Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Review + Giveaway: Lucid by P.T. Michelle (Blog Tour Stop)

Lucid by P.T. Michelle
Series: Brightest Kind of Darkness #2
Publisher: Self-Published
First published: July 9th, 2012
Source: Received from author
Format: eBook
Goodreads Summary:
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.
This review might include spoilers for Brightest Kind of Darkness.
Previous review(s): Brightest Kind of Darkness

My Rating: 4.0 / 5

First thoughts:
Following The Brightest Kind of Darkness which had turned out to be one of my favorite reads last year, Lucid was full of mysteries that need to be solved and suspense that makes it hard to put it down. While I'm not entirely happy with how the love story continued, I thoroughly enjoyed this second installment and can't wait to read the third book.

More detailed:
I really wish I had had more time to savour Lucid while reading it, but sadly university didn't give me enough time to read it as fast as possible. Nonetheless I was happy whenever I had a couple of minutes to get back into Nara and Ethan's world and find out more about the mysterious and somewhat creepy conditins they have to deal with.

As I already mentioned above, the only thing I wasn't too fond of is the development of the love story. While a love triangle is implied only very lightly, I was looking forward to more Ethan / Nara time than I eventually got. Nonetheless I can see and understand why this development might be better than what I had wished for in the long run.

But other than that the storyline of Lucid is insanely exciting and will make the wait for the third installment almost unbearable. I won't go into detail about the things that are happening to Nara, but I was shocked by the way the story progresses more than once. While I guessed certain things - or rather certain characters' motives - fairly soon, I was surprised by many other things.

All in all, Lucid is a wonderful sequel in a series that is definitely one of my favorites. I really wish I could have read it during a time with less work to do, because I'm sure that I would have enjoyed it even more that way. But if you are looking for a very unique and captivating Young Adult series, make sure to add this one to your to-read list. You won't be disappointed!

 This review is part of BKoD's blog tour,
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  1. I haven't read the first one yet, but the series does sound great! Although I'm not so happy about the Love Triangle... I never am...

  2. I haven't read the first one either but it definitely sounds interesting xo

  3. I have Brightest Kind of Darkness on my shelf and I can't wait to read it. It comes highly recommended. Lucid sounds like it might just be pretty awesome too. So, I can't wait to read them both. Thanks so much for the chance to win!


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