Thursday, September 22, 2011
Book Review: Blue Noon
Book: Blue Noon (Midnighters #3)
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Favorite character: Still Dess. She's just so nerdy and bad-ass.
Plot: (From Goodreads)
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.
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.
First of all, there are possible spoilers for the first two books in this review, I try to avoid them, sometimes it's impossible, though. So if you haven't read the first two, maybe you shouldn't read this review.
I really enjoyed this book. I think it was a really good ending to this series, I really enjoyed it. I mean, I had some problems with it, but I've resigned myself to just accepting it. As I'm sure you saw, Dess remains my favorite character. I did like that Jessica's younger sister, Beth, played a bigger part in this.
The whole series, overall, I really enjoyed. The characters are real, not all lovable. I'd definitely suggest this series, it's not perfect, but it is really good. And Scott Westerfeld's writing is really good.