Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: 27 Hours by Tristina Wright

Author: Tristina Wright 
Series: Nightshade Saga
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi
Release Date: October 3, 2017
Source: Netgalley
My Rating: 3 stars
Summary From Goodreads: 
Rumor Mora fears two things: hellhounds too strong for him to kill, and failure. Jude Welton has two dreams: for humans to stop killing monsters, and for his strange abilities to vanish.
But in no reality should a boy raised to love monsters fall for a boy raised to kill them.
Nyx Llorca keeps two secrets: the moon speaks to her, and she’s in love with Dahlia, her best friend. Braeden Tennant wants two things: to get out from his mother's shadow, and to unlearn Epsilon's darkest secret.
They’ll both have to commit treason to find the truth.
During one twenty-seven-hour night, if they can’t stop the war between the colonies and the monsters from becoming a war of extinction, the things they wish for will never come true, and the things they fear will be all that’s left.
27 Hours is a sweeping, thrilling story featuring a stellar cast of queer teenagers battling to save their homes and possibly every human on Sahara as the clock ticks down to zero. 

My Thoughts 
There was a lot of hype surrounding 27 Hours when it was first announced, so I was really excited to read it. The book started out kind of slow for me, and it was a bit confusing at first with all the different characters and points of view. It took me a while to remember who was who, where they lived, etc. However, once I got into it I was totally hooked.

My favorite part of 27 Hours was probably the characters. Each character was very complex and unique. I absolutely  loved the lgbtq+ rep in the novel with characters who were bi, gay, asexual, pan, and trans. I loved this group so much and their relationships with each other especially Jude and Rumor, Nyx and Dahlia, and Braeden and Trick. 
Even though there are a lot of characters/povs it wasn't as jarring as I expected it to be. The transition from each character was smooth and each person had a distinguishable voice. My favorite was probably Jude, but I also enjoyed Braeden's humor and how comedic effect was used to diffuse some of the constant tension. 
One thing to note is that 27 Hours does have some harmful content regarding indigenous vs colonist narrative and racial rep which is discussed very well in this review.

Regarding the plot, the book is pretty fast paced and definitely gripping. A lot of things happened at the end which left me a bit confused, and I felt the buildup to the fight with the reaper was this grand ordeal but the actual fight seemed to end really quickly. 
While the world building was interesting, I also wish the author went into more details about Sahara (especially the part with the moon). 

Overall, I think 27 Hours is a memorable book with its sci-fi world, diverse characters, and action-filled plot. 

A 27 Hours Prize Pack including:
* A 27 Hours Candle
* A set of 27 Hours Character Cards
* And a copy of an October release *
*Open internationally wherever The Book Depository ships
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Tristina Wright is a blue-haired bisexual with anxiety and opinions. She’s also possibly a mermaid, but no one can get confirmation. She fell in love with science fiction and fantasy at a young age and frequently got caught writing in class instead of paying attention. She enjoys worlds with monsters and kissing and monsters kissing. She married a nerd who can build computers and make the sun shine with his smile. Most days, she can be found drinking coffee from her favorite chipped mug and making up more stories for her wombfruit, who keep life exciting and unpredictable.

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