Just a warning, as this is the final book in the trilogy, there will inevitably be some spoilers, just so you know.
After the events of the previous book, the five Midnighters are licking their wounds, their bonds of friendship stretched – if not quite to breaking point – way beyond the closeness that they once shared.
There is one thing, they can agree on though. The Darklings’ connection to the real world has been broken, they’ll never be able to communicate with humans again. They can begin to relax.
That is until, one morning, at just after 9am, the blue time makes an unexpected appearance. This unprecedented event worries them all, even, Rex doesn’t have an answer, with all his knowledge of the lore. And when Mellissa, reveals she can feel the Darklings celebrating, it can only mean one thing. more trouble is on the way!
This was a fitting conclusion to the story, as the final secrets are revealed, we get to see the Midnighters from the side of the Daylighters, and we learn that the original generation might not have been as philanthropic as their history would suggest.
It was also good to see them band together as they race to save their world, they might not be as close as they once were, but they know they need each other to succeed.
Whatever success they achieve may come with an agonising price.
Another entertaining read, and I think it still, just edges out the Uglies series as my favourite.
I’m beginning to believe Scott Westerfeld can do little wrong.