October 23, 2017

27 Hours Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway


27 Hours (The Nightshade Saga #1)
Author: Tristina Wright
Release Date: October 3, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen


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.  
27 Hours is one of the best YA science fiction novels I've read this year, and I'm so happy that it's just the start to a new series. I enjoy SF enough to read quite a few, but this book felt like it transcended so many genre labels for me. I liked every single thing about the story and was actually pretty blown away by it. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star review is my own personal feelings about point of view. The book is told from the third person, from several characters' perspectives, and I fully understand why the author chose to do it. But I always prefer first person and it always seems to detract at least a little bit from my experience. Again - this is completely my opinion and it's not even an issue for everyone else.

I don't want to ramble on and have this review make no sense, so I'll try to just hit on a few of my favorite things. All of the characters were fantastic and realistic. Even though it's done in the third person POV, I felt like I knew each of them personally. The main characters, namely Rumor, Nyx, Jude, and Braeden, were all well rounded with distinct personalities, qualities, and flaws. It made each of them believable and easy to identify with on some level. I loved getting to know each of them and their stories, and especially liked watching their stories overlap and intertwine into the bigger plot. The author did a fantastic job of weaving each character's personal story line into the book's main plot. And what makes it more wonderful is being able to do it with not only one or two main characters, but four of them - which is amazing.

The plot and setting were both fascinating and amazing. The author uses great attention to detail and description along with vivid imagery to bring this futuristic world to life in front of my eyes. The plot was full of action, adventure, suspense, danger, and even some romance. For me, it goes beyond just the science fiction genre. I also want to mention the wonderful way the author has LGBTQ main characters for the book, which also puts it into a diversity category - which is a huge thing right now and I'm glad that she brought it into the series. Anyway, I think I said as much as I can. I very highly recommend this book to fans of all genres - you definitely want to pick this one up. I'm so excited this was just the first book and I'll be eagerly awaiting the next installment!
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.

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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