You might want to grab some popcorn for this one
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.
What I liked:
There were very few things I liked about this book but I was absolutely in love with the rep I saw. There was a deaf character, characters of color, a gay boy, an ace character, and even a trans character. The rep, from what I saw, was handled really well. Granted I’m not an expert on anything but ace rep so take my praise with a grain of salt.
Things I didn’t like: uh everything else.
Let’s start with the setting. It’s incredibly confusing, to say the least. The scene wasn’t set very well and I was incredibly confused by how this colony was laid out. Much wasn’t said about the climate of the planet. Or anything about how the planet is laid out, flora and fauna wise either.
I wasn’t sure about how far away from the colony the military base was or if it was in the sky. It was really confusing. The only thing I knew is that there was some sort of dome.
The creatures were extremely confusing to me. The explanations left me baffled and with a disjointed mental image of the creatures. There wasn’t much explanation except the fact there was a war between the human settlers and the creatures who were native to the land. Of course, humans thought them dumb and incapable of planning or even thinking for themselves.
The action was way too much. With the horrible descriptions, I found myself too confused to even follow what was going on. There was hardly a break from the action and I was bored by those parts. The book reads more like a video game, I should’ve played it not read it. I couldn’t follow much of the action and wound up skimming it all.
The multiple points of view were horribly done. I was so confused when I switched to Luke, who was with the creatures. It took me a few chapters to even figure out he was with the creatures because they had a completely different name for themselves and the descriptions of them weren’t executed well enough for me to recognize them.
The multiple POV’s also made it impossible for me to care about any of the characters. The confusing explanations and cliche plot left me grappling to find something to care about in this book and unfortunately, the characters didn’t do anything for me as far as saving this novel for me.
The only reason this gets 2 stars is for all the different kinds of rep. Don’t bother with this one.