Friday, September 30, 2011

"Brightest Kind of Darkness" by P.T. Michelle

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."

While this isn't the first book I have read with this sort of storyline it is by far the most well executed and enjoyable one that I have read to date. Why this book was so successful compared to those others ones is because it is understandable- what you see is what you get, there is no convoluted storyline that leaves you still confused hours after finishing it- when you think you this book hours after finishing it (because I guarantee that you will) you are left with a feeling of satisfaction- at the plot, the characters, and most of all the author herself for penning such a well rounded book.

Individually Ethan and Nara are amazing characters, being extremely developed and just plain likeable, but together they are explosive (or doubly awesome). Furthermore, there is more to their story than just  "boy and girl meet, fall for one another, and live happily ever after", which seems to predominant YA literature today- there is a darker (and more gripping) side to their romance- how much are you willing to sacrifice to be with the one that you love? Are you willing to change the person that you have always thought of yourself to be, to be with them?

All in all, this book will truly keep with on the edge of your seat the entire time that you are reading it- because of both the swoon-worthy romance and the thrilling paranormal element. It is safe for me to say that this is not the first and only P.T. Michelle book I will read- I am truly hooked!

Rating: 8.5/10

I received this book from the author to read and honestly review. I was not compensated in any way for said review.  



  1. Hi Avery,

    Thank you so much for your fantastic review of Brightest Kind of Darkness. I'm thrilled you loved Ethan and Nara's story and are looking forward the the next BKoD book!


  2. Oh perfect! I have this one on my tbr and haven't been able to get to it just yet, but I will! Brilly review! I so can't wait even more now!!

  3. Stopping by from Cym's Book Review Party.

  4. Oh I received this book recently and am hoping to get to it soon. I'm so behind on review books. I have to stop saying yes to everything that sounds good when my plate is already full. LOL


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