The Secret Hour (Midnighters #1) by Scott Westerfeld
OMGosh if you haven't looked at this series you NEED too! I'm so grateful for it because it got me super hooked on a series that I tore through and didn't give up on! It's by Scott Westerfeld that you might know from the Uglies series. (those are great too) This was a series that came before those, and I wish more people read them because they are just great. So full of action, so well constructed, great characters and a unique concept! Please look into this series!!
Nobody is safe in the secret hour.
Strange things happen at midnight in the town of Bixby, Oklahoma.
For one secret hour each night, the town belongs to the dark creatures that haunt the shadows. Only a small group of people know about the secret hour -- only they are free to move about the midnight time.
These people call themselves Midnighters. Each one has a different power that is strongest at midnight: Seer, Mindcaster, Acrobat, Polymath. For years the Midnighters and the dark creatures have shared the secret hour, uneasily avoiding one another. All that changes when the new girl with an unmistakable midnight aura appears at Bixby High School.
Jessica Day is not an outsider like the other Midnighters. She acts perfectly normal in every way. But it soon becomes clear that the dark creatures sense a hidden power in Jessica . . . and they're determined to stop her before she can use it.
A story of courage, shadowy perils, and unexpected destiny, the secret hour is the first volume of the mesmerizing Midnighters trilogy by acclaimed author Scott Westerfeld.