Midnighters - Blue Noon (book review)

Written by Scott Westerfeld.

Blue Noon is the third book in the Midnighters series.  Once again, the third book picks up right where the second left off.  One big change... suddenly the Midnighters find that the predictable secret midnight hour is suddenly not so predictable.  Without warning time is suddenly freezing in the middle of the day.  The five friends are in a mad rush to figure out what the change means.  Westerfeld did an amazing job of getting across the excitement and anxiety felt by the characters.  The idea of the secret hour expanding to swallow up the "normal" 24 hours of the day was really a huge thing to wrap your mide around.  This portion of the story definitely had a more apocalyptic feel.  I felt an urgency to finish the book, almost like if I didn't get there fast enough it would finish without me.

I won't ruin it for anyone... but, I have to say I didn't love the way the story ended.  I won't say I didn't like what actually happened at the end of the book.  It was shocking, and emotional, and surprising.  But... I'm left wanting to know more.  I wondering what's going on with the characters now.  Midnighters is supposedly a trilogy, but I truly hope there is a story to follow.  I feel like so many questions were left unanswered about what happens to the Midnighters.  (Especially Jessica!)