Jun 23, 2012

Review: PT Michelle - Brightest Kind of Darkness

Pub Date: June 27, 2011
Publisher:  Patrice Michelle
Format: Paperback/Ebook 357 pages
Age Range: Young Adult

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.

I received this book from the author for review. Here are my honest thoughts:

So yeah.. I read this book in about 8 hours. It wouldn't have taken so long but I'm pretty easily distracted. However, I did keep coming back to this book because I didn't want to put it down. I wanted more with each turn of the page (or swipe of the finger.. whatever). This story is imaginative, unique, and almost like a new version of Final Destination without being so graphic and gory. 

Nara dreams her entire next day each night until she meets Ethan, the new kid at school. They finally have a conversation the morning she calls in a tip about a bomb threat at her school, which she dreamed about the night before. Things go slightly downhill from there, but Ethan's friendship is more than she expected. Can they put all the pieces together in order to put her life back on track? Hmm.. ;o)

There were some editing issues, missing punctuation marks, misspellings of names. This book is very well written, though, so none of that stopped me. And this story is pretty fresh and creative. The pacing is just fine, the story always moves forward, and I was never lost or truly confused. I was kept guessing until the end, and I totally want the sequel like now. Great "paranormal" YA read!

Bottom line: Totally check this one out!



4/5 book sharks

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