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Blue Noon

(Midnighters #3)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  16,396 ratings  ·  869 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.

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Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 6th 2007 by Eos (first published March 1st 2006)
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Jan 26, 2008 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 rated it it was amazing
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Beryl S.K.
Feb 28, 2010 rated it it was ok
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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
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!

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May 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Hang onto anything close by because this trilogy is more than meets the eye. I have have a longer review on my book blog page: ...more
Alex Kramer
Oct 11, 2018 rated it liked it
I’m torn between how I actually feel about this book. Part of me feels like it was great but then the other part of me thought it wasn’t really needed. There was a point where I had gotten really annoyed with Jess and her persistent need to have everything her way. There was another point at the end where I was nothing but confused. Are Melissa, Johnathon, and Jess leaving? Who’s leaving?! What happened?!

The ending was really confusing. Overall, I guess it was a pretty good conclusion to the tr
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

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
Nov 15, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, fiction
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. ...more
Third and presumably final book of Midnighters. Not one of Westerfeld's better books or better series. This one in particular felt rushed that it did have a true actual ending. The characters kept on making annoying choices rather than interesting or smart choices. And the story took a long time building until it finally started rushing, so I suppose the pacing was a bit off. But it was a fast read. 3.5 of 5. ...more
A bittersweet ending to this unique trilogy.

Having gotten used to their secret hour, the Midnighters are thrown for a loop when the blue hour arrives during the day. Soon their fears are realized when they figure out that the rip between worlds is failing, and there may be no way to stop it and keep the monsters out.

I liked the flow of this one. New elements were thrown in that threw our crew for a loop and it was fun to watch them try to figure out what was going on. But we also got to see the
Angi M
Jun 08, 2009 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
Dec 30, 2008 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 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
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
Veronica Morfi
May 26, 2011 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!
Kenzie Kathleen
Mar 02, 2012 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.
Catarina Viegas
The end of this series was, again a 3 stars read. It's nothing amazing or groundbreaking (maybe it was when it was written). The premise is interesting but there's always something missing to make this more than just an "okay" book.

The ending left me quite disappointed. I would've prefer a sadder, but more realistic, ending.
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’m kind of glad this didn’t have a total happily-ever-after.
This series’ concept is so cool and different, I loved it.
I particularly liked Dess, the polymath.
Kritika Rag
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My only complaint is it shouldn't ended up here. There should be more. ...more
This was probably my favorite book of the entire series. The midnighters work together to defeat the darkling threat once and for all. Really crazy stuff starts happening and the conclusion to the series is very satisfying though a bit sad. I would love to have had an epilogue just detailing what happened to everyone afterwards. The pacing of the book was great and kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. Really enjoyed this series and may try others by Westerfeld in the future.
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
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Sella Malin
Oct 28, 2008 rated it really liked it
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Feb 24, 2009 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
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Emma Lauren
Dec 11, 2012 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
Jan 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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Feb 16, 2015 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
Apr 01, 2008 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
Nov 11, 2008 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
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Scott Westerfeld is a New York Times bestselling author of YA. He is best known for the Uglies and Leviathan series. His current series, IMPOSTORS, returns to the world of Uglies.

The next book in that series, MIRROR'S EDGE, comes out April 6, 2021.

Other books in the series

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

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