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Touching Darkness: Midnighters: Book 2

Touching Darkness: Midnighters: Book 2 [Kindle Edition]

Scott Westerfeld
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Meet the Midnighters. By day, they're outsiders. Teenagers with black coats and bad attitudes. By night, they might just be our last hope ...

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Imagine falling for someone who can fly you through the air. Imagine loving someone who can see your darkest thoughts. Imagine having secrets that could destroy the things you cherish . . .

Midnight in Bixby hides more than one secret, and uncovering them will put Jessica and her friends in more danger than they could have imagined.

The Midnighters aren’t the only ones seeking truth in the darkness. And if the group allow their own secrets to come between them they risk losing one of their own – forever.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 517 KB
  • Print Length: 327 pages
  • Publisher: Atom (20 Jan 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004JHY8O4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #122,310 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Scott Westerfeld's teen novels include the Uglies series, the Midnighters trilogy, The Last Days, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and the sequel to Peeps. Scott was born in Texas, and alternates summers between Sydney, Australia, and New York City.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Another masterpiece! 25 Aug 2007
Book 2 about our midnighters and the fight is getting more and more dangerous!
There are real dangers that kids are facing, and this time it's not only slithers and darklings, it's humans too, the ones that have no business in blue hour. Now every night is real possibilities that one of them will not be back.
And there may be someone from way before their time still surviving on the town..
Another amazing book from Westerfeld!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 9 July 2007
All the midnighters books really did have me griped, once i finished the first volume i went straight to the second one and then the third one!
Its a great book because you dont only get to see everything from one of the protagonist point of view or propspetive but from all of them which i thought was really good, and very well written! i highly recommend that people should read it! it really will get you reading until you finish it! lol
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5.0 out of 5 stars Touching darkness, a thrilling read 12 Mar 2007
This book had me gripped till the end, had some really suspensful moments in it where i couldn't stop reading because i was desperate to find out what happens and how they get round everything. When Rex - the Seer and leader of the Midnighters, gets kidnapped to be turned into a half-darkling, it made my breath catch and i couldn't put it down, i had to find out how they would save him or if they (the other midnighters) could save him, i won't spoil it by telling you the outcome, but i do strongly recommend this book, it isn't really scary but does have some heart stopping moments, one of my favourite books now! try it!
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Good follow-up to the first book, although it does suffer from 'book 2 of 3' syndrome - there are places where I felt this was just marking time and setting up things for the third installment. However, the Rex and half-darkling part was pretty gripping. Still enjoying the concept, though I'm a bit concerned about the overall flow and plot. I'm going to carry on, but I think the first book may remain the best, and perhaps I should have stopped there.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great sequel with less snakes ;D 21 Jan 2011
By Book Angel Emma VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition
Firstly, breathing a sigh of relief, I was so happy that the amount of snake references were at a minimum enabling me to enjoy the story without shuddering every few minutes.

The story starts right where The Secret Hour ended, throwing the reader directly into the action and making it necessary to read the books in series order to enable full understanding of the plot, the characters and their interactions. I really liked how all of the Midnighters characters were developed alongside one another.

Further elements were added to the plot, giving it additional depth. The action is still fast paced with some very interesting twists and turns, keeping the reader on the edge of their seat, so to speak. The plot is revealed in segments and it is up to the reader to put the pieces together. I love doing that, trying to guess what happens next, so this aspect really kept me turning the pages.

My favourite part of this book would have to be that more of The Midnighters history is revealed piece by piece. The history of the group itself plus individual history, the narrative shows how the both aspects tie together, very clever plot building is involved here.

My concerns with Rex and Melissa carried over from The Secret Hour where dealt with completely with some amazing shocks and surprises. The intricacies of their relationship are revealed showing the codependency they have to its full extent. I still think Melissa is hiding something and has her own agenda. Will I be proved correct, I cant wait to find out so I will be moving onto book three rapidly. Keep your fingers crossed that the snake references are limited in that one too.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Roll on book 3 30 Oct 2010
I became a fan of the Midnighters series after reading and reviewing book1(here) not so long ago so I was eager to start book 2 but it wasn't what I expected. I felt a little let down but at the same time satisfied.

Touching Darkness is a great 2nd in the series but for me it wasn't enough and yet and the same time it was, there where times when I felt I couldn't put it down and then suddenly I was in a state of I couldn't allow myself to read anymore, its action packed and gives us more history to The Secret Hour and maybe the history is what made my interest float a little but when that was done with and we was down tot he nit and grit I really enjoyed reading Touching Darkness.

Although this isn't a fave book of mine I would still highly recommend reading it as I feel that it is certainly an element of the novels and I'm looking forward to starting book 3 Blue Noon to see where it leads me I still have high hopes yet!!!
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