Tuesday, December 23

Book Review: Brightest Kind of Darkness by PT Michelle

Author: PT Michelle
Title: Brightest Kind of Darkness (Brightest Kind of Darkness #1)
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance, UF, & Mystery 
Pages: ebook
First Published: June 27th, 2011
Where I Got It: My shelf (Amazon freebie)

"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.

Such a weird book. Weird, but in a good way. It was an interesting storyline with interesting characters and bad guys. It does seem to take on a Final Destination type plot, but its different especially when you actually get to meet Fate and Death at a couple points in the book. Nara is a girl who can see the future, but only in her dreams; so yes, she dreams her whole next day the night before. After she reports a bomb being placed at the school and she runs into the new guy Ethan, her dreams begin to sleep away. OH SNAP!

Through a series of events, Nara and Ethan become close and Ethan reveals he has powers too! But his are scary and not at all what I expected. I will not say what, because it is a surprise and you will feel soooooooooooooooo bad for him. 0_0 

Gah, I hate everyone in Nara's life for numerous of reasons. The dad is a jerk, because he abandoned the family, which turned the mom into being cold and distant from Nara (even though this event happened 10 years ago - sorry, get over it, your daughter needs you and your love). I loved Aunt Sage, but she angered me when she revealed a huge secret which she should have told Nara after Nara told her HER secret of seeing the future. Lainey was a horrible friend. Gran...well...she was just nuts and should have helped Nara with her powers more. Ethan coming along was honestly the best thing that happened to Nara. He actually cares and wants to help her with her power and protect her from Fate. 

Fate...you are an ass! WHY FATE WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! *shakes fist*

The beginning was a little slow and I feared it was gunna turn into Twilight-y stuff, but the author made me happy and veered away from that ditch. It got way better half-way through when things turned dark. :3 YAYY for DARK! 

In the end, this was an interesting and fun adventure. It would be cool to see the future, but honestly...there are huge negatives at play when you have this power. You don't want to mess with Fate, because Fate is vengeful. *shakes head* The beginning was worrisome and slow, but things did a mighty turn around and it made me happy. In the end, I shall stamp this with 3 stars. 

Favorite Character(s): Nara, Ethan, and Samson
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Pretty much everyone else 


Blodeuedd said...

Ohhh gifs, nice touch

Carole Rae said...

Sometimes it is the only true way to demonstrate ones feeling.

Anachronist said...

Sorry but when nowadays I see YA romance and fantasy in one sentence I run for cover no matter what.

Melliane said...

I remember seeing the covers on blogs but I don't remember about the reviews. Sorry it wasn't more...

Carole Rae said...

Ana, I don't blame you. This one wasn't TOO bad.

Melliane, same here, so when I seen it for free I picked it up. It's okay. It had such potential.