Brightest Kind of Darkness, YA Paranormal Romance (Book #1)

Brightest Kind of Darkness, YA Paranormal Romance (Book #1)

by P. T. Michelle, Patrice Michelle

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Brightest Kind of Darkness, YA paranormal romance (Brightest Kind of Darkness series, Book 1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 123 reviews.
Heather724 More than 1 year ago
Brightest Kind of Darkness is the story of Nara, a girl who dreams her next days events before they happen, and a mysterious loner named Ethan. The events of the story lead Nara and Ethan to begin a budding friendship and eventually a romantic relationship. As their relationship grows and Nara's gift begins to fade, strange things begin to happen. The question is what will Ethan and Nara have left when this is all over. My opinion: this book is a must read for anyone who likes a good paranormal romance. This book delivers on so many levels. I am not a fan of purely romantic books. Plot must be present between the love scenes or what's the point? P.T. Michelle does a masterful job creating characters that compel you to keep reading. Her use of sensory imagery is absolutely beautiful. Nara and Ethan's budding relationship is also incredibly beautiful. Begin rant. I cannot stand it when two characters "fall in love" the second they meet and are ready to die for one another in the next scene. What's that all about? Instalove is not love it's instalust. <deep breath> Rant over. Ethan and Nara's relationship begins as a friendship based on common interests and an uncanny understanding of each other. As they share more and more of their lives and secrets, we see a very balanced and loving relationship develop. They have their little blips, as any relationship does, and they also have some serious obstacles to overcome but there is a serious commitment to each other's needs and well being...especially from Ethan. Enter my absolute adoration for our male lead. Ethan is fantastic. When did he win my heart? The second he calls Nara "Sunshine." Call me cheesy, but that's my husband's nickname for me and I literally had an "AWWWWW!!!" moment as I read the book. Ethan is charming and lovable and also very funny, however there is a depth to him that you would not see in typical teenage boys. The reasons for this are explain in text, so I won't spoil that for you. Suffice it to say he has a hard-won maturity. I really love how Nara's affection for him is something that blossoms like real life love does. He becomes the most beautiful person in the world to her...he doesn't start out that way. Not that she thinks him unattractive at the beginning but familiarity makes her see his beauty more deeply. Ethan is also an extremely protective, sacrificial leading man, who will do anything to keep Nara safe. But the most incredibly refreshing thing about this entire romance is their mutual need for each other and the pure vulnerability of their love. Most YA books have a heroine who is utterly infatuated with their male lead and if something happens to separate them, live is over. Let's just kill ourselves or become useless lumps of crap because Mr. Wonderful is acting like an idiot. I mean really, girls? Or we've got Mr. Wonderful over here who says all these perfectly beautiful things that were obviously written by a woman. I don't need a soap opera, I want a real romance here. Something that could ACTUALLY HAPPEN IN REAL LIFE. Ok so people dreaming their next day doesn't happen in real life but the romance feels genuine unlike many books I've read. I'm very much looking forward to Lucid. =)
RebelJim More than 1 year ago
Although 64, I enjoy reading young adult paranormal books. I loved this one and I wouldn't begin to spoil it for you. Enjoy.
Luciej More than 1 year ago
Brightest Kind of Darkness is a true page turner. The pace is perfect, the characterization true to life, and the plot well-developed. Michelle has done an excellent job of merging "real" high school issues with a believable and perfectly structured fantasy world. I'm looking forward to the next book in this eries. L. j. Charles
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was truely an amazing book. The concept was very original and well written. I had a hard time putting it down. You will fall in love with Nara and Ethan. Well worth reading. On to read the 2nd book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very well written romantic mystery! I hope there is a sequel! 605 pages
Nathiel More than 1 year ago
Nara Collins is you typical sixteen year old, or not. She sees her future before it happens, normally she wouldn't try and change it, as last time it went wrong, but this time she can't not do anything, she sees her school exploding by a bomb. And things start going downhill as Nara starts loosing her abilities. And at the same time she meets Ethan Harris loner, strange but really a good guy, not matter the rumours that are spreading around the school. Are these two things related? Read to find out. This books gives a whole new meaning to &quot;Don't miss with fate&quot; I loved this story :) It's not your typical young adult book in which the girl suddenly discovers she's got magical powers and falls in love with her night in shinning armour. Nara is a fantastic main character, strong and a lovely person although she's not perfect she tries to do what's right. And then Ethan he's everyone's dream boy (or at least mine^^) he has that kind of mysterious guy going on at the beginning, and once you find out why you'll go ohhh. Although he does open up to Nara. Their relationship was amazing it wasn't love at first sight, their relationship builds up as they get to know each other The secondary characters were great Aunt Sage, Nara's parents, Samson. Although I didn't think much of her so called friends. And the ending? A total cliffhanger. The book keeps you hooked on from the first page and keeps you on edge right until the end. Melissa.
Some_Reading_Required More than 1 year ago
