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27 Days to Midnight

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  50 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Everyone in Dahlia's world knows when they're going to die. Except her.

Her father has never shown her the pocket watch counting down the days she has left to live. When he sacrifices himself to save her from her scheduled death, Dahlia abandons her comfortable home and sets off after his murderer to uncover the secrets her father died to protect…and the time research that
Paperback, 364 pages
Published May 3rd 2016 by Giant Squid Books
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Annelise Lestrange
May 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have no words. I just don't. Leave me alone to cry over too much perfection put together.
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A Million Books
May 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
I haven't read steampunk fiction, in a really really long while (two years or so if I'm being exact) - it's not that I don't love the genre because I do, I just don't come across as many Steampunk YA Novels. I guess that's just one of the reasons I signed up for the 27 Days of Midnight tour.

27 Days of Midnight pulls you right in, no preamble or anything of the sort with our protagonist, Dahlia Walker, turning eighteenth. This also, of course, just happens to be the day when her father will unloc
Apr 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
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27 Days to Midnight is the first steampunk fiction I have ever read and I’m blown away. I am at awe at the world building because I never thought this kind of world could be possible. I love the descriptions and the dialogue, it felt very alive. I loved the exploration and discovery of time and death.

This book starts immediately. Dahlia is given a watch which tells her how much time she has left to live. But
Crina (Reading Addict)
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adventure, fantasy
After I read the first sentence in the book description of ‘27 Days to Midnight’, I got super curious about this read. This really sounded like a very different kind of book and I was really excited to start reading it. I also loved the look of the cover. All those dark blue colors and the gold lining. It definitely had a magical feeling to it.

‘27 Days to Midnight’ is a book that immediately starts. No slow introductions but right down to the point. For this book that definitely worked. We meet
Apr 24, 2016 rated it liked it
It's been a while since I've treated my reading self to some steampunk fiction, so I was excited to dive into 27 Days to Midnight. The author takes readers to a world in which every person has a watch that holds the time of his or her life; it numbers the very years, months, weeks, and days of each person's life.

27 Days to Midnight begins, Dahlia Walker is celebrating her eighteenth birthday - and the day when her father will unlock her watch, finally allowing Dahlia to see how long - or short -
Alexis Drake
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Bobbie Stanley
May 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am SO EXCITED to share this book with you guys! It literally sucked me in from the moment I started it and I couldn't put it down. Like almost didn't sleep for a day or two because that would mean I'd have to stop reading for a few hours and I needed to know what was going to happen! The concept of this novel is incredibly creative. I love the way they use the watches to keep the time on their lives. It's something I haven't seen done before, but something that I could totally see happening wi ...more
Jun 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
27 Days to Midnight is fantastic - I highly recommend it to anyone who likes adventure novels, particularly fun, fast-paced, exciting adventure novels. And since I don't think anyone likes novels that are un-fun, slow, and boring...well, I guess I'd recommend it to anyone.

In all seriousness, there were several elements that worked together to make this one of the best debut novels I've read. To start, the pacing was phenomenal. The book was exciting and tightly paced, but there was enough detail
Naturalbri (Bri Wignall)
May 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am always a sucker for a good steampunk read. However, this book is so much more than 'just' that. Not only is it a brilliantly written steampunk, but it is also a truly unique story, with depth and detail that create a world and time for you that are easy to become part of. Ultimately, I fell for this story, and very quickly.

The author's writing style had a way of creating excitement and action, whilst still lending time and pace to the slower, and much needed moments, of character developme
Crystal Qualkenbush
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I can honestly say I had never read a Steampunk novel before, however, I am interested in Steampunk as a concept so this book was a fascinating thought to me. I appreciated the depth behind each character. Everyone had a back story, and "skeletons in their closet" so to speak, that gave them the little nuances that built them into very intriguing characters. I could feel myself sympathizing with the entire cast of characters; not just the protagonists, but the villain as well. ...more
Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Everyone in this world knows when they are going to die, and they live by strict rules according to their watch. They know when they are going to die. Dahlia’s father is a clockwork master. He can repair damaged watches and is known for his work. He’s been running, though, both from Dahlia’s watch and from Sebastian Macall. His time research is the key to it all…but Sebastian destroys Sainsbury.

Too bad he didn’t destroy Dahlia Walker. Or airman Farren Reed, whom he pushed from a flier and left t
Jun 04, 2017 added it
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Another book sample.

From the first moment I didn't like the girl, because she was so stupid and all she thought about was her 18th birthday.

