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daynight [Kindle Edition]

Megan Thomason
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (290 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This is book #1 in the daynight series (YA dystopian romance). The reading order is daynight (#1)clean slate complex (#1.5), and then arbitrate (#2).

2012 Book of the Year Award Finalist-Young Adult Fiction, ForeWord Reviews

"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)

"(It) 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."--ForeWord Reviews, 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 an award-winning, bestselling novel and first in the daynight series.

The entire daynight series has been professionally edited and professionally proofread.

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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.

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  • File Size: 742 KB
  • Print Length: 340 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A6NG014
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,669 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic YA Dystopian! January 23, 2013
Format:Paperback
'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
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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8 of 8 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.

PROS:
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!)

CONS:
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
Format:Paperback
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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Finished it...
This book took longer to finish than it should have because the story was so fractured at times that I had a difficult time getting through it. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Kanaka Review
3.0 out of 5 stars Great story. HORRIBLY in need of editing.
I liked the story. Interesting, New, Different.
GET AN EDITOR. I feel cheated. It was horribly frustrating, and I barely made it to the end simply because of poor/complete... Read more
Published 11 days ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting characters, interesting story.
Its a good story and written well. There are some nice twists and turns in the story line. Sometimes it felt a little contrived, but over all it worked. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Joy
3.0 out of 5 stars So So
There was something about this book that kept me reading until the very end, but it was hard to get through. A lot of it didn't make sense to me. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Jill
3.0 out of 5 stars good, but annoying that it keeps going to past, then present
I read the first book and it was interesting enough to have me buy the second book, but I didn't love it. This book starting very promising and I started out hooked. Read more
Published 23 days ago by wndsrfn
1.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't get into it
If I was a preteen (well, maybe...I was a strange kid), I might've found this novel more enjoyable. As it was, I barely managed to get through the first 2-3 chapters. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lynanne Carroll
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Amazing. Would recommend it to anyone who loves dystopian books. Great book and can't wait till I read the next
Published 1 month ago by Katienoble
5.0 out of 5 stars A unique dystopian
Finally, a unique dystopian novel! I have to say I absolutely LOVED this book. Couldn't put it down (I actually stayed up until 3am to finish it lol). Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mimiruss
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother.
The story was mildly interesting and I kept hoping it would get better. It didn't. I can only hear so many times how good looking someone is, much less TWO guys, before I start to... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Emily R.
3.0 out of 5 stars Alright
It took me awhile to get into this book but once I got halfway through I wanted to finish it.
Published 2 months ago by Leia L.
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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--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.

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