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The Secret Hour (Midnighters #1) (original 2004; edition 2008)

by Scott Westerfeld (Author)

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Title:The Secret Hour (Midnighters #1)
Authors:Scott Westerfeld (Author)
Info:HarperTeen (2005), Edition: Reprint, 304 pages
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The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld (2004)

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    Hollow City by Ransom Riggs (BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: Both of these suspenseful, atmospheric fantasy series follow teens with disturbing powers as they band together to fight against evil. Miss Peregrine includes spooky vintage photos and has a creepier tone than the fast-paced Midnighters.… (more)
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This series sucked me right in from the beginning. Awesome mix of elements, nice word play and just all around spooky. I'm actually already a third of the way through the second book ( )
  Melissalovesreading | Feb 18, 2019 |
I loved the concept of this book (having enjoyed how I'd seen a similar concept play out in the game Persona 3, though preliminary research indicates neither influenced the other), so I decided to give it a try. I was really impressed at the way the story played out. The supernatural elements seemed to be well thought out, as did the characterizations of the teenagers. The ending of the book wasn't as strong as I had hoped it would be, but since this is the first in a trilogy, I expect that books two and three progress pretty strongly. Definitely an enjoyable read, and I'll definitely be picking up Midnighters 2 & 3 in the near future! ( )
  Caltania | Apr 26, 2018 |
3.5 stars. A fun YA. My teen would probably enjoy it more than I did. ( )
  Janellreads | Oct 18, 2017 |
Che dire di questo primo volume dei Diari della Mezzanotte? È un libro particolare e assolutamente degno della bravura di Scott Westerfeld.

Ho atteso molto prima di acquistare il primo volume, prendendolo e riposandolo ogni volta… Non so precisamente perchè ma, credo, lo vedessi un po’ come un libretto di poco spessore.

Alla fine mi sono convinta, diciamo in un momento di stizza, e l’ho acquistato. Se devo essere sincera non me ne sono pentita. Certo, è una lettura piuttosto leggera rispetto a quelle a cui sono abituata ma non posso non esaltare l’originalità pressoché assoluta di questo scrittore. Non c’è che dire l’idea di una 25° ora che ripiega su e stessa in cui gli ‘oscuri’ si nascondono e tornano ad essere i predatori che erano sempre stati fin dalla preistoria è affascinante e coinvolgente.

Ho impiegato due giorni per leggere questo libro che, anche se corto per i miei standard (appena 230 pagine), ha saputo tenermi incollata alle sue pagine per tutta una notte ed una mattinata. Volevo capirci di più, volevo riuscire a capire cosa nascondessero questi ragazzi che snobbavano così tanto i ‘normali’ e beh, tanto di cappello!

Ho adorato questa piacevole lettura e senza dubbio comprerò il secondo, già in vendita. Dess, con il suo carisma, la sua mente logica e matematica ed la sua forza insaporita da una leggera punta di strafottenza è una dei personaggi che ho ‘gustato’ (per rimanere in tema) di più. Senza dubbio un altro personaggio che ho amato è Rex, non so perché, ma i suoi occhi mi affascinano da morire come il suo modo di prendere tutto con estrema serietà, là fuori non è un gioco e lui e Malissa lo hanno imparato sulla loro pelle. Loro, si può dire che siano stati i primi mightnaiters, coloro che hanno studiato la 25° ora senza nessuno alle loro spalle e dunque anche quelli più prudenti che cercano, a modo loro, di proteggere Dess, Jessica e, sì, anche Jonathan. Per quanto riguarda l’inquadratura del personaggio ho trovato ancora poco chiara proprio la taciturna e nervosa Malissa.

Come ho già detto, questo primo volume dei ‘Diari della Mezzanotte’ è, chiaramente, una sorta di introduzione che ha raccontato gli eventi in modo veloce, forse anche troppo per i miei gusti, ma non tralasciando nulla di essenziale. Vedremo con i prossimi. ( )
  Nasreen44 | Jun 8, 2017 |
The Secret Hour is the first book in the Midnighters series. I really liked this book. Jessica Day (perfect name) moves into Bixby, Oklahoma and soon finds out she is a Midnighter. She and her fellow Midnighers fight demons and slithers every night at midnight. Jessica seems to be a magnet for these creatures. She must find out what her special talent is before Bixby is overrun. This was a really good beginning for the series of three books. Another good story by Westerfeld who wrote another of my favorites, the Uglies series. I'm anxious to read the next book, Touching Darkness. ( )
  Mrslabraden | May 31, 2016 |
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Elke nacht gedurende één uur behoort de stad toe aan duistere wezens. Slechts een paar tieners zijn op de hoogte van het bestaan van het heimelijke uur, en alleen zij kunnen zich in dat uur vrij bewegen.
Ze noemen zichzelf de Middernachters. Maar dan komt Jessica Day in Bixby wonen. En dat verandert alles…
 
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A few nights after Jessica Day arrives in Bixby, Oklahoma, she wakes up at midnight to find the entire world frozen, except for her and a few others who call themselves 'midnighters'. Dark things haunt this midnight hour – dark things with a mysterious interest in Jessica. The question is ?hy;

The Secret Hour is a compelling tale of dark secrets, midnight romance, eerie creatures, courage, destiny, and unexpected peril.

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Upon moving to Bixby, Oklahoma, fifteen-year-old Jessica Day learns that she is one of a group of people who have special abilities that help them fight ancient creatures living in an hour hidden at midnight; creatures that seem determined to destroy Jess.… (more)

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