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4.21  ·  Rating details ·  2,235 ratings  ·  207 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 328 pages
Published July 7th 2012 by Patrice Michelle
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Feb 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! Review to come. Totally not what I was expecting...but I absolutely loved it!
Amy Fournier
Mar 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is a fantastic sequel. This is how second books should be. I loved Brightest Kind of Darkness so I have been looking forward to reading Lucid. If you want to see my review for BKoD click here. I was sucked right back into Nara's world from the first pages. We get to meet some new characters that are interesting, and also some a little suspicious. Well, to me anyways. I may or may not have been proven wrong in some cases. Being that this is the second book in the series I really don't w ...more

Sadly, Lucid did not quite capture my heart the way Brightest Kind of Darkness did. I still really, really liked it, but it didn't have the feel as the first one did. It was wholly enjoyable. I breezed through it and when I was done I definitely was left breathless. Somehow, despite all this, it didn't really grab me the way that Brightest Kind of Darkness did. This review may seem a bit harsh, but I really did adore this book.

Nara is
Donna {Book Passion For Life}
4.5 stars.

You all know how much I loved P.T Michelle's first book 'A Brightest Kind of Darkness' so I've been waiting impatiently for the release of Lucid, I needed to be back in this amazing world that P.T has created and I needed to be back with these fantastic characters. And what I got from Lucid was a whole load of awesomeness and more!

In Lucid, we see's Nara seek out answer's to all the mysterious questions surrounding her, Ethan and the Ravens, but while she seeking the questions, Nara i
Teresa Mary Rose
Aug 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, paranormal, 2012
More Reviews Here: Readers Live A Thousand Lives

Lucid is a wonderful follow up to Brightest Kind of Darkness. The story keeps you guessing and the plot moves along at a nice pace. However, Lucid did not grab me the way Brightest Kind of Darkness did. I was invested in the story and eager to know what was going to happen, but when I put the book down there was no overwhelming desire to pick it back up. Maybe I was just in a weird mood, but Brightest Kind of Darkness was a book I just could not pu
Apr 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I enjoyed Lucid even more than I had expected to. It was honestly a very fun read.

I read Brightest Kind of Darkness only about a week before its sequel. I did enjoy it but a few little things bothered me: teen angst, melodrama and Twilight throwbacks. For those reasons I could award that book no more than three stars. I'm happy to say that Lucid deserves four stars from me. At times it was a little too angsty, but there was enough action to even that out.

I've grown to love Nara. Her head is an
Feb 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Yep, your eyes aren't tricking you. 5 stars 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 eye
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
Nara is a girl on a mission. She is seeking out what ever info she can find about the mysterious tattoos on Ethan’s back. But along the way she finds trouble…imagine that. The closer she gets to the truth the stronger the evil is that is stalking her and causing her harm. Who is after her? And what do they want with her journal?

At the start of Lucid, not far from where Brightest Kind of Darkness ends, we realize that Ethan has went back home to mend his broken relationship with his family. So, m
Wow! That is a book! I read this book over a very long period of time cause other books kept on catching my interest. I am so glad I finally finished it because the end was mind blowing.
The first half of the book was kind of boring because Ethan was not there and I loved Ethan and the characters were only finding out new things and Nara was just researching stuff to help Ethan. Then Ethan started getting distant and Nara kept on becoming more and more worries and finding out more of her past, he
Oct 22, 2012 rated it liked it
Find this and other reviews on my blog: Love is not a triangle

Lucid is the second book in P.T. Michelle's Brightest Kind of Darkness series. Be warned of SPOILERS if you haven't read the first book yet.

In Brightest Kind of Darkness (BKoD) we meet Nara Collins. Every night she dreams exactly what is going to happen to her the following day. Nara has been dreaming her future for so long that it is normal for her. She also knows she's not supposed to interfere in the events she sees. But when Nara
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Sep 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This sequel is amazing. I read it from cover to cover in one sitting, absolutely absorbed by the tale P.T. Michelle weaves as we learn more about Nara’s and Ethan’s abilities. Having won against Fate, and with Nara safe for the time being, Ethan sets out to reconcile with his family, leaving Nara to figure out her many questions on her own. Thus, Ethan is missing from the novel for more than half of it, but while I really missed him, I truly enjoyed Drystan. Upon meeting him, the reader automati ...more
Aug 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Thank god for this series, I was kinda gonna give up on YA, after all the complete generic bullshit I've had to go through. Book 2 continues about a week (I think) after the 1st book. Ethan has gone to his parents to try patch up their rocky relationship, while dear old Nara tries to research about the raven connection and how the fuck Ethan got those tattoos. With Ethan's exit comes a new guy, Drystan,from across the pond.....and by that I meant he's welsh. At this point I was like, Wait WHAT! ...more
Ashley Byland
Feb 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Lucid was a book I was waiting for ever since I finished Brightest Kind of Darkness. I fell in love with this story and these characters from the get go. I could not put BKoD down and it was exactly the same with Lucid. The connection that the main characters, Inara and Ethan have is so special and so real, you feel like you are in the story with them. Lucid was an amazing sequel to BKoD and it didn’t miss a beat.

When Lucid begins, it starts off with the same in love and special feeling you had
Firstly i would like to thank the Author P.T.Michelle for giving me the honour of reading and reviewing this awsome book.

Luckly Brightest Kind of Darkness was fresh on my mind still when i started reading Lucid. It was a great follow up. With more action and twists and turns and more secrets revealed and new character to love and hate.

I missed Ethan in this one as he was gone most of the time trying to rebuild his relationship with his parents and also to try to figure a few things out about hi
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
5 *TTTWFO* Stars

If the first book was mind blowing, this second one was mind-blasting.

