Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Brightest Kind of Darkness Review

Author: P.T. Michelle
Publication Date: June 27, 2011
Published By: Self Published
Format: Kindle

*I purchased this book*

Nara Collins is an average sixteen-year-old, with one exception: every night she dreams the events of the following day. Due to an incident in her past, Nara avoids using her special gift to change fate…until she dreams a future she can’t ignore. 

After Nara prevents a bombing at Blue Ridge High, her ability to see the future starts to fade, while people at school are suddenly being injured at an unusually high rate. 

Grappling with her diminishing powers and the need to prevent another disaster, Nara meets Ethan Harris, a mysterious loner who seems to understand her better than anyone. Ethan and Nara forge an irresistible connection, but as their relationship heats up, so do her questions about his dark past.

My Thoughts
If you're a YA PNR lover but your bored with the mediocrity of the genre's recent additions this will restore your faith. Brightest Kind of darkness is a well crafted paranormal romance with a refreshing and original plot, I couldn't get enough.
Throughout the book there is a deep sense of mystery and otherworldliness, there were parts of the book that gave me chills and it wasn't from something in your face scary, just wrong.  The story unraveled at a steady pace, with new surprises and developments around every corner. I kept thinking I had all the info but more crazy would happen. Ethan and Nara kept their wits about them pretty well considering, I'd have run screaming for the hills.
Nara has a lot of beleivability to her character, she is very "teen". A lot of times you get 30 year old mind in a 16 year olds body. It was great to  see the value Nara puts on her family and her ties to them. She has a close relationship with her Aunt and actively tries to strengthen the bond with her mom through the entire story. No parents getting axed in the first chapter. Ethan is absolutely drool-worthy. He seems the typical tall, dark and broody boy with a shady past and  I was pleasantly surprised by his sensitive streak,. He's very supportive of Nara and encourages her to take control of her life.
I was consumed by this book and hungry for more, I can't wait to see what happens in the next installment Lucid. 5 out of 5.

Brightest Kind of Darkness


  1. This sounds amazing! I love the idea of dreaming the future and the quandry of what to do about it...Nora sounds like a great character too

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  2. Thank you for the wonderful review of BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS, Tristan! I'm thrilled you enjoyed it. :)


  3. I am so excited for this book, I have it on my Nook and can't wait to start it. Great review! :)

  4. Why, yes, I am getting a little tired of the same old thing and would like something unique. I hadn't even heard of this one...I'll have to add it to read now.

  5. Nice review. I really enjoyed this book.


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