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Journey to a world torn between Dark & Day! It is earth like you have never seen it; a sphere of mythical creatures, epic adventures and lurking mysteries!

Jonothon Wyer is the scrawniest kid in the Twilight Ring. His only hope to become healthy & whole is to join the army of the Empress of the Dark End. On his last fateful wake at home, Jono makes an unexpected dis
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Published (first published June 1st 2010)
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Diego Valenzuela
The wild imagination of Clive Barker's "ABARAT" with the deliberate plotting of an early "Harry Potter" novel.

It's always fun to see someone pay homage to the things you love. "Dark & Day" appears to be written as a love song to the SNES-era "Final Fantasy" games, and that whole series in general.

In a land quite literally divided between eternal day and eternal night, we follow Jonothon Wyer, a dark dweller. Jono is a sickly little boy who is admitted into the prestigious Windom Academy, whe
May 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
I won this in a GoodReads giveaway some time ago intending to give it to my little nephew. But I'm going to give it a go. Looks like good reading. I apologize for not getting to it before now.
This is a great story probably intended for middle-schoolers but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Jono is 11 and has been sickly all his life. The only way he can aspire to good health is to get good grades and be accepted into military academy where his life w
Rachel Brune
Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I decided to grab a copy after seeing a post in a Facebook "Blogging the Books" group. I am recently intentionally reading genres outside my main interest, and YA is one of those genres, so I decided to give it a chance.

The first thing that grabbed my eye was the well-illustrated cover. The fully-realized, visually catching graphics are repeated through the book, and they are wonderful. The author credits each one at the end, as multiple artists worked on it. Kudos to the author and illustrators
Israel Grey
Apr 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
(Review from a fan via Deviant Art)
First of all, this is what everyone should be doing: READING DARK AND DAY.

Unless you've already read it, then you should be posting on the forums and waiting for the second book!

No seriously, it's a great read, and reading is awesome.
It's a way to help your imagination form unimaginable worlds, guided by someone else.

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So, what's this all about?

Somewhere there's a world full of magic and highly advanced te
Nov 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can remember as a youth, nestled under heavy blankets on a cold winters night just delving into my favorite books. As a young man with no lacking for vivid imagination I often would craft my own costumes of my favorite characters from the stories. Brandishing my cardboard tube that you get out of the center of wrapping paper for a sword and wearing an old blanket I would play with my brothers in the backyard. Each of us would argue over who got to be the good guys and bad guys and usually as t ...more
Dec 17, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I remember reading the Lord of the Rings series under my covers with a flashlight and being so tired for school the next day. I fell in love with that series a few years ago, later I read the Harry Potter series and a few months ago I really got into The Lightning Thief -- that new Percy Jackson series. NOW! I am reading Dark & Day by Israel Gray.. this book is a fantastic combination of some of my favorite stories from movies, books, I see parallels from my favorite characters in Anime and ...more
Sep 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read the book but I know the author. He is a delightful and interesting fellow. I really have no excuse for not reading his work, other than the fact that I can't find a electronic copy for my Nook.

Mr. Grey is about the hardest working, most generous, humble, honest, disciplined man I know. A true Renascence man.

I wish him well with this book and the subsequent books.
May 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Recommended to S1h4d0w by: Deviantart
A must read!

If you're into fantasy, liked the Narnia and/or Harry Potter books, or just like reading, check it out.
It's an awesome story set in a unique universe and will leave you wanting for more!
May 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Usually not a fantasy girl but I won this book on goodreads and decided to give it a try and I am really glad I did! Very good book I thoroughly enjoyed this till the very end.
Rupert Pollard
Aug 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very good story and a wonderful adventure.

Though the book is aimed at younger readers, I think anyone with an imagination will enjoy the richly diverse settings and colorful characters.
Rod Weymouth
Apr 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dark-and-day
Excellent read for all ages. I can;t wait for the second book.
Sandi T.
*I won copies of the first three books via a giveaway on the Mugglenet website, but that does not in any way affect my review and rating for the book.*

"Dark & Day" is the first book in the series, and it was an enjoyable read. While the series is meant for younger readers, older readers will also find a lot to like in "Dark & Day." (I personally enjoyed the pop culture references to William Shatner and LOTR, among others).

The series is advertised as a "Harry Potter/Star Wars" hybrid and
Aug 31, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some neat ideas though the plot isn't unique
Juliane Barone
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
(I’m not a fluent English speaker, but hopefully this won’t be very wonky!)
The Dark and Day novels, coupled with the beautiful art from Andrew Hou, Lianna Tai and Tyler Edlin, have introduced myself to a futuristic, visually rich and immersive Earth in which both halves live in very distinct conditions: Dark Enders favor science/tech and live under the sun’s shadow in a constant state of night; whilst Day inhabitants are constantly bathed in sunlight, favoring spirituality, nature and magic. You
Apr 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the drawings!!! It was so cute, cuddly and lovable. Of course, this is coming from a teen which loves small and little things. The characters were very lovable and the title pretty much draws out my enthusiasm. After winning this I have to say that it brought me back to my childhood with fairy tales and others. It is recommended.
Dec 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book! I thought the characters were engaging and the storyline was fun. I did have a bit of a problem following who was who in the big battle scene, but was able to sort it out during the aftermath. But overall it was a great read and has promise to make an awesome series. I look forward to reading the next one!
May 03, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Perhaps a good book, but the editing is so poor that it prevented me from being able to pay attention to the story. I ultimately became too frustrated with the reading experience and stopped almost half way through.
Amanda Kern
Mar 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely reading book two

I will definitely be reading book two. I could not put it down. I kept wondering what would happen next. I really liked the ending though. I thought they gave him a nice gift. For more read the book.
Pretty good. Enjoyable.
Arlene Szalay
Feb 09, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: slmta
I thought this was pretty enjoyable. It borrowed from C. S. Lewis and others, but the plot moved and was interesting. Nice manga style art work. I think the students will enjoy it.
Lady Belinda

I'm excited to read this book. I haven't received it yet from the giveaway I won, but I look forward to getting it and reading. I hope that it is worth all this waiting around.
Jenny Hirst
Jan 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, ya
a wonderful tale of adventure and growing up in an intriguing world. I look forward to the rest of the series coming out.
Israel Grey
Apr 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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