Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Touching Darkness (Midnighters #2)
*highlight for spoilers*
The second in the Midnighters series, Touching Darkness, was really good. The action picks up a little more and some of the mysteries from the first book are solved while introducing new ones. There is less to do with Jessica in this book and I have a feeling her backstory and powers will be more important in the third book than they were here. Rex and Melissa play more key roles while Dess and Jonathan sort of slide into the backstory. I really didn't like Melissa in the last book, but by the end of this one I was more sympathetic to her and to Rex. I realize her powers must be awful to have. But I was surprised at how the touching between her and Rex was akin to sex and orgasms and how much it helped her. I don't know how much teens will catch of that, but it is definitely implied. Interesting.
There is much more about other Midnighters though not as much as I would have liked and the secret hidden in the town (the old Midnighter, Madeline) was interesting. I hope they clear up more of that story and what happens to Rex now that he is a halfling. That plot was horrifying, but will make for an interesting third book.