Review: Lucid by P.T. Michelle
Lucid by P.T. Michelle (Brightest Kind of Darkness #2)Review request from the author
Synopsis from Goodreads
Once Nara combines her prophetic ability with Ethan’s power to outsmart Fate at his own deadly cat-and-mouse game, she’s more determined than ever to help Ethan learn the meaning behind the raven sword tattoo that suddenly appeared on his back after their confrontation with Fate.
During her quest to uncover the tattoo’s secrets, Nara enlists the help of some new friends and discovers her own surprising connection to Ethan.
While Nara digs deeper into the mystery, her desire for answers leads her down a dangerous path full of powerful and ruthless enemies. Swept into an age-old battle, Nara quickly learns that keeping one’s enemies close can be a necessary evil, making an intangible enemy she can control far more preferable to the human enemies she can’t.
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Yep, your eyes aren't tricking you. 10 out of 10 for one mind-blowing, beautiful story, that I really don't know what to expect from anymore.
WHOA! I can't tell you how many times I've pushed Brightest Kind of Darkness on my readers in the last year. I've recommended it, I gave it away and generally loved it for its wonderful main characters and a very tight plot.
Well, Lucid is even better. So be ready, as I will be bullying you into reading it for another year *grinning*
YA always makes me roll my eyes. This never happened in Lucid (like it never happened with Night School by C.J. Daugherty as well).
*SLIGHT SPOILERS/SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST NOVEL AHEAD*
The plot is incredible. I do not know anymore what to think and where it would lead because every time I hope I know what's it about, it makes a 90 degree turn and loses its predictability.
Nara is fabulous, sensible and very interesting girl who after thwarting Fate in killing her in the first book for her ability to see the future and prevent bad things from happening to the people she is connected with, is just trying to catch a break...
Sadly, Ethan, her boyfriend, whom I loved to bits, is away mending his relationship with his parents through most of the book, and we don't see them together until the very end. But whoa! When he comes back I barely recognise him, because Ethan becomes formidable.
When Nara and Ethan meet in Brightest Kind of Darkness their relationship is sweet, and he plays a role of a nice guy who is struggling with his abilities. The love that evolves from their friendship is natural and it helps them overcome all the death threats to Nara.
While Ethan is away Nara continues her research into his tattoos and mystery of ravens surrounding him, and thus attracts attention of an unknown enemy. She is running for her life again and doesn't even know who is trying to kill her while Ethan is away.
Enter, Drystan. A Welsh boy who spends few weeks in US before he goes back to England.
Okay I did roll my eyes when he said that his mother took him away for a break before he moves from Wales to England (Yep, like they are not you know intertwined, and it's not like you just drive on the motorway and one moment you're in Wales and next in England...*facepalm* It's not like the supermarkets or shops and anything else is any different apart from second language of course. So, coming to US to prepare for "a change" is um-m... a bit extreme). However, Drystan is a very interesting boy who studies parkour and saves Nara's life few times with his amazing skills.
As much as I love Ethan. Drystan is lovely in his own way. He insists that Nara learns self-defence, he relentlessly trains her while she desperately wants Ethan to come back to her, he helps her in her investigations, and he's got his own secret talents which again combined with Nara's evolve into something new.
People die, people get hurt, the pace of the novel, the suspense, is breathtaking, and just as you start warming up to Drystan, BAM! Ethan comes back, and oh my, he is delicious...
I can't wait to find out what happens next and I insist you read both books ASAP. They are that good.
* * *Офигительное продолжение первой книги, которое держало меня в напряжении до 3-х часов ночи, пока я его не дочитала до конца.
ЧИТАТЬ ВСЕМ любителям YA! ОТ сюжета не оторваться с самого начала, тут вам и неизвестный враг, поиск происхождения Итана через изучение мифологии воронов, люди умирают, люди калечатся, Нара наконец-то получает хоть какие-то новости от отца, но большую часть книги просто пытается остаться в живых.
Несмотря на самовлюблённость Лэйни, та оказывается прекрасной подругой. Нара сама по себе так же обворожительна и сильна духом как и в первой книге. Итан отсутствует по большей её части, и его место занимает уэльский мальчик, Друстан, который переселился в США на несколько месяцев пока его мать отходит от смерти его отца.
Я никогда бы не подумала, что без Итана книга сможет сработать, но Друстан достойно его заменяет как друг Нары. Не только у него свои секреты и таланты, он учит Нару паркуру, чтобы она смогла защитить себя в случае нападения, так как Друстан уже спас её задницу несколько раз.
Итан возвращается буквально в последний момент и БАМ! Он практически неузнаваем, и уровень его привлекательности зашкаливает до не могу. Обалдеть просто!
Я совершенно не представляю куда сюжет книг пойдёт дальше, Патрис Мишель - писательница, избегает какой-либо предсказуемости, и за это я её обожаю!