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Day After

(The 19th Year #2)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  170 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Demon crypts. Vampire lairs. Glowing angels. Sexy sirens. The stuff of fiction.

Or so Winn Thomas always thought.

Since being accepted into the fold of the supernatural, he knows better. None of what he imagined is true, but everything he feared is, and binding himself to his Changeling girlfriend until her nineteenth birthday will give him an education far beyond what he’
Paperback, 328 pages
Published May 6th 2013 by J. Taylor Publishing (first published April 23rd 2013)
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Terri Rochenski
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Let's dive right in, shall we?


Characters, characters, characters!!

I fell in book-love with Winn in book #1 of The 19th Year, After Dark, so when I got my hands on this 2nd installment I was dork dancin' like a pro. Think about it - how many series in a paranormal switch character PoV's with each book?

This is the first to do so - that I've read - and oh am I ever glad Ms. Gayle went this route!!

Winn is the type of boyfriend we all wish we'd had back in high school - loyal, compassionate,
Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
Oct 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
Really, that's how it ends???? REALLY EMI!!!!! COME ON! ugh, how long do I have to wait for the next book. I'm gonna pull my hair out! LOL!
Yup that was my initial reaction. But I wasn't disappointed with it. No I wasn't, not one bit. I am IN LOVE with this series. It's different, it's amazing, and you NEED to read it!

I want to thank J. Taylor Publishing for providing me with a copy of this book to read for an honest review. I was happily chosen to participate on this blog tour, as well, and that
J.A. Belfield
Jul 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Day After is full of mystery and intrigue and excitement, and I pretty much enjoyed this book from start to finish. As always with Emi's writing, the plot is as intricately revealed as it woven, leaving the reader constantly guessing and anticipating, and very often surprised. The slow reveal of revelation after revelation as each and every discovery is made is a strong motivator for the reader to keep turning the pages. But an even bigger motivator than that is the MC. Winn. *sigh*
Winnford Tho
Danielle Smiley
Oct 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Though I can't technically give this 6 stars.... just know, in my heart, I did.

You know those books, the ones where you after you finish you want to start all over, because the're that good and you just don't want it to be over??? That's how I feel about Day After. This book is so crazy good that I hardly know where to begin in my review..... so how to start? ..... well, I gave it six stars, an honor reserved for my very favorite of books.

Day After is written from Winn's point of view, a change
Cassie C
Jan 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When I saw that this book was going to be in Winn's POV, I was beyond excited. I loved Winn in the first book, and was really looking forward to seeing things from his perspective and get in his mind some more. However, I will admit that I was slightly worried. When some authors switch over POV's completely from one character to another, it just doesn't work, but Ms. Gayle delivered in every way imaginable! I fell in love with Winn a little bit more (okay...a whole lot more) throughout this book ...more
Tracey (Life and Literature)
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
The very first thing that I did after finishing Day After was go in search of the release date of book three in the series, Darkest Day. And what do I find? October... OCTOBER!!! Seriously? I really need to wait until october!!! Boy oh boy!!! Why did Day After have to end like that!!

"You've been asked by our current changeling, Miss Maya Mackenzie Thorne, to be her teacher. Have you willingly agreed to take on this duty?"

"Yes. I have accepted. Willingly."

I immediately fell in love with the c
May 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
“Only human. Problem number one.”

Rarely when SHE is the one with special powers in a relationship, and HE is a mere mortal. I was curious (yeah, I had to skip the first volume, but rest assured that at the first free moment I’ll fix this) to see how the author will solved the genetic male vanity. Probably it’s manifested also by Winn’s desire for Mac to choose humanity.

