Midnighters #2: Touching Darkness: Touching Darkness by Scott WesterfeldMidnighters #2: Touching Darkness: Touching Darkness by Scott Westerfeld

Midnighters #2: Touching Darkness: Touching Darkness

byScott Westerfeld

Paperback | January 2, 2008

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This is the second book in New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld’s Midnighters series.

As the Midnighters search for the truth about the secret hour, they uncover terrifying mysteries woven into the very fabric of Bixby’s history, and a conspiracy that touches the world of daylight.

This time Jessica Day is not the only Midnighter in mortal danger, and if the group can’t find a way to come together, they could lose one of their own . . . forever.   

Touching Darkness is the second book in the Midnighters trilogy, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Uglies series.

Scott Westerfeld is the author of ten books for young adults, including Peeps, The Last Days, and the Midnighters trilogy. He was born in Texas in 1963, is married to the Hugo-nominated writer Justine Larbalestier, and splits his time between New York and Sydney. His latest book is Extras, the fourth in the bestselling Uglies series.
Title:Midnighters #2: Touching Darkness: Touching DarknessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.12 × 5 × 0.67 inPublished:January 2, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060519568

ISBN - 13:9780060519568

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Rated 4 out of 5 by from better than the first book In the first book we were introduced into the blue time, the time where only Midnighters can walk through it and where the creatures, the darklings, exist. This time we find out that this secret time gets known to non-midnighters that are threating our five midnighters. The characters in this book have started to change as the events progress and they are constantly in danger. People, non-midnighters, are following them and they have to make hard decisions. Jessica was more confident in this book since she has the power to defend all five of them since she's the flame-bringer. Also new characters are introduced, characters that want to harm them and also old midnighters are introduced, to help them figure out the blue time. The timing isn't the best though and they find it hard to trust anyone resulting putting in great danger one of them. The writing was fabulous again and Scott Westerfeld made me actually like a little more physics and understand that after all those math classes, they may come in hand one day. The plot was fast paced. After the initial intro in this wold the pace picks up and it is filled with action-paced scenes and the developing of this new world -the secret hour- that it seems that it doesn't stop from growing. Overall I enjoyed Touching Darkness so much more than the first book The Secret Hour and I can't wait for the last book called Blue Noon. If you have read the first one and wasn't so sure about it, give this one a try. It's worth it. It's so much easier to understand it now that you have already known the basics of the Secret Hour. It's one of those series that gets better as it goes.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best in the series Touching Darkness by Scott Westerfeld is the second book in The Midnighters series and is so much more interesting than the first novel in the series. This book starts off somewhat uninteresting, but after the first chapter, the story goes in an unexpected direction. I had no idea what would happen next, which made the story all the more better. Jessica and her boyfriend Jonathan are jumping around during the secret hour that occurs at midnight. Only the Midnighters are able to live through that hour, while the normal humans freeze in their spots. Jonathan spots a man taking pictures of Jessica's window. Someone knows about the secret hour and that someone wants Jessica dead. I especially liked the fact that no new main characters were introduced, but the story went more in-depth with new antagonists. There are so many secrets of midnight and of the disappeared Midnighters of the past that are revealed in this novel. I highly recommend this series for people of all ages, especially those that enjoy a unique fantasy. 5/5
Date published: 2010-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrilling Sequel This book was great, the adventure carried out with more action, slithers, romance, thrill, mystery, hope, and new characters. It got better by the page, the five midnighters are slowly discovering the truth about Midnight, and becoming stronger Midnighters. The personalities and the skills that each Midnighter has is truly unique, these books really make you want to have that extra our at Midnight, where you have the world to yourself, along with some slithers:) I can't wait to start reading the third.
Date published: 2009-05-24