Friday, February 1, 2013

daynight Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for daynight by Megan Thomason!

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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.


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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.






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Review:

Kira has been offered a unique opportunity. If she spends a year with the Second Chance Institute, she will get a full scholarship to college. This seems like too good of a chance to pass up, so Kira is off on a new adventure. However, the day of her test to see if she can work for SCI something horrible happens that results in the death of most of her classmates. Kira leaves all this behind to travel with her other surviving classmate, Blake, to the SCI training facility on the planet of Thera. She also manages to meet the mysterious Ethan. As Kira learns more about the SCI and Thera, she learns that things are far more complicated than she could have ever imagined. Kira, Blake, and Ethan will be wrapped up in something much bigger than them, and they will have to fight to survive.

First of all, this was a very unique book. I found the concept behind it enthralling. The idea of Thera being a mirror of Earth in almost every way possible was intriguing. There were a lot of political plots to keep up with, and there were tons of twists and turns. Just when you thought you had a good handle on what was going on, things got shaken up. The story keeps you on your toes. One thing I will say though is that I kind of felt thrown into the story. It was unclear to me in the beginning how much about SCI and Thera Kira knew about. There were things she seemed like she understood that I completely didn't get, so I found that confusing. 

The story felt complete, but there was room for more books. Dystopian books are kind of overdone these days, but it's always nice to find a book with a unique concept. This book definitely fits that bill. There is also a huge love triangle, and even that manages to avoid being too predictable. This book is worth checking out. It will take you for a ride and leave you ready to find out more.

Book provided for review.



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Signed copy of Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Signed copy of daynight

Ends 2/7/13

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