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daynight [Kindle Edition]

Megan Thomason
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Book Description

“Sure to win over YA readers looking for a dangerous, dystopian adventure story” —Kirkus Reviews

"Gripping young adult dystopian novel; compelling conflicts; high stakes; powerful narrative; surprises keep coming; strong writing; page-turner; engaging characters; Readers will be hungry for the sequels.”—BlueInk Review (starred review)

"“Thomason’s description of Thera’s totalitarianism will make fans of Brave New World shiver… SCI, her fantasy corporation, has disturbing parallels to actual companies and regimes that claim to do good while harming people… The author deftly appeals to both romance-loving teens as well as those intrigued by young adults fighting the establishment.”—Foreword Clarion Review, 4 stars

Meet The Second Chance Institute (SCI): Earth’s benevolent non-profit by day, Thera’s totalitarian regime by night. Their motto: Because Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Life(TM). Reality: the SCI subjects Second Chancers to strict controls and politically motivated science experiments like Cleaving—forced lifetime union between two people who have sex. Punishment for disobeying SCI edicts? Immediate Exile or death.

Meet Kira Donovan. Fiercely loyal, overly optimistic, and ensnared by the promise of a full-ride college scholarship, Kira signs the SCI Recruit contract to escape memories of a tragedy that left her boyfriend and friends dead.

Meet Blake Sundry. Bitter about being raised in Exile and his mother’s death, Blake’s been trained to infiltrate and destroy the SCI. Current barrier to success? His Recruit partner—Miss Goody Two Shoes Kira Donovan.

Meet Ethan Darcton. Born with a defective heart and resulting inferiority complex, Ethan’s forced to do his SCI elite family’s bidding. Cleave-worthy Kira Donovan catches his eye, but the presiding powers give defect-free Blake Sundry first dibs.

Full of competing agendas, romantic entanglements, humor, twists and turns, daynight is Megan Thomason’s debut young adult dystopian novel and first in the daynight series.

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"The writing is impressive and the story is a real page-turner. So many twists and turns... I'm hooked... I can't wait for the next installment to come out...4.5 out of 5 stars"--Self-Publishing Review

"The plot was finely done. It was steady, tidy, and pretty much perfect. I have a feeling this will be one of my favorite 2013 reads, and can't recommend it enough."--Lust for Stories blog, 5 stars

"SHE WRITES LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW. daynight is definitely a must read. It's the right combination of romance in a dystopia setting written wonderfully in a well-paced, mindblowing story."--Sab The Book Eater blog, 5 stars

"The story line in Daynight is different than any other novel out there, refreshingly so. The characters are original and you fall for all of them. The ending will leave you down on your knees begging for more."--Castles in the Air Books blog, 5 stars

"daynight is a book for all Dystopian fans. I have never read a world that was created so smoothly and put together. I mean right from the opening line you are hooked."--A Diary of a Book Addict blog, 5 stars

"Gorgeous gem of a book... Daynight went from motivation to obsession in three chapters. This book is enthralling, captivating and I just want to devour and then savor everything about it. All three narrators are perfect and beautiful and interesting."--Rattle the Stars blog, 5 stars

"Whether viewed as a modern parable or a thrill ride, Daynight was the most compelling and intense book I've read since Free Souls by Susan Kaye Quinn. I like books with intrigue and puzzles to solve, and daynight provided plenty."--Sher A Hart: Written Art blog, 5 stars

About the Author

Bestselling, award-winning author Megan Thomason lives in paradise aka San Diego, CA with her husband and five children. A former software manager, Megan vastly prefers writing twisted tales to business, product, and marketing plans. When she isn't typing away on her laptop, she's reading books on her phone--over 600 in the last year--or attending to the needs of her family. Megan's fluent in sarcasm, could potentially benefit from a 12-step program for road rage, struggles with a Hot Tamales addiction, loves world travel & fast cars and hates paperwork & being an insomniac.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1117 KB
  • Print Length: 343 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1480226556
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A6NG014
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #155,209 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic YA Dystopian! January 23, 2013
'Daynight' is a fantastic young adult science fiction/dystopian novel that follows three different main characters: Kira Donovan, Blake Sundry, and Ethan Darcton. Each has a different past and a different situation that lands them at The Second Chance Institute (SCI). Each character must deal with their own problems as well as political agendas, family expectations, and romantic triangles.

This is a very inventive and fantastic dystopian novel that is full of not only the science fiction and dystopian elements, but lots of twists, turns, romance, mystery, and action. It truly breaks genre labels and barriers in it's winding pages. The characters are all really interesting with unique personalities and character flaws that make them helplessly realistic and easy to like. The reader gets to know and understand each of the three main characters intimately since the novel is told in alternating points of view between the characters. The plot has several sub-stories and twists, which definitely keeps you on your toes - but doesn't confuse the reader with too much going on at once. The story itself is wonderfully written and fast-paced, making it a great page-turner that's hard to put down. Overall, this book has a really intriguing plot and unique storyline that will have fans of dystopian fiction clamoring for more.

Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars daynight - love Love LOVE! January 11, 2013
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daynight is a novel that centers around three main characters: Ethan, Blake, and Kira. Kira and Blake both sign on to become Recruits for the Second Chance Institute and are sent to Thera for a year. Kira is trying to escape a tragedy that left all of her friends and boyfried dead, and Blake is heading to Thera with an ulterior motive of revenge. Ethan is the son of a memeber of the government on Thera and is already a part of the SCI, whether he likes it or not. Blake's plans for revenge are hindered by his developing feelings for Kira, and Ethan wants to make Kira his Cleave - a partner for life after having sex. Kira is torn in the middle of her feelings, wanting to keep the peace but also wanting to escape the SCI after finding out what it's really all about.

My synopsis really does not do this novel justice. I cannot even go on enough about how much I loved this novel! The changing perspectives is something I really love, and since so many of the characters are having different experiences on Thera, it was really helpful for moving the story along. I also liked the developing relationship between all of the characters. Reading through the novel, I really can't decide if I like Blake or Ethan better!

I also really enjoyed the way that the author built Thera. The reader mostly gets to see Garden City, which is only one of many cities on Thera, a planet similar to Earth but with day and night reversed and more severe heat, but the detail is amazing. The language also changes because of the time difference (dinner in the morning, breakfast in the evening, and instead of Saturday it's Saturnnight).
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very cool concept February 16, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This was a neat book with some dystopia mixed in with another planet. Very cool and while I'm new to the genre, it's not something I've seen yet.

Decent grammar and spelling. Some Kindle books are full of errors and they just snap me out of the book. I can't even finish books like that. This one had some who/whom and a its/it's mistake, but that's all I noticed. From a reading perspective, it was good and easy to read.

The idea itself was cool. I liked the characters. Mostly clear good/bad guys, by which I mean it wasn't back and forth like you never knew what was going on and who to root for. (Of course, that could change in book 2!)

High school drama, OMG! (HaHa!) Another reviewer mentioned there was some definite back and forth about who likes whom, and the whole back and forth high school nonsense. So this is a young adult book, which I get, so there is going to be some of that, but really there doesn't have to be. I know that when I was in high school, that would have annoyed me too. I mention this because even though I will read the next book, this might not be a good ADULT book, if that kind of thing annoys you. There were a few times I just wanted to slap some sense into a character. The overall plot is great and the kids are supposed to do great things and they themselves are trying to "set the world on fire", for lack of a better cliche, but they CLEARLY were not adults and I kinda feel like they MIGHT fail in their goals and missions because I feel they aren't emotionally ready to pull it off.

In the end, I will totally read book 2 and maybe they will mature and surprise me! I hope so!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Winner on Any Planet! December 6, 2012
What a great story! This is not my usual reading fare (though I loved The Hunger Games)but it ended up fine because a wonderful story, intricate plot, excellent writing, delicious humor, intelligence, and sparkling dialogue transcend genres. Though the main characters are teenagers, adult readers are more than welcome here. I will leave the summary to the book description because I fear revealing too much and spoiling your fun. I can safely say that the characters were strong, the action well-paced, and the many plot twists kept me reading till late at night. This is not a book to breeze through or skim - you will want to enjoy every minute. One of the very few things I would criticize is the use of tame language to substitute swearing ("What the fetch!")Sometimes there just isn't an alternative to cursing.The story feels balanced, complete, weighty. I appreciated the funny moments, particularly because sarcasm done well is a thing of beauty. Some authors tend to steamroll you with sarcasm where a deft touch would be far more effective. Thomason nails it. Sequels and movies, please!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it..
Now have to read the next one so I can know what happens. Love this genre of storytelling. Can't wait for the next.
Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Successfully intertwines lots of plots and ideas into a coolly...
Unlike most dystopian novels, Megan Thomason’s Daynight fits several different premises together into a compellingly strange new world. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sheila Deeth
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible
If I could rate this book 0 stars I would. Full disclosure I didn't even finish the book...made it to 70% before I gave up but considering how long drawn out it is I consider that... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Slow to start
But really go moving as the book moved on. I really enjoyed the story line and anxious to see were it goes
Published 4 months ago by Lacey Richards
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book!
Sort of wierd...but overall pretty good. I think that it was actually prety good for a while. After, I began to lose interest. I think that everybody should give it a try.
Published 4 months ago by Landon R Whitby
1.0 out of 5 stars Did I just read the same book as the other reviewers??
The strange concept was poorly executed. At first I thought i might just be too old for this book, but no, this book was just BAD.
Published 5 months ago by Bibliophile Mom
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
I loved it!!!

I have to admit that I had my doubts at the beginning. It was good, but it took me a while to understand the new world ... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Flor
4.0 out of 5 stars Out of this world!!!
I really enjoyed this book, I was torn between both Blake and Ethan to be the one to wim Kira's favor, the concept of people getting killed and then showing up alive in a different... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Loni Sue
2.0 out of 5 stars Cleaved!
Oh man where do I start with this book? The first half was great and I was really engrossed with both the plot and the characters. The second half however is a whole'notha story. Read more
Published 9 months ago by D.A Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars The future of Thera
This is a fantastically written novel. It drew me in right away with it's captivating story and lovable characters. Read more
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Bestselling, award-winning author Megan Thomason lives in paradise aka San Diego, CA with her husband and five children. A former software manager, Megan vastly prefers writing twisted tales to business, product, and marketing plans. When she isn't typing away on her laptop, she's reading books on her phone--300-600 a year--or attending to the needs of her family. Megan's fluent in sarcasm, could potentially benefit from a 12-step program for road rage, struggles with a Hot Tamales addiction, loves world travel & fast cars and hates paperwork & being an insomniac.

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