Monday, February 11, 2013

FARSIGHTED/OPEN HEART Blog Tour: REVIEW + GIVEAWAY




Today it's my stop on the FARSIGHTED & OPEN HEART Review Tour hosted by the wonderful Damaris of Good Choice Reading Promotions. Clicking on the book covers will lead you to their Goodreads page.


FARSIGHTED Blurb:

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.




BOOK REVIEW

FARSIGHTED was a very interesting and intriguing read. I haven't read too many books written from a male's perspective, and Alex is definitely a unique character. There were a few things here and there which bugged me a little bit about him, but overall I enjoyed reading his story.

When we first meet Alex, he is a loner who is often being bullied at school. He doesn't have any friends and doesn't seem to fit in anywhere. Then he meets Simmi and things seem to be finally looking up for him. That is until his visions start...

After a little bit of a slow start, it managed to really grab my attention and keep me turning the pages.
Even though I like both Alex and Simmi, my favorite character is Shapri. She is a very strong-willed and tough girl, who doesn't take crap from anyone. I like that.

The author definitely knows how to throw her readers off. I thought a few times I knew what was going to happen next, but then got completely blindsided with what actually went on. It is always a huge plus if you can expect the unexpected with a story. Emlyn Chand definitely hit the mark there. You never know what might come around the next corner...

FARSIGHTED was a great read and I am already looking forward to reading OPEN HEART, the second book in this series.


My rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

To grab your very own copy of FARSIGHTED check out any of these links:

Amazon               Barnes & Noble               The Book Depository



Keep an eye out for my review of OPEN HEART which will go live on March 4th, 
and I just have to say how much I love this cover! It's absolutely gorgeous!



OPEN HEART Blurb:

Simmi Shergill's life is a mess. Her powers of psychic feeling are on the fritz, and Grandon Township's sudden population boom has brought quite a few unsavory characters to town. She also looks like an over-blown balloon in her size 14 pants, but not even starving herself seems to be helping.

At least she has Alex, the boyfriend who loves her so much he'd do anything for her. Last summer, he even risked his life to protect her from the mysterious boy everyone was convinced wanted to kill her.

Just one problem: she's not so sure she feels the same way. Is Alex really the man of her dreams? Why can't she stop fixating on her would-be killer, Dax? Part of her wants to run screaming in the other direction whenever Dax is around, while the other part longs to run into his embrace, no matter whom she'd hurt or what she'd risk.

Simmi's loyalty is on the line. Whom will she choose—the blind seer who loves her, or the charming telekinetic with "bad idea" written all over him? Emotions run high in the tension-packed book two of the Farsighted series.


Amazon               Barnes & Noble               The Book Depository


*****


About The Author



From an early age, Emlyn Chand has counted books among her best friends. She loves to hear and tell stories and emerged from the womb with a fountain pen grasped firmly in her left hand (true story). Her affinity for the written word extends to absolutely every area of her life: she has published three novels and three children’s books with plans for many more of each, leads a classics book group with almost five-hundred members, and, of course, runs the whole shebang at Novel Publicity.



The book that changed Emlyn’s life is Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crocket Johnson. It opened her eyes to the world that could exist if only she was willing to create it—a lesson she has never forgotten. While she enjoys all types of novels, her greatest loves are literary fiction and YA. She’s best known for her Farsighted series and is developing a slow but steady following for the Bird Brain Books. She’s eager to see how her women’s fiction novel, Torn Together, will be received by the reading masses.
Where to find the author:

Goodreads          Website          Twitter          Facebook



For the full tour schedule please click HERE or on the blog tour button in the sidebar.




2 comments:

  1. Good review. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Thank you for the wonderful review. Shapri is my favorite chracter, too--so you're in good company. ;-) And, oh my, let me apologize for taking so long to get over here to thank you--I've been working feverishly on finishing up book #3 in the series--Shapri's book, Pitch :-D

    Em

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