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Blog Tour: Daynight by Megan Thomason

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On Tour with Prism Book Tours...

It's time to leave Earth and cross over to the other side... it's not as far away as you think!!

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Daynightdaynight
by Megan Thomason
Paperback, 324 pages
Published November 26th 2012 by Creatspace
Source: ebook

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.

My Review of Daynight:
              My Rating: 3/5 stars

When I first read the synopsis for this book, I knew I had to give it a read. I love dystopian novels and the title and cover also sold me. I also like books that are told from multiple POV's because I love getting into our main characters heads. I felt that really help me understand Kira, Blake, and Ethan that much better. The pacing in this book threw me a little, however. Thomason is very descriptive and detailed and I found that sometimes it was a bit much for me. So much information was being provided, that I felt distracted from the main plotline.

I liked reading about Kira, even though she did frustrate me at times. She is brought into the SCI after she witnesses a horrific tragedy on Earth, losing her boyfriend and best friend. She is partnered with Blake, another student from Earth, and the two form an alliance, and later a 'relationship'. I had trouble buying into Blake and Kira's feelings for each other, because I didn't see them as realistic. I definitely think the two were attracted to each other, but I was surprised at their confessions of love. I didn't buy it, personally. Ethan, on the other hand, Kira meets at a party briefly and he falls for her instantly. However, because of his status, he is not allowed to make advances on her.

Ethan drove me a little crazy too, though I clearly favored him over Blake. I understand that he wasn't allowed to pursue Kira, but to let her believe that he was madly in love with someone else and confuse her own feelings? I hated that for her. His feelings towards Kira felt a bit more genuine to me (even though I don't put much stock into the whole love at first sight thing). He really is sweet, charming, and cares about her. He is harboring secrets though, and I don't think that will end up well for them.

I did not care much for Blake's character. I didn't feel that he was genuine and he really was looking out for number one. He has a supposed change of heart later in the book, but I'm still not really buying it. I think what he does towards the end definitely confirms it for me.

Overall, this book did catch my attention, despite the issues I had with it, and I am curious to read the next installment, Arbitrate, because I'm looking forward to seeing the characters from Clean Slate Complex (see my review below) make an appearance.



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clean slate complex
by Megan Thomason

Meet The Second Chance Institute (SCI): Worldwide non-profit and do-gooder organization. Their motto: Because Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Life(TM). Reality: hidden behind every kind act is a dark agenda designed to gain control and force societal and moral extremes. Currently, the SCI’s pushing Project Liberate, a program to woo the poor and downtrodden into their Clean Slate Complexes—where “everything is provided” from jobs to food, shelter, clothing, and education. Unfortunately, as with all things that sound too good to be true, there’s a catch…

Meet Alexa Knight. Feisty, tough and currently homeless in Los Angeles, Alexa agrees to help the SCI in return for medical care for her sick mother. When she starts to suspect there’s more to the SCI than meets the eye will she believe Adam—the boy who saved her life and the SCI’s biggest champion, or Joshua—the attractive enigma who sings about conspiracy theories and pretends to be someone he’s not?

Full of action, humor, romance, twists and turns, clean slate complex is a companion story to the highly-praised dystopian novel, daynight. It can be enjoyed before or after readingdaynight.


My Review of Clean Slate Complex:
           My Rating: 4/5 stars
 

I really enjoyed reading this novella! Upon meeting our main character Alexa, she is living in a cramped bus with her brothers and her sick mother. Upon trying to get help for her mother she is attacked, but then rescued by a boy named Adam. Adam is a part of the SCI (Second Chance Institute). He offers aid and assistance to Alexa and her family, if she helps their campaign. I don’t think Alexa likes being exploited as homeless and poor to the upperclass society, but she knows she must get help for her mother.



The SCI offers second chances to those who are in desperate need of food, shelter, and clothing. However, not everything is as it seems. Alexa meets Joshua at the campaign and views him as not all there. Interestingly enough, she meets him again at SCI headquarters and he is definitely not who he seemed.  He is very reticent about disclosing information to Alexa, as he claims it is not safe to speak freely.
There is a bit of a love triangle here, as both Adam and Joshua have expressed interest in Alexa. We get a pretty big plot twist and Alexa learns SCI is not at all what it claims to be, and Joshua’s allegiance is wishy washy at best.
Alexa, Adam, and  Joshua will all appear in Atribute, the second book in the Daynight series. I can’t wait!


 
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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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.

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Become an SCI Recruit
The Second Chance Institute (daynight's Dystopia)
April   22 - Launch!
                - My Seryniti - Review
                - Little Library Muse
           23 - Tressa's Wishful Endings
                - Buckeye Girl Reads - Teaser
                - Marked by Books Review
                - Red Headed Bookworm
Welcome to Thera!
Building Thera
           24 - Coffee Books and Me
                  Stressed Rach
                  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
Cleaving
daynight's Controversy of "Cleaving"
           28 - Fantastical World of Wonders - Review
                - Pause Time
                - A Backwards Story
                - Beck Valley Books
           29 - I Am a Reader, Not a Writer - Teaser
                - Books Mystify - Review
                - Mel's Shelves - Review
Vacation on Earth!
Escapism
           30 - The Broke Book Bank - Review
                - Letters to the Cosmos - Review
                - Arriane Cruz 
                - Candace's Book Blog
May      1 - Life of a YA Girl - Review
                - Fuonlyknew - Teaser
                - Jack's Junk Drawer - Review
Risking Exile
Dystopian Survival 101
             2 - A Tiffyfit's Reading Corner - Review
                - Lovin' Los Libros - Review
                - Paulette's Papers
                - Becky's Barmy Book Blog 
             3 - Backing Books - Teaser
                - Book Snob - Review
             4 - Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
                - Living a Goddess Life - Review; Recipe
Clean Slate Complex
             5 - Mortality Bites
                - The Book Eater
                - Deco My Heart - Review
             6 - Passion and Life - Teaser
                - The Reading Diaries - Review
             7 - Grand Finale Blast!!



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4 comments

  1. I am not usually into Dystopian but this one actually has me intrigued. I might need to check it out.

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    1. It was definitely different than I'm used to. I liked it ok, but got bogged down by the world building and was a bit irritated by the characters at times.

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  2. This one didn't capture me the way I had hoped, but I'm glad you enjoyed it! It certainly had a really unique plot.

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    1. I feel the same way Michelle- there were some points I struggled through it, but I wanted to know what would happen at the end!

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