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3.66  ·  Rating details ·  1,444 ratings  ·  205 reviews
2012 Book of the Year Award Finalist-Young Adult Fiction, ForeWord Reviews

“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
Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published November 13th 2012 by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. (first published November 12th 2012)
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Oh man where do I start with this book? The first half was great and I was really engrossed with both the plot and the characters. The second half however is a whole'notha story. Everyone was incredibly fickle, with zero backbone, and the plot quickly turned convoluted and sick. Between the" daddies boys" love interests to the boy crazy storyline, this book ended up feeling like a bad Sci Fi version of Gossip Girl.

I am disappointed that the author wasn't able to succeed after her great start and

I have decided self-published books are my new "thing". After the spectacular debut of Susan Ee's Angelfall and Megan Thomason's gorgeous gem of a book we have here, publishing companies need to get their heads out of the Twi-Hard's and 50 Shades of Crap's asses and be smacked in the face with delicious stories like daynight.

My desperate need for all things dystopian novel got a real big present when I scored daynight FOR FREE on Amazon as a Kindle download. As I trudge my way through medioc
2/5 stars

Nope. This book did not work for me.

My reaction throughout the book:

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I was originally going to give it five stars...then four...then three...then two when I finally reached the end.

Why did I not like it?

(view spoiler)
Before reading this book, I read the reviews and they either ranged from "Loved it to pieces" to "hated its guts." This is what lead me to read it myself to see why was there such dissention. I now see why it went one way or the other. I wont lie, it was pretty weird with some twisted parts it, but those are the types of books I love to read anyway so maybe Im biased. However, I can see how it may have offended others. Overall, I gave it a 3 and will read the next one soon. ...more
Apr 30, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

I'm just going to come right out and say it. This book isn't one of my favourites. And it just sucks to not be able to get into a book that's received so many great reviews; it's like I'm missing out on something that every other reader was privy to! I picked up Megan Thomason's debut novel "Daynight", intrigued by the whole idea of a second chance at life and the supposed great cast of characters... But I'm getting ahead of myself. To the beginning we go!
Kristin (Blood,Sweat and Books)
Daynight was vastly different from the majority of books I've read lately. That being said I'm not really sure how I feel about that. On one hand, the premise was great and the characters were equally enjoyable. On the other hand, I was left feeling confused at the end. Almost like I had sensory overload. It's taken me days to process this book and the events therein in order to review.

Let me start out by saying the writing is superb. The Author's narrative was spellbinding and I was suck
Nov 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I am always reluctant to read books that have been self-published, due to the nature of the game: anyone can publish, regardless of the quality of their writing. "daynight", however, blew away all of my expectations.

"daynight" recounts the stories of three young adults, Kira, Blake, and Ethan, and their interactions with one another and the Second Chance Institute (SCI). It's set in a dystopian world unlike any other I have encountered in the dozens upon dozens of young adult novels I have read
May 22, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book up until 70%. The concept is honestly weird more than it is interesting.

So you have the SCI who (view spoiler) I saw a few reviews where people mentioned being confused which made no sense to me because even reading it I understood what they w
Mar 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great new dysotopian story! Welcome to Thera where we live during the night and sleep during the day. And oh ya, if you recognize some familiar faces here from people you thought were previously gone there may be a reason behind it.
I really enjoyed the concept behind daynight and that I couldn't predict where the book was going but it wasn't so far-fetched that I couldnt follow along. I love a good surprise. I also liked that each chapter followed along one of three main characters in the story
Like so many other reviewers of this book, it seems, I really enjoyed the start of this. The concept was new, and delving into the world with Kira and Blake was a delight... but then, things got stupid.

After chapter 14 or 15 I pretty much had this look on my face:
Jack Black WTF

A love triangle is bad enough, when you add insta-love to that I end up with permanent eye-roll muscle strain.
Eye roll strain

When things got all weird and creepy with the operations and the consequences of them I pretty much tapped out of the story.

Alan Rickman I'm out

Feb 05, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A few things to know before we get started.

