27 Hours by Trishina Wright is the first in a new YA Sci-Fi and LGBT series!
“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.”
If you’re a fan of Siobhan Davis’s Sci-Fi series, True Calling, you will definitely love this LGBT Sci-Fi.
The story as a whole was enjoyable to read! We get to venture into a planet where 27 hours separate the light and dark times, and the dark is when the monsters come out. The opening chapter really brought me into the story with enough mystery to make you want to keep reading. There really wasn’t a moment where I felt bored or even finding myself skimming over the pages. You’ll definitely be engaged with the multiple POVs. And having the countdown throughout the book was a unique feature which I felt brought that extra element of suspense.
All of the characters were of an LGBT orientation. It was fun to read a book that wasn’t the typical boy-girl personalities and didn’t just include same sex relationships. This is definitely a diverse read.
I will have to say that the romance between all of the relationships felt a little similar in the writing style. If I didn’t know whose POV I was reading, I wouldn’t have even noticed a difference between the style of dialogue. But this did not in any way deflect from my reading experience.
The romance was also nothing overbearing to the story. I felt like there were only a few scenes where the romance started to heat up, but it wasn’t anything too steamy. So if you are looking for a steamy LGBT book, this may not be the first choice, BUT there were moments of passion you could feel off of the writing.
I also felt like there was an even balance of romance and action. Of course, the sci-fi elements really dominated the plot.
Overall, I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. The very last page will leave you with a cliffhanger. Even though it sucks not having the next installment at my fingertips, I always like to have something to look forward to for the next book. And the author, without a doubt, left that feeling for me.
Published: 3 October 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Genre: Young Adult Science-Fiction / LGBT
How I Read It: Finished copy from Publisher
*Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Nothing in my reviews have been influenced in any way.*
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