daynight (daynight #1) by Megan Thomason
Series: daynight #1
Author: Megan Thomason
Published: 12th November 2012 by Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Source: Copy from the author for an honest review
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.
I liked this book, I thought the idea was new and interesting and the writing was good, but I didn't love it. I've seen lots of positive reviews around for this book but it just didn't sit right with me, though I still had fun reading it.
The start of this book just didn't grab in the way I had hoped and I didn't have any strong feelings for the book until quite a way in. I liked the three main characters, Kira, Blake & Ethan and I also liked the idea of the Second Chancers. It was a really unique idea and I thought the story had a lot of good points going for it.
I wasn't fond of the 'cleaving' idea. It was a main focus of the book, but I just couldn't find myself warming to the idea. All the sex and forced partnerships wasn't something I enjoyed, I'm a big believer in love and having your life plotted out like that just didn't appeal to me.
I really liked all the other components of this book. The relationships, though very twisty and turny, were great ad the characters had a real depth. All the different people working for their own goals added something to the story and if you take out the cleaving/sex/babies stuff, which unfortunately wasn't my thing, then I would've really, really liked this story. As it was I still enjoyed this book but it wasn't quite the book for me. I know many people have enjoyed it so if you're a fan of sci-fi/dystopian then you should give this book a shot!
Top Ten Indulgences
1. Sugar (Hot Tamales & See’s Candies, in particular)
2. Date night. My husband and I go out to a nice dinner every week.
3. More reading time than I perhaps should.
4. Fast car for fast driving (I live in California… not the only one :))
5. Latest and greatest Apple technology (but I always pass on my old ones to folks that need at no cost)
6. Travel (two great trips with the family planned for this year)
7. Chiropractor appointment with massage every two weeks
8. Projects… I always have one, from the random (world class weapons collection) to service-oriented (Gala fundraiser for my daughters’ theatre group)
10. Gifts for others (if I see something one of my kids or someone else will like, tend to pick it up whether they truly need it or not)
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