27 Hours by Tristina Wright
Publication Date: October 3, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen
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.
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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. 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.
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PLEASE WELCOME TRISTINA TO BOOKHOUNDS ya
1. What is on your nightstand?
The latter half of Sui Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul series, Jy Yang’s Red Threads of Fortune and Black Tides of Heaven, several of The Expanse books, Joyce Chng’s Dragon Sisters, Cat Valente’s The Refrigerator Monologues, Julie Dao’s Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, and Libba Bray’s Beauty Queens
2. What author would you totally fan?
Of the ones I haven’t met yet, probably Kate Elliot. I look up to her so much, and she’s been there for me often with encouragement or a shoulder or snippets of writing to share. She’s an amazing author, and I’m grateful every day that we’ve become friends.
3. What makes you cringe? Unmitigated arrogance. There’s a fine line, I think, between being sure of yourself and your abilities, and being so sure that you refuse to listen to anyone else, even if it could help you Be Better At The Thing. Like when authors refuse to listen to others when they’ve done harm through their work, or when listening means they could learn something valuable in order to improve. Honestly, who doesn’t want to improve?
Unmitigated arrogance. There’s a fine line, I think, between being sure of yourself and your abilities, and being so sure that you refuse to listen to anyone else, even if it could help you Be Better At The Thing. Like when authors refuse to listen to others when they’ve done harm through their work, or when listening means they could learn something valuable in order to improve. Honestly, who doesn’t want to improve?
4. Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
A little of both? I’m somewhere between plotting and pantsing. A plantser, if you will. I use beat sheets (look up Save the Cat, it’s amazing) to plot out my basic story beats – where my Acts shift, big plot twists, major reveals, things that have to happen in the book. But the journey between those points, at least in the first draft, I let myself write and play and explore. Sometimes amazing things happen.
5. Is there a word you love to use?
My editor would say I use “nod” too much. My characters are constantly nodding like bobbleheads! Generally speaking, I get very creative with curse words. A friend taught me to take a curse word and combine it with a simple household noun to get hilarious, yet effective, combinations.
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
Linda Fast says
Thanks for a chance in your giveaway. 27 Hours looks like a very interesting read.
Jamie Johnson says
Great interview! Thanks for the chance to win!
Jamie Johnson says
27 Hours sounds like a unique and interesting read! I have read other books where the characters are LGBTQIA.
Penny Olson says
27 Hours looks like an original and exciting thriller.
jodie cook says
haven’t read any diverse books but open to recs