Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Blog Tour/Top Tens List/Review/Giveaway: daynight by Megan Thomason

Title: daynight
Author: Megan Thomason
Series: N/A
Publisher: Createspace
Release Date: November 26, 2013
Format: eCopy
Genre: YA, dystopia, romance
Source: Blog Tour
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.

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.

Find Megan Thomason: Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

Purchase daynight: Amazon 

Today, Megan shares with us her Top Ten YA Dystopias. The conclusion I came to? She has fantastic taste in books. :3

Top Ten YA Dystopias

The Hunger Games (series) by Suzanne Collins

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Divergent by Veronica Roth

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

by Marie Lu

Delirium by Lauren Olivier

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Daynight is a book I can't simply just put into words. To be honest, I went into it expecting a three-star read, at most a four-star, but guess what? I came out giving it a whole whopping five stars.

Let's start with the opening line/s, shall we?

Escape, I remind myself. That's why I'm here. On a speedboat. With a creepy escort who looks like the human incarnation of Mr. Potatohead.
How's that for a first line? It's freaking hilarious, but doesn't take away from the actual event occurring at the same time. Let's take a step back and see what Megan Thomason has done so far. She's grabbed me with the first line of the book. (Not including the prologue, which is pretty epic as well.) So far, so good.
Read my full review here.

Conclusion? I want to give a shout to Megan for this great experience with both the blog tour and story. It blew me away completely, and I am on the edge of my seat for whatever future works she has to offer us readers!

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