I warn you that you will find below the word "secret" frequently repeated. That's not because of my lack of inspiration, but bec
Stephanie Ward
Jun 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

'Day After' is the second book in a fantastic young adult paranormal romance series that switches gears to follow the new main character Winn Thomas as he deals with his newfound knowledge of the supernatural world that simmers below the human realm. Alongside his girlfriend, Mac, Winn must learn all he can about mythological creatures so Mac can decide on her final form in six months. If Winn doesn't learn about them, Mac won't either, and she won't be able to make a decision. Winn has
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Oct 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
Emi Gayle has truly created something unique in YA paranormal. Not only is the story engaging, action packed and filled with all sort of things that go bump in the night, but it is also chocked full of awesome characters that are completely memorable.

I fell in love with Mac's hardness and nonchalant attitude in the first installment but I fell even more in love with Winn, his abilities to forgive, his book smarts and his down right hotness and loyalty to Mac, even when she pushed him away. So yo
*Genre* YA Paranormal
*Rating* 4.0

*First thoughts*

Day After is the sequel to After Dark. This time around we get an in-depth look at Winn Thomas who has taken it upon himself to become MacKenzie's teacher so that she can make a informed choice of what she want's to be when she turns 19. Winn is a really interesting and amazing character who goes through great lengths in order to help MacKenzie so that she has a firm understanding of what she is choosing, even though he clearly wants her to choos
Mar 18, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1-star
"We're resilient. Time heals all wounds, and it will heal this, too.

I had one hope, that Day After would make a series, that I had been looking forward to for nine year, less underwhelming. Unfortunately, I'm still disappointed

★ I had two types of feelings towards the characters: indifference and annoyance. I did not like any of the characters nor did I care about them. 

★ The world in Day After has a lot of potential. I love urban fantasy and books that deal with supernatural creatures living
Christina M Condy
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Day after is the second book in this Paranormal Romance Series for Young Adults. While this is book 2 of the series you can read this without reading book 1. Of course I do recommend reading book one before book 2.

The story itself is very fast paced. It moves along as quickly as you can turn those pages! And trust me you will be turning the pages quite rapidly to find out what happens next.

Winn Thomas is a wonderful character, and in this book we follow him as he deals with his knowledge of
Melanie Adkins
May 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Winford Thomas' life was about to change in ways he never dreamed possible. His girlfriend, Mackenzie, is non-human and she's chosen Winn to be her teacher. Neither of them realizes just what that will encompass when they agree to take the path together. Before Winn can begin to teach Mac what she needs to know about her kind, he'll have to be approved by the Council of 12. Seems easy enough, until he meets them. Mac must choose which form she will take by age 19 and she will begin ruling one o ...more
Jan 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Winn Thomas strives to do the impossible in Emi Gayle’s Day After.

Unlike After Dark, Day After follows Winn’s point of view. Winn is such a great character, and Gayle does well in writing from a male point of view. I felt his frustration with the tasks given to him as well as his heartache when it comes to his girlfriend, Mac. Mac is up to her old stubborn tricks, and she put Winn through the wringer. Of all the characters, my favorite character is still Suze, the destroyer demon. He’s just so a
Reviewed on Lili Lost in a Book

Mac's day to decide what form to choose is approaching, and to help with this important decision Winn has taken it upon himself to guide and educate her about all the different supernatural creatures she can choose. But some unexpected things happen--Mac's mom, Winn's sister and Mac, and WInn's dad...OhMyGods! Crazy stuff I tell ya! I did not see any of it coming! And I LOVE surprises!

As I said, Mac's time to decide is almost up, and yet, she is no closer to choosi
Lori Duvall-Robertson
May 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Let me start be saying DARN YOU EMI GAYLE!!!!
I received Day After from a giveaway contest on Goodreads, the problem with receiving the second book is that I had to go and buy the first book so not to be completely lost. Now with that said, I was actually quite interested in After Dark 19th Year (book 1).And was glad to have found it in the round about way I did......
When I finished After Dark I could not wait to dive into Day After. I am a sucker for a little romance mixed with a lot of parano
Maghon Thomas
May 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Well this is a fantastic turn. You all get to be inside Winn's head instead of Mac's. I actually loved Mac's POV, but this is a very unique way to continue a story. Since Winn has become such a big character, you get to see how he is growing now.

