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Brightest Kind of Darkness (Brightest Kind of Darkness, #1) (Brightest Kind of Darkness #1)

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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 sudden
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Paperback, 364 pages
Published December 24th 2011 by CreateSpace (first published June 27th 2011)
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Giselle
Nara has a very unusual life. In fact, she lives every day twice. Once in her dreams, and again for real. Sounds awesome right? Wrong! It's boring in the purest sense of the word! Nara is completely over living her life in déja-vu. She only wants to be surprised for once. However, things change drastically when one day she interferes and stops a bomb from going off at school. Her dreams stop, then people start having strange injuries. What is the price of her meddling with Fate?

If there was any
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Jennifer
Nov 06, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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When Nara goes to sleep at night she dreams her entire next day. What an awesome way to be prepared! I would honestly love to have that ability. But Nara sometimes hates it because she is bored. She lives the same day twice. Nothing is new to her. Until one day she stops dreaming her next day and she realizes how difficult it is to live through the day without being prepared. She has to study, she has to practice soccer because she has no clue
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Savannah (Books With Bite)
One thing that I enjoy about books is the way the plot flows. This plot not only flowed nicely, but grabbed the reader at every turn of the page. I have never been so bombarded by literary goodness that all I could do is eat popcorn, snuggle deeply with the book and hold on for the ride!

First off, the characters from the start are so great flawed in every good way that you can;'t help but be in there shoes. The characters are interesting, fresh, uniquely sculpted that the author makes you want t
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Midu Hadi
Dec 04, 2013 Midu Hadi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: YA/fantasy fans
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Trisha Wolfe
Sep 26, 2011 Trisha Wolfe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
O. M. G. I finished this book just yesterday, and my mouth is still in the shape of a perfect “o”. I don’t know how I’m going to review it without giving any spoilers. And trust me, you don’t want to know too much going in. The tension and climax at the end come from trying figuring out what is going on with Nara and hottie Ethan. And girls, Ethan IS smoldering.

One thing first. The cover alone made me want to read this. It's gorgeous! And for once, you actually can judge the story by the cover.
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AH
Nov 14, 2011 AH rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to AH by: erika badass
What if you could dream what you will experience the next day? Would you go out of your way to avoid stubbing your toe? Would you change events to save lives? Would you, could you, interfere? What are the repercussions if you do?

This is the dilemma facing Nara daily, until she meets the mysterious Ethan. With a touch, Nara’s dreams transfer to Ethan. Now Ethan sees what Nara will experience. It is very disconcerting for Nara not to be able to dream and the only way she can get her dreams back i
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Nicola
First of all, I adore the cover of this book! It's what attracted me to it in the first place and made me eager to find out more. I really like the bright colours balancing out the darker colours- it's interesting! Much like this entire book.

Brightest Kind of Darkness has a wonderful premise. I was so excited to see how it would be executed because I just love YA books that are a little different to everything else out there. For me, the start was pretty slow but once I got in to it? I could not
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Marni
Sep 20, 2012 Marni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars!

A big THANK YOU to the author for providing me a copy for review. I couldn't put this book down. I was more tired than my kids their first day of school because I knew if I stopped reading I wouldn't be able to sleep anyway because I wanted to know what was going to happen next.

To know what was going to happen to you the day before, how cool would that be? To actually dream the next day, even cooler. Knowing if the boy you were checking out was going to talk to you, to know if your te
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Crystal
Jan 16, 2012 Crystal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
I loved this book! I needed something different and this is exactly what I was looking for.

The plot is similar to the movie Final Destination but without all the ickyness and scare tactics. I thought that the author did a wonderful job of incorporating new elements into the whole debate of if you know something bad is going to happen should you stop it or let nature take it’s course. At one point I even questioned my own beliefs and that in my opinion makes the author a very talented woman as I
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Vroom
Dec 03, 2011 Vroom rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Kristi-The Book Faery
My review will be accompanied with a Guest Post and giveaway on my blog the day after I post my review on my blog.

Even though this looks like a review :o] It isn't!

The one thing I can say about Brightest Kind of Darkness by debut author P.T. Michelle is that it rocked my Faery Wings! P.T. has written a plot so unlike any other in the genre; combine that with her unique narrative and skillful world and character building and you've got a ONE-SIT-READ! The Highest honor this reviewer ever gives.

