Book Beginnings on Fridays is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader. A couple of Fridays a month, I will share the first sentence (or so) of the book I am currently reading, along with my initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
A Brightest Kind of Darkness series by P.T. Michelle is a series that I have loved for years. The last book, Awaken, was recently released, and I am so excited, that I wanted to share the opening paragraph…
The epic conclusion to the BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS series…
With her family life in emotional turmoil, Nara turns her focus to the one thing she knows is most important for everyone: convincing the raven spirit inside Ethan that he is the Master Corvus. Of course, Ethan trying to protect her by keeping his distance makes that goal near impossible to accomplish.
But once the archangel, Michael, warns her that Lucifer is almost upon them and she’s running out of time for the Master Corvus to accept who he is, Nara receives help bringing Ethan back to her from the most unlikely source.
Searching for answers leads Ethan and Nara to London, where allies and enemies converge. There, the couple must fight pure evil in the biggest battle of their lives and ultimately discover who they really are and what they stand for when faced with the hardest decision of all.
Save the world or the one you love…
“I wish you were here. I could use your guidance right now.” Brisk wind whips against me as I bend down and slowly brush the wet, dead leaves from the gravestone. The melted snow has left them damp and musky. The need to claw away at the underbrush is strong, but I force myself to move slowly. Once the leaves are cleared, I exhale a sob and touch the etched letters on the stone.
Very sober start to a book, but there is a lot riding on Nara. I looked at my reviews for the other books and found that the underlining message is this.
I do believe that everything happens for a reason in one’s life. This story reminds me of that fact. Decisions made big and small can change the course of one’s life and those around them. I love this story for that reason alone.
Patrice also took the characters’ storylines from YA to New Adult as they got older, so I am excited to experience Nara and Ethan’s chemistry as they face their epic battle together.