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Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle review

Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle (Brightest Kind of Darkness #1)

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Synopsis 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.

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I think any fan of Final Destination will love this book. It's a refreshing find among numerous YA paranormals, and I was surprised just how much I enjoyed this book.

Inara has been dreaming the events of her next day every night since she was a little girl. Most of the time she acts on those things that concern only her, - exams, tests, goals she catches for her football team or avoidance of potential problems with school bullies, but everything changes when she dreams about a bomb in her school.

She breaks her own rule to deliver an anonymous tip to the police, and now Fate is seriously pissed. Those people which should have been injured get freak accidents, and Inara still can't help herself and try to prevent her friends from being hurt.

Plus she is drawn to a new boy in school, a dark and dangerous looking outsider, and her dreams abruptly stop. Now with the unexplicable connection between Ethan and Nara, they both have to confront and outwit Fate in order to stay alive...

First of all, Ethan. He is such a sweetheart! What a gorgeous guy, who really tries to look after Nara.  I actually loved both of them - they do not belong to any cliques, they are very clever and have various interests and they both have a good way with animals. Here is a very believable couple with a lot of mutual interests. 

Despite some unavoidable drama on Nara's side they're both willing to compromise, and I what I really really liked is that most of the time Ethan tries to stop Nara from doing something rash, he is cautious and really cares for her. I thought they both went beyond high school stereotypes and stood out in a realistic way.

There is plenty of action, and the plot develops at a steady pace. The end is intriguing, and I certainly hope that the next book will unravel some of the mysteries of Ethan's gift.

Similar books:
if you're interested in this subject I recommend an excellent trilogy Numbers by Rachel Ward to read next.

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Очень интересная книга, напоминающая по сюжету Пункт Назначения.

Каждую ночь во сне Нара проживает свой следующий день. В основном, она реагирует только на то, что видит о самой себе  - экзамены, тесты, откуда прилетят мячи, которые она должна поймать как вратарь школьной футбольной команды, неприятные столкновения со школьными хулиганами.

Но увидев сон о том, как кто-то подбрасывает бомбу в школьные камеры хранения, она нарушает собственное правило и совершает анонимный звонок в местную полицию.

Катастрофа предотвращена, но школу накрывает волной странных несчастных случаев, и если Нара продолжит испытывать Судьбу, пытаясь их предотвратить, то настроит её против себя.

А тут ещё она не может оторвать глаз от нового парня, Итана, мрачного, тёмного незнакомца, от которого ей, по словам друзей, не стоит ожидать ничего кроме неприятностей. И её сны обрываются.

Только объединив свои усилия и дары, Итан и Нара смогут выжить в противостоянии Судьбе. 

Итан - замечательный паренёк, просто милашка, несмотря на его мрачный фасад. Нара постоянно попадает в неприятности, и он всё время следит за тем, чтобы она не пострадала и вытаскивает её из них. Их отношения очень реалистичны, построены на множестве взаимных интересов и не страдают излишней драматикой, скорее всего потому, что оба достаточно уравновешены.

Сюжет развивается хорошо, скучать не приходится, и концовка хоть и не клиффхэнгер, вызывает так много вопросов о сущности Итана, что с нетерпением ожидаешь продолжения.

Для тех, кого интересует тема, после этой книги, можно прочесть блестящую трилогию Рэйчел Уорд - Числа.



Giselle said...

Oh I LOVED this book! Ethan is SO sweet nd Nara was a great protagonist. Thanks for the NUmbers recommendation I actually have it at home but haven't read it yet. I def. will soon now!!

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kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Definitely read Numbers, Giselle! They are much harsher and grittier books, but they are amazing. I've cried after the first one.

P.T. Michelle said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful review of BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS. I'm thrilled you enjoyed it.


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