I
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Katherine
May 03, 2012 Katherine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have often lamented that finding a quality book among the drifts of self-published e-books is akin to finding a needle in a haystack. I am happy to report that I have found one of those elusive needles—and it is crafted of solid gold (which is very impractical for a needle, but explains why it blended in with the hay so well.). I was turned onto this book by an interview and contest on Ilona Andrews blog, and as it was $.99 for the e-book I decided to take a flyer on it. I am SO glad that I di ...more
Heather
Feb 10, 2012 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Brightest Kind of Darkness is the story of Nara, a girl who dreams her next days events before they happen, and a mysterious loner named Ethan. The events of the story lead Nara and Ethan to begin a budding friendship and eventually a romantic relationship. As their relationship grows and Nara's gift begins to fade, strange things begin to happen. The question is what will Ethan and Nara have left when this is all over.

My opinion: this book is a must read for anyone who likes a good paranormal
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Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
This book would have received a much better rating if it had an ending. No ending, no real climax, it's a wait and see for book 2. Even with the no-ending-ending, I really enjoyed the story. It's a bit like the movie "Final Destination" but with more of an intriguing plot. Besides the ending, my only real gripe is the author wrote a YA book but the dialogue sounds a bit formal but overall, I liked the book.
Nadine
Nov 23, 2015 Nadine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ein Überraschungshit!

Jede Nacht träumt Nara von den Ereignissen des folgenden Tages, so kennt sie Prüfungsfragen und weiss, in welche Ecke der Ball iin ihrem nächsten Spiel als Torhüterin gehen wird. Die Zukunft zu verändern, schlimme Dinge, die anderen zustossen werden abzuwenden, hat sie schon früh aufgegeben, aber dann träumt sie von einer Bombe in der Schule und weiß, sie muss eingreifen. Es funktioniert, sie kann das Schreckliche abwenden, doch das Schicksal ist ein ebenbürtiger Gegener un
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Jacob Proffitt
Looking back, I'm not sure why I bothered finishing this book. It's kind of sappy, with poor world-building and one of those isolated-teen drama things going on where the two main characters are “special” and nobody understands them… I should have known all that from the pretentiously “deep” title, I suppose. I guess I wanted to find out about Nara's dreams, why they were happening and what was going on when she chose to intervene in events she foresaw.

This next could be termed a spoiler, but it
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Becky
Okay. Recent controversies may have cropped up about authors and negative reviews, but this book was a two-star book for me, and I'm sticking to it. Which actually is kind of weird, because there were a few parts that I really liked.

First, the good stuff. The concept itself is pretty cool, and there's a lot of tension building up in the first half of the book. Nara Collins is a teenage girl who consistently dreams of her future, and not just little things. We're talking EVERYTHING: goals scored
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Andrea
Oct 07, 2011 Andrea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes, I get in book ruts. I feel like I've read the same thing time and again. So when I read the synopsis for Brightest Kind of Darkness, I was thrilled to have something new and intriguing to dig into.

This book has a few valuable assets in it's favor. Starting with the main characters, Nara and Ethan. Separately, they are solid characters. Nara is amiable, resilient and athletic (definitely something I don't see in a lot of YA female characters). The story is told entirely through her po
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Dani
If you had the opportunity to change fate would you? Would you change the future, knowing that you’d be saving someone from heartache, pain, even death? Would you do it even if your well-intentioned actions had repercussions you couldn’t have foreseen? These are the questions Inara must ask herself every day – that she’s asked herself every day for the last nine years. When she was seven, Nara began having the dreams, realizing she was gifted, or cursed, with the ability to see her entire day be ...more
Once Upon a Twilight
I don’t even know where to begin with this review. It was hard to write mostly because I wanted to spill every detail! Brightest Kind of Darkness is just an amazing story from page one. You are hooked by the tension of the opening scene and intrigued by the secret that lies behind that first phone call. The characters are relatable and not cliché. Even with the paranormal occurrences going on in the lives of Inara and Ethan you can’t help but think that their reactions to situations are genuine. ...more
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
The story starts off with Nara calling to tip the police off to a bomb threat at her school. Nora knows about the threat because she dreamed it the night before. Every night Nara dreams the next day, helping her out in soccer and school work. And life is good until she thwarts the bomb plot and then the dreams just stop. Then Ethan, the new kid who is a loner, enters her life. As Ethan and Nara's relationship starts to grow, Nara learns that Ethan knows her secret. But Ethan has a troubled past ...more
Jena
Jan 22, 2012 Jena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-boys
I was absolutely blown away by the uniqueness and thrills of Brightest Kind Of Darkness. It was one of those books where I couldn't put it down until I finished (cough 4am cough).

