Sunday, February 3, 2013


Ethan (Brightest Kind of Darkness, #0.5)Series: Brightest Kind of Darkness #0.5
Genre: Paranormal Young Adult
Publisher: Patrice Michelle
Publication Date: 1/11/13
Format: ebook
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.

Favorite Quote:

  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 
Brightest Kind of Darkness (Brightest Kind of Darkness, #1)Lucid (Brightest Kind of Darkness, #2)Ethan (Brightest Kind of Darkness, #0.5)Destiny (Brightest Kind of Darkness, #3)
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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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  1. Great review. I totally agree with you that people should read this after Brightest Kind of Darkness. I loved getting inside Ethan's head. I just love him and I can't wait for the next book in the series to come out.

  2. Fab review!! I loved being in Ethan's head. Though we didn't really learn much more about anything, I loved getting a feel for how he thinks and what he feels. I can't wait for Destiny!!

  3. Oh I cannot wait to start this book. I just love this series and Ethan is a favorite of mine. I can't wait to see from his perspective!! Lovely review.

  4. Definitely NEED to get to this one! Nice review.

  5. Oh, I still haven't read Brightest Kind of Darkness, but I LOVE PTM's covers. They're so beautifully done! So glad you enjoyed this! ♥

  6. I love Ethan! I always love when a series has a novella so we can get inside the POV of another character. It will be nice to see how things started.

  7. I'm gonna squeeze this in soon. Look forward to it.

  8. I haven't read any books in this series, yet, but I think I may start with this one. Great review, as always!!

  9. I have this series on my TBR list and was just looking at it the other day! It sounds really good! I will keep in mind that I should read Book 1 first, as opposed to 0.5. Thanks for the tip!

  10. I have heard so many amazing things about this series, and I cannot wait to start them! They sound fantastic. I can't wait to meet the characters and who Ethan is. Hopefully I'll get to it soon! Awesome review! :D

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

  11. I've sorta been pushing off reading Ethan because the few reviews I've read have been less than stellar. I'm glad that this novella helped reinforce your already-love for Ethan. Great review :)


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