And the male character was also stupid - he was drunk and was flying... Yeah. Really smart. And don't forget to accuse your big boss of killing fellow soldiers... Because that's also very smart
Jennica Dotson
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Loved the world concept! Thought the author did a great job of including realistic and interesting steampunk elements. Enjoyed the plot.
Oct 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 4-library
(Not entirely sure f I mentioned "spoilers", but be cautious if reading this, I do mention a few things)

I enjoyed this book, and I loved the concept that everyone is aware of their time in life through a watch they have. But I think the only thing that really bugged be about this (and maybe I completely missed it, so comment if I did) was that it didn't say HOW people got their watches. Yes, it mentioned that some people were presented with their watches when they celebrated a certain birthday,
Katherine Paschal
Dahlia has been waiting for her 18th birthday to have her watch unlocked so she can see how much time she has left. Little did she know, Dahlia is scheduled to die on her 18th birthday with so many unanswered questions plaguing her. When her circumstances alter, Dahlia is off on a mission of revenge. Along the way she encounters Farren, an enemy soldier who agrees to help her on her mission. Farren has his own agenda, as well as the looming 27 days left until his anticipated death, as shown by h ...more
In this steampunk novel, everyone is given a watch to let them know when they are going to die. Dahlia was supposed to die on the night of her eighteenth birthday, however her father sacrifices himself to let her live. Dahlia then sets out on a path of revenge to find her father’s murderer and find a way to bring her father back to life. On her quest, she meets Farren, an enemy soldier and a deserter. He is the only one who knows where Sebastian, her father's murderer, is. However, Farren only h ...more
Sage Knightly
May 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

27 Days to Midnight is an intriguing and adventurous quick read full of romance, action, danger, and friendship.

Dahlia’s 18th birthday kick starts the entire plot, leading to many deaths (her father included), and many dangerous situations (getting captured, chased by robot dogs and bounty hunters). It’s action packed, full of adrenaline, and it makes your heart ache. Throughout all the danger and war and the chase, we read from multiple views, though some are only one or twice: Dahlia, Farre
Lauren - SERIESous Books
--Read my full review of the book at! Spoiler Free!

**I received a copy of this book from YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and not influenced by my source.**

The idea that everyone knows when they are going to die is super intriguing--it was the biggest draw to this book for me.

It's also really well done, giving this story its backbone and driving plotline. I thought everything was clearly explained or very easy to follow in tha
May 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
3.5 stars
This was my first time venturing into the steampunk genre and I was not disappointed. I don’t really know why I haven’t tried it earlier, but I am so glad I did. This nothing like I read before. The world building, the plot, the pace, the characters, everything is well written.

Dahlia Walker is a likeable protagonist – she’s smart, witty, and she’s kind. It’s her eighteenth birthday and she’s very excited to finally see her watch – that tells the time left the person had. In the midst of
Danica T
May 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I haven't read steampunk fiction before so this was a great eye opener into the genre. When I saw this book listed as a blog tour I signed right up for the chance to review the novel (Granted I had forgotten that I had done so and was pleasantly surprised to find it in my email a few days ago - oops).

There is In Time vibes with the mention of the watches and how if the time runs out on your watch you die. That concept I always find interesting to read. I also find that the concept is hard to
Sandra Del Rio
Feb 04, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: giveaways
OH MY GOSH a goal I've had since I got Goodreads was to never rate a book one star. I thought, Well, the author put so much effort into this magnificent piece of work, so why would I give it only one star? Surely, there's no book I will hate, right? WELL, I didn't like this book at all! I did not enjoy the author's voice, the way the book is written. I felt like it was too descriptive. As in, every sentence became annoying. Oh, and don't get me started with the characters. I found them too stup ...more
Arec Rain
May 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This novel far exceeding any expectations I had. The description was more than enough to interest me but I was hooked from day one. I typically don’t like young adult, But Kruppa has a distinct voice that it didn’t feel like young adult. Not to mention it was steampunk. I am a sucker for steampunk although I find that very few authors can pull it off well. Kruppa is among those.

27 Days to Midnight is a fast paced novel filled with wonder and adventure. It has such an interesting concept, althou
Mar 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
There is enough about everything in the story: adventure, action, romance, madness, revenge. The characters are awesome and I really liked Sebastian (The "villain"). At first I thought that he was mad in a normal range (if it exists a normal range ._.), but as I read on I realized that the man was actually insane. Really. This made him the best antagonist I've read this year.

I'm kinda new on this whole reading-in-English world but fortunately my level at understanding it is not bad (writting is
Sadie Forsythe
Jan 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Thank goodness, I'm finally finished with this book. I feel like I've been reading it for eons....ok, a week, but still, forever. It wasn't particularly bad, I was just a tad bored with it. The writing is lovely, editing clean and I love the cover. But it felt very much like most of the book is spent with Dahlia and Farren running around reacting to things and not really progressing the plot. Several convenient things pop up to help them in their times of need, the motivation of the villain seem ...more
Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: steampunk, ya, romance
Interesting world building centered around the idea that everyone has a watch that links to their life. Highly enjoyable.
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic read! I loved it and I'm sad that I finished it! ...more
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