Title: Brightest Kind of Darkness
Author: PT Michelle
File Size: 403 KB
Print Length: 357 pages
Publisher: Patrice Michelle (June 27, 2011)
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. [Goodreads]
ReviewI got this as a free download from Amazon. And I read it over the course of a few days, sneaking little bits here and there, whenever I could. I was engrossed in the story, yet surprisingly detached from it. I’ve spent the past couple days trying to remember what the book was about. It was interesting, yet strangely forgettable. Some of my favorite bloggers raved over this book. Maybe it just wasn’t for me.
I was very curious about this book from the cover. Then read the description and thought I’d love this book. Guess what? The cover actually has relevance to the story line! What? It actually does? Yay! I get annoyed when a book has a beautiful cover, that has nothing to do with the story. So major props to the person who designed the cover.
The story itself was well written, with mostly-believable characters. The connection/attraction/longing between Nara and Ethan was a little much for me. It seemed to add a “been there done that” quality to the book. I did like that they both had each other’s best interests at heart in their decision making. Things got hot and steamy between them, and I’m glad that they didn’t go all the way. It was very endearing. Aunt Sage seemed a little too cliché, the
“cool new-age artsy aunt.” I didn’t really get why she was such a big part of the book.
I felt like it took way too long for Nara and Ethan to figure out what was going on. I kinda had a clue before they did. And even though they were dealing with things, it just seemed like they should have caught on sooner. And her reluctance to call her dad even after she found out about his own things was irritating.
Overall, The Brightest Kind of Darkness was fun, I just didn’t connect with it the way I felt like I should have. I realize this is a series, and I know y’all are going to roll your eyes, but there was no closure for me. I don’t feel like I have a good grasp on what happened or on what is yet to come.
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