"Twenty pages from the end of Midnight Dawns, things started to look pretty bleak for Mayhem when he was shot seventeen times while attempting to rescue a (blond, American) hostage from the Enemy."

-Hazel Grace, explaining the end of the book.

Midnight Dawns is the sequel of The Price of Dawn starring protagonist Sergeant Max Mayhem and his cohorts Specialist Manny Loco and Private Jasper Jacks. The book is mainly focused on the topic of war, and Hazel Grace seems to be immersed in it.

On her half birthday, at a bookstore attached to the mall where she meets Kaitlyn, she purchases both Midnight Dawns and Requiem for Mayhem.

Hazel seems to enjoy the book, saying "It featured a sentence-to-corpse ratio of nearly 1:1, and I tore through it without ever looking up. I liked Staff Sergeant Max Mayhem, even though he didn’t have much in the way of a technical personality, but mostly I liked that his adventures kept happening. There were always more bad guys to kill and more good guys to save. New wars started even before the old ones were won. I hadn’t read a real series like that since I was a kid, and it was exciting to live again in an infinite fiction."