Today I’m excited to participate in the Blog Tour of ’27 Days to Midnight’ by Kristine Kruppa. This is a young adult steampunk novel that was published on May 3rd.
For more information and tour stops please visit the tour page.
About the Book:
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 could bring him back to life.
Then she meets Farren Reed. She should hate him. He’s an enemy soldier, a cowardly deserter, and the most insufferable man Dahlia’s ever met. Still, she needs all the help she can get, and Farren is the only chance she has to find the man who murdered her father. But Farren has only twenty-seven days left on his watch.
In that time, Dahlia must recover her father’s time research, foil a psychotic general’s plot, and learn to survive in a world that will never be the same. But the research holds secrets more dangerous than she had ever imagined. She will have to choose what is most important: revenge, Farren's life, or her own. And time is running out.
This book is available at Amazon.
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 Dahlia on her birthday when she is on her way to see her father. Dahlia’s father is supposed to give her, her long awaited present of finally seeing the time she has left on her watch. Sounds weird right?!
In Dahlia’s world everyone has a watch that tells them how long they have left to live. Dahlia has never seen her time. But her father promised to ‘open’ her watch on her eighteenth birthday. But things go very different than planned and Dahlia’s father gives his life to give Dahlia more time. Now Dahlia is all alone, and she only wants one thing: revenge on the man that murdered her father. With help of an unsuspected ally called Farren, Dahlia journey to avenge her father starts.
This book is definitely very fast paced. There aren’t many boring moments, or moments when nothing was happening. The writing is interesting and the storyline is very unique. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book similar to this one. The idea of everyone wearing watches that could tell how long they had to live sounded a little freaky, but really had a unique and fun feel to it. It made this read definitely very interesting.
The best part about this book were definitely the characters. Dahlia was in the beginning very naïve, but life changed her and she became a strong and brave character I loved to read about. But even though I really enjoyed reading about Dahlia, Farren was my favorite character. Farren Reed is an enemy soldier who enjoys his life as a pilot. But there is something that makes his days very dark. Farren was definitely one of the most fun characters I read in a while. He was a bit of drunk, but he really made me laugh. I especially loved the interactions between Dahlia and Farren.
And then there were the other characters like Keet and her husband. They really were wonderful to get to know.
’27 Days of Midnight’ really was a great read. I just loved it. The story was unique and exciting. The characters were fun. And the overall world setting was very interesting.
There were some light romantic moments, but this story was most of all adventurous. And I would really recommend it.
About the Author:
Kristine Kruppa is a mechanical engineer, writer, and world traveler. Her days are spent designing cool new car parts, but her evenings are filled with writing and cats. She has traveled solo to seventeen countries on five continents. Her other hobbies include hunting for the perfect cup of coffee, exploring used book stores, and accidentally climbing mountains. To keep up with her adventures, follow Kristine on Twitter.