Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Blog Tour Stop: daynight by Megan Thomason: Review and Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the daynight blog tour.  This tour is hosted my I am A Reader, Not A Writer.  My stop includes my review and an awesome giveaway .

daynight by Megan Thomason

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.

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.


My Review

This book simply blew me away.  When I found out this was a dystopian type book, I had to jump at the chance to read it.  I haven't found a book with dystopian elements I didn't like so I was very excited to read this this. It did not disappoint.  Every time I thought I had the plot figured out, it would completely change.  There were so many twists and turns throughout this whole book that I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.  Megan did a fantastic job on creating a story that can grab a readers attention with the very first page and not let go.  When reading daynight, I also loved to be able to read different perspectives.  I love how the author switched POVs between the three characters.  It was nice to get that inside scoop on how they really felt. 

Kira was a character that I easily fell in love with.  Everything was basically centered around her.  The SCI wanted her so they did everything they could to get to her.  Once she got to Thera, she started questioning everything they told her.  Once she realized the truth, she decided to help Blake with his mission.  I love how stubborn and smart Kira was.  I just couldn't figure out who she truly loved, Blake or Ethan.  Blake had an ulterior motive the entire time.  But the more that he hung out with Kira, his feelings changed.  I honestly don't know what they changed into though.  I don't know if he had feelings for Kira or Bailey.  He didn't want any guy with Kira, but he got more of a rush from Baily.  Ethan and Kira had an immediate connection when they met at the party.  They both couldn't quit thinking about each other,  When the truth comes out about who he really is, she starts questioning everything about him. I love both Blake and Ethan.  It is hard choose which guy I like best.  Blake did grow on me more though.
There were so many twists and turns that left me so shocked in this book that I had to continue reading it.  I was speechless on some of them.  I had to keep rereading it to make sure I read it correctly. I had clue that the story would change and go that way.  I really loved that about this book.  The originality and uniqueness made it even better. I really can't wait to see where this story goes in the sequel.  daynight left off with a huge cliffhanger definitely leaving me wanting more.  Great book!!!  I recommend this book to anyone who really wants to be lest speechless and shell shocked!!!  Loved it!!!!


“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)

“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

“Delicious humor, intelligence, and sparkling dialogue” —Amazon reviewer

“Strangely brilliant and imaginative”—Amazon reviewer

“Grips you from the first page and keeps you wanting more”—Amazon reviewer

“Plot twists kept me reading till late at night”—Amazon reviewer

“Every page a thrilling experience”—Amazon reviewer

“Hooked from the first chapter and could not put it down”—Amazon reviewer

“It's like a CW fantasy TV show in a book with a really interesting environment.”—Amazon reviewer

“I'm a little tired of dystopian novels, but Daynight has a unique and fresh story line that didn't have any trouble keeping my interest.”—Amazon reviewer

Author Megan Thomason

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.

Blog Tour Giveaway

$50 Amazon Gift Card
Signed copy of Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Signed copy of daynight

Ends 2/7/13

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