Monday, March 11, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Farsighted by Emlyn Chand [REVIEW + GIVEAWAY]

Today we're taking part of the FARSIGHTED blog Tour hosted by Good Choice Reading Blog Tours! For the FULL TOUR Schedule click the banner above.

PUB DATE: March 15th 2012
Publisher: Blue Crown Press
Pages: 260
Series: Farsighted #1
Source: from blog tour host
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... oh yeah, he's blind.
Just when he thinks he'll never have a shot at a normal life, an enticing new girl comes to their small Midwest town all the way from India. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Sophomore year might not be so bad after all.
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 suggest Simmi is in mortal danger.
With the help of the mysterious psychic next door and friends who come bearing gifts of their own, Alex embarks on his journey to change the future.

My Review:
I have NO IDEA why I hadn't read this book sooner, because honestly this book rocked! I have never read a YA book where the main MC is blind, so getting into Alex's head was fascinating. I also realized that a blind guy with a cane can be mad sexy ;)
The story is quite interesting; it's filled with mystery and discovery with a bit of love thrown in. There was a paranormal element to the story, Alex is blind (duh) BUT he can see...O_O yeah. He has a "second sight" that let's him see the future and that aspect always took me by surprise because one minute you're reading that he's sitting down and someone calls him a name and then...He realize's it hasn't happened and he gets embarrassed. Which makes you go soft for him but at the same time you feel just as confused as him. But still pretty cool that he has a second sight.
Alex makes a friend with the new student, Simmi who I really liked! She was friendly but I liked that she could see past Alex's disability. I didn't like his father. He was just giving off waves of "I loath you"; yeah your son is blind but that doesn't justify your actions. I liked Alex's mom and Miss Teak (hehe, perfect name :D). She helps Alex with his sight and tells him of his journey; which subsequently includes him saving Simmi.
So...does he save her? Can he? Read the book but all I can say is that I REALLY loved this story. It was unique, intriguing, and full of discoveries. Also helped that Alex was likable and funny! :D
5/5 STARS! Pretty GREAT! It blew me away at times and kept me engaged! :D

Favorite quotes & About the Farsighted Series:
"Go Ahead." I toss the spiral-bound first volume to her. It hits her body with a thud. Note to self: don't throw things at girls.
She's like a proton and my thoughts an electron; naturally, the two would come together. Can't be avoided.
Now the series. *Just click the images to read the Goodreads summaries* Also I LOVE these cover's!!

About the Author:

Emlyn Chand emerged from the womb with a fountain pen clutched 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 Best known for her Young Adult novels, she is also developing a small, but devoted, following to her children's book series and is beginning to dabble in other genres as well.
Emlyn enjoys connecting with readers and is available via almost every social media site in existence. Visit www.emlynchand.com for more info. Don't forget to say "hi" to her sun conure Ducky!
Find and Follow her on: Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads / Website
GIVEAWAY TIME!!
Kindle or Nook (Winners choice) US ONLY, If international $100 dollar Gift Card to a bookstore.
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Thanks for stopping by and what do YOU think? Comment & ENTER!

5 comments:

  1. well i loved your review and both books sound intriguing enough for me to want to read!

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  2. I would very much like to read about a book where the protagonist is blind. It's interesting to see how he will handle his skills and basically how he faces each day. :)

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  3. Farsighted sounds like a great book. It's completely unique to me since Alex is blind (but as I learned from your review he does have a second sight). I'm excited to read this one!

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  4. Thank you for the awesome review, Lisseth. I love how much of your personality shone through as you were talking about Farsighted. It almost felt like we were sitting together, having a nice chat about it :-D

    Em

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  5. It has been a long time since I heard about this one, and I only recall running across it once. I am glad that I just ran across your review of it, and got reacquainted! It sounds like a very interesting and unique story, and I am very curious. I think it might be a 5 star for me, too!

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