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Paranormal YA Review: Destiny by P.T. Michelle

Destiny by P.T. Michelle (Brightest Kind of Darkness #3)


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Synopsis from Goodreads
When destiny is on the line, will love be enough to light the way?

In order to save Ethan, Nara gets pulled deeper into his dark world, where everything she thought she knew about Ethan and herself turns on its head. Ethan and Nara turn up the heat with bone-melting seduction and heart-rending moments, but surprising revelations, lies, treachery, betrayal, and unimaginable evil will challenge their relationship and their future together. As the stakes rise, encompassing more than just her relationship with Ethan, will Nara make the ultimate sacrifice?

Note: DESTINY is the 3rd book in the BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS series. It isn't the last book. There will be one more book.

Amazon kindle US($3.99)/UK(£2.99)

8/10

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I've mentioned before that I really enjoy this paranormal YA series, and its first two books A Brightest Kind of Darkness and Lucid were certainly fantastic. However, I felt like in this particular installment the plot went woolgathering.



There were a lot of messy developments, a case of Ethan's split personality and a new spin on Corvus legend, and I thought that even Nara whose sensibility I absolutely adore was running hot and cold way too many times. Without getting into any big spoilers, I did not like how conveniently Drystan faded into background. Personally I loved that boy in Lucid and he deserved a much better presence in Destiny.

Still, that wonderful chemistry between Nara and Ethan did not get buried under all the drama, and this was what made Destiny an enjoyable read no matter what. I am slightly disappointed but still loving the series as whole. Recommended.
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К сожалению, не дотягивает третья книга до уровня первой и второй, несмотря на то, что эта серия подросткового фикшн в целом вышла довольно сильной.

Избегая очевидных спойлеров, сюжет в Судьбе настолько запутан, что без поллитры не разберёшься. У легенды про Корвуса появляется новая версия с паранормальными дополнениями. Этан возвращается из своих поисков с нежелательным для Нары партнёром. Дристан, который мне так понравился во второй книге здесь уходит в тень, а потом и вообще исчезает для удобства сюжета. У Этана оказывается раздвоение личности; а обычно практичная и разумная Нара всё больше склоняется к подростковой драматизации и постоянно меняет своё мнение об отношениях с Этаном. 

Я боюсь, что серия, которая началась так хорошо, понемного начинает впадать в клише жанра, что очень печально. Однако искорка между Этаном и Нарой никуда не исчезает, и это единственное, чем я насладилась в этой книге. Будем читать дальше, чтоб узнать чем всё закончилось.
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