“Midnighters: Touching Darkness”
Author: Scott Westerfeld
This is the second book in the Midnighters trilogy. Find the review for the first book, The Secret Hour, here.
Pages [Hardcover]: 330
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First line: At last, everything was sorted out.
Memorable Quote: In the blue time, math kicked ass
Favorite Character: Dess
Dess, Jonathan, Jessica, Melissa, and Rex are the only midnighters around. The rest mysteriously disappeared around fifty years ago, vanishing without a trace or even a hint of what might have happened to them. As they struggle to unravel this mystery, they stumble onto a larger problem: a strange man has been hanging around outside Jessica’s house, taking photos-at exactly the stroke of midnight. Could this man know something about the midnighters? Will they ever figure out what happened so long ago?
I really liked the first Midnighters and this one didn’t diappoint. In fact, I really liked this second book better. The characters seemed more full of life and seemed to know what they were doing. Not just wandering around thinking about what they should do or unsure of what to decide. They had specific goals and set out to fulfill them. I was more than happy to be taken along on the ride.
There was more action, more romance, more-well, everything, actually.
The relationships between characters really deepened in this second installment.
This book definitely gets 5/5 stars.