The Secret Hour (Midnighters, Book 1) by Scott Westerfeld

By Scott Westerfeld

Not anyone is secure within the mystery hour.

Strange issues take place at the hours of darkness within the city of Bixby, Oklahoma.

Time freezes.

Nobody moves.

For one mystery hour each one evening, town belongs to the darkish creatures that hang-out the shadows. just a small team of individuals find out about the key hour -- purely they're unfastened to maneuver in regards to the middle of the night time.

These humans name themselves Midnighters. every one has a unique energy that's most powerful in the dark: Seer, Mindcaster, Acrobat, Polymath. For years the Midnighters and the darkish creatures have shared the key hour, uneasily fending off each other. All that alterations whilst the hot lady with an unmistakablemidnight air of mystery seems at Bixby excessive School.

Jessica Day isn't really an interloper just like the different Midnighters. She acts completely basic in each method. however it quickly turns into transparent that the darkish creatures feel a hidden strength in Jessica . . . and they're made up our minds to forestall her beforeshe can use it.

A tale of braveness, shadowy perils, and unforeseen future, the key hour is the 1st quantity of the enchanting Midnighters trilogy via acclaimed writer Scott Westerfeld.

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That wouldn’t be long, now. Color was already fading from the landscape, the bright greens and yellows dimming, turning shades of gray. Dark in a few more minutes. Like waiting at a drive-in for the movie to start. Jake was in his Mustang. With Barbara. His window was rolled down, the speaker hooked over its edge. Almost dark. Almost time for the movie. Kids were on the swings and teeter-totter of the play area under the screen. Barbara. In a white knit shirt, white shorts, socks, and tennis shoes.

Came damn close to getting her ticket canceled. He turned away and continued searching. Two in the van, one bought the farm and the other guy got away. The dead guy was obviously the driver. The survivor must’ve been in the back of the van, or he would’ve gone out the windshield, same as the driver. And Celia didn’t mention seeing anyone in the passenger seat. If he was in the back, maybe he wasn’t part of it. No, he was part of it, or he would’ve stuck close to the van after the crash. Wandering back and forth, Jake spotted a dandelion with a broken stem, a smear of blood on its blossoms.

Any higher, Jake thought, and he’d be seeing what made the jiggles. ” she asked, stopping in front of the car. “Honey, this is officer…” He looked at Jake. ” “I ran into him on my way out. ” He gave Jake a sheepish glance. ” Jake let Smeltzer explain. His wife nodded. She didn’t say, “Oh, man,” after each of his sentences. She didn’t say anything. She just frowned and nodded and kept glancing over at Jake as if expecting him to interrupt. ” she finally asked him. ” “He didn’t kill anyone today, but it wasn’t for lack of trying.

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