The actions scenes were as much enjoyable as Drystan's character. New relevations, theories and mysteries kept me enraptured throughout the story.

Apart from the thriller aspect of the story, Lucid also throws light upon how Nara finds her way through the dangers by herself and emerges as a stronger young woman. Though she was a little miserable without Ethan, she remained strong and loyal to him and moreover t
Feb 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
WOW Lucid did not disappoint me! I'm not going to jump on the band wagon about missing Ethan in this book because I feel that the story progressed without him. He was alluded to throughout the book but wasn't needed as Drystan was put front and center. I do find it very refreshing that a love triangle was not introduced into this book which had me thanking all that was holy! I cannot stand another one of those, and the love between Nara and Ethan is pure and sweet and should stay exactly as it i ...more
Chante Ray
Jul 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Some of the reviews I've read so far say this book wasn't as good as the first, and I have to agree. It was BETTER!! While Ethan wasn't in a majority of this book and that disappoints a lot of readers, it was a true to life scenario. Ethan has to figure himself out before he can devote himself completely to Nara. Plus, in real life our loved ones can't be in the picture 24/7 even if we wish they could!! But I promise if you read through this whole book, it wont disappoint! PT Michelle, you did i ...more
This book turned out to be so much more than what I thought. I wish that Ethan was in it more though.I missed him so much. I am really looking forward to reading more about him in the next book. The new characters were interesting, but they don't hold a candle to Ethan for me. When he returned and rescued Nara, I was cheering for them. I love they want so much to express and feel everything with each other. The ending was amazing! ...more
Feb 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Wasnt as good as the first one. I hate how Ethan was gone for pretty much all the book. It was still a good book, I just didnt expect Ethan not being in most of the book. I hope the third one has a lot of Ethan to make up for his absents in this book. Can't wait for the third book now. ...more
Jun 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh...what a great 2nd book!! I did miss Ethan's presence, but i think it was important to focus on Nara for the development of her character. I am STOKED to find out the deets regarding her new development and the importance of Drystin's role! ...more
Feb 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Sigh !
This was good , but I kinda missed Ethan . Damn the boy was missing throughout the book !
Deea (Andreea)
Lucid is the amazing sequel to the Brightest Kind of Darkness. BKoD was one of my favorite reads last year and with this second mind-blowing installment, this is quickly becoming one of my favorite YA Dark/Paranormal Romance series out there! Actually, Lucid is definitely in my top 5 PNR books I've read this year so far (if not the best!)

Once again, my thoughts are all over the place and I don't even know where to start. BKoD was full of mystery, suspense, scary twists and unexpected events that
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, 4-star
I have mixed feelings about this, but the food out weighs the bad

Overall I thought the book was enjoyable.

Now there were a couple little details that got in my nerves, but I won’t say what they were so I don’t unknowingly give spoilers.

It dragged in some places. This is why my rating is a bit lower.

It wasn’t the best second book I’ve ever read in a series but it was enough for me to go to the next book.

4.0 star rating
D Call
Rating: PG13 for violence and petting
Sex: petting, kisses
Language: 0 F words, 42 Lord's name in vain, 4 S words
Violence: gunshot, animal traps, assault, murder, impaling, brutal fighting, knifing, choking
HEA or Cliffhanger: cliffhanger 
Do I need to read books before this one: yes
Would I read more of the series: yes

Wow! What a continuation of the story! Ethan's not in this book much. We meet Drystan, who finds things. Patch and Houdini are delightful additions. Fate has issues, and we meet anothe
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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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 surprise ...more
Kate (Nomalicious Reads)
More Reviews can be found at my blog:Nomalicious Reads

Lucid was spellbinding, very much like it's predecessor: Brightest Kind of Darkness, it keeps you enthralled, trapped in suspense and trying to unravel mystery after mystery until the very last page, where like Nara... you feel satisfied, yet not at the same time! *snigger*

P.T Michelle is a mastermind at keeping you on your toes!

Okay so after book one, we know that Fate is out to get our little heroine Nara... yes I'm saying little, even thou
Apr 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
TLDR Recap:

After outsmarting Fate, 16 year old Nara barely escaped with her life. The encounter left her with more questions than answers, and now Nara seeks the truth about her powers, while also trying to learn more about the mysterious sword that suddenly appeared on her boyfriend, Ethan’s, back. But searching for answers might prove to be more dangerous than Nara ever imagined…


At the end of Brightest Kind of Darkness, Nara had an epic showdown with Fate in her dreams. When she woke
Sep 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
GENRE: YA Fantasy
THEME: Romance/Paranormal

Lucid I felt was just as good or possibly better than The Brightest Kind of Darkness, I didn’t realizes how much I missed this series until I began reading it. Though this book has very little Ethan, it focuses on Nara and her growth into discovering more about whom she is and her connection with Ethan.

Lucid follows Nara once again learning about her ability to see each day before it actuall
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5 Roses

Exactly what I'd expect from a sequel, this book is perfect! As the story progresses, and characters grow, you get completely sucked in, wanting to know more!

I absolutely love this story- I loved the first book, and this sequel certainly didn't disappoint!

I really enjoyed the new characters that were introduced- who doesn't love a foreign guy who's protective and knows how to fight?? :D I really love how Lainey and Nara's relationship grew, and we got to see new levels of their friendship. I d
Feb 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Brightest Kind of Darkness was the very first self-published book I ever read, and it completely exceeded all my expectations. After I finished it in November last year I started stalking the author on Twitter to make sure I knew when the next one was coming out. Originally Lucid was planned to be a novella to bridge the gap between two books, but it ended up being a full length novel which could not have made me happier.

Lucid starts off only a couple of weeks after where Brightest Kind of Darkn
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