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AAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! I’m in love with this series, seriously! I finished it like 3 hours ago but right now I’m still kinda shocked at what happened and I never expected it! For a while I thought that they were really going to tell the whole town everything, but apparently, they didn’t. I absolutely adore the ending though, although I’m a little sad for Jessica.

So the random blue time comes because the scope is expanding but weakening. Daylighters can actually get into the blue time? Whoa. Cool.

That word for halloween is Celtic? Whoa once again. Scott Westerfeld ROCKS!

So that’s why the Grayfoots(correct me if I’m wrong..) are moving. Although it’s kinda strange that Constanza is being offered a part in a TV show just to get her out of Bixby? And her grandfather wants to get out of Broken Arrow ‘coz he KNOWS the blue time is expanding? Seriously, I need answers and I need answers now.

My review now is kinda short, but I can tell you one thing, I LOVE THE ENDING! The fireworks and the fact that Jessica made sparks? Plus she protected Beth, how sweet! But putting her hand in the bolt of lighting was the coolest part, except that she now lives in blue time, so she only exists one hour every twenty-five. It’s kinda sad what happened to her family, her mother and father grieving and Beth wanting answers, I can’t help but feel sorry for her.

I WANT A NEXT BOOK! Mainly because I have so many unanswered questions, and I really want to read more Scott Westerfeld stuff!

PS: I’m currently reading ‘The It Girl’ so watch out for my review!

YES! I absolutely ADORE this book, it’s great. First five chapters? Amazing!

That random blue time is cool. I mean, in the middle of a pep rally it comes? Whoa. But like them, I wonder why time didn’t stop.

Rex, jealous if Jonathan? When did that happen? Oh. Right. 

All the stuff they find out in Madeleine’s house is kinda freaking me out. I mean, I know she’s an old midcaster and all but I’ve got this funny feeling that something’s gonna go wrong somewhere.

The girl who was frozen in the blue time was cool. I have a feeling she’s gonna show up somewhere later.

The blue time expanding? Again, I applaud Scott Westerfeld, he thinks about everything!

So I finally finished the book after lots of surfing and eating in between(don’t blame me, blame my mom!)

Just thirty-seven chapters? I was expecting 39! OK, I’m getting too Dan Brown-ish on this, apologies. Thirteen is beginning to grow on me, you know those long words you have no idea what they mean because you just skimmed through the entire Oxford dictionary during sixth grade for the reading level test that you aced(my reading level last last year was 9.9 I believe and last year it was 11.. hoping for a thirteen this year…!). Ok, I’m going off topic, apologies once again.

That old midnighter was unexpected, seriously. When she was introduced I was like “Who is she?” and then it turned out that she was one of them. My gosh! I thought it was cleared up in the first book that all the midnighters prior to them(which means more or less 50 years prior..) vanished all at once? I salute Scott Westerfeld once again.

A halfling? Whoa. I never thought of that. I mean, half darkling half human? It kinda creeps me out but I’m wondering if they look like regular humans, since it was stated that they were the connection between the darklings and their human ‘servants’ or whatever you call them. I wanna know.. NOW! *does some research*

All that snooping around behind their parents’ backs is starting to make me really curious. Nah, I would never do that to my parents, they’re too nice for that. Seriously, but when my grades go down just a bit, they freak. On me.

Scott Westerfeld makes me want to be writer even more, even if I don’t really have any good ideas in my head right now(OK, maybe I can give it some time..) and I’m not really sure if I write well. When I read my own stuff, I think it’s crap and it’s rushed and you get the point. Which is why I never, ever re-read what I write, unless it’s for revisions sake.

I’ve never liked history, mainly because my mom loves it and my godfather’s the Japanese history expert here in the Philippines. Oh, and because of the fact that when I was in elementary school, my teachers condensed over 500 years of presidents, invaders, governor-generals, heroes, traitors, and events in one semester a year for five horrible years(the other semester was geography, which wasn’t as bad). I may start liking history because of this series, just wait until I’ve read ‘Blue Noon’.

Next step, BLUE NOON! I really, really NEED it. Seriously. 

