by Scott Westerfeld
This is an amazing story. In the town of Bixey Ohio 13 is a lucky number. It is in the town symbol and it is also the extra hour in the day. That's right in Bixey Ohio there are 25 hours a day. But this mysterious thirteenth hour isn't for everyone. Only the creatures of the dark are awake during the hour. The creeping beasts and a small group that was born the instant that the collapse hour took place. These people call themselves the midnighters. They are the only humans who were born at midnight giving them the ability to walk in the blue hour that happens every night the one that normal people aren't aware of.