Monday, February 25, 2013

Review & Giveaway: Farsighted by Emlyn Chand

Farsighted by Emlyn Chand
Published Date: March 2012
Publisher: Blue Crown Press
Genre: YA

The Story:
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 really enjoyed this book.  Becuase the main character is blind, it was neat how Emylyn Chand used the other senses to tell the story to us.  And wow, I wasn't dissapointed!  Alex finds out that he has powers, and they are getting in the way of his life.  Though, his to new friends all have some ability or another too.  One, Simmi, helps him, and together they help the third friend.  

Emlyn Chand has a writting style that is unique.  At least it seems that way to me!  Her characters have depth to them, and you really start to feel for them, with the challenges that they go through.  Once I started reading this book, I didn't want to finish it!

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 for more info. Don't forget to say "hi" to her sun conure Ducky!

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  1. The blind perspective is what really intrigues me about this book. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  2. Thats what originally drew me to wanting to read this. I thought that it was very unique and interesting. Thanks for the review!

  3. I enjoyed this one too. I liked the depth of the characters, and enjoyed learning about the world through Alex's "eyes"
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  4. I always enjoy Emlyn's books, and I can't wait to read this one as well...



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