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

Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle
Series: Book 1
Publisher: self published
Release Date: June 27, 2011
Page Count: 182
Source: ebook provided by author

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.

Review: This was an exceptional Young Adult novel. I grew attached to the characters pretty early in book and was with them everything step of the way. Nara and Ethan were two kids stuck in an impossible situation. Every move they made you were like… I don’t think that is a good idea… but you couldn’t see anything else to do. Their love story is super sweet. When they are together, it does not feel forced. It feels like how we always wanted it to be, and sometimes were lucky enough to get. The “bad guy” in this book was a super good choice. I don’t know if I totally like that it morphed into a talking entity but it was interesting. The secondary characters were a little flat and predictable but they weren’t around very often. The only thing that I can really say bugged me about this book was that sometimes the action scenes were a little confusing. The author changed scenery quite rapidly (they are dreams, totally makes sense to do that) but didn’t take the time to really let the reader know. I got super confused and not in a good way. Sometimes the sentences started with the same word quite a few times in a row. They were not huge issues and I would recommend this book to anyone who was looking for a young adult novel that was a little different.

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