27 Hours by Tristina Wright

27 Hours

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 frien...

Title:27 Hours
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ISBN:1633758214
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:400 pages

27 Hours Reviews

  • Katherine Locke
    Jan 12, 2016

    I was lucky enough to read this early and you guys, it is everything you dreamed of.

    Someone flagged this review so yes, I did receive an early copy from the author but not in exchange for a review. I beta read this and worked on this as a freelancer.

  • Natalie
    Mar 22, 2017

    whoops i should've added this since last year ahhhhh cuz i was blessed to read an early copy of it and then another revised copy as well but the release is soooooon (October) so here i am to flail about iiiiiit.

    It's so good ya'll. The world Tris has created is unique and so vivid and the characters are well fleshed out and helloooo none of the mains are straight WHOO!!! and some are POC as well so double whoo!!!

    I was on the edge of my seat while reading this cuz damn so much is going on and you

    whoops i should've added this since last year ahhhhh cuz i was blessed to read an early copy of it and then another revised copy as well but the release is soooooon (October) so here i am to flail about iiiiiit.

    It's so good ya'll. The world Tris has created is unique and so vivid and the characters are well fleshed out and helloooo none of the mains are straight WHOO!!! and some are POC as well so double whoo!!!

    I was on the edge of my seat while reading this cuz damn so much is going on and you're just so riveted! An with every turn of the page you just want to know WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT. And everytime you think you know? nope you don't. you reallly don't

    This is a story of budding relationships, already established relationships, loss (single tear falls down cheek NO SPOILERS!) conflicts, both internal and external.

    And the characters, yes i had to come back to them. I'm not even sure i can pick a fave because i love them all so much.

    And ya'll there is a freaking dragon. a DRAGON, among the other non-human creatures you'll see ;)

    Highly recommend!

  • Leah
    Mar 09, 2017

    As one of Tristina Wright's beta readers, I've had the honor and privilege of seeing this story in multiple stages. It has come a long way since the first version I read, and there have been some fundamental plot changes along with little tweaks here and there. But in every form its taken, this story has been incredible.

    27 HOURS is a story of loss and love, family (both by blood and those you make for yourself) and friendship, and finding yourself in the midst of chaos. But above all, this novel

    As one of Tristina Wright's beta readers, I've had the honor and privilege of seeing this story in multiple stages. It has come a long way since the first version I read, and there have been some fundamental plot changes along with little tweaks here and there. But in every form its taken, this story has been incredible.

    27 HOURS is a story of loss and love, family (both by blood and those you make for yourself) and friendship, and finding yourself in the midst of chaos. But above all, this novel is one that explores the morality of humanity. In a world where the color of your skin, your sexuality, your gender, and so much more are of no consequence to anyone, Wright explores the give and take of humanity. She unflinchingly details the selfishness and greed, as well as the love and kindness, and everything in between.

    27 HOURS is not a book that you want to miss.

  • Julia Ember
    May 11, 2017

    Wow. 27 hours was an intricate, masterfully plotted read. I loved the unique world of the Sahara moon. It was so rich, with every detail from energy generation to food to housing and protection explored. I loved how the characters knew some things about their earthly heritage but that the Sahara had such a distinct culture of its own. I loved the variety of gargoyles -- chimera -- and how we get to see both sides of the battle in this book. No one is blameless.

    Despite the depth of the world-bui

    Wow. 27 hours was an intricate, masterfully plotted read. I loved the unique world of the Sahara moon. It was so rich, with every detail from energy generation to food to housing and protection explored. I loved how the characters knew some things about their earthly heritage but that the Sahara had such a distinct culture of its own. I loved the variety of gargoyles -- chimera -- and how we get to see both sides of the battle in this book. No one is blameless.

    Despite the depth of the world-building, details are woven seamlessly throughout. At no point did I feel like narrative dragged or got bogged down with info-dumps. This book grabs you with action right from the first pages. Although it's set in deep space on a colonised moon, this book has a sweeping, epic fantasy feel to it.

    I loved all the cinnamon roll, diverse characters in this book. Not only are all the narrators intersectionally diverse, but many of the secondary characters are as well. This makes the world feel real and full. The rep in this book includes bisexual, gay, pansexual, asexual, trans, deaf and many POC characters and as far as I could tell, all the portrayals were sensitive and well-researched. It is obvious that Wright did the ground work for successful representation of many, many identities. Nyx and Dahlia were my two favourite characters in the book. Nyx's total inability to tell her best friend how much she loved her really resonated with me!

