Dec 14, 2011

"Farsighted" by Emlyn Chand Virtual ebook Tour: Review/Giveaway

Title: Farsighted 
Author: 
Emlyn Chand
Publisher: Blue Crown Press (October 17, 2011)
Book Rating: 4 stars
Source: Review Copy

Synopsis:

Alex Kosmitoras's life has never been easy. The only other student who will talk to him is the school bully, his parents are dead-broke and insanely overprotective, and to complicate matters even more, he's blind. Just when he thinks he'll never have a shot at a normal life, a new girl from India moves into town. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Yes, sophomore year might not be so bad after all.

Unfortunately, Alex is in store for another new arrival--an unexpected and often embarrassing ability to "see" the future. Try as he may, Alex is unable to ignore his visions, especially when they begin to suggest that Simmi is in danger. With the help of the mysterious psychic next door and new friends who come bearing gifts of their own, Alex must embark on a journey to change his future.

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My Thoughts
Alex's life has never been easy and unfortunately for him it will only get worse.

I was really impressed with how the author wrote this novel. It isn't easy to write a story without the perception of sight. Much of the way we perceive the surroundings and people in a book is based on sight. This book was written beautifully and smoothly making you forget sometimes that the character you are reading about is even blind. I think the book was actually enhanced a bit because we got to get a feel for the characters and the atmosphere of the book because it was more focused on the smells, tastes, sounds, and feel of its surroundings.

Alex was a very relatable character as far as personality goes. Many of us have faced some tough times in our school days. His character was also very noble and courageous because even though he hated his ability to foresee the future he was able to turn it around and use his ability to help protect the one he loved no matter how dangerous it was.

The plot was very well written and was able to keep me interested with all of its twists and turns. So if you are looking for a uniquely new and exciting book check out "Farsighted" by Emlyn Chand!


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1 comment:

  1. Wow, Katie. Thank you very much for the kind review of Farsighted! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed it and Alex :-D I love hearing when readers connect with him, because he felt real to me during the writing process.

    Would you mind cross-posting this review to Amazon and GoodReads to help a newbie author like me get a little bit more exposure?

    Thanks a mil,
    Emlyn

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