BLOG TOUR: 27 days to midnight |Review + Giveaway|

20 may. 2016


Welcome to my tour stop for 27 Days to Midnight by Kristine Kruppa! This is a young adult steampunk novel and the tour runs May 16-27 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the TOUR PAGE for the full schedule.


27 Days to Midnight, Kristine Kruppa
Giant Squid Books | Cover art by ELIZABETH EARLY
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.



I've to admit that this is my first time writing a review in English so I apologize before you start reading. This not the way I usually review books (my main language is spanish) but I wanted to try something new so ... here we are.

In 27 days to midnight we are going to find this amazing world in which all human's lives are tied to watches. I've never read any steampunk novel, even though movies of this genre are my favorite, so I didn't know exactly what to expect and it really surprised me (in the best way possible).

I've seen a movie with the same 'life-time' thing two months ago (In time starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried) but I didn't matter this similarity... I liked it, actually: Kristine knew how to keep me reading the whole time.

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 another thing, so it's better if we just don't talk about it ._.) so I didn't have any problem with the genre and I can say that 27 days to midnight has became in one of my favorite books this year. I really enjoyed the whole novel. I love the story, I love the world that Kristine Kruppa has created, I love the characters, and I love Farren (Sorry but I couldn't help it. This love-hate relationship between him and Dahlia was so cute and funny♥).


"How can you enjoy life if you're too busy thinking about 
when it'll end? That's no fun at all."






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 @kskruppa.






Giveaway:
One (1) winner receives a hardback copy of the book (US only) 
Three (3) winners receive a digital copy (INT)
One (1) winner recieves a $10 amazon gift card (INT)
Ends 6/1
Prizing is provided by the publisher, hosts are not responsible. Must be 13 or older to enter and parental permission if under 17. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to win.
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13 comentarios:

  1. This is a wonderful review! You did very good, it was very easy to understand. :) I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts!

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  2. Guau!
    Vaya pinta que tiene,siento no comentarte en inglés pero se me da mejor leer que escribir jajaja.
    Felicidades,ha sido una reseña muy buena.
    Un beso!

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    1. Jajaja, no hay problema ;)
      ¡Gracias por leerla♥!

      Besos

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  3. ¡Hola, Lorena! La verdad es que yo no tuve ningún problema a la hora de leer la novela y creo que lograste transmitir lo que querías, así que prueba superada. No obstante, y a pesar de lo bien que suena la novela, no sé si me animaría a leerla en inglés, por el temor a encontrarme con términos poco usuales. Lo que sí, es que, si en algún momento decido ponerme con él, ya lo sabrás.

    Te mando un beso enorme y te deseo un bonito inicio de semana ♥

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    1. Hola^^
      Es cierto, hay varios términos relacionados con la mecánica y todo eso, pero la mayoría son fácilmente deducibles por el contexto, aunque tenía un diccionario a la mano por si no lo entendía nada de nada ;)

      Gracias por leerla y comentar♥
      ¡Besos!

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  4. Pues me ha llamado la atención pero el ingles y yo aun no somos mejores amigos así que probablemente espere a entender un poco mas. Suerte a los que participen. Saludos.

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    1. Espero que en un futuro le des una oportunidad, porque lo vale^^

      ¡Besos!

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  5. ¡Hola! Me encanto tu reseña y el libro me llama mucho la atención, ahora hace tiempo que no leo en inglés pero me encanta leer en este idioma, así que tendré en cuenta este libro :)
    Escribes muy bien en inglés, no tienes que preocuparte por nada!
    Saludos, nos leemos pronto :)

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    1. Espero que lo disfrutes♥

      Gracias por leer y comentar<3
      ¡Besos!

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    2. Espero que lo disfrutes♥

      Gracias por leer y comentar<3
      ¡Besos!

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  6. Hi!
    It looks really good, so I'm pretty sure that I am going to give it a try. You did very well with the review :P (I apologize if I didn't express myself really well, but... whatever, you understand what I mean and you know me :P)
    See ya!

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    1. I understood perfectly everything you wrote♥ Thank you for reading and your comment♥!

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  7. Te dije que me pasaría por aquí y aquí estoy (aunque un poco tarde, sorry...)
    Creo que no he leído nada parecido, y creo que me podría gustar aunque no estoy tan segura de si leerlo en inglés o esperar a que alguna editorial se interese por la novela :P Hasta ahora no he leído ninguna novela en inglés de este género, siempre son contemporáneos porque me dan menos respeto xD
    Algún día de estos probaré con alguna distopía que parezca facilita de leer en inglés, a ver como me va :P
    ¡Besos!

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