Seriously, I cannot get enough of this series, it’s addictive! Here’s what I think so far.

I love it when midnight comes along in this book, it’s like everything ‘comes to life’ perse, it’s great and I’ve loved this idea from the minute I read the plotline.

WHO is that guy who was taking pictures during that hour? It’s freaking me out so much that I might not be able to sleep tonight. I really, really wanna know who the hell he is, if he’s a midnighter and what the hell he’s doing.

The cover freaks me out, most Scott Westerfeld book covers freak me out(except So Yesterday, I love that book cover.), I might have bad dreams tonight but whatever, I love the book.

I like snooping around my dad’s music collection as much as Dess likes looking through her dad’s maps. Well, maybe more ‘coz I seriously find the coolest stuff in his CD collection but some of them are total crap.

This book is gonna be exciting, even more than the first and don’t make me start with the third, I’m starting to bug my mom already!

 

The first book in the Midnighters series has not failed to impress, Scott Westerfeld has once again created a timeless masterpiece. The book is pretty much everything Scott Westerfeld is a writer, he fused fantasy with real life, he made this story believable yet still with that element that will keep you at the edge of your seat, waiting for the next thing to happen, and he does it in 297 pages.

I love how he puts in the tiniest of details, like thirteen-letter words and what those darklings actually look like, how he makes fantasy real, even if it’s just for the time you’re reading the book. He makes his readers imagine with those small details, it’s like you can see the place in your mind and yet you know he’s holding something back for the later parts. 

The amount of thought he put into this book must’ve been overwhelming. While I was reading the book, I was wondering how he thought of all those thirteen-letter words because there were some of them that I never even knew had thirteen letters, most probably because I don’t really count how many letters there are in a word or phrase.

The over-all concept of midnight freezing for an hour and letting all these darklings come out still amazes me. What if it was true? What if people who were born at the stroke of midnight were really able to see things other people can’t?

That’s another thing I love about Scott Westerfeld, it’s so realistic that it makes you wonder if it could be true, if the city in ‘Uglies’ could really exist and if in the future, you were really made pretty when you turned sixteen, if the vampires in ‘Peeps’ really do exist in the sewerage and if the things in ‘So Yesterday’ could actually happen.

The end of the book makes you want more, it makes you want more at that very moment. It keeps you on your toes, waiting until you can get your hands on the next book and I can’t wait myself. I’ll be getting the sequel within this week, if not, I’m gonna go crazy, seriously.

All in all, this book is a masterpiece, it’s every Scott Westerfeld fan’s dream and most of all, all three books are already out and available at my local bookstore, so there’s no more waiting for the next book, I just get it and read. Done deal.

 

 

 

Ok, so I’ve only read the first five chapters(hey, I started about 30 minutes ago..) but here’s what I have to say about the book and the author so far.

     Opening a new Scott Westerfeld book for me is like being transported to a sci-fi world that no one but him would ever imagine. The ‘Uglies’ series was fantastic, he had created a real world, you could see that happening in 100 years or so, it’s believable. Everything this guy writes is believable, something that most sci-fi or teen fiction authors can’t manage to do and why I like his books and not Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter, because everybody knows that in real life that could never happen. Call me strange but I prefer stories that you can relate to, stories that just make sense, and that’s what Scott Westerfeld does in every single one of his books.

     The first book in the Midnighters series is no different. Although I’ve only read the first five chapters, the book is so detailed that the ‘secret hour’ is described down to the last detail yet so fast-paced that within the first five chapters, the ‘secret hour’ had already happened and you could sense a plot development coming pretty soon.

     I salute Scott Westerfeld for writing a masterpiece, for proving to everyone that the world does not revolve around shallow chick-lit with similar plotlines and boring books for teenagers that try to be the next Harry Potter. I also salute him for mixing sci-fi with the real world. The book follows Jessica Day as she moves from Boston to small Bixby, Oklahoma while showing the Midnighters.

I seriously can’t wait to go back to the bookstore so I can get the other two books in the series. I will, within the week because I’ll gobble this book down by 3 PM today(it’s 11 AM), and finish a full review by 8 PM tonight, I promise.

 


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