THE SECRET HOUR EBOOK
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The Secret Hour: Number 1 in series (Midnighters) eBook: Scott Westerfeld: wildlifeprotection.info: Kindle Store. To read e-books on the BookShout App, download it on: . For one secret hour each night, the town belongs to the dark creatures that haunt the shadows. For one secret hour each night, cover image of The Secret Hour The Secret Hour. Midnighters Series, Book 1 · Midnighters. by Scott Westerfeld. ebook .
It, along with other slithers and a darkling in the form of a large cat, attacks her.
Jessica is rescued by the "Midnighters": Dess , Rex and Melissa , who chase away the animals using thirteen letter words and steel. The next day, they explain that in Bixby time freezes for an hour every midnight and that only Midnighters - people born at the moment of midnight - can enter it.
Creatures known as darklings live in this secret hour where they can hide from advances in human technology. Darklings hate people and fear new inventions, complex concepts and the number It was the darklings who took one hour of each hour-day and hid inside it so that people couldn't get to them.
They also explain that each Midnighter has a special power - Dess is a polymath, Rex is a Seer someone who can read the lore - the ancient history of the midnighters and Melissa is a mindcaster meaning she has a variety of telepathic abilities.
They don't know what Jessica's power is, except that it isn't the same as any of theirs.
The next midnight, Jonathan , a boy from Jessica's school, arrives outside her house, and takes her flying with him - he is an Acrobat, and in the Secret Hour gravity does not have a strong hold on him. He and Rex don't get along, and the other Midnighters avoid talking about him.
After flying for most of the hour the pair are chased by a darkling and narrowly escape - only to be arrested by policemen enforcing Bixby's eleven o'clock curfew.
Jessica is grounded for the rest of the month. Meanwhile, the Midnighters are becoming suspicious of why the darklings, who normally avoid Midnighters, are so intent on killing Jessica.
She immediately gains popularity, something she never expected when making the move from Chicago. The world is frozen around her while only she is able to freely move about. Jessica soon finds other people like herself-Midnighters, as they call themselves.
They quickly convince her that this is not some dream-the secret hour is real.
They all have special abilities, and Jessica apparently has a very special talent. The secret hour is not all fun and games-there are dark, ancient creatures that lurk in the shadows of the midnight moon, stalking Jessica and planning their attack. They have sensed that there is something special about her.
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Will they survive the Secret Hour? A few of my friends are avid readers and told me how much they enjoyed it. I have to say, the idea of it was fantastic.
Yet at some points I was confused and wondering what had happened because nothing is ever explained in paragraph after paragraph of background information-you learn about the Midnighters world as Jessica does.The world is frozen around her while only she is able to freely move about. For one secret hour each night, the town belongs to the dark creatures that haunt the shadows.
I loved the premise of a secret 25th hour in the day - I know there are definitely days when I have wished for just a little more time in the day or even just an extra hour's worth of sleep , and who hasn't wished for superpowers, too? Specials The Uglies Book 3.
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Scott Westerfeld is the author of ten books for young adults, including Peeps, The Last Days, and the Midnighters trilogy.
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