Midnighters #1: The Secret Hour

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Harper Collins, Mar 2, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 304 pages
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Nobody is safe in the secret hour.

Strange things happen at midnight in the town of Bixby, Oklahoma.

Time freezes.

Nobody moves.

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 Midnighters. Each one has a different power that is strongest at midnight: Seer, Mindcaster, Acrobat, Polymath. For years the Midnighters and the dark creatures have shared the secret hour, uneasily avoiding one another. All that changes when the new girl with an unmistakable midnight aura appears at Bixby High School.

Jessica Day is not an outsider like the other Midnighters. She acts perfectly normal in every way. But it soon becomes clear that the dark creatures sense a hidden power in Jessica . . . and they're determined to stop her before she can use it.

A story of courage, shadowy perils, and unexpected destiny, the secret hour is the first volume of the mesmerizing Midnighters trilogy by acclaimed author Scott Westerfeld.

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Wonderful series by great author!

User Review  - Ri72chan - Borders

I read the Midnighters Series after I read the Uglies Series, also by Scott Westerfeld. He's a great author and I loved these books so much! I couldn't stop reading Midnighters and it definetly kept ... Read full review

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User Review  - CA101 - Borders

The Midnighters Scott Westerfeld Upon moving to Bixby, Oklahoma, fifteen-year-old Jessica Day learns that she is a part of a special group born at the stroke of midnight who can roam the town at a ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Scott Westerfeld is the author of ten books for young adults, including Peeps, The Last Days, and the Midnighters trilogy. He was born in Texas in 1963, is married to the Hugo-nominated writer Justine Larbalestier, and splits his time between New York and Sydney. His latest book is Extras, the fourth in the bestselling Uglies series.