Name: Brightest Kind of Darkness (#1)
Author: Patrice Michelle
Number of Pages: 357
Published: December 24th, 2011
Source: Review (Bought)
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.
[Summary taken from GoodReads]
While browsing my Nook (Barnes & Noble) I came across Brightest Kind of Darkness, which I probably had seen a few times but pushed it off as a lowly book, nothing too important. As it was only 99 cents. I decided to just pick it up because there was no harm to it. The only harm I got was actually liking the book.
Nara is not your average teenage girl. Well, if you think that being able to predict your whole day as normal. She has had this gift all her life, that she knows of. Unfortunately every gift has it's downfalls. Seeing that the school get blow to bits was one of them, because Nora escaped Death.
I honestly love Nora. She is a very subtle person, not really outspoken yet not a push over either. I loved how she took her day to day strides. Even though she would love to intervene from what she saw in her dream, she doesn't. Which I honestly loved, she is not a hero yet she is. I would fricken prevent everything from happening and change things if I saw my whole day planned out. That would be boss....as my brother puts it. Though, I wish that she was a little more developed than what she was.
The romance...oh Ethan...handsome, sexy, cute, adorable Ethan. How I would love to wrap you in a package and take you home ;). Ethan was amazing, he was this bad boy with this undertone of sweetness. His back story was also very intriguing, and a little sad as well. I loved, loved, loved the attraction between him and Nora, it was very well developed. It was not a fast relationship, like they saw each other and instant love. It was slow and perfect.
The one thing I wish from this book was a little less talking. Sometimes it felt, to me, that it was more dialogue than actual plot. Which was disappointing, because I loved the plot. There were parts though that did drag, that was not too fun. Some of the character's were not well developed and I wish there was a little more detail, that is why I gave it a 3.5. Yet, all in all pretty dang great if I do say so myself.
Read it, you will like it, I pinky promise and if not well than....psh no you will like it.
xx Kat xx