Brightest Kind of Darkness
Released: June 28, 2011
Publisher: the author
Source: Refracted Light Tours
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When I was contacted to participate in this blog tour, I immediately jumped on board because I have seen this book all over the blogosphere and even though I've been wanting to read it, I hadn't gotten around to it. Well, here was my excuse and I really enjoyed it! I'm just going to say it: Brightest Kind of Darkness is like a romantic YA version of of Final Destination and I loved every minute.
Nara dreams just like everyone else, but Nara's dreams are different - they show what the next day will bring for her. Nara doesn't want to mess with fate so she tries to ignore her dreams, but when Nara dreams her school will be bombed, she feels she has no choice but to interfere. Suddenly, she can no longer see her future in her dreams and those she saved are being injured at an alarming rate. Can she figure out what's going on and fix it before it's too late?
As I mentioned, I really enjoyed this novel. I was hooked from the first chapter when Nara must call the police to report tomorrow's bombing in order to save lives, but I was even more on the edge of my seat as the plot continued and it's clear that what Nara did changed her ability. When she meets the school loner, Ethan, I was even more intrigued. Not only because of their blooming romance, but also because of Ethan's relation to what Nara is experiencing.
Not only do Nara and Ethan work together on a history project together (hey, did they ever finish that?) but Ethan also knows where Nara's dreams have been going. I don't want to give it away but the whole concept was pretty intriguing. I'm really interested to read the next book and see them continue on in their fight against fate.
Four stars! Brightest Kind of Darkness is a great, quick read that is guaranteed to leave you on the edge of your seat wanting more. I, for one, am looking forward to reading the sequel, Lucid, as soon as I can.
If you're interested in this series by P.T. Michelle, be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below for a chance to win e-copies of Brightest Kind of Darkness and Lucid (international) or a signed copy of Brightest Kind of Darkness (US only). You can check out the other stops on the tour here for more reviews, guest posts, excerpts, and of course the grand prize giveaway, which includes signed books and Nara's necklace!
Some other info:
BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS, BOOK 1
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.
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LUCID: BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS, BOOK 2
Once Nara combines her prophetic ability with Ethan’s power to outsmart Fate at his own deadly cat-and-mouse game, she’s more determined than ever to help Ethan learn the meaning behind the raven sword tattoo that suddenly appeared on his back after their confrontation with Fate.
During her quest to uncover the tattoo’s secrets, Nara enlists the help of some new friends and discovers her own surprising connection to Ethan.
While Nara digs deeper into the mystery, her desire for answers leads her down a dangerous path full of powerful and ruthless enemies. Swept into an age-old battle, Nara quickly learns that keeping one’s enemies close can be a necessary evil, making an intangible enemy she can control far more preferable to the human enemies she can’t.
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ABOUT P.T. MICHELLE
P.T. Michelle is author of the young adult series BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS. When P.T. isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading or taking pictures of landscapes, sunsets and anything beautiful or odd in nature.
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