After humanity colonized a moon, indigenous creatures called chimeras rose up, and it has been a fight for survival since. A group of teens explore their home, finding dark secrets and dangerous facts.
“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 her best friend, Dahlia. Braeden Tennant wants two things: to get out from his mother’s shadow, and to unlearn his colony’s darkest secret.
To save everyone they love, they’ll both have to commit treason.
During one twenty-seven-hour night, these four runaways must stop the war between the colonies and the monsters from becoming a war of extinction, or the things they fear most will be all that’s left.”
Genre: Science Fiction
Cis boys: Rumor, Jude, Braeden
Cis girls: Nyx
Trans girl: Dahlia
There is a side character who uses they/them pronouns.
Sexual and Romantic Orientation
Rumor is bisexual.
Nyx is canon pansexual
Braeden is asexual and has two moms.
Rumor is mixed Nigerian, Portuguese & Indian
Nyx has Cuban ancestry
Dahlia is Afro-Latinx
Jude and Braeden are white
Nyx is Deaf and uses ASL; her abuela is also Deaf.
Own Voices: own voices for bisexuality
Colonialism. Read Aimal’s review of problematic racial and colonialist representation here.