Saturday, January 8, 2011
Touching Darkness by Scott Westerfeld
Title: Touching Darkness (Book 2 - Midnighters Series)
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Genre: Teen Fiction
Alerts/Warnings: Some language, some violence relating to battling evil
Premise: "As they continue to battle evil creatures living in an hour hidden at midnight, Jessica and her new friends learn about Bixby, Oklahoma's shadowy past and uncover a deadly conspiracy that reaches beyond the secret hour." (King County Library System)
Opinions: This book picks up a few days/weeks after the conclusion of book one. I liked getting to know the characters at a more complex level in this book, though Rex and Melissa tend to annoy me (however, I think that was the author's intent). I still worry about kids getting the wrong idea about sneaking out when they think their parents are asleep. However, I really loved learning more of the history of the Midnighters in Bixby and to find out that now they have to be aware both night and day of what or who may be coming after them. Once again I think that if you enjoyed reading the Twilight series that you would enjoy reading this series as well (even though it isn't about Vampires).