It’s time to leave Earth and cross over to the other side… it’s not as far away as you think!!
by Megan Thomason
Paperback, 324 pages
Published November 26th 2012 by Creatspace
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™. 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.
Wow, so this was a really interesting dystopian! You don’t even really know you’re reading a dystopian until you start hearing about all of the rules. Because of the society and the way the characters are introduced, I honestly didn’t know who to trust. I did want to trust Ethan. I mean the way Kira and Ethan meet is just so over the top but at the same time so simple. It’s exquisite and who wouldn’t totally fall head over heels for him?
But then you get to know Blake. I really flip flop about him. A lot! I like him, then I don’t, then I really do but I always have Ethan in the back of my mind, as does Kira! It’s a great love triangle, but one that Megan Thomason did SO well that I wasn’t left feeling like I wanted to hate either guy! I wanted them both to win. Well… sometimes! 😉
Then we have Kira. She is so much fun to read about! The way she asks a gazillion questions and is so inquisitive, and what’s even funnier is when she’s all rhetorical with Blake and Blake is looking at her like, how in the world should I know, but I do that ALL the time to my hubby! It’s totally realistic. She’s strong, but still feminine. Totally believable and I loved every point of view from her. The different points of view really helped to understand where these three were coming from also. It may have slowed things down for me a little, especially the few times when Megan adds in the background stories, but it is well worth it. I loved the background stories of these three.
The plot was really good! It’s a bit fantastical knowing they are on another world, sorta, but again Megan does a great job of explaining this. Without going into so much detail that you fall asleep. It’s masterfully done! I could easily see this world, and this is coming from someone who really doesn’t love fantasy. But this story was so much more. It was great, and the ending was absolutely perfect!
I’ll probably find myself rereading this one! And I definitely recommend it to anyone that loves dystopian. It’s a fun ride!
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Wow! I loved this! I couldn’t wait to start reading daynight after this. The ending is fabulous, the plot was fast! It was like reading a horror story, and one that I absolutely loved! There were a few parts where I actually cringed! Can not get any better than that!
The characters and plot really sucked me in. There was absolutely no turning back after page one. Alexa is totally my favorite although Joshua’s singing had me cracking up!
I wish it was longer. I want more!!
About the 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. Daynight is Megan’s first published novel, but fourth written one.
daynight Second Chances Giveaway:
Highlighting a different giveaway every daynight of the Tour… International Winners will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Certificate and US Winners may choose $25 GC in lieu of Prize Package.
US only. International winners will receive $25 Amazon gift certificate. US winners can opt to receive $25 Amazon gift certificate in lieu of any prize package.Open only to those who can legally enter. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and announced on Rafflecopter and Grand Finale posts as well as emailed and the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Burgandy Ice @ Colorimetry and Prism Book Tours and sponsored by Megan Thomason. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
Become an SCI Recruit
The Second Chance Institute (daynight’s Dystopia)
April 22 – Launch!
– My Seryniti – Review
23 – Buckeye Girl Reads – Teaser
– Marked by Books – Review
Welcome to Thera!
24 – Coffee Books and Me
Snuggling on the Sofa – Review
25 – Christy’s Cozy Corner – Teaser
– All Fantasy Words – Review
Kira * Blake * Ethan
Character Backgrounds & Posters
26 – Susie Q-Pons and Giveaways – Review
– My Passion for Books – Review; Ethan
– Paranormal opinion – Blake
– The Cozy Reading Corner – Kira
– Book, Books, the Magical Fruit – Teaser
– Bookaroo-Ju – Teaser
27 – Bookworm Lisa – The Characters
– Getting Your Read On – Review
daynight’s Controversy of “Cleaving”
28 – Fantastical World of Wonders – Review
29 – I Am a Reader, Not a Writer – Teaser
– Books Mystify – Review
– Mel’s Shelves – Review
Vacation on Earth!
Dystopian Survival 101
2 – A Tiffyfit’s Reading Corner – Review
– Lovin’ Los Libros – Review
3 – Backing Books – Teaser
– Book Snob – Review
– Living a Goddess Life – Review; Recipe