Farsighted by Emlyn Chand
Published by:Blue Crown Press
Released on:October 24th,2011
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
*The author did send me this to review but opinions are all my own*
Blog Tour Notes-THE BOOK: 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. Get your copy today by visiting Amazon.com’s Kindle store or the eBook retailer of your choice. The paperback edition will be available on November 24 (for the author’s birthday).
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THE AUTHOR: Emlyn Chand has always loved to hear and tell stories, having emerged from the womb with a fountain pen grasped firmly in her left hand (true story). 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 loves to connect with readers and is available throughout the social media interweb. Visit www.emlynchand.com for more info. Don’t forget to say “hi” to her sun conure Ducky!
MORE FUN: There’s more fun below. Watch the live action Farsighted book trailer and take the quiz to find out which character is most like you!
As the summary explains above, Alex the main character, is blind and has supernatural "abilities." Alex was an interesting type of character, I liked him at times and at others I didn't. The one quality I admired was that he didn't just want to mope around all day, he went out, and he made friends. Simmi is the love interest of the story and I really like her personality. I also thought it was really sweet that she didn't care if Alex was blind, she still liked him.
The conflict in the story is that Alex has a vision that Simmi might die. Alex is scared out of his mind and has to put together all the pieces to figure out who the killer is and when it will happen. About half the story is about putting the pieces together and when they finally did it ended in a way I didn't think it would. What I mean by that is that I thought the book was going to end and we don't know if Simmi really does die, but they found the guy and it really was a mistaken identity. It's very hard to explain for those who haven't read it.
Overall I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars. Check it out for yourself because its a story you've never heard before! Thank you Ms.Chand for the opportunity and check out all the info above for a chance to win a prize of $100!!
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P.s. More reviews will be coming!
P.s. More reviews will be coming!