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Friday, March 9, 2012

Book "Farsighted" by Emlyn Chand


About the Book: 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 to complicate matters even more, he's blind. Just when he thinks he'll never have a shot at a normal life, a new girl from India moves into town. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Yes, sophomore year might not be so bad after all.
Unfortunately, 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 begin to suggest that Simmi is in danger. With the help of the mysterious psychic next door and new friends who come bearing gifts of their own, Alex must embark on a journey to change his future.

About the Author: Emlyn Chand has always loved to hear and tell stories, having emerged from the womb with a fountain pen grasped firmly 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. Emlyn loves to connect with readers and is available throughout the social media interweb. Visit www.emlynchand.com for more info. Don't forget to say "hi" to her sun conure Ducky!

My Review: This is a good book, written in a very easy language and the author did a superb job creating all the environment for the plot to develop.
The plot is simple: our main character is a blind young man named Alex. He attends a school where he is bullied and his relationship with his father is a complicated one. But suddenly things change, once he finds out he has some kind of special power, an ability to foresee the future. At school he befriends with two girls, and that is a new experience for him. One of the girls is Simmi, new to the school, and Alex starts liking her very much, but he foresee her death and now he wants to quickly develop his power so he can control it, in order to try to avoid that to happen. He tries to get help from the psychic lady that has a store next to his mother's flower shop. He is surprised to find out that Simmi also has special powers. She is able to manipulate the emotions of other people and she is also trained by this same lady. They start training together and Alex hopes he will be able to stop her death from happening and make her fall in love to him. An the reason of the difficult relationship with his father is well explained and understood during the development of the plot. There is a promised sequence for this book named Open Heart, to be released in 2012.

I would recommend this book to any reader who enjoys young adult novels with mystery, romance and psychic powers, to read during a rainy weekend and enjoy very much the story. It is an easy reading and it took me approximately eight hours to read this book (And I like this cover better than the first one).

This book was written by Emlyn Chand and was published by Blue Crown Press in October 2011 and Goddess Fish Promotions were kind enough to send me a copy for reviewing through their blogger book review program.

If you are reading this review, feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts.

The author will be giving away a $25 Amazon.com gift certificate to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour and a $50 Amazon GC to the host whose post receives the most comments (excluding Emlyn’s and the hosts).

5 comments:

  1. Seeing into the future is not a gift I would want, but it will make for great reading.

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  2. Hi to Ducky. Who is Ducky? I loved the plot of your story. It sounds like a very fun read for YA and for older readers like me.

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  3. Thanks for the awesome review, Roberto. I'm so glad you enjoyed Farsighted. I always love hearing from guy readers. I'm glad you like the new cover; I prefer it too!

    If you have a moment would you kindly cross-post this lovely review to Amazon and GoodReads? Every little bit helps new authors like me gain exposure.

    Thanks a mil,
    Emlyn :-D

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    1. Dear Emlyn:
      Congratulations on your book. Excellent material you've got there. I posted a copy of this review on amazon.com, shelfari.com, goodreads.com, linkedin.com, twitter and facebook. Please let me know if there is any other way I can help you promoting this wonderful book.
      Rgds,
      Roberto Mattos

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