Now that Emily knows that her blood ties her to The Midnight Hour, she feels more connected to this frozen pocket of time than ever. But not only does she have to come to terms with her new identity as a Pooka, her parents also had to go and have another baby. And how weird is that? Life is feeling frustrating from all angles …
But when Emily begins to encounter strange happenings within The Midnight Hour, her worst fears are confirmed: there is a hole in the Hour and it is leaking magic. Whoever is going through it is making the tear worse and worse, posing a threat to the survival of the whole world. With Emily’s parents distracted with the new baby, it’s up to Emily to find the hole and help fix it.
This book is suitable for readers between 9 and 12 years of age.
In the captivating and enchanting sequel in the Midnight Hour trilogy heroine Emily must battle the greatest evil that has threatened The Midnight Hour. Can she keep its magic from leaking into the real world? Beloved, familiar characters, and new ones alike must pool their skills together to fight the clock and close the hole. But what if the creatures of The Midnight Hour don’t want the hole to be closed? The evil Nocturne’s plan begins to unfold as she manipulates people into a campaign to Reclaim the Night. Through Emily’s infamous big mouth, missteps, and misadventures, she’ll have to work on gradually improving herself as a person, Pooka, and friend in order to earn the trust she needs from people to save both worlds.
Benjamin Read tells stories, whether they’re novels, comics, or films. He wrote the multi-award-nominated graphic novel series, Porcelain, and a host of other comics including Briar, Butterfly Gate, True Grit, and Super 8. He is one of the founder members of the Improper Books comics studio, and is fueled by tea. He is currently working on the next book of The Midnight Hour series, and developing a number of his projects for TV and film.
Laura Trinder is a creator of stories and illustrations. She’s one half of the creative duo Trindles & Read and cofounder of the indie comics studio, Improper Books. Laura is the co-author and illustrator of the bestselling middle grade novel The Midnight Hour and is currently working on a sequel. She was a bookseller for 11 years and will give you book recommendations, whether or not you asked for them.