This is a great addition, and book two will surprise you just as much if not more than that the first. I learned so much more about these council members who just baffle me constantly. Mac is still involved, but you only see actions, not her thoughts. I
Oct 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, reviewed
I received and ARC copy
Day After continues the story of Mac and Winn. Mac is a changeling, which means she can change into any supernatural being, but she has to decide what she wants to be for the rest of her life. Winn has become Mac's trainer. His job is to prepare Mac to take her place on the supernatural council, but also to support her in choosing which supernatural being Mac will be. Winn has his job cut out for him, because Mac doesn't trust the council and does not want to be a part of
Feb 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Emi Gayle’s second installment of The 19th Year Trilogy was even better than the first!

I really enjoyed seeing how the characters develop in this story. Winn and Mac are still evolving and trying to decide how to make their relationship work. Winn’s family plays a bigger role in this story. I really enjoyed seeing Zoe grow up in this book. Her role in the story is more defined as she becomes a bigger part of the story, not just Winn’s tag-a-long little sister. We also get to know the Josie, Rav
I got a copy for review in exchange for an honest review.

This book was different than I expected, but I did enjoy it. Unlike the first book this book isn’t told from Mac’s pov, but from Winn’s pov. I really liked seeing his side of things, although I did miss seeing Mac’s side of things. There is much mystery and every time I felt like I got closer to the truth, but at the end I still felt like I didn’t know it all.

The story is really good and it kept me wanting to continue reading it. I practic
Apr 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was blown away by After Dark and was excited to jump back into the fascinating world Emi Gayle has created. In Day After we see more action, and learn more about the world and the creatures who reside there. I quickly consumed this and look forward to the final book. The tale is fast paced, filled with mind blowing revelations and characters you cannot help but love.

Winn agrees to be Mac's teacher and to meet with the council for lessons. As he learns he cannot reveal information to Mac unles
Dec 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a good sequel but not a great one only because Mac and Winn spent most of the book apart or not getting along which had me a little bummed. Winn's POV was distinctly different from Mac's in that he tended to think things out more as opposed to just rushing into them headlong so the pace in this one was a little slower than the first one but I still enjoyed seeing things from Winn's perspective and it made me understand him a little more. He was still just as sweet and caring as before, ...more
May 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Wow! Okay honestly I feel that Winn is just too good for Mac...maybe that's because I haven't read the first book. Winn does EVERYTHING for Mac; talk about the meaning of whipped huh? & Mac doesn't seem to show him any gratitude except for the occasional kisses and fondling. This is how it seems to go.

Winn: Here let me assist you in any way possible with a life changing decision.
Mac: *Fondles Winn*
Winn: Ok, that's enough gratitude.Let me get to work and be your slave.

But later on, I kind of grew
3.8 rating
This was a really fast read; I finished it in one night! This book was different from the frist in regards to the narrator; Winn was the narrator this time and it was great to see his point of view. Winn is such a cutie!I was a tad pissed at how Mac treated him and what she said to him. I am glad that Winn fought back and did what he did. Nope, I'm not spoiling this book. There will be no such things called spoilers. Nope, nada. Anyways, we got to get more background on Mac and Winn w
★MC's Corner★
May 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oct 31, 2012 rated it liked it
Me gustó y pareció más entretenido el primer libro...
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
This is an awesome book! I love how it is written since it's been a while where a book has made me feel the emotion of the character's. ...more
Jun 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
What a fun read. I really like Mac and Winn. Looking forward to book 3.
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
Really good, had trouble putting it down, but not fall at my feet great.

More to come.

I received a free eBook from J. Taylor Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
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Emi Gayle just wants to be young again. She lives vicariously through her youthful characters, while simultaneously acting as chief-Mom to her teenaged son and searching for a way to keep her two daughters from ever reaching the dreaded teen years.

Ironically, those years were some of Emi's favorite times. She met the man of her dreams at 14, was engaged to him at 19, married him at 20 and she's s

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