Review - Farsighted by @EmlynChand #giveaway


I'm happy to be a part of Good Choice Reading's blog tour today!  I was able to review both Farsighted and Open Heart, read on to see what I thought.   Don't forget to enter the giveaway below!

Farsighted (Farsighted 1)

Emlyn Chand

Length :  258 pages
Genre : YA, Romance, Paranormal

Blurb :

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.

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, he 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.

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My Thoughts:

Farsighted was a good book.  Emlyn is very good at describing details well without making it boring, a perk when the main character is blind.   Although it begins a little slowly, by 1/4-1/3 of the way thru I was hooked.  I really enjoyed all the characters and how different they were. It's amazing how Alex is able to use his other senses and most of the time gets along as well as his sighted peers. My main issue within the book is how conflicted I was over Alex.  He's the main character and although I felt like I should love him ( we always love the main characters, don't we?), I went back and forth between like him and being so annoyed with him.  At times he is able, confident & willing to stick his life on the line to save a friend.. Yet at other times, he is impulsive, immature and selfish.  I guess he's a typical teenage boy- argh.

I did love the two female characters.  Their friendship with each other and with Alex is refreshing.  Simmi is overly sweet and blames herself when anything goes wrong- she reminds me a bit of myself in highschool..   Sharpi is definitely my favorite- I love her personality and can't wait for more of her story!   Overall, I felt that Farsighted was a great beginning to a series that I can't wait to read more of!

Click here to read my review of Open Heart.

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. 

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