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Friday, August 12

Review: Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle

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Title: Brightest Kind of Darkness

By: P.T. Michelle

Series: Brightest Kind of Darkness Book 1

Publisher: Self Published (June 27th, 2011)

My Copy: Advanced Reading Ebook from Author

BookWhisperer Rating: 3 button

About the book:

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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Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle is a unique and inventive story about fate, and the power to change it. Nara Collins has the ability to dream her days prior to them actually happening, but when she decides to protect those she cares about Fate is not all that happy with her. The story is fast paced and intriguing, but the storyline itself is very complex. I felt that the author struggles throughout to detail her characters. As the story unfolds it becomes difficult to understand with the complexity of the dreams. The potential of such a novel is immense, but I would have liked to see it more defined and easier to understand what the author was truly intending to show.  Even with these obstacles I find that her story is entertaining and extremely interesting. I know with such a storyline, it is one that I will attempt to read any following books of the series. This could eventually prove to be the a difficult start to an incredible series.

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2 comments:

Canada said...

I loved getting to know the characters in this book. Full of both strength and vulnerability, I felt Ms. Michelle struck a good balance, making the characters feel real. The main protagonists in this book truly breathed for me. If I could give any criticism, it would be that the secondary characters in this story felt a bit flat. Very few of them do I feel scratched the surface of who they could be; however the story and main characters more than made up the slack. I hope that in further volumes I will get to see a bit more deeply into additional characters and see how they affect and interact with the intricate world that was created.
This book had me on the edge of my seat with anticipation and enjoying every second of it. From the starting gate to the ending I can truly say I did not see coming...I wouldn't change a thing. This series is going on my must-buy list, and I am eagerly anticipating the release of the next volume. I want to know what happens in this story and to be able to spend more time with the characters I have gotten to know and love.

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I thought this book was a great. It's a young adult book, but it still held me captive. I'm not a teen, but paranormal young adult books have become my guilty pleasure. This book real got my attention and kept. Now I must buy the rest of the series to find out what happens next to the characters.