Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Blog Tour: Brightest Kind of Darkness by: P.T. Michelle (Review and Giveaway)

Welcome to my stop on the Brightest Kind Of Darkness Blog Tour hosted by Refracted Light Reviews. My stop is for a review of Brightest Kind of Darkness and the short version of the upcoming review is that I loved it.


"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 Thoughts:

Release Date: June 27, 2011
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Brightest Kind of Darkness is unlike any book I have ever read. If I had to describe it, I would say it is like Final Destination, or more specifically what a good version of Final Destination could have been. I have never read a book quite like this, but it still managed to have everything I enjoy in a book. There was an adorable romance, suspense, action, and of course life threatening situations.

Nara is a likable lead, even if she did make me crazy at one point during the book. She is determined and fierce and not afraid to stand up for what she believes in. However, she has settled into the comfort of always knowing what is coming, and when she suddenly loses that comfort it makes life difficult for her. As I stated before, the paranormal aspect of this book is something I have never encountered before, so that made this a very refreshing read for me. You would think it is cool to know exactly what is going to happen the next day, but really it is not. You would live in a constant deja vu and that is exactly what Nara’s life is like until she meets Ethan. Ethan turns her whole world upside down, both for the worse and for the better. Together they try to make some normal out of their crazy lives, because as it turns out there is much more to Ethan than meets the eye, but I’m not telling what that is. You will just have to read the book and find out. I will say that Ethan is edgy, sweet, protective, and strong. He also has a dark past that leaves the reader wondering exactly what he is up to.

Not going to lie, one of the things I absolutely LOVED about this book was that both Nara and Ethan volunteer at an animal shelter and that both characters clearly love dogs. As someone who has never gone a day in her life without having a dog around, it was hard not to absolutely love that about the characters. I also loved that they volunteer at a shelter, because both of my dogs are from a shelter and it just broke my heart when I couldn’t take all of the dogs home with me. So, yeah, that tiny aspect of the book really spoke volumes to me and it made me love the characters even more than I already did.

Back to more relevant aspects of the story, the villain in Brightest Kind of Darkness was one of the most intriguing yet. After Nara interferes with Fate by preventing the bombing of her school, it seems that Fate is trying to make up for what he missed out on. How does one fight fate? It is a villain you cannot see or hear, so how do you fight it? How can you fight something that seems to control destiny? Worse yet, what happens when you piss fate off? Fate as a villain is truly creepy and had me looking over my shoulder while reading the book. It also makes the reader question if everything is meant to happen for a reason, even the things that are painful to deal with. I always say, a book that makes you question things is a good book.

All in all Brightest Kind of Darkness was a great read that kept me engrossed from beginning to end. While I was a bit upset with the ending, because the reader is left with a good amount of questions, overall it just got me excited for the next book. If you are a fan of pararomance and are looking for something different, then you need to pick this book up.

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About The Author:

P.T. Michelle is the young adult pseudonym of Patrice Michelle, author of fifteen romance novels and novellas. When PT isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading or taking pictures of landscapes, sunsets and anything beautiful or odd in nature. 

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  1. I am so happy you loved BKoD! I agree that it is so original. I can't wait to see what you think of Lucid. I loved it even more!
    Great review!

  2. I adored BKoD!!! I'm so happy you did, too!!
    The story was original, I loved both Ethan (especially Ethan) and Nara, and the villain was intriguing!
    Loved that review!!

  3. Loved the review, can't wait to read this :D


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