Thursday, September 27, 2012

Blog Tour: Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Mitchell


Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for  blog tour schedule for P.T. Mitchell’s Brightest Kind of Darkness and Lucid, hosted by Refracted Light Reviews.  My stop on the tour features a review of Lucid, book 2 in the series.  You can also read the blurb for Brightness Kind of Darkness, book 1 in the series below.  There is also a great giveaway going on associated with this tour that includes 10 ebooks of BKoD/Lucid (INTL) and 1 signed paperback of Brightest Kind of Darkness (US Only), so be sure to enter that below.  You can see the full schedule for the tour here.  



LUCID: BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS, BOOK 2


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. 

My Thoughts:  I completely fell fell in love with Ethan and Nara in Brightest Kind of Darkness, and I was so excited to read Lucid, book 2 in the series to see where P.T. Mitchell was taking this great story from here.  Since Nara Collins was 7 years old, each night she has dreamed her entire next day before it occurs, that was until she met Ethan Harris, when the dreams began to change.  Ethan battles his own demons and his own gift, though he feels it is more of a curse, so he was more than a little surprised when he began having Nara's dreams.  In Brightness Kind of Darkness, Ethan and Nara not only fell in love, but their relationship and connection to each other went so much deeper and included aspects, which neither fully understood.  After several incidents that caused Nara to intervene in the future, she finds herself in a battle with Fate himself, and it is Ethan who has the key to saving her.  In Lucid, Ethan is still coming to grips with figuring out exactly what he is and what the mysterious tattoo that appeared on his back means.  He returns home for a while to try to mend things with his family, which is very hard on both he and Nara.  Nara is also determined to find out the mystery behind Ethan's tattoo, the connection with the ravens, and what all this means, and she embarks on an investigation of her own.  In the process she meets some new friends, which also play a role in her quest.  Nara finds herself facing danger and even death on more than one occasion as she gets closer to the answers she is looking for, and not everyone will survive.  

Lucid is such an excellent second book in this outstanding series by P.T. Mitchell.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  It captured my attention from the first page and I was caught up in this story until the end.  We are introduced to some new characters in this book.  Harper is a new girl that has started attending school with Nara, then there is Matt, who becomes her best friend Lainey's new boyfriend, and finally Drystan, the hot exchange student from Wales who has his own "special" secrets, and takes on the role protecting Nara and teaching her how to defend herself.  Of course we can't forget Patch, the raven, who has also become a "protector" of sorts and plays an important role himself.  Ethan was not physically present in most of this book, but he was still very much a part of the book, and I have to say that P.T. Mitchell did an excellent job with this aspect of the story.  Of course the romance, chemistry, and deep soul connection Ethan and Nara share is undeniable.  There were a few instances, however, where I kind of panicked and had to sit straight up, thinking "no this can't be."  The promises made before Ethan left, the texts, the conversations were oh so very hot, and boy when he does show up again, he does it with a bang and an undeniable presence.  

Nara keeps the things that are happening to her from Ethan because she wants him to mend his relationship with his family and she doesn't want to put any further burden or stress on him.  Ethan still doesn't open up to her fully regarding the truth of what is going on with him, and I hope to see them learn from this mistake and be able to be more open with one another in the next book in the series, as they continue to seek the answers to the mystery surrounding both of them and their connection to one another.  I have a feeling we may see more of Drystan to, and I wonder if he might not have quite a few secrets of his own that are yet to be revealed.  

This book is filled with mystery, danger, the paranormal, and romance.  Many questions are answered and just as many more are raised, which leaves me dying to read the next book in the series.  I loved that the intimacy between Nara and Ethan was taken up a notch in this book, and it is oh so very hot and intense, even with Ethan's absence, and I hope to see that get even hotter.  This is an amazing sequel in this outstanding series by P.T. Mitchell and if you haven't read it yet, this is one series you will definitely want to check out.  

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P.T. Michelle is author of the young adult series BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS. When P.T. isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading or taking pictures of landscapes, sunsets and anything beautiful or odd in nature.



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BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS, BOOK 1


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.

My Thoughts:  I loved this story, everything about it.  How would you feel if you knew your future?  Well, that is exactly what happens to Nara Collins.  Every night she dreams what will happen the next day. Usually, she doesn't interfere because that doesn't always go well, but when she sees dreams about a bombing at school, she just can't sit back and do nothing, so she calls in anonymously and warns the police. By doing this, she changes fate, and fate isn't too happy about that.  This sets of a series of events that change Nara's life and her perspective on things in ways she could never imagine.  Then Nara meets Ethan. They have an immediate connection, one that Nara doesn't quite understand, but will soon find out.  It is more than just love or infatuation, there are supernatural things going on that neither of them fully understands.  Ethan Harris is dark, mysterious, and the rumors going around about him have painted him with a really bad reputation.  Despite all this, Nara is drawn to him.  She sees the good in Ethan, and to Ethan, Nara is the light in the midst of the darkness that tries to consume him.  The chemistry between them is off the charts hot, but their connection is so much more than that.  When things heat up with fate, Ethan just might be the only one who can save Nara from what fate has planned for her.

I really enjoyed the Brightest Kind of Darkness.  The paranormal element was intriguing, interesting, and entertaining.  I loved both Nara and Ethan's characters, light and darkness, they complemented each other beautifully.  I also really liked how their relationship progressed throughout the story.  The connection was immediate, but the love grew over time.  Nara and Ethan were both strong characters, Nara being quite the heroine, and despite his darkness, Ethan was a powerful force in his own right.  I enjoyed the plot also, which while not unique, was written in such a way that it captured my attention fully, and I was thoroughly engrossed in the story from beginning to end.  There is suspense, mystery, twists and turns, and hot romance.  If you enjoy paranoraml romance, then Brightest Kind of Darkness is a story that you will not want to miss.

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8 comments:

  1. I LOVE your review! Throughout the whole thing I just kept saying to myself, "Yes! Exactly. EXACTLY!" You summed up my love of this book perfectly.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour, Ellen! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for letting me participate. I really enjoyed it and I love both of the books so much.

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  2. I haven't read these books yet but I have heard nothing but great things about them! Really liked your review!

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    1. Thanks. It is a really good series.

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  3. I'm so happy you loved Lucid as much as I did, Ellen. I think it was the perfect follow-up to BKoD and I can't wait for book 3. Great review!

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    1. It was great. I can't wait for the third book either. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Just wanted to say "Hi" and thanks for being a stop on the tour! I didnt' really read your review because, although I have an e-book of BKoD, I haven't read it yet (I know, I know!)...so I didn't want to read too closely about Lucid! But I have entered the giveaway and have fingers crossed for one of the ebooks. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the series when you get a chance to read it. It is really good.

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