1. I didn't finish the book. I read almost half of it before setting it aside.

2. I don't read much YA fiction, but when I do, I read Divergent, The Hunger Games, Waterfall, So Not Happening, and The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back.

3. I don't watch current teen TV shows (outside of Good Luck Charlie, which might not count since it's on the Disney Channel).

4. I am a teenager (for a few more months).

So why didn't I finish this book?

I liked the idea. At the s
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
When I thought I had figured out where the plot of this story was taken me, I was amazed to find it go another way. Megan Thomason has created a book full of plot twists and turns.

Kira has a chance at a scholarship that would entail skipping out her senior year and going to the SCI. They offer second chances to people who have screwed up their lives. It is an opportunity that she can't pass up. It would set her on the path to a future success.

She soon discovers that if a deal is too good to be t
This review has taken me two days to write. I've brainstormed in the shower and on my drive to work what I wanted to cover and i've written, erased, and rewritten paragraphs multiple times. So short and sweet: This is a really good book. It easily got a spot on my Favorites shelf.

I love that the government is well thought out and a major part of the plot. I'm not going to name any titles but so many ya dystopia books in the past few years uses the dystopia setting as just the setting, when it co
Jan 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: young adult lovers, dystopia fans
Shelves: owned-ebook
The theme of this story is amazing! I am eagerly looking forward to the next in the series. I could really feel the author getting into her writing towards the end of the book. She appears to effortlessly seam tension, twists, love triangles, and a cliff hanger in unison. Based on the theme alone, this book would have five stars.

I love it when the cover art makes sense! Look at the cover art on this book. Can you figure out what the story is going to be about? No? Well, read the book, and you'll
Alicia Batista (Addicted Readers)
4.5 Stars

I received this book from the author in exchange for a honest review. Everything you are about to read is my full and honest opinion about the book!

Wow! This book was GREAT! I really enjoyed it very much! The author has done a wonderful job with the writing and creating a well thought out plot! Everything fit very well and flowed perfectly together!

The book starts off with the one of the main charters Kira signing up at the SCI to do service for them for a year in exchange for a full
Feb 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this book. I was totally entranced from the very beginning. The storyline started out captivating at the very beginning and I couldn't stop until I got to the end. You want to talk about a love triangle that keeps you guessing. I literally did not know which way Thomason was going to take the characters until the end. She kept you on your toes and every time you think something is going to happen Thomason takes it
Mar 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book had me gripping my seat, knuckles whitening with the suspense and agony of not knowing what the next twist may be. At very turn of a page my heart pace quickens at the affect of the words that linger in my head long after I've read them. Trickles of sweat loiter on my creased forehead as I gasp at what happens before me, my hands grasp the book in fear it may fall and shatter into pieces and I am deprived of knowing what the fate of Kira is. Book your ticket to Thera, come aboard this ...more
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Interesting concept. It was more intense than I expected. I thought it would be just like the other popular teen romance craze series going around, but this one surprised me. I'm looking forward to the follow up. ...more
My original thought on this book...

...and how i expected to feel after finishing the book... reality...

Okay, probably not that bad but you can see what I'm trying to say. This was frustrating at best and damn stupid at worst.

So first we have Kira who is said to be distraught over the deaths of her boyfriend and best friend but we actually see no evidence to this. Maybe this is because she see's them hooking up at a party.

Next minute, THEY'RE DEAD!
And is she sad? Well...I wouldn't say that.
Alas, I actually hid my spoilers this time, so go ahead and read on

I'm confused.

This book is... different. Or should I say unconventional.

With similar themes to that of the Glow series, this book left me questioning whether I liked it or not.

I'm still not sure.

I didn't hate it, I didn't love it. It wasn't just OK but it wasn't subpar either.

The story starts off with Kira Donovan, one of three main protagonists. Kira takes a test conducted by the SCI, a secretive organization, where they test h
Elizabeth Ashley
Jan 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book and couldnt get enough. If you liked Divergent or Hunger Games you will love this one too, its got its own new sci-fi technology twist!

