Genre: Paranormal Young Adult
Publisher: Patrice Michelle
Publication Date: 1/11/13
Source: Received from author for review.
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, sports, and cars like other seventeen-year-olds; nothing distracts him from his own demons or shines through.
Until Nara Collins crosses his path. The blonde fascinates and intrigues him, giving him a measure of peace he’s never felt before.
When Ethan discovers there’s more to Nara than she allows others to see, that she might have a unique secret of her own, suddenly his world comes into focus.
Note: Ethan is a novella PREQUEL to Brightest Kind of Darkness. This story will give some of Ethan’s background and lead up until the day he tells Nara there’s a bomb in the school.
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 incredible wonderful to Nara. This book made me so sad for him. Reading the other books, we know Ethan's had a rough time, but this novella really brings how hard things have been into sharp focus.
My favorite part of reading Ethan was that I know where the story is going. I was looking for little clues ~ the ravens, the nightmares, the radiance of Nara. I loved seeing Ethan become quickly and assuredly become enchanted by Nara, and though I knew what was going to happen, I found myself holding my breath when the finally made a connection. Michelle did a brilliant job of weaving small details between Ethan and Brightest Kind of Darkness together, and as soon as I finished Ethan, I immediately went back and read Chapter One of BKoD.
Beware, this will make you want to read the series all over again, and anxiously awaiting book four, Destiny.
Even behind her shades, the moment Nara's eyes lock with mine is indescribable. I feel the rushing heat of her stare and think about dreams being nothing but air--and realize that to have her look at me like this and really see me is true sustenance.
She's sweetness sitting on the tip of my tongue, waiting for me to swallow.
My mouth starts to water.
Hell yeah, she's worth the risk of rejection. A thousand times worth it.
Brightest Kind of Darkness Series
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About the author:
P.T. Michelle is the young adult pseudonym of Patrice Michelle, author of fifteen romance novels and novellas. When PT isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading or taking pictures of landscapes, sunsets and anything beautiful or odd in nature.
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