Midnighters and Uglies


I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about author Scott Westerfeld.  His Uglies series (comprising the books Uglies, Pretties, Specials and Extras) is becoming increasingly popular.  I’m currently on the waiting list for the first book in this series, which is about a future world where cosmetic surgery is mandatory and it results not just in physical perfection but brain lesions which discourage individuality and creativity. 

Another series by this author is Midnighters.  Set in Bixby, Oklahoma it follows a group of teenagers who are able to exist in a secret hour of the day.  This hour begins at midnight, and while the rest of the town is frozen the Midnighters (as they call themselves) have access to the Badlands where they can access signs and lore about previous Midnighters and creatures of the hour, called Slithers and Darklings.  When new girl Jessica Day comes to town, the fine balance between the Midnighters and the Darklings is upset.  I’ve read the first book in this series The Secret Hour and am hoping to get a hold of the next two books in the series Touching Darkness and Blue Noon.

If anyone else has read any Scott Westerfeld books, write in and let us know what you thought.  Or, if you have a better author suggestion let us know who they are.


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6 Responses to “Midnighters and Uglies”

  1. mondane Says:

    i’ve red all of them and all of the published midnighters, i’m doing a book review about it in class and it is sooooo hard to axplain all of it, like i’ve read them in french, i don’t know the right names, can i have a bit of help PLEASE ??
    ok how do you call the anciant people living on earth ?? it’s us actually but in Uglies, they give them a special name … what is it ?? pls help me
    thx everyone

  2. Peter Says:

    Loved the Uglies series which I read after ‘So Yesterday’ – compulsory reading for ‘fashionistas’. ‘Peeps’ was great – about Vampires, and it’s sequel, ‘The Last Days’. I reserve anything coming out that he has written!

  3. Sarah Says:

    The Uglies series is absolutely fantastic. I was hooked right from the start and couldnt wait to read the next books in the series. Definitely a must read!

  4. sydney Says:

    this book is amazing!!!!
    i love how it goes!
    and im so excited for the movie in 2011!

  5. Andrew Finegan Says:

    Since we’re talking Scott Westerfeld (who has an awesome blog, I’m going to give everybody a heads-up about his better half, and acclaimed Australian YA Author, Justine Larbalestier.

    I started reading her a couple of years ago, with her brilliant Magic or Madness trilogy. It’s wildly imaginative and original, and a personal favourite of mine. I’d say more, but I hate spoiling things, but I’d put it in the category of “a little bit like Harry Potter, but SO MUCH BETTER”.

    Her latest book How to ditch your fairy is about to come out in Australia, and is SO much fun to read! (I cheated and got the US edition when it came out last year)

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