Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Blog Tour & Review: Lucid by P.T. Michelle

Today WinterHaven Books has the opportunity to review Lucid by P.T. Michelle as part of Refracted Light blog tour. Thank you Dani for allowing us to participate!

Lucid (Brightest Kind of Darkness, #2)Lucid by P.T. Michelle
Publisher: Self published
Release date: July 9, 2012
Purchase: Amazon / Barnes and Noble 
Excerpt: Here
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 discovers her own surprising connection to Ethan.
While Nara digs deeper into the mystery, her desire for answers leads her down a dangerous path full of powerful and ruthless enemies. Swept into an age-old battle, Nara quickly learns that keeping one’s enemies close can be a necessary evil, making an intangible enemy she can control far more preferable to the human enemies she can’t

My Thoughts:
The wait for Lucid was excruciating!  I could not wit to get my hands on this book and I am so so happy that it was definitely worth the wait.  Action, romance, a new Welsh accent, and baddies I couldn't ask for more!

Lucid starts off where Brightest Kind of Darkness left off, with Nara and Ethan trying to outsmart Fate and live as normal life as they possibly can.  When Ethan goes to put his family back together Nara is left on her own and she decides to look into the raven feather tattoo that now graces Ethan's back.  Well to say that she opens up a can of worms would be putting it mildly. Nara discoveries put her at risk at sets a whole new plan into action.  I am still shocked at some of the events that happened and I can't wait to find out more about Nara's dad and Ethan's tattoo! If you have read my previous review then you know that I am dying to know what his tattoo is all about and after reading the sequel I have even more questions and holey hale I am totally at a loss for words with well I can't say but P.T. you are brilliant!  That's all I am saying for now.

As much as I loved this story there were a few things that bothered me.  I am still not a Lainey fan.  Her constant groveling for Jared really got on my nerves.  She still has a lot to make up for in my opinion and she hasn't yet earned my trust back.  I also thought the beginning was a little slow.  I was upset that Ethan was absent for one thing and the story never really took off for me until the middle when we got to see a little bit more of him. I think he brings the best out of Nara and I honestly don't feel connected to the story when he isn't around.  I am really hoping that a love triangle doesn't develop, but if it does I have faith in Ethan to hold steady to his girl.  Other than those 2 things I really enjoyed the story.  The lore in it is out of this world and I am very excite d to see how everything plays out.

A wonderful sequel to what is quickly becoming one of my favorite series!
4 Snowflakes
The book that started it all:
Brightest Kind of Darkness
Nara Collins is an average sixteen-year-old, with one exception: every night she dreams the events of the following day. Due to an incident in her past, Nara avoids using her special gift to change fate…until she dreams a future she can’t ignore.

After Nara prevents a bombing at Blue Ridge High, her ability to see the future starts to fade, while people at school are suddenly being injured at an unusually high rate.

Grappling with her diminishing powers and the need to prevent another disaster, Nara meets Ethan Harris, a mysterious loner who seems to understand her better than anyone. Ethan and Nara forge an irresistible connection, but as their relationship heats up, so do her questions about his dark past.

For a special excerpt click here: BKoD
Purchase: Amazon / Barnes and Noble

About the Author:

P.T. Michelle is author of the young adult series BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS.  When P.T. isn't writing, she can usually be found reading or taking pictures of landscapes, sunsets, and anything beautiful or odd in nature.
Links: Website / Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Goodreads / Pinterest / Newsletter

We also have an amazing giveaway to share with you!!  Here is what you can win:
10 ebooks of BKoD/Lucid (INTL)
1 SIGNED paperback of Brightest Kind of Darkness (US ONLY)
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  1. I'm happy to hear this is another favored series. I saw it a few times and would love to read it. Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Thanks!! I was really impressed with the writing and I really hope you like it when you read it =)