I originally bought this book a few months back but I just now finished reading it. I&rsquo;d heard a lot of great things from fellow book bloggers which had made me anxious to give it a try. However, when I first started it I had trouble finding that &ldquo;hook&rdquo;. I&rsquo;ll admit, I only read about 10 pages in so I didn&rsquo;t give a good first try. Now that I&rsquo;ve finally finished; I&rsquo;m left thinking: &ldquo;Why the heck didn&rsquo;t I continue reading months ago!?!?&rdquo; Brightest Kind of Darkness was fantastic. It had all the wonderful elements I love and need in a good book. The story line was fresh and full of mysteries. Even after book one I still don&rsquo;t really grasp what&rsquo;s going on but in a weird way I love that I don&rsquo;t. The obstacle(s) in book one weren&rsquo;t easily averted because their cause goes deeper and touches on a more sinister plot. Certain aspects that at first seemed normal and random turn out to be important and intertwined within the overall story, giving it a more complete and solid feel. I&rsquo;m not really sure where the story is headed next but I&rsquo;m glad that there is such a huge window of opportunity for it. I love being shocked and surprised! P.T. Michelle does a fabulous job of capturing the essence of high school whether it be waiting for that darn bell to ring, studying extra hard for Trig, or the colorful students that inhabit the halls. All the major types and should I say stereotypes were represented. For instance, you&rsquo;ve got the jocks who are busying partying it up on the weekends and flirting their way around the field along with the loner-types who keep to themselves and seem to be burdened with a dark past. I found all the characters to be solid and very real. Nara our main character and heroine really breaks through the highschool stereotype. Although she&rsquo;s a star soccer player she isn&rsquo;t quite as stuck up as her fellow teammates. From the outside it may seem like she&rsquo;s just another lemming fitting into the status quo but once you get to know her you realize she&rsquo;s pretty unique and independent. What I loved most about Brightest Kind of Darkness was the dilemma Nara is put in when she loses her dreaming ability. In the beginning of the book Nara speaks about her ability as a curse. However, the moment she loses it, she has a pretty hard time functioning without it. I.E. living her life day by day not knowing what to expect. It&rsquo;s one of those &ldquo;you didn&rsquo;t know what you had before you lost it&rdquo; scenarios because Nara didn&rsquo;t truly realize how big an impact her dreaming ability had on her day-to-day life. She&rsquo;s had this ability for 9+ years and has come to rely on it on a daily basis whether it be during soccer games or even taking a test. She&rsquo;s never had to study a day in her life (super jealous!). Among other things a good chunk of the book focuses on Nara coming to terms with her dream ability, does she truly want it back or is she better of without it. Things aren&rsquo;t quite as black and white as they first appear to be. Brightest Kind of Darkness was a fabulous first book to a sure to be promising series. It was written beautifully with great descriptions and dialogue. I found that there was a good balance of narrative along with dialogue which to me, is very important. The characters really standout a fill-out the story well, along with the parts they play. I believe this books belongs in the Nevermore-domain, another book which is beautifully written and has a careful, complete, and unbelievably-awesome story line tinted with a darker-edge. I recommend Brightest Kind of Darkness to anyone who of course loves YA fiction with action, romance, mystery, paranormalcy, and of course a bit of sinister-ness.
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Anonymous 3 months ago
Very weak ending. 8-(
Anonymous 10 months ago
Storyline that is original and a definite page-turner!
Anonymous 11 months ago
This book deserves all five stars. It is AMZAZING!!! Im not gonna say too much bc i would ramble on about it forever and there would be tons of spoilers, but it is actually one of the best books i have read in a long time. The writing is amazing and unique, and absolutely beautiful. The characters are loveable and relatable. The plot is interesting, but obviously just getting started. I read the prequel, Ethan, before this, and it made me love him even more than i might have originally. He is ridiculously awesome, but his pain....ah, it makes my heart hurt. But anyway. A wonderful story with beautiful writing, intriguing characters, details wrapped in mystery, and just enough fantastic romance, this is an amazing first book to a series that is sure to be extraordinary. You should definitely read this, you will for sure love it!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All I have to say is that I can't wait to read the next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The emotions you feel between the characters in this novel feel so genuine. Reading this book was like riding a rollercoaster. There were ups and downs and the journey was thrilling. However, when it ended, it left me sad that there wasn&rsquo;t more. Ethan and Nara are the true RSVPs. I love this book and can&rsquo;t wait to read the next one. I&rsquo;d definitely recommend this one. It&rsquo;s a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I also read Ethan. Must finish this series. Good story line.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is interesting and unpredictable. Just when you think you know what will happen next, it's not what you expected.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Book. The characters are well developed and the plot grabs you and doesn't let go.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel was an interesting concept with delightful follow through! I found it enjoyable enough that I plan to read the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't stop reading. Had to keep going to see what would happen next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can't just read one! This is a great series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are easy to read can't put down .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a cannot put down book. It was so exciting and unusual to see someone fight with fate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mostly I think is cause of the supernatural imposing itself on what is "real"!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book