    I did feel the romances in the story were a bit too conviently interconnected and at times, I thought the narrators' voices sounded too similar. However, this did not significantly impede my overall enjoyment of this fast-paced, incredibly diverse book.

  • Laurie
    Oct 14, 2016

    27 HOURS by Tristina Wright has everything I could ever want in a YA scifi novel – a visually stunning foreign planet, human space colonies, a fascinating indigenous alien race (LOVE that horns figure into the alien hierarchy), SPACE DRAGONS (with 6 legs!), and action that starts right up and does not let up (Tristina throws her readers right onto her scifi roller coaster and you better hang on). Oh, yeah – and I should probably mention the HOT romance (and the tender romance – I LOVE multiple r

    27 HOURS by Tristina Wright has everything I could ever want in a YA scifi novel – a visually stunning foreign planet, human space colonies, a fascinating indigenous alien race (LOVE that horns figure into the alien hierarchy), SPACE DRAGONS (with 6 legs!), and action that starts right up and does not let up (Tristina throws her readers right onto her scifi roller coaster and you better hang on). Oh, yeah – and I should probably mention the HOT romance (and the tender romance – I LOVE multiple romantic storylines in books). And let’s not forget THE BEST TIMELINE-PROLOGUE I’ve ever read, and the really cool futuristic weaponry (and exciting mode of transport, and breathtaking scenery – there is a whole lot of eye candy in this book - of the setting, alien and human variety). AND…in addition to all this fantasticness, there’s something deeper going on thematically – something beautifully subversive and relevant for our times (as is the case in much of the best scifi). The future of scifi has arrived, friends - and Tristina Wright is blazing the path ahead, speeding past in her spaceship and leaving us all in her spectacular, rainbow-technicolor, intergalactic dust. I know that I will be doing my best to catch up. Sending out much griffin love to this author for her fantastic YA novel (if you hadn’t guessed, I most highly recommend it). P.S. Want the graphic novel AND the movie RIGHT NOW. (And the TEAM GEORGE t-shirt).

  • Eric Smith
    Sep 05, 2016

    From the diverse, inclusive cast to the non-stop intense action to the visually lush world-building, Tristina Wright's debut has everything I look for in a great YA novel. And I truly can't wait for her second book.

    While reading, I kept thinking how this book read like the best video game I've never played. If anyone at Bioware is listening, please pick up Tristina immediately. Thanks.

  • Shauna (b00kstorebabe)
    May 03, 2017

    Originally posted on my blog,

    In this fast-paced, pulse-pounding story, a group of teens must work together to stop an all-out war between the humans who colonized an alien moon and the indigenous aliens (known as Chimera)

    This book hits the ground running (quite literally, I might add) and barely stops to take a breath. My heart was pounding so hard at times during this high-stakes story that I found i

    Originally posted on my blog,

    In this fast-paced, pulse-pounding story, a group of teens must work together to stop an all-out war between the humans who colonized an alien moon and the indigenous aliens (known as Chimera)

    This book hits the ground running (quite literally, I might add) and barely stops to take a breath. My heart was pounding so hard at times during this high-stakes story that I found it difficult to read more than a few pages at a time.

    I would be remiss if I didn’t give a trigger warning here: there is a lot of death and blood in this. If you’re sensitive to mass deaths, dead parents, or descriptions of blood and gore, you should take care while reading this.

    27 Hours is a story that excels at nuance. Within the 27 hours between the twin suns setting and the new day, the characters in this book must face their socially ingrained prejudices against the chimera, all while fighting a faction of anti-human chimera and attempting to stop a war. It’s easy to see why the humans would fear them—they literally look like monsters. With multiple heads, two tongues, large curving horns, and a wide range of body shapes and sizes, it’s no wonder that the aliens were nicknamed “gargoyles” “demons” “hellhounds” by the humans. However, much like the past on Earth, the humans in charge have made it a priority to ingrain prejudice into their children, giving them guns and weapons and teaching them to kill as soon as they are old enough to hold one. 27 Hours does a wonderful job at navigating this topic.

