Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Review: Lucid (BKoD #2) by P.T. Michelle

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  • Publisher: Patrice Michelle
  • Publication date: 7/8/2012
  • Format: eBook 
  • Source: eBook from author for review
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Overview

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


This book is a fantastic sequel. This is how second books should be. I loved Brightest Kind of Darkness so I have been looking forward to reading Lucid. If you want to see my review for BKoD click here. I was sucked right back into Nara's world from the first pages. We get to meet some new characters that are interesting, and also some a little suspicious. Well, to me anyways. I may or may not have been proven wrong in some cases. Being that this is the second book in the series I really don't want to say much, but I loved this one as much as the first one.

Nara is still awesome. I really like her. She's so caring, friendly, and mentally strong. She is absolutely, totally in love with Ethan, and she is trying to research about the ravens and his tattoo. She is putting it all in a journal for him. It's really sweet. She also is a bit stupid sometimes. I know that she doesn't want to worry Ethan since he is trying to mend things with his parents, but it really bothers me that she doesn't tell him some of the crazy stuff that happens. It's pretty important. She is also a very awesome and loyal friend. I love how she is with Lainey, and even the new kid Drystan. (Who I still really want to know more about. I want to like him, but his Welsh charm isn't working on me...yet.) 


We don't get a whole lot of Ethan in this one. He is very present either by Nara thinking or talking about him, or their texts and phone calls, but it's not the same. I kinda missed him. He's got a lot going on, but he is still super sweet and charming. So instead of Ethan I will talk about the new kid, Drystan. My initial response to him was that something is up with him. I didn't trust him. He's nice and all, but for some reason he didn't settle well with me. He bothered me that he was totally trying to put the charm on Nara knowing that she has a boyfriend. He basically is pushing his way into her life and trying to make her want to spend time with him. Of course, she is a super nice person, so she wants to be friends. He has a special ability too, and he seems offended when Nara doesn't trust him almost instantly. I still don't really know what to think of him, but all I know is that I want him to back off of Nara. Her and Ethan totally belong together. 


Nara is pretty much being stalked and has someone after her. For some reason, someone wants the journal that she is working on and she doesn't know why. She ends up kind of pairing up with Drystan so he can train her to protect herself. He also helps her through a few things. I know, now you are saying "well if he is helpful, why don't you like him?" Well, it's not that I don't like him. I just don't totally trust him. We don't really know enough about him yet. Oh and the ravens. One in particular, Patch, I totally loved. That bird made me want to laugh a few times. The ravens have been a big part of the story, but even more so in Lucid. We find out a lot of things about the ravens and some of their behaviors. Some really cool things. Anyways...so through all of this, of course there are more secrets uncovered and some new twists to the story. 


This was just so awesome for me. I devoured this book very quickly because I just didn't want to stop reading. I loved getting back into this world that I had forgotten how much I loved. There are a lot of crazy things that happen in this book. Some really great fast paced action an suspense parts, and we can't forget the swoony romantic parts. There's not as many of those as I would have liked, but hey, we can't get everything we want. We are left with an ending that I swear is going to drive me insane as I wait for the next book, and more questions that I am dying to have answered. This was a fabulous follow up to Brightest Kind of Darkness and I NEED the next book. 5 out of 5 stars
 

21 comments:

  1. I wasn't a huge fan of the first book, but I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the second book. I might give it a shot even though I didn't like the first one. Seems like you really did love the book, Amy ! :)
    Lovely review.

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    1. Thanks Nick!! I loved the first one and was super excited for this one. Too bad you didn't enjoy BKoD.

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  2. So excited to read this one!! I loved Nara and too bad Ethan is not very present in this. Boo! >.< Curious about this Drystan fella though. So happy that it's a great sequel as sometimes they can totally have middle book syndrome which sucks!!! Great review Amy! :)

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    1. Patrice totally brings new stuff to the table, but continues on with the story we were introduced to also. I think this was a fabulous second book. No middle book syndrome for Lucid.

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  3. Great review. I really want to read this book. I loved the first one. As soon as I can get a break in the review books, I will definitely be reading it.

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    1. I totally just dropped everything for this haha!! I love where Patrice took the story in this one. We get some answers we have been wanting and get a whole lot more questions lol!!

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  4. I have the first one scheduled to review soon. I absolutely LOVE the covers. They're so gorgeous and very AUTUMN looking. ;) Nice review doll!

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    1. These covers are totally gorgeous and you are right, very Autumn looking hehe!!

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  5. Great review! I sort of skimmed it because I haven't read the first book before Lucid which was Brightest Kinds of Darkness right? It does sound awesome and the world does sound really suck-worthy! :) I'm so glad you really liked it I have to check out the books now! :)

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    1. They are really great and hard to put down once you start. Hope you get a chance to read them soon.

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  6. Never heard of this but thanks for bringing it to my attention. I like the sound of the story and the main character. Seems really interesting. Awesome review!

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    1. The characters are really awesome. The first book in this series is one of my favorite books.

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  7. Thanks for the great review -- love the cover.
    And can I just say how it makes me smile that I load your blog every day and there is Daemon, climbing out of the pool. I just read some poll where romance readers say their ideal guy has black hair and green eyes!

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    1. Dude!! I stare at my blog like all day long just to stare at the Daemon banner.

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  8. I just skimmed this one because you mention it's a sequel and I haven't read the first. I really want to get the first one now though, it sounds like I would totally enjoy it.

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    1. Oh, I think you would love it. Both Giselle and I loved the first one and you tend to like the same books we do. :)

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  9. THIS is what I wanted to hear. Need to get to this one but my TBR short list is too long! I'm really excited that it's a good 2nd book. YAY

    Valerie

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    1. Haha. I know what you mean. There are tons of books that I want to get to, but have to wait until I get some other books out of the way first.

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  10. I'm so glad you loved Lucid as much as I did! It's going to kill me to wait for book three after this latest cliffhanger D:

    Patch!! I totally forgot to give him a shout out in my review. Forget Ethan and Drystan! LOL.

    I can understand you being weary of Drystan because he is A. new and B. still a mystery but I don't think he's going to turnout to be a bad guy down the road. I think he's going to be a great ally.

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    1. OMG right?! Patch is awesome!! I don't think Drystan is bad either, but I am also a little put off by how Ethan was towards him. I don't think it was all jealousy because that's not really very Ethan behavior. So I am still really undecided and suspicious of him. We will just have to (impatiently) wait.

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