#3 - The Seeker

Maria: She hasn't told her friends about the strange glowing ring that she found. It seems to be giving her powers--special abilities that let her enter a world she's been dying to experience. Here's her chance to learn what she longs to know: how Michael feels about her.

Michael: He feels all alone on Earth and he's searching for a place to belong. He didn't count on discovering someone to care about right here in Roswell. Now he's falling for his best friend. But what he doesn't know, and Maria doesn't realize, is that she's drawing danger to them all...


Maria finds the Stone of Midnight that Nikolas left behind and accidently taps into its powers. Thinking she has psychic powers, Maria is excited to finally have a chance to relate to Michael. Every time she uses the ring, however, she loses time and energy--it is getting more and more dangerous for her to tap into the stone's power. Much to her surprise, the teens realize that Maria is being attacked by bounty hunters every time she uses the ring. They decide to stop using the stone but can't help but wonder who the bounty hunters are working for.

Key Developments

  • Ray Iburg, the adult alien survivor of the crash, explains the past to the alien teens. In 1947, their parents' ship crashed. Ray was able to move their incubation pods to a nearby cave, but before he could properly recover them, he had to run in order to escape from Project Clean Slate. Ray also explains that the aliens are a highly adaptive race and can pattern their appearance to match the highest form of intelligence on whatever planet they visit.

  • The Stone of Midnight proves to hold a great deal of energy, though it's very dangerous to use. The person controlling the bounty hunters, which attack when the stone is in use, is still unknown.

  • Michael moves in with the Pascals, a new foster family.

  • Powers Introduced

    stone of midnight

    We learn that the Stone of Midnight is a powerful source of energy. At this point in the series, however, we still don't know all the details.

    All of the aliens, though only Ray knows how, have the ability to create visuals of the past by projecting memories into the air.

    changing physical appearances
    All of the aliens have the power to change the way a person looks by manipulating the molecular structure of the person.


  • Isabel is in rough shape after the murder of her boyfriend Nikolas. Alex stays by her side, talking to her until his voice is raw, just to keep her company and to keep her mind off of the horrific details of Nikolas' death. They grow close and begin dating by the end of the book.

  • Liz goes out with Jerry Cifarelli in an attempt to get Max off of her mind. Max, jealous and hurt, spys on her during the date. Both Max and Liz realize that their feelings for each other are not going to change any time soon.

  • Maria and Michael flirt, and Maria, by the end of the book, realizes she is in love with Michael. Michael, on the other hand, is confused about what he feels.

  • Quotes


    "Oh, gee, that sounds like so much fun. But I bought one of those new toliet paper dispensers, the ones that give off a fresh scent everytime you use it, and I'm planning on installing it tonight."

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