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27 Hours

(The Nightside Saga #1)

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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
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ebook, 404 pages
Published October 3rd 2017 by Entangled: Teen
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Aimal (Bookshelves & Paperbacks)
A visual representation of me trying to figure out how to write this review:



In all seriousness, this might be one of the most difficult books I’ve had to review, simply because I have so many thoughts. So many different aspects to a novel as complicated and nuanced as this one, and so many thoughts about several of these aspects. More than this, perhaps – the reason why reviewing this book is so difficult is because I can fully see the invaluable benefits of it, as well as the potential harm i
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Emma Giordano
Jun 27, 2017 marked it as did-not-finish
Update 9/24: I've noticed a lot of discussion about the racial representation & themes of colonialism in this book and I believe this review started said discussion: http://bit.ly/2fpXO6X
I don't really have anything to say on this topic, especially considering I didn't finish the book myself, but if you're interested in reading a different perspective, you may want to check it out. (And here follows the unnecessary disclaimer that me providing you with a link to a review does not mean I agre
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Gabby Olumide
May 06, 2017 rated it did not like it
***I receive many communications telling me that the author was sending people to flag reviews because she has pulled a Donald Trump and is calling it a fake review because it does not meet her liking. I am not affiliated with the people harassing anyone. I do not own a Twitter. My opinions are mine and I have a right to them. You are trying to silence a WOC to protect a white woman's feelings.

**I am being harassed by the author regarding my review, so I have changed it to 1 star.

This was not a
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Leah
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
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Melanie
[Edit: February 12th, 2018] I had given this three stars back in 2017, but I no longer can support this author or their work in light of recent events. I am keeping my original review up, but please know that I do not support this author or their inexcusable actions. If anyone needs me, my DMs are always open. And RAINN (1-800-656-4673) is available 24/7 to talk to anyone who needs it.


ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

📖🌘: And check out the rest of the r
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destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
update feb 11, 2018:
There is nothing I can say to take back the fact that I stood up for this author, that I went to bat for her endlessly and took her side of the story over other sides I was presented with. I can't take any of that back. All I can do is say that, if I ever made you feel like it wasn't safe to tell me what she had done, or how her actions made you feel, I am so, so genuinely sorry. My heart is breaking today for anyone she has hurt, and I will certainly not be supporting her wo
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Eric Smith
Sep 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
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.
Katherine Locke
EDITED 2/24: I fucked up. I also should have edited this in the fall (when I pulled my stars from it) when I read many wonderful and extremely well-constructed critiques of this book. I did not see the racism in it, and I'm sorry for that. I am striving to do better, and I know that that has to be more than what I write here. Additionally, I apologize to anyone who believed that my leaving this review up as support for the racist narrative in this book or for the author who has been accused of s ...more
Honest Reviews
Apr 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
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,
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Laurie
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Elise (TheBookishActress)
I spend three months trying to pretend I hadn’t lost all interest in this book after the author was accused of 1) harassing a reviewer i trust and 2) having some shit in her book. because I had finally won a preorder giveaway!! and then this author gets accused of sexual harassment and has the Worst possible response so yeah wow this got off my shelf real quick
One Word Reviews
May 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
Asinine.
Natalie
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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
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Nita
Jan 12, 2016 added it
Shelves: lgbtqia-ya
Review removed.
Claudie Arseneault
Dec 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: asexual, lgbt, sf, ya
I lost my first review to internet crashing, that's cool. Here is a shorter version.

27 Hours was never meant for me as a book, and part of the low star rating reflects that. It might be better for you, but I could never get into :
- All the violence. This is a book about teens who spend a lot of time killing, killing, killing.

- All the sexual attraction. If you're not in Braeden's POV (he is the ace teen), you will be constantly told how seriously horny the narrating teen is. Non-stop.

- The idea
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Laini
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This might be my favorite 2017 release yet. Pre-order it and put it on you TBR if you haven't already! This book is simply phenomenal.
Amanda Prado
EDIT: I think I'm officially lowering the rating to 2 stars, because the more I think about this book, the angrier I get lol. I originally said the lgbt rep was good, but a month later what stuck with me was the fact that the rep was presented so awkwardly/lowkey forced (as much as I hate this word), and that the asexual rep was.... not good. Which I noticed while I was reading but just let it slide because "everyone gets asexual rep wrong anyway" (yay for low standards), but now that I've read ...more
Shenwei
Jul 26, 2017 marked it as not-touching-with-a-ten-foot-pole
ETA:
the author has been outed as an abuser so I have removed my rating. My critical comments still stand.
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There are multiple issues that bother me about the setup and worldbuilding as well as the ace rep.