    While I loved the plot, description, and overall writing quality, this story’s true shining beacon is in its characters. Rumor Mora is bisexual and multiracial, the son of a Nigerian and Portuguese dad and an Indian mom. Dahlia is a afrolatinx bisexual trans girl, Nyx is a chubby Deaf pansexual Cuban, Jude is a soft, freckled gay boy, Braeden is asexual, and many of the side characters are also queer. One character uses they/them pronouns, Braeden has two moms, Trick, Jude’s brother, is gay, but these characters are not tokenized or included simply to check off a box. They, as some might say, contain multitudes. The relationships that blossom (not all romantic!) are beautifully written. Romantic and non-romantic relationships are given the same weight and development which I found refreshing.

    The writing in this is truly exceptional. The character descriptions, the action scenes, the cities and habitats, even the moon on which they reside with its nebulous sky is described in such exquisite detail that I could easily picture the surroundings. Creativity and innovation is clearly a strong suit of this author, and I can’t wait to see what else she has in store for us. If you’re a fan of authors like Leigh Bardugo, Laini Taylor, Becky Chambers, Nnedi Okorafor, Ursula K. Le Guin, or Amie Kaufman, this is one for you.

    27 Hours will be available to purchase on October 3rd. It is currently available to pre-order.

  • Honest Reviews
    Apr 25, 2017

    EDIT: Since @nickyoflaherty and others have been tweeting about this and accusing me of lying and faking this review asking for it to be flagged because they don't like that someone didn't like the book and can't stand anyone who goes against their grain, I'm happy to discuss who I got the early version from privately. But since all of the OTHER reviews on here are early version, and they seem to have only an issue with mine... hmmmm!!!!!!!! Seems fishy to me.

    Anyway this is a 100% real review,

    EDIT: Since @nickyoflaherty and others have been tweeting about this and accusing me of lying and faking this review asking for it to be flagged because they don't like that someone didn't like the book and can't stand anyone who goes against their grain, I'm happy to discuss who I got the early version from privately. But since all of the OTHER reviews on here are early version, and they seem to have only an issue with mine... hmmmm!!!!!!!! Seems fishy to me.

    Anyway this is a 100% real review, and you will NOT silence me. I'm sorry if you don't like it, or if you don't like how I got the book. But if my review isn't allowed, neither should any other early reader's review. Just because I don't suck her ass over it doesn't mean my review isn't legitimate just like all the ones who do.

    A friend who read this one early gave me her early digital version of this to share, because she was made uncomfortable by a lot of the content. Not saying who the friend is, because I don't want to start a hater brigade on her. I don't know if there are ARCs out.

    I started in with an open mind, despite already knowing the author personally. Say what you want about her personality, but you have to give people a chance to show you that their art is good. See, this is why I have this account with my others. It's books like this, where I would be too afraid to say what I really think because of the cult of personality surrounding some authors.

    The thing is that Tristina Wright has the ability to be a talented author, but her writer's ego gets in the way. Where her writing might be seen as lush and deep by some, I see the tendency to go for florid overly descriptive writing to hide some flaws in things like plot and characterization. I think it's pretty obvious to the reader why this was published through Entangled, a small press known for mediocre books and poor writing, and not through a better publisher, with more resources. Might have been that this book suffered from poor editing? Because the bare bones of the story are entertaining, but just not very good, or very memorable.

    On the plus side, she's very good at writing catchy and dreamy one liners. I think Tristina should do marketing for other books, because she has a eye for them. Unfortunately, there were too many one liners that didn't link up.

    I'm big on ships and shipping and all of that, yeah yeah I know, but I didn't really care about any of these characters. They didn't feel real to me, and their desires didn't feel real. It all felt flat to me. These characters felt like charicatures.

    But really, there's just nothing memorable about this one. And I think part of this reason is that the author tries so hard. I think when I was 13, I might have swallowed this one up whole. But at 16, I've learned a little about good writing, good storytelling, and this isn't it. For people who don't read as much, I think they might like it.

    In terms of representation, well... you can definitely tell the author is just another bland white woman who was trying very hard. I give her a lot of props for trying, but this is kind of one of those "stay in your lane" deals. I'll let someone else do the big takedown on it because I just don't care, because Entangled isn't known for quality among readers. Part of me wonders if this was the only place that would buy her book?

    She did the best she could with what she had with this story. Sure, she has some talent, but I think it might be for one liners and Twitter rants, and not so much for YA novels.


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