Sep 25, 2012

{Tour: Review} Lucid by P.T. Michelle A Brightest Kind of Darkness Novel

Lucid by P.T. Michelle

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
GENRE: YA Fantasy
THEME: Romance/Paranormal
AUTHORS BLOG: P.T. Michelles Site

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.

Lucid I felt was just as good or possibly better than The Brightest Kind of Darkness, I didn’t realizes how much I missed this series until I began reading it. Though this book has very little Ethan, it focuses on Nara and her growth into discovering more about whom she is and her connection with Ethan.

Lucid follows Nara once again learning about her ability to see each day before it actually happens. Her boyfriend Ethan has a unique ability too, but when a tattoo appears on his back she began to dig dangerously deep into the secrets behind it. While Ethan is away with his family, Nara gets help from a new friend who also understands what she’s going through and opens up more mysteries along the way about her ability and fate.

Nara as always is such a well-rounded character; she has a lot to learn about herself and her family. Lucid shows how hard it is for Nara to be separated from Ethan, their contact is minimal and Nara keeps putting herself in danger. Luckily she meets a new friend named Drystan that understands what Nara is going through. I usually don’t like the hint of a love triangle, but he is just a good guy who really wants to help Nara. I enjoyed more scenes with her best friend Lainey, who added normalcy to Naras hectic life. I felt Nara grew up more, discovering more about her father, her grandmother and Ethan and how they are all connected not only to fate but something more.

Ethan, even though he wasn’t in Lucid much he still made a big impact of the plot. His separating from Nara pushed her deeper into his world. They are connected as light and dark, plus ravens are like their protectors and Nara learns more about their meaning to Ethan and her. The readers will notice some changes to him and hopefully learn what happened to him while he was gone. My favorite part of the book was that Patch, Nara’s raven connected the two together while they were apart. There relationship I felt grew stronger with their distance.

Drystan, he’s going to be an interesting character to have around. Even though it seemed like he would be a temporary character, I think there is much for to him. He teaches Nara how to protect herself, how to open up a bit more and helped her find out more about Ravens and her ability. I though his addition was great and that its going to add some competition for Ethan,, but in the end it will always be Ethan. I think we will be seeing much more of him in the next book.

Overall I really enjoyed this second installment, a lot happens, more mysteries are uncovered and more questions pop up. Nara is still trying to find out about herself but gets some insight from her father and what really happened to him. There is a villain to this story and it’s going to add more questions but in the end it just brings Ethan and Nara that much closer together.

This is a young adult novel with a ton of mystery and fantasy elements. Fans of Jennifer Armenrtouts Covenant series and Amy Plums Revenant series will love Lucid by P.T. Michelle.

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