A few nights after Jessica Day arrives in Bixby, Oklahoma, she wakes up at midnight to find the entire world frozen, except for her and a few others who call themselves 'midnighters'. Dark things haunt this midnight hour – dark things with a mysterious interest in Jessica. The question is why?
I've been meaning to pick up this series for a while now--I really loved the Uglies series by Westerfeld and thought the premise behind these books was really interesting. And it was really quite cool! I enjoyed the world building and the concept behind it all. I do wish there was a bit more attention to the characters, as I was kind of left wanting to know more about them (I'm not sure if this is just a factor of 3rd person writing, which I'm not a huge fan of all the time). Of course, there are two more books in the series... It's actually rather nice not to start a series when I'm going to have to wait around for the last books--hate that!
Oh, and can I just add this for my own peace of mind? The Solutrean Hypothesis, referenced in the book a couple of times, is utter bunk! (Yes, this is my doctorate in anthropology speaking :)