Book Review: 27 Hours by Tristina Wright

Title: 27 Hours
Author: Tristina Wright
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release Date: October 3rd, 2017
Pages: 404
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Sci-Fi
      
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 has a lot going for it. A unique world, a diverse cast and swoons throughout the whole book. There were a few things that I wasn't all for, but the book does deliver quite a story.

The cast of characters are very diverse. There are characters that are deaf, gay, lesbian, pansexual, asexual, bisexual, transgender, and non-binary . There's also a married lesbian couple that are parents to one of the main characters. 

Each of the five main characters have perspective chapters which I did enjoy, but I also found confusing, especially in the beginning. I felt like as I was trying to get to know each character, a new one was introduced with a completely different story. This did get easier as the book went on as each character is unique from each other. A review I read pointed out a missing perspective and I have to agree that one perspective I feel was missing was one from the Chimera. Their whole story was told through other perspectives and I would have love to hear their story from their perspective directly.

The world was really interesting with the complexities of the moon. The way that the Chimera interact with and try to live on the moon. The way the moon communicates through vibrations (which one to the main characters can feel). The way that one of the characters can see auras. There were a lot of unique stories and I really enjoyed learning about the moon and especially how the Chimera saw it. The world building was also somewhat confusing at different points, but as the book went on, I did start to understand more. 

The pacing of this book is great. It takes place in 27 hours and it feels like that. There is a lot of action, but it is well balanced throughout the book. The story never felt boring, it never felt like action was missing. And you guys, the swooooons! I'm shipping every ship in this book. 

Before I end this review, I want to mention that I'm not the best to know if representation is accurate or not, I'm continually learning. I'm mentioning this with the purpose to maintain an open dialogue. :)




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