Megan Thomason is an amazing, creative and imagantive writer! I was fully immersed in her world and her story, and I am dying to reads the next book!

It took me about 2-3 chapters to get into this book, but once I was in, I was hooked, Im crazy about this book. I absolutely love this book and Im DYING to read the next book!! Check ou
Dec 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay so Daynight is a dystopian novel that centers around three speceific characters named Kira, Blake, and Ethan. I haven't done reviews in awhile so I'll just kinda cut to it then. Just explain everything that I've been wanting to say...or write. Hehehehe, writing humour. Anyway!

Let me start with the beginning. I truly believed it started with this strong hook that caught my attention right off the first sentence. I started to seriously devour this book flipping through pages with my face dug
Jan 02, 2013 rated it liked it
2.5 stars rounded up to 3

This review is also posted on Mommy's Reading Break

This book was both a Kindle freebie and received from the author for review.

Daynight is kind of a strange book, in that it doesn’t it into your typical dystopian novel. While it does take place in a dystopian (as in, opposite of utopian) society, it is not set in a futuristic, dystopian United State, or even Earth. The setting of Daynight is on Thera, Earth’s sister planet, which definitely puts it more in the sci-fi gen
Ashley Ehlers
This is a 3.5 heart rating and was originally posted here:

Just forewarning, I am hoping this will not turn into a rant of things I am confused about in the book but I can’t promise it won’t turn into that but I’ll try not to. ^_^

Okay, so this books genre is YA Dystopian, am I correct? Yes! Well, I honestly do not see where the Dystopian fits in with this story line!?! When I think Dystopian I think something big has happen to the states or better yet….the
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Pre-Reading Thoughts: Had to do with capitalization issues that were entirely my personal opinion/OCD and were pleasantly addressed by the author and therefore are null and void now.

First Off!: I don't write reviews that are summaries of the story, just to get that out of the way early. So, if you haven't already read the book this review won't be for you, as much.

Secondly, I'm a always weary of a self-published novel. They have a bad reputation (and are too often living up to their bad reputati
Isabel (Sab The Book Eater)
Jan 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This review and more at Sab The Book Eater

I've always been interested to read YA dystopia novels because I think most often than not they have the key elements I look for in books: romance, adventure, (plenty of) twists and turns, and fantastic imagery. daynight met my expectations and more!

LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS. I'm not going to lie. What got me gripped was the instant attraction between Kira and Ethan. It was so genuine without going overboard turning to insta love... it's not like Ethan could
Jan 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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4.5 stars!

I got daynight when it was free on Amazon. It was the top download in teen sci-fi and my own book couldn't move it from that top spot. So I thought, what the hey? And I got it and began reading it.

There is so much that is amazing about daynight. It's a complex story with a complex background, so much so that there were times when I was reeling from trying to absorb it all. The pacing is often quick, and sometimes too quick because the ideas are just that complex, which I think testifi
Jan 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

"And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. (Genesis 1:3-5) If light is good, what does the dark bring?"

From the first moments of people’s self-awareness, they began to wonder what is "beyond" and begin to forge stories and hopes of an afterlife, a world of second chances.

"daynight" by Megan Thomason has a little strange prologue, but
Mar 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blog-tour
I received an ebook copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Oh, the creepy world of Thera. When I first started this book, I had no idea just how crazy and insane the leaders of the SCI were. None. Trust me when I say you'll be reeling at all the revelations you come across. You won't be suspecting most of them.

After an tragedy left all her friends dead, Kira Donovan is completely sold on becoming a Second Chance Institute Recruiter. The recruits are sent away for a year to a "remo
A refreshing take on the dystopian world, though you won't necessarily see that to begin with. Second Chance Institute (SCI) is billed as something akin to the Americorps. You volunteer for a year of helping people &/or teaching (including the training you are required to undergo). In return you get a free ride to the school if your choice. At least that is what the brochures and ads say about it.

The reality is a whole different ball of wax. Once you are "in" the organization, you are in for the
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Bestselling, award-winning author 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 sarc ...more

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