Sunday, January 19, 2014


Destiny (Brightest Kind of Darkness, #3)Series: Brightest Kind of Darkness #3
Category/Genre: YA Paranormal
Publisher: Self-Pub
Publication Date: 10/13/13
Format: ebook

Pages: 327
Source: Author

Rating: 4 stars

When destiny is on the line, will love be enough to light the way?

In order to save Ethan, Nara gets pulled deeper into his dark world, where everything she thought she knew about Ethan and herself turns on its head. Ethan and Nara turn up the heat with bone-melting seduction and heart-rending moments, but surprising revelations, lies, treachery, betrayal, and unimaginable evil will challenge their relationship and their future together. As the stakes rise, encompassing more than just her relationship with Ethan, will Nara make the ultimate sacrifice?

I rarely read YA Paranormal these days, but make exception for a few series/authors. The Brightest Kind of Darkness series is one such exception. I was very excited to start Destiny, and to continue Nara and Ethan's story.

When I began this series a few years ago, I had no idea that it would spin into such a big, elaborate paranormal tale. This was heavily expanded in Destiny. I'll admit, I think there's something wrong with my brain these days, I have a harder time concentrating, because I didn't follow all the twists and revelations as easily. This is not a complaint about the story, Michelle has created an interesting and unique tale.

What I did follow, and boy did I eat this up, was Ethan and Nara. Wow, what a great couple! Not only are they dealing with life and death issues, but are also navigating young love, and all that encompasses. There's the emotional aspect, with trying to handle all the emotions that falling in love entails, the doubts, questions. And the physical. Nara and Ethan are bonding in a way that heightens all of the physical aspects as well. I love how the author handled this, giving them a level of  heat that keeps it realistic, but also handling it really tastefully. Not gonna lie, Ethan is one hot man-child, so, well done there.

Destiny is a great addition to The Brightest Kind of Darkness series. And with the way it ended, I can't wait for more.

Favorite Quotes:

  "I meant what I said that night by your car, Nara. This is my heart. Mine to love. Mine to cherish. I love you. I'll always love you. You make me better than I am."
  Excitement and sheer joy thrum through me, but when Ethan leans over and presses a kiss where his hand had been and whispers, "You make me whole," tears trickle down my temples.

  Ethan bends close and whispers in my ear, his voice gruff, "I remember everything, Nara. Every breathy sigh, the curve of your back, kissing every bruise, waiting until dawn to untie the bow on your bra, and being in awe with how beautiful you are when I saw you for the first time. I remember wanting you so bad my body ached the next morning, and how leaving without kissing you awake was one of the hardest things I've ever done."

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. MichelleP.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. I think I have the first book in this series on my Kindle. I'm happy to hear the series is still good and going strong. Is this book is the last one in the series, though? I'll have to go check. Great review, Andrea! :)

  2. Oh, I so need to get back to this series. I've only read book one but I loved it. Great review and reminder.

  3. Awesome review. I've had this for a while and I am determined to make room for it soon. I love this series.

  4. I love books with emotional depth. I won the first book and second book from the author a while back. The quotes you picked are so sweet and romantic! Wonderful Review :)

  5. You are on a YA roll!

    I know I have book 1 of this, it came highly recommended by a blogger friend. I'm just not feeling YA lately, I can only take it small doses but it's good to know that the series is still going strong and great.

  6. Great review babe! Love this cover

  7. Oh man, this is a series I've been wanting to pick up. I love the covers and the premise. I'm glad this was such a great addition to the series, Andrea. :)

  8. I love this series and I really need to make time for Destiny! I need more Ethan and Nara! Great review!

  9. Interesting. I do enjoy YA Paranormal, but I enjoy Paranormal in general. It sounds like a wonderful series, going to have to check it out.

  10. I'm looking forward to reading this one too. Like you, I don't read much YA Paranormal anymore, but I'm anxious to see where Ethan's story goes.


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