Midnighters #2: Touching Darkness

Midnighters #2: Touching Darkness

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The Midnighters of Bixby, Oklahoma, know that their town is full of secrets. These five teenagers are the only ones who know about the mysterious hour at midnight when the world freezes, except for them and the creatures that inhabit the darkness. But they do not know why earlier generations of Midnighters all disappeared, or why they are now the only Midnighters in town. As they learn more about the secret hour's twists and turns, they uncover terrifying mysteries woven into the very fabric of Bixby's history, and a conspiracy that touches both the midnight hour and the world of daylight. At the same time, the Midnighters' own secrets start to emerge, including some that were never meant to come to light, changing the fragile dynamics among the five. This time Jessica Day is not the only Midnighter in mortal danger, and if the group can't find a way to come together, they could lose one of their own -- forever. A tale of betrayal, horrifying revelations, and powerful alliances, touching darkness is the second volume of the riveting Midnighters trilogy by acclaimed author Scott Westerfeld.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 132.1 x 210.8 x 33mm | 521.64g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 006051955X
  • 9780060519551

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Second installment of the Midnighters trilogy. Jessica Day has finally discovered her powers and now she knows why the Darklings were out to get her. She,out of all the midnighters, possesses powers strong enough to KILL darklings with common household utensils, like a flashlight. After thousands of years comes along Jessica who can bring technology and fire INTO the secret hour, something the darklings greatly feared. Just like how darklings manipulate peoples nightmares, Jessica is bringing their nightmares to their sanctuary. The reason why the darklings had created the secret hour has diminished all thanks to jessica. Ever since Jessica discovered her powers and the darklings attempt to kill her was a fail, they have decided to leave her alone. In this installment, not only is Jessica in danger but ALL Midnighters are at the risk of becoming extinct. Surprisingly, the cause of this extinction is not darklings but mere humans. The Midnighters fear there are some people out there who know about the existence of the "secret hour" and to top this, they know a whole lot more than the Midnighters. Melissa will become better at manipulating her mindcasting powers. Jessica will become the unstoppable Flame-bringer. Jonathan will apply his knowledge of physics to enhance the "flying experience". Dess will stumble upon a gadget which will take numbers to a whole new level.But Rex will discover there is a lot more to the lore than meets the eye. Rex will come to know that even though lore does not lie, their answer to the plot holes in the lore lies within Bixby's Daylighters(people) history. All Midnighters will learn something unpredictable occurred to the past generation of Midnighters 50 years ago which made them all disappear, the same way these 5 are about to now. The second installment is very fast paced and picks up right after the first one halted. In my opinion, it is better than the first because it has a greater mystery aspect to it. Relationships will be taken to a new level. Secrets about the secret hour will be revealed. Of course, unlike the first one, this one doesn't take time building up the plot, getting into the story, developing characters and setting; but goes right into the main plot.show more
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