2.22.2013

Review- Open Heart by @emlynchand #giveaway


I already had the chance to review Farsighted today... And now for my review of the 2nd in the Farsighted Series..  Be sure to sign up for the giveaway if you haven't already! :)   Enjoy & Good luck !





Open Heart (Farsighted 2)
Emlyn Chand

Length :  352 pages
Genre : YA, Romance, Paranormal

Blurb :

Plus-sized Simmi Shergill doesn't need to use her gift of psychic feeling to lure Alex and Dax into falling for her; they do that on their own. Choosing between the blind seer who loves her and the charming telekinetic with "bad idea" written all over him won't be easy--especially while trying to survive high school.

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.

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My Thoughts: 

 

 While it took me a little while to get into Farsighted, I was pulled right into Open Heart!  The series is getting better and better!  In Open Heart, we focus on Simmi.  Her powers progressed immensely towards the end of Farsighted and seem to stutter to a halt in Open Heart.  Simmi has felt what power feels like and it scares her enough to start slacking on her training and trying to turn it off.  She is overwhelmed with juggling her intense dislike of her own "fluffy" body, her boyfriend who she knows she doesn't love romantically and the intriguing boy that only months before she thought was going to kill her-- why can't she stop being drawn to him?    All of the characters progress in Open Heart and while Alex's overpowering jealousy and hatred of Dax is understandable, it leaves him again seeming a bit immature.  Why can't he realize that his fake relationship with Sharpi was much more real than what he has with Simmi.. I want to shake the boy until he wakes up.  I really enjoyed Open Heart and how it deals with real life teenage issues yet puts a twist that makes it enjoyable for all to read!   It's always nice to learn a lesson while reading :)   I'm anxiously waiting for Pitch (book 3) to come out so I can delve into Sharpi's life! 


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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