About the book:
27 Hours by Tristina Wright
Publication Date: October 3, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen
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.
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About Tristina Wright:
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.
It’s hard enough to be a teenager figuring out who you are, navigating the wilds of hormones, attraction, and various relationships. Add internal conflict within colonies, people not turning out who you expected them to be at all, and an impending war between chimera and humans on the colonized moon of Sahara, and it’s a recipe for tension, injuries, loss, but also, most importantly, self discovery.
In the crucible of impending war, a diverse group of teenagers—from both inside and outside the colonized areas of Sahara—work to save the moon from an impending war. Unfortunately, not everything is what it seems, and so many of them find that the things they’ve believed for so long are wrong. Those who hate chimera, the original beings on the moon, learn that their preconceived notions are wrong. Those who hate the colonists begin to understand something close to the same.
The constant, though, is the many characters, their diversity, and the fact that even in the face of an impending war, teenagers are still teenagers. They are able to do more than one thing at a time, and focus on more that one thing, person, or feeling at a time. They are complex people, not limited to acting the ways adults think they should. They’re strong, capable people, all with a purpose. And they all matter.
Wright builds an interesting world that some could read as an allegory for the intolerance of our current political climate. So many people see “monsters” instead of beautiful beings, choose hate instead of realizing that love is always the better option. Bottom line is, intolerance never gets anyone anywhere. And, of course, people should never underestimate the abilities of a teenager for any reason.
I can’t wait for the next book in the series, and to see what happens to Braeden, Jude, Rumor, Dahlia, Nyx, Trick, Yi-Min, and of course, George, next.
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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