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4.05  ·  Rating details ·  1,552 ratings  ·  140 reviews
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Ethan Harris never thought monsters and darkness would consume his daily thoughts, but every night the same visions repeat in his dreams. He’s careful to project a semblance of normalcy, keeping the suffocating darkness locked inside. As much as he wishes he could focus on girls, sport
Published January 11th 2013 by Patrice Michelle
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Magen Corrie
Jan 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*I was sent this novella by the author in exchange for an honest review*

My Mini Review:

ETHAN was amazing! How can I put into words how much I just loved reading about Ethan? It's hard! It really is! This was a novella worth the wait. It placed me right into Ethan's world, giving me a glimpse into a character I just love. And boy, did I enjoy being in Ethan's head!

What I just loved most is that Ethan is a wonderful character, he really is. In LUCID you didn’t get to seem him a lot at all. Which
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
Feb 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ethan has a hard time keeping the voices and the dark images from plaguing his mind and thoughts. That is until he meets Nara. Nara brings with her the smell of sunshine and flowers and Ethan finds she is all he can think about. And soon Ethan starts noticing things about her others seem to miss. What is it about that girl and will he chance rejection to know her more? You betcha he will.

ETHAN is a really short read…a mere 50 some odd pages long on my nook. Readers get a special peek into Ethan’
May 04, 2014 rated it liked it
There were many more questions than answers in this; I don't know what to make of Ethan, he's a difficult chap to understand, but then his protective instincts and his gift with dogs made me want to learn more.
Reading on with the next part...
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3.5 out of 4
Jess the Romanceaholic
This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.

Expected Release Date: January 11, 2013
Publisher: Self-Published
Imprint: N/A
Author’s Website:
My Source for This Book: Gift from the author
Part of a Series: Yes, 0.5, Brightest Kind of Darkness Series
Series Best Read In Order: Prequel can be read before or after Book 1
Steam Level: Chaste
Pet Peeves: Not a Self-Contained Story, Cliff-Hanger
Favorite Tropes: Male Point-of-View, Tattoo

Even though I
Jan 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
Ethan is an excellent addition to the gorgeous, brilliant Brightest Kind of Darkness series by P.T. Michelle. Though it is set in the weeks leading up to book one in the series, I would definitely recommend reading it after Brightest Kind of Darkness. Then again, this revealing look at the tortured Ethan may be just enough to lure new readers in.

Since the moment I truly got to know him, I have adored Ethan. He is smart, strong, brave, honorable, and incredibly wonderful to Nara. This book made
Sep 08, 2013 rated it it was ok
I decided to read Ethan before I decided whether or not to read the longer first book in the series. In hindsight, it might have been the wrong decision because reading this prequel put me off reading anything else in the series.

There was nothing wrong with the actual writing. It was a solid piece of writing, nicely put together and an attempt to build the character for the reader. This is why I think I might have been better reading the prequel once I got to know the characters in the present-b
Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ethan was plagued by nightmares where he sucked other people's pain. If that was not enough his parents were convinced he was crazy and he left the house to live with his brother Samson. Ethan thought he had no hope. He thought he only brought darkness and negativity wherever he went. But, when he met Nara, she was light when he was dark, she was hope when all his hope was lost. She was trust when he was unreliable and she was still, when he was restless. Nara was everything he needed. He tried ...more
Joey Berube
Dec 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This prequel is written in Ethan's point-of-view and takes place mostly prior to the first book of the series. I'm a fan of the series having already read the first two books and so can't judge if this book reads well as a stand-alone or not, because knowledge of what is going to happen infused my reading of the chapters. I already loved Ethan, but I really gained a deeper understanding of his character and the way his mind and gifts work through this book. I found myself smiling and crying at a ...more
M. A. Hickman
Mar 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
I love the whole "Brightest kind of darkness" series and Ethan was no different. It was a great waynto get a better understanding as to whomEthan is. I am just waiting on the next book to come out.
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Got this for free on my kindle, and read it to see if I wanted to read the first book in the series -- I did! I liked Ethan's voice and found him to be an interesting character.
Jan 29, 2013 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Nobody
Recommended to Thalia by: The "Free" Label
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Ann Living It Up
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: YA Paranormal Adult Readers
Recommended to Ann by: Amazon
Shelves: young-adult, fiction
This a prequel to the "Brightest Kind of Darkness" series, but it's best read after you read the first book to the series. I recommend following that order because this particular novella talks about some things that go along with the first book. Ethan is narrating his story of what is going on with him before he meets Nara and what he thinks about her when he sees her for the first time, and what he sees in her that she doesn't even realize she has and does, and so that's enlightening because I ...more
Pretty well done

