September 3, 2011

Book Review: Brightest Kind of Darkness

Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle
book review

Title: Brightest Kind of Darkness

Author: P.T. Michelle

Publish Date: June 27, 2011 OUT NOW!

Source: epub via author 

Goodreads Summary:
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 take:
The story starts off with Nara calling to tip the police off to a bomb threat at her school. Nora knows about the threat because she dreamed it the night before. Every night Nara dreams the next day, helping her out in soccer and school work. And life is good until she thwarts the bomb plot and then the dreams just stop. Then Ethan, the new kid who is a loner, enters her life. As Ethan and Nara's relationship starts to grow, Nara learns that Ethan knows her secret. But Ethan has a troubled past and secrets of his own. As kids from their school start getting harmed, Nara and Ethan must put their heads together to stand up to Fate.
Loved seeing the growing relationship between Nara and Ethan. So many books today have 2 characters so in love by the time they are say hello, you are left scratching your head. I enjoyed the fact the author took her time to let the characters develop something, making it feel more real. Ethan is definitely swoon worthy. I understand that with me saying this about a teen boy, it makes me a cougar. Well guess what? RAWR! Because I just loved him.
The story is similar to the Final Destination movies, which I cannot watch because they scare me to much. But Brightest Kind of Darkness was much easier for me to handle and I was sucked in from the beginning. The storyline was so intense and interesting, I was never bored. I don't want to say much more about the plot in fear of giving too much away, but there are twists that even Nara didn’t see coming. This book ranks in the top 10 of one of my favorite YA reads this summer, and I am excited for the next book. Truly entertaining and romantic!


  1. Thank you for the wonderful review, Mandy. I'm so happy you loved Ethan and Nara's story. I'm a big fan of the slow, squirm-in-your-seat burn. *rowr* :)


  2. This is a beautiful cover! Thanks for the recommendation.

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