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Monday, November 21, 2011

Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle

My interest was piqued as soon as Miz Michelle contacted me regarding a review. Just read this summary from Goodreads: 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.

Well, I'm hear to tell ya, the book is as awesome as that summary makes it sound!

What I liked: 1) Nara. As MCs go, Nara was great. She was well-rounded, personable, and super interesting. And as a reader, I appreciated the way that she handled the bumps in the road that life was throwing at her. She became very real that at one point when her life was going haywire and some people were being not very nice, I wanted to jump in and defend her. 2) Ethan. Love swoon-worthy boys? Ethan get top marks in my book! He's so caring and sweet with Nara, but has this dark, bad boy side that I really enjoyed. 3) The storyline. It was a unique and creative story with a plot that keeps readers engaged and interested. The flow (something I talk about a lot!) was perfect! There were no confusing skips or jumps, and the pace didn't slow down or speed up too much. 4) The mystery. The mystery is what really got me hooked on the story. There was something new to discover on every page and each twist drew me in even more. 5) The love story. I love watching (reading) people fall for each other. And the romance that blossoms between Ethan and Nara is sweet and seems completely natural. Not like some of those stories where suddenly they're in love, and you're just like....wait, when did that happen? No, Nara and Ethan's romance is sweet and simple, and many times I found myself thinking, oh, I wish I was Nara!

What I Didn't Like: Not a thing! I loved it all!

Overall thoughts: With personable characters and an engaging plot, this story captivated me from the moment I read the first page. Miz Michelle's writing is charming and lovely, and Brightest Kind of Darkness is a creative and unique story that will capture and hold the attention of any paranormal romance fans! I can't wait until the next Nara and Ethan book!

Overall rating: 5 shots


  1. Hi Courtney!

    What an amazing and wonderful review of BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS. Thank you! I'm thrilled you loved it so much. :)


  2. YAY! So glad you loved this too! It was so good wasn't it!? I LOVED Nara! :D

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  3. I SO want to read this one. I love the title and Ethan sounds FANTASTIC. I'm really glad there's no insta-love! Great review!

  4. This book sounds really good, on the list it goes! I'm there with Karen, no insta-love will always get extra points when it comes to romance.

  5. P.T. - Well, thank you for letting me read and review your work! It really was fantastic, and I will be recommending it to everyone!!

    Giselle - I know! Nara is one of my new favorite MCs!!

    Karen - Make sure you add it to the TBR. It is NOT TO BE MISSED! And let me know what you think!

    Olga - Oh, I hope you love it! And for sure, no insta-love!

    Thanks for stopping by everyone!!


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