Brightest Kind Of Darkness By P. T Michelle

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.

Inara Collins lives each day twice. Life no longer holds any surprises, when each night you dream the entire day ahead. Nara lives a routine and predictable life, until dreaming of a fellow student who has planted an explosive inside of a school locker. Nara has learned that altering an event can potentially affect how the day unfolds, but today, she's prevented a tragedy. But when Nara comes to the attention of the quiet and withdrawn Ethan, she can't help but wonder if he knows that she's the one who alerted authorities to the deadly threat.
Ethan had only transfered into the small, college town high school mere weeks ago, he isn't interested in socialising, he lives within his own world. Striking up a conversation, realising that when Nara envisioned her day, Ethan didn't factor into her dream. When a disgruntled suspended student is arrested with evidence of planning the detonation, it seems that Ethan may have been a suspect, the bomb found had been in his locker, beside Nara's best friend Lainey. She just may have saved both their lives.

The rumors surrounding Ethan are rife, fueled by Lainey, that Ethan is dangerous and unstable, unprovoked and violently assaulting a student at his previous school which led to him being expelled. The disturbing and violent pictures he draws in class, heavily featuring demons and the black birds that flock to his car. But as Nara's life had slowly crumbled, best friend Lainey pulling away, being dropped from her near perfect season on the soccer team and her new dreamless nights, and Ethan was a pillar of support. Nara may not know much about the mysterious Ethan, but he is the only constant in her life now, and she values their friendship.

After Nara makes a fatal mistake, thugs Kurt and Jay know that Nara called the authorities resulting in an arrest. Nara fears for her life and runs, only to be intercepted by Ethan... And he isn't alone. Leading a group of dark eyed and frighteningly fierce boys,  Ethan ensures that Nara won't be bothered again. The darker side of Ethan, far removed from the gentle teen who volunteers at the animal shelter and rescues abused canines.

But Ethan has a secret of his own, he also knows that Nara has the gift of sight... Until Nara starts to find that her night's are now dreamless. Nara now navigates each day blindly, not knowing what to expect, and what she thought was once a curse, now she desperately longs to return. But as Nara's dreams begin to trickle through, the realisation that you can't stop fate is evident. She may have stopped the planted bomb in the locker from exploding, but she won't be able to stop those around her from being hurt... And she'll have to pay the price.

Brightest Kind Of Darkness was a unique concept and I loved it! Imagine, falling asleep each night and dreaming your entire day ahead. I loved the relationship between Nara and Ethan, and that she wasn't coerced into forming a preconceived opinion about him, even if it did ostracise her from her social clique. Ethan is a kindhearted and gentle teen, insistent on protecting Nara, but without being domineering. While Nara's father walked out on her and her mother when she was young, Ethan's parents have all but deserted him, now living with older brother Sampson.

Well written and really engaging. Will definitely be continuing on with this series. Really enjoyed it.

Brightest Kind Of Darkness
(Brightest Kind Of Darkness: Book One)
Written By P. T Michelle
Published 27 / 06 / 2011
357 Pages

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