiction that paranormal romance does. Which is to say, there may be conditions contrary to fact, but they don't provide a new perspective on the real world; they're just there to play certain roles in what might as well be a mundane story. The darklings might as well have been wolves or...more
The first book is introducing us to t...more
I guess i just waited WAY too long to read this one to make me really li...more
Menarik sih temanya..
Settingnya di Bixby, Oklahoma ..
Bayangin ada 1 jam extra setiap hari, tapi hanya orang-orang yang disebut MIDNIGHTERS yang mengalami.. di kota itu ada 4 midnighters..
Midnighters itu adalah orang2 yang lahirnya pas jam 12 malem..
Jadi selama 1 jam, semua orang "membeku", kecuali para midnighter dan darklings..
Darklings itu makhluk2 dari jaman ketika human itu masih jadi their breakfast .. jadi dari jaman bat...more
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Midnighters, May 17, 2007
A Kid's Review
Being born at midnight changed the rest of her life more than she could've ever imagined. Jessica Day, who recently moved to Bixby, Oklahoma, started having weird "dreams" when she came. Her first one happened when she woke up at the stroke of midnight and everything was frozen still. She ventures outside and the raindrops looked like diamonds in the sky until she touched it and they fell. She felt as if th...more
Here's the thing:
This book was fortunate that it reminded me of a beloved episode of "Eerie, Indiana" that I enjoyed as a kid ("The Lost Hour," about daylight savings = awesome).
This book was less fortunate that it reminded me the Uglies series, also written by Mr. Westerfield. (Flying with Jonathan = hoverboarding. And I super-hate hoverboarding.)
This book was fortunate that I had a 12th grade A.P. Literature teacher that made me rip apart Joyce...more
Set in modern day Bixby, Oklahoma, the series starts out ma...more
This book has many moments that leave you wondering what will happen next. Jessica Day is a 15 year old girl and she moves to Bixby with her family. On the first night Jessica spends in Bixby she has a really weird but realistic dream. The second night...more
I loved the premise of a secret 25th hour in the day - I know there are definitely days when I have wished for just a little more time in the day (or even just an...more
But there are other creatures that exist in the secret hour as well. Darklings, and slithers. They usually don't attack, but when Jessica Day shows up and realizes that she's a midnighter, the darklings and slithers come for her the minute they sense her presence.
I really enjoyed this book. The idea is incredibly intriguing, and I liked the descriptions of focus/out of focus, the kids' purple eyes, the wondrous flying, the injections of humor, and the beautiful nig...more
The Midnighters series is about a small group of teens who have a strange talent. During the hour of midnight, in certain places in the world (such as Bixby, Oklahoma from the book) select people can roam in what's considered the "blue" time. Everyone else become still, unaware of monsters roaming around them.
These select few also gain abilities, some of which can be used outside the blu...more
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