BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS featured on Top 10 Best YA Books of 2011!

OMG!! I’m so excited to share that BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS has made into several Top 10 Best YA Books of 2011 Lists! (where BKoD falls into some fantastic company).

Jessica’s Confessions of a Bookaholic’s Top 10 Best YA Books of 2011 list! 

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle
Cross My Heart by Katie Klein
Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Delirium by Lauren Oliver

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Becky’s Stories and Sweeties’ Top 10 Best YA Books of 2011 List!

Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
On the Fringe by Courtney King Walker
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Entangled by Cat Clarke
Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

 

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Bree’s The Magic Attic’s Top 10 Indie Best Books of 2011 List: ( In no particular order…)

After Eden by Katherine Pine
A Job From Hell by Jayden Scott
Angelfall by Susan Ee
Betrayal by Mayandree Michael
Mortal Obligation by Nichole Chase
Remembrance by Michelle Madow
Static by Tawny Stokes
Sweet Light by Jen Wylie
Thin Air by Lynn Seresin
The Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle

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Chrystal’s Snowdrop Dreams of Books’ Best of 2011 List!

YA
Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle

Drink Slay Love by Sarah Beth Durst
Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
Adult Fiction
The Restorer by Amanda Stevens
The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean
Non-Fiction
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

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Donna’s Book Passion for Life Top 5 Best Self Published Books of 2011 List:

5) Madly & Wolfhardt by M. Leighton
4) Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle
3) Significance by Shelley Crane
2) Unlovable by Sherry Gammon
1) The Fallen Star by Jessica Sorensen

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BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS also made it into the Honorable Mention category of the following three blogs’ Top 10 Best YA Books of 2011 Lists:

Carina’s Fictional Distractions Top 10 Best YA Books of 2011 list:

1) Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
2) Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
3) The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder
4) Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
5) Hourglass by Myra McEntire
6) The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
7) Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead
8 ) The Iron Queen by Julia Kagawa
9) The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
10) In lieu of #10, Carina listed her honorable mention books…
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
by Jennifer E. Smith
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle

Unlovable by Sherry Gammon
Destined by Jessie Harrell
Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
Die For Me by Amy Plum
Divergent by Veronica Roth

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Deea’s Deea’s Journal Top 10 Best YA Books of 2011 list:

1) The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
2) Divergent by Veronica Roth
3) Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
4) Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
5) Twisted by Gena Showalter
6) Blood Magic Tessa Gratton
7) Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
8 ) The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
9) Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
10) Falling Under by Gwen Hayes

Honorable mentions:

The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns #1) by Rae Carson  (this book was so, so good; you don’t need a favorite genre to love it)
Half-Blood (Covenant, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (the only reason this book is not on the main list is because I already had my top 10 books narrowed down by the time I read it and couldn’t find it in myself to delete and replace any of those books; but yeah, Half-Blood was fantabulous!)
Brightest Kind of Darkness (Brightest Kind of Darkness #1) by P.T. Michelle
Out for Blood (Drake Chronicles #3) by Alyxandra Harvey
Red Glove (Curse Workers, #2) by Holly Black

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Mandy TwiMom101 Book Blog’s Top 11 Best Books of 2011 List:

1) Collide and Uprising by Shelley Crane
2) A Hidden Fire and This Same Earth by Elizabeth Hunger
3) Warm Bodies by Issac Marian
4) Significance and Accordance by Shelley Crane
5) Mortal Obligation and Mortal Defiance by Nichole Chase
6) The Scarlet Dagger by Chrystal Jones
7) Divergent by Veronica Roth
8 ) Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens
9) Breathe by Abby Glines
10) Tangled Tides by Karen Amanda Hooper
11) Fate Fixed by Bonnie Wheeler

Runner Ups (In no particular order)…
*Descended by Blood by Angeline Kace
*Cornerstone by Misty Provencher
*Mine Until Dawn by E.B. Walters
*The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
*The Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle
*Devour and Stealing Grace by Shelly Crane
*Meant to Be,Forgotten Souls and The Ascended by Tiffany King (Saving Souls series)
*Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn
*Wings, Spells, and Illusions by Aprilynne Pike
*Burden of Blood by Wenona Hulsey
*Jamais Vu and The Keepers by Monique O’Connor James
*Cat O’Nine Tails by Patricia Leever
*Cicada by Belle Whittington

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To say I feel very honored is an understatement! Book bloggers read hundreds of books a year, and the fact that BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS made it on their select list is so very thrilling. I’m ecstatic by the wonderful response BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS has received!

A huge THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to every reader who’s read and talked up BKoD to your friends and other readers. I really appreciate every effort you’ve made in support of Ethan and Nara’s story!

Here’s to 2012 as Ethan and Nara’s adventure continues!

Best,

P.T.

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