We start off with Nara Collins who every night dreams her entire next day. So that makes her the best soccer goalie, get great grades, and avoid things she may not want to see. Pretty neat, eh? It would be... until she dreams a bomb threat at her high school and she knows she must intervene. But, after that her dreams s
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Tamis
May 02, 2013 Tamis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG! Suelto suspiros de amor por este libro

Puedo decir que me encanto, desde el inicio al fin, la trama me parecio realmenete genial, y creo en el destino realmente y que no se debe intervenir.

Ethan Woau! estoy profundamente enamorada de el :P fue un personaje realmente bueno de leer.

Nara por primera vez no odie a la protagonista realmente me gusto.

En fin el Libro essuper duper genial. Fue una lectura ligera, divertida, con misterio, romance etc...

100% recomendable.
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Shannon
Jan 16, 2012 Shannon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
I will admit it, a big part of the reason I accepted this book for review was the cover. It is pretty fabulous right?

Brightest Kind of Darkness is about a girl named Nara who dreams every night about her next day. I think this is a great idea! Who wouldn't want to dream the questions to a test before you have to take it? Nara learned early on though that she should not try to change the events because it can have negative consequences when she does. When she dreams about a bombing at her school
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Giselle (Book Nerd Canada)
An Electronic Advanced Reader Copy was provided by the publisher for review. Quotes have been pulled from an ARC and may be subject to change.

Ishnara has a gift of seeing the future in her dreams. When she stops a bomb that was about to detonate in her own Hugh school, her world is turned upside down. Her powers stop, she meets the new student Ethan who is seems like a bad boy but underneath that exterior, is a good person. Their relationship starts to gradually increase in

Nara is one character
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Jessica
Sep 27, 2011 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow this book is so good! I don't read a lot of ebooks but this one really blew me away! It was a nice mix of paranormal with a Final Destination vibe. It really made me feel like if I was ever saved from a disaster, fate would find me *shiver*.

I gotta say, P.T. Michelle is a phenomenal writer. She clearly knows how to successfully weave a story in a way that grabs the reader. Nara is a pretty typical teenager in a lot of ways. She plays soccer, she's not really popular but she has a good best
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Jacinda
Nov 03, 2011 Jacinda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
Have you ever picked up book after book after book (I could keep going on) and none of them were holding your attention because it was just the same ole same ole? Brightest Kind of Darkness, love the title by the way, was a book I picked up after becoming bored with reading and *hoping* it would fix the my lack of good reads…it did just that!

“You know that feeling of déjà vu people talk about? I live it. Every. Single. Day.”


Patrice describes her book as:

“Brightest Kind of Darkness is a novel le
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Joy (joyous reads)
Dec 24, 2011 Joy (joyous reads) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-my-kindle
This is Final Destination less the gore; The Numbers by Rachel Ward less the dark themes - it was the marriage of both which made this book that much more appealing. If you're thinking that this book will be lacking in suspense and, or will be tame, think again. PT Michelle found a median in which she told this story without losing any of the thrilling elements found in both aforementioned works. The realistic romance, the mystery surrounding Nara's abilities and her constant meddling with fate ...more
Aryn
Nara (legally Inara) has had a gift for most of her life. Well, she seems to consider it a gift, I'm not sure I would - it sounds terribly boring. Every night she dreams how her day will unfold in the coming hours, from beginning to end. Due to an event from when she was a child, she doesn't like to change the timeline because she can't see (or always understand) the fallout. That all changes when she dreams of her high school getting bombed; she cannot just sit back and watch, so she makes an a ...more
Faith
Nov 25, 2011 Faith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
My issue with this book.....I want more...more Nara, more Ethan, and more answers to the hundreds of questions that I had when I turned the last page and screamed.....nooooooooo!!!

This book was good on so many levels, Nara and Ethan and the simple, natural purity of there love made my heart hurt. If only that kind of love was real, sigh!

When "Fate" made its first appearance I thought this is where the book jumps the shark, but to my suprise it didn't take the turns I thought it would, which I wa
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