Friday, April 13, 2012

Farsighted by Emlyn Chand
My rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Book Teaser: 
Alex Kosmitoras may be blind, but he can still “see” things others can’t. When his unwanted visions of the future begin to suggest that the girl he likes could be in danger, he has no choice but to take on destiny and demand it reconsider.

My review: 
Farsighted is a paranormal YA novel written from the perspective of Alex, a blind teenager, who is just discovering he has second sight. Considering he can't see he finds this a bit ironic. 

Alex has always been a loner, but as he starts school this year he finds a new friend in Simmi who has just moved to Grandon from New Delhi. Also enters Shapri who has recently moved to town from New Orleans. 


With the help of these two girls and a few other characters, Alex learns to trust his second sight, he learns about friendship and he learns about first love. And if that sounds a bit on the sweet and sentimental side, well maybe it is, but that is not all this book has to offer. 

See one of his premonitions leads Alex to believe Simmi's life is in danger. Alex has to do whatever it takes to make sure that premonition does NOT come true. And that is where the fun begins!

In case you need an extra nudge to vote Farsighted in the BookBundlz 2012 Book Pick contest, it now has a celebrity endorsement! If this makes you smile, please consider voting for Farsighted today, tomorrow, and every day until April 26. Visit www.EmlynChand.com/win for full details. Emlyn thanks you for your help! :-D
 
About the author:
Emlyn Chand emerged from the womb with a fountain pen clutched in her left hand (true story). Since then, she has always loved to hear and tell stories. When she’s not writing, she runs a large book club in Ann Arbor and is the president of author PR firm Novel Publicity. Emlyn enjoys connecting with readers and is available throughout the Internet world. Visit EmlynChand.com for more info. Don’t forget to say “hi” to her sun conure Ducky!

Want to get in touch with Emlyn? Check out her website! It has all her contact info, more info about Farsighted and it's sequel Open Heart and much, much more.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you, A.B. I'm glad you enjoyed Farsighted. Yes, it is definitely simple and sweet, which is great since it's attracted some younger readers. But! The series does get progressively darker (I pulled a Harry Potter-oongi like that). Book #2, Open Heart, deals with bulimia and a much more dastardly ending. I'm excited to get it out there!

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  2. I didn't mean to make light of the themes in Farsighted Emlyn, so I hope you didn't take it that way. There are certainly some strong themes there - adultery, father/son relationships, rage. Some pretty powerful stuff. But there is a lot of sweetness too. First love, teenaged angst.

    Really a good book. Can't wait to read Open Heart.

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  3. Oh, no! Not at all, AB, not at all. I like that there's innocence there. I think YA needs more of it!

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