Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Brightest Kind of Darkness Blog Tour: Review + GIVEAWAY of Brightest Kind of Darkness (Brightest Kind of Darkness #1) by P.T. Michelle


Goodreads rating: 3.96
Kindle Edition, 357 pages
Published June 27th 2011 by Patrice Michelle
Source: Sent by author

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.

This novel was a pleasant surprise. You never know what you're getting into with books that aren't published by the big six. But this was a unique story that held my interested the entire time. Nara lives with her mother, who's become a workaholic and distant ever since Nara's father left them. But there are things Nara's mother doesn't know about her. She's been getting dreams of the next day of her life in advance since she was seven, but it wasn't until she called in a bomb threat at her school that this weird presence has been following her and telling her not to interfere. But fate starts making it personal, and soon it's after her. Basically, fate is the bad guy in this one. Nara keeps messing with fate's plan, and that doesn't bode well for her or the people she cares about. It actually started to remind me a lot of the Final Destination movies. But this book was much better than those movies. There was a lot of mystery in this book, always wondering what was going to happen next to Nara. But there was always someone there for her: Ethan.

Within Nara's first few encounters with Ethan, he became one of my top YA guys. He has a tattoo, he can play soccer, and he loves dogs. I am dying here!! But there's a lot more to him than meets the eye, and he's more like Nara than he's letting on. But he's scrumptious and therefore forgiven. I enjoyed the first part of the romance, where Ethan was being mysterious but also protective and warm and sweet. He gave her small touches here and there that got my own blood boiling. He obviously has a bad past, but he obviously really likes Nara that she can't help but fall for him. But she also has to work on relationships with her mother and her aunt, and especially her dad. That's one relationship that I definitely want to see more of. There was a good amount of character development with pretty much everyone, which was great. I also liked how she was having problems with her best friend when they both kind of got boyfriends and the school mean girl got her claws in her. That made it very real to me.

The only complaints I have are that there were awkward moments of seemingly random dialogue. They'd be talking about something random, or about what was happening with their families, and all of a sudden on of them would burst out saying how they felt about the other. It just didn't flow right. And while I enjoyed the little touches Ethan would give Nara, I wish they had been used more sparingly so that we could miss them more. But Ethan, while having a bad boy exterior, is one of the sweetest YA boys I've read in a while. I loved this book, and I can't wait to see what happens next! Definitely excited for more of Ethan and Nara, and to see how she fixes her other relationships.


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1 comment:

  1. This sounds interesting! I am going to add this to my tr list! Thanks for the review! :)

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