the darklings will hunt once againThe 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 school stops. Cheerleaders are frozen in midair, teachers brought to a standstill. Everything is the haunted blue color of the midnight hour.The Midnighters can't understand what's happening, but as they scramble for answers, they discover that the walls between the secret hour and real time are crumbling. Soon the dark creatures will have a chance to feed after centuries of waiting, unless these five teenagers can find a way to stop them. A desperate race against time, a mind-blowing mystery of paranormal logic, a tale of ancient evil and spine-chilling sacrifice: blue noon is the exhilarating third volume in the Midnighters series by acclaimed author Scott Westerfeld.
- Hardback | 378 pages
- 142.2 x 210.8 x 38.1mm | 453.6g
- 01 Mar 2006
- New York, NY, United States
Our customer reviews
The third and final installment picks up after a week or so from the second installment. The main plot of this installment is the sudden emergence of the "blue time" right in the middle of the DAY. Thats right, the secret hour is happening OUTSIDE of midnight now. This suspense leaves the 5 Midnighters restless and drives them to find answers. The secret hour is finally "ripping" coming into normal time, where the darklings will hunt again after a millennium of starvation. A "rip" is basically a contortion between blue time and regular time, joining the Darkling world with the human world. Now, its in the hands of these 5 Midnighters to save Bixby, or possibly the world,because now thousands of lives are stake. The two couple(s) relationship becomes stronger, leaving Dess feel lonelier than ever. This was the most emotional installment because each and every character makes a sacrifice towards the end to save the world, but one sacrifice will leave your jaw-dropped and eyes popped. Sometimes one life is worth sacrificing to save lives of thousands. The significance of Halloween will be explained and so will the purpose of the Midnighters. This is a dramatic piece and a thrilling page-turner, filled with action, adventure and romance. A battle takes place towards the end with an unpredictable conclusion.Out of all three, this one had the most action. I really wished Scott Westerfeld had written an alternate ending because I prefer "Happily Ever Afters", thats the true END to me. Oh well, not all stories have a happy ending, just like life doesn't always have a happy ending. In a way i am glad for this ending because it reminds me of the imperfect reality and world we live in. Sometimes made-up stories mess with your mind soo much that a person loses hope each time life doesn't go there way.show moreby JiYa