Saturday, February 23, 2013

Book Review: Ethan (Brightest Kind of Darkness #0.5) by: P.T. Michelle

Release Date: January 11, 2012
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"Ethan Harris never thought monsters and darkness would consume his daily thoughts, but every night the same visions repeat in his dreams. He’s careful to project a semblance of normalcy, keeping the suffocating darkness locked inside. As much as he wishes he could focus on girls, sports, and cars like other seventeen-year-olds; nothing distracts him from his own demons or shines through.

Until Nara Collins crosses his path. The blonde fascinates and intrigues him, giving him a measure of peace he’s never felt before.

When Ethan discovers there’s more to Nara than she allows others to see, that she might have a unique secret of her own, suddenly his world comes into focus.

Note: Ethan is a novella PREQUEL to Brightest Kind of Darkness. This story will give some of Ethan’s background and lead up until the day he tells Nara there’s a bomb in the school."

My Thoughts:

Oh my Ethan! I did not think I could love Ethan any more, but I was completely wrong! I just loved getting inside his head and seeing what it is really like to be him. This novella gives you real insight into his character and starts to break down the walls we have when viewing him through Nara’s eyes. 

I think we all know that Ethan is a dark character, but I don’t think we could ever fully grasp just how dark of a character he really is. He is not a bad guy, not at all, but like I said he is dark. Ethan struggles with a lot and his life is far from easy. Between the horrifying dreams, practically nonexistent relationship with his parents, living with a brother who cares but just doesn’t fully understand, and having to pretend to be normal is a lot to take in and deal with. Speaking of his dreams, we are finally able to experience what they are really like. They are more horrifying than we were ever led to believe. Ethan can really feel the dreams and they affect him more deeply than I ever imagined. 

All in all, Ethan is a fantastic prequel novella. It really helps you to understand his character and you finally see why he acted the way he did in Lucid. I loved seeing the events that led up to Ethan and Nara’s first interaction. I loved seeing Nara become Ethan’s only source of lightness in his very dark world. I just loved it all really. Fans of this series, you need to read this.


  1. Isn't Ethan the best?? So happy you loved this Teresa!

  2. I really need to read this series soon. I have been hearing great things about Lucid for a while now. I always really enjoy prequels, especially when it explains what led up to the events in the book. Ethan really sounds like a interesting character. Great review!

  3. I've been hearing so many things about this series. I have it in my TBR list but I never really paid attention to it. But I am really liking this Ethan person. lol ;p I'll have to look into this series further, the plot sounds intriguing. Can't wait! YAY for new books!! :D

    Glad you enjoyed this! :)

    ~ Maida

    1. I really think you will like this series. It has everything that is great about a paranormal romance but it is still different!

  4. LOVED this review!!! And you are right, even though he is a dark character, he isn't evil or bad. He's a good guy, just has a lot going on in his life. I really loved this novella, too!!!

    And this was just a fan-freaking-tastic review, girl!!!!!!!1

  5. Fabulous mini-review, lovely! I adore novellas and this one sounds awesome! I have Brightest Kind of Darkness, and now I know I need to make some time for it. Thanks for sharing and getting me all excited about this dark but yummy Ethan ;)


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