I enjoyed this little snippet of Ethan’s story. One thing that I noticed is that when you read the book you have to think about the situations in the book in a new way. It’s not just a fantasy read, but rather there is an underlying thing or message with each event or vision, etc.

I tried to explain how my thinking pattern worked for this book without spoilers, but you just have to read the book to figure out what I’m talking about.

This novella should be read after brightest kind
This was the beginning of a series and it was a very short introduction but let me tell you in these few pages Ethan Harris has the reader along with him every step of the way. This teenager is carrying more than his fair share of the worlds weight on his weary shoulders and yet he still has a draw to him that the darkness inside cannot overshadow.

There is one scene in particular that nearly broke me on his behalf and several that made me cry but for sure he will not be forgotten soon even thoug
Emma Yoloswag
I did finish the actual story. I just didn't read the bonus material at the end, and since that took up almost twenty percent of the book, I didn't feel like I had the right to mark this one as "finished".

This was okay as a quick read. This Ethan guy seemed reasonable enough from his own point of view, but don't we all? I didn't really care a lot about this story, but I have to admit it was a little more enjoyable than the first full-length book in the series. Therefore the three-star rating.
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
That was good. And I want more.
Who is Ethan and what are his demons?
What’s the darkness that talks to him?
Who is Nara and what is she hiding? How does she move the way she does?
What connection do they have to each other?
Will Ethan’s parents come around?
Will Samson figure out what’s going on with Ethan?
Who is Adder?

Very happy I stumbled across this one :)
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I wanted to read "Brightest Kind of Darkness," saw that there was a prequel and that it was a free Kindle download, so I read this novella. I really liked 'Ethan,' the character, and I'm so glad I read this before reading the previously named book. It lays a good foundation for understanding what is going on.
Oct 16, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This insight to Ethan's life was pretty intriguing, but the story was so short, I didn't know if I should add it to my reading list since about 15% of the book was excerpts from latter books in the series.
Jun 08, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I started with this book so with that being said it didn’t really WOW me. I do have ant to know what happens and why certain things are happening. However, I’m not going to die if I don’t get around to reading it like I feel with some of my books!
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
What a great way to get to know Ethan! I’m increasingly intrigued by his nature. So mysterious!
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great to get the back story to Ethan
Barbara Beauchamp
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Good but should of read first
I love there story can't wait to read more.
Dreams are scary sometimes but wow
Indie Wish List
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Series review featured on:
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
A great introduction to the series! Really enjoyed getting to know Ethan's background. I look forward to reading the series!
Mar 15, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really really short. Good. Short.
Georgina Lacayo
I'm reminded why I fell in love with Brightest Kind of Darkness. Can't wait to finish this series. I hope it doesn't flail like Lucid.
Jennette Reid
Intriguing to say the least.

Ethan is a sort of prequel novella to Brightest Kind of Darkness which is really delightful because you get a bit of an inside scoop on the mysterious Ethan. I had hoped for a bit more of his background but I guess that'll remain a mystery for now.
Jan 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
This excerpt is taken from my review on Into the Hall of Books. Read more here:

In both Brightest Kind of Darkness and its follow-up, Lucid, the story has been told from Nara's point of view. Nara is a wonderful character and I like her very much - I believe that most people probably do - but it is certainly true that Ethan is intriguing and has some amazing qualities. After two books, I feel like we've only begun to scratch the surface of what Ethan is ca
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
I was less than impressed. I liked the original book, but not this novella.
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