18 Feb 2012

Brightest kind of darkness - Review

Brightest kind of darkness by P.T. Michelle
Brightest kind of darkness book one.
Available now.

What's it about?
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 review
Brightest kind of darkness is completely unique and original to anything else I have read before, I really loved the concept and am looking forward to the next book in the series, Lucid, so I can, hopefully, find out the answers to some burning question we're left with at the end.
The only small complaint I have is that the ending was rather abrupt, I'd have liked maybe a small prologue to ease me out of the book rather than that heart stopping chapter and then nothing.
But, like I say, that's my only complaint, I liked all of the characters, Nara doesn't always see what's right in front of her but she's a nice girl and Ethan, the brooding indie boy, well I had to fan myself off when I read him. He's extremely perceptive and a great hero.
I really liked the writing and found the book easy to get into, there were a couple of times where it flashed to a little memory or something and then flashed back to the present where I got a bit confused as it wasn't always obvious we'd flashed back and I had to read parts over again to be sure, but I still finished the book quickly because I was enjoying it.
I can't wait to see what happens next for Nara and Ethan and hope they get some answers to what's happening to them.

My thoughts on the cover
This is a lovely cover, the woods are mysterious and I love the girl in the red dress, she's kind of inviting you in but she looks vulnerable to and the feathers add more mystery. After reading the book I know the scene it's from and think it fits perfectly.

Favourite quotes
'Ethan touched my shoulder and I caught a whiff of spicy deodorant. It made my nose tingle and my heart race. "Nara. You don't need to apologize." His expression was sincere, yet understanding.'

'Breathless, I glanced up. The look in his eyes, a mixture of angst, fierce need and hope, made my heart rate surge, battering my chest with hundreds of fist punches. I curled my fingers around his and we sat there in the stinky gym, completely oblivious to all the cheering and hollering around us.'

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7 comments:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful review, Mist! I'm so glad you're looking forward to Lucid. :)

    P.T.

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  2. I've seen this book all over the blogosphere and everyone loves it and one thing everyone says is "The concept is unique" so I really want to read it.

    And the covers?!! Gorgeous! Especially Lucid, I love the colors and everything.

    P.S: Now patiently waiting for The Look review. ;) :P

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  3. I do love your reviews and because of that I have tagged you in a book tag. I hope you will take part!!

    http://musing-of-a-bookworm.blogspot.com/2012/02/ive-been-book-tagged.html

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  4. Nora reminds me of a TV show called Early Edition: the main character would receive the daily paper a day early and would go around the city trying to help people avoid freak accidents. Kinda the same but I believe this leaves a more epic impression;)

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  5. Great review Mist. Ive had this on my Kindle for a while and must get to it soon. I thunk Ill wait till book 2 comes out though :)

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  6. This story was scary, suspenseful and extremely romantic. I loved the growing relationship between Nara and Ethan and they way their gifts worked together. I did not put this book down until I was finished with it and wanted to start it all over again from the beginning. I highly recommend this author and I will be diligently looking out for the sequel.

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