The History
I had a lot of unanswered questions about the history that connects Sahara to Earth. The general lack of knowledge the characters had about their heritage seemed unrealistic. Given technological advances, it should be relatively easy for them to access information about Earth. If so
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Fadwa (Word Wonders)
I received a copy of this book from the publishers in exchange of an honest review

Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders

I know I’ve probably said this before about other book reviews but this is honestly the hardest review I’ve had to write since I started this blog, which is almost two years ago. I feel so torn and conficted about it because, if you follow me of Twitter you might’ve noticed that this was one of my most anticipated releases of the year so imagine how thrilled
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Luce
Sep 13, 2017 marked it as did-not-finish
Shelves: netgalley
After some consideration, I have decided not to read this. I'm extremely grateful to Entangled Teen for providing me with an eARC via NetGalley. If I didn't have an eARC I wouldn't even be writing this review; I would just quietly remove the book from my kindle and my GR shelves. But I feel like the publishers deserve an explanation.

The last thing that is needed is yet another white queer person saying "the queer rep was good but the race rep sucked." (For the same reason I'm no longer including
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Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
I am admittedly disappointed and frustrated.

On one hand, there is a lot of bi, gay, and trans rep in this -- which makes me super happy. No one is straight; it's Gays (and Bis and Lesbians) in Space.

On the other we are presented a tale about a group of colonizers waging war against an indigenous, intelligent species because..... the humans wanted the land? And we are supposed to sympathize with the colonizers' plight? And none of the effected, intelligent race have a POV for their perspective o
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Laura
My review has been taken in down in light of the recent accusations against the author. I won't be supporting her.
Ava
Edit 8/15/17: My friend Aimal wrote a fantastic review about the racial representation and colonist issues of 27 HOURS that I didn't notice while I was reading. I'd highly recommend checking out her review, and many thanks to Aimal for pointing those problems out.
☙ percy ❧
May 24, 2017 marked it as tbr-shortlist
#QueerTeensOnSpace2k17
Andrea
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
Unfortunately, this book just wasn't for me. I was really looking forward to this, but I pretty much had an issue with... everything. The characters, the world-building, the writing, etc. There wasn't anything particularly wrong with all of this, it just wasn't for me.

I do have to mention the biggest drawback this book has going for it. And that's the fact that this centers around colonists (or descendants of colonist) POVs and ignores the indigenous race (chimera). Basically, a long time ago hu
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Carrie (The Butterfly Reader)
Jun 25, 2017 marked it as did-not-finish
Shelves: september-2017
Want to read more of my reviews? Check out my blog: The Butterfly Reader

DNF - 43%

Even though I don't agree with anything the author says - I received this copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you NetGalley - I told myself that I was going to do my damn best to separate the art from the artist and read this book as I would any other book. I was doing alright, the beginning was actually really good, it started right into the action, no punches held back at all and I enjoyed
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Fabi
Jul 27, 2018 marked it as dnf
I was going to read this book. But I'd barely begun when I got curious and started looking through some reviews. It looks like there was some trouble between the author and reviewers. Maybe some discussions about inappropriate content too. So, before I get any further in this story or in this mess, I'm going to set this one aside.
Avery (Book Deviant)
Sep 12, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 1star
I would like to thank Entangled Teen for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Hmm. This one is hard, but ultimately I have to say no.

Check out my full review here.

edit: My original rating of this book was generous. 2 1/2 after everything that I disliked. But now Tristina has been accused of sexual harassment, and I can't do this anymore. I've had guilty feelings about rating this book so low because I consider myself friends of those who enjoyed it. But I cannot let this pass.
Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
Story ⭐⭐
There is kind of a intercontinental war going on with gargoyles and humans on the moon.
Some of these humans are teenagers who struggle with live, love, loss, friendship and more.
Sadly, I wasn’t really attached to the story or it’s characters. 😕

Characters ⭐⭐⭐
First of all I’m in love with the names in this story. I mean Nyx, Rumor, Dahlia... 😍
Second, diversity is nothing special, it seems normal in this world.
This is so refreshing. 👏🏻
There are characters with special issues, like Nyx is
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Tristina Wright is a blue-haired bisexual with anxiety and opinions. She’s also possibly a mermaid, but no one can get confirmation.

Her brief foray into queer YA began and ended with her scifi debut, 27 HOURS, in 2017. The series was cancelled the following year and she hasn't published anything since.

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