It’s time to leave Earth and cross over to the other side… it’s not as far away as you think!!
by Megan Thomason
Paperback, 324 pages
Published November 26th 2012 by Creatspace
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. Punishment for disobeying SCI edicts? Immediate Exile or death.
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.
Review: 3 butterflies
As I read this book, I kept wondering when things were going to make sense. Don’t get me wrong, this book’s pretty good, but everything was so confusing throughout it. There were things that didn’t make sense and things that just seemed really unlikely to me.
There were parts where the author would describe things in a really extensive way, to the point where I’d just skip over them because there was no point for them to be there. There’s one time where Kira is being taught all about Thera and she recalls nodding off because some of the things were so boring. I had that same feeling. Some things were really descriptive, to the point where they were boring.
However, the plot was pretty fascinating, and I kept wondering what the secrecy was and what was going to happen next. What SCI was hiding and how Kira was going to get out of it.
The book switched between Kira, Ethan, and Blake’s point of view, so it was a little hard switching between all of their thoughts, since they all thought differently. But I liked being able to understand what was going on in their heads and what they were planning.
Since this book is part of a series, there is a sort of “cliffhanger” at the end that will make you want to keep on reading to know what’s going to happen. Kira gets in quite a pickle from the beginning and remains in the pickle all throughout the book (she gets into an even bigger pickle at the end!).
All in all, this book was a nice read that’ll leave you wondering what’s going to happen next.
A free copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
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.
daynight Second Chances Giveaway:
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The Second Chance Institute (daynight’s Dystopia)
Character Backgrounds & Posters
– My Passion for Books – Review; Ethan
– Paranormal opinion – Blake
– The Cozy Reading Corner – Kira
– Book, Books, the Magical Fruit – Teaser
– Bookaroo-Ju – Teaser
27 – Bookworm Lisa – The Characters
– Getting Your Read On – Review
daynight’s Controversy of “Cleaving”
Dystopian Survival 101
2 – A Tiffyfit’s Reading Corner – Review
– Lovin’ Los Libros – Review
– Paulette’s Papers
– Becky’s Barmy Book Blog
3 – Backing Books – Teaser
– Book Snob – Review
4 – Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
– Living a Goddess Life – Review; Recipe
– The Book Eater
– Deco My Heart – Review
6 – Passion and Life – Teaser
– The Reading Diaries – Review
7 – Grand Finale Blast!!