Novel Publicity Blog Tour Review: Farsighted By Emlyn Chand

Posted 24 November, 2011 by Molly in Book Reviews / 5 Comments

Farsighted
October 17,2011
224 pages print
provided by publisher

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 novel is geared for Young Adults but it’s superbly written in a way that is perfect for adults too. Ms. Chand brings the reader instantly into the heart of the story. She sets us down next to vivid and complex characters. The ride that her reader takes through this novel is an emotional adventure! 

First, I’d like to say that I can’t imagine being blind. I know there are those out there that are, and adapt well to it, but Alex. He was a truly fantastic character, adapting well to his blindness and telling his story. I loved the way that Ms. Chand added the paranormal realm to the story with Alex’s visions of the future. How does a blind man see the future? Using his abilities, like the extra sensitive senses like hearing, tasting, feeling, thinking…..all of it combine gives Alex a great ability.  

Mixed into the story of Alex’s ability to see the future, is a twist in love, when Alex falls for both Simmi and Shapri. Those characters are complex and added the perfect amount of adventure for the story. 

This novel kept me up late into the night, turning page after page, following Alex’s story. I had to know what would happen next and how the book would end. Like a roller coaster ride,Ms. Chand will take the reader through a story that will leave the reader blown away with the outcome of the plot. “Seeing” life through a blind young man’s eyes, was incredible. 

If you are a young adult novel lover, you will LOVE this story. If you are new to the young adult realm, this is a perfect place to start! It’s definitely a 5 Book worthy novel on my high recommendations list, and I am anxious for Ms. Chand to release another fantastically written novel.
***Note: I also reviewed this novel for Reader’s Favorite, in part with their Reviewer program***

Blog Tour Notes

THE BOOK:  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. Get your copy today by visiting Amazon.com’s Kindle store or the eBook retailer of your choice. The paperback edition will be available on November 24 (for the author’s birthday).

THE CASH PRIZES:  Guess what? You could win a $100 Amazon gift card as part of this special blog tour. That’s right! Just leave a comment below saying something about the post you just read, and you’ll be entered into the raffle. I could win $100 too! Please help by voting for my blog in the traffic-breaker poll. To cast your vote, visit the official Farsighted blog tour page and scroll all the way to the bottom. Thank you for your help with that.

THE GIVEAWAYS:  Win 1 of 10 autographed copies of Farsighted before its paperback release by entering the giveaway on GoodReads. Perhaps you’d like an autographed postcard from the author; you can request one on her site.

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!

MORE FUN: There’s more fun below. Watch the live action Farsighted book trailer and take the quiz to find out which character is most like you!

Posted 24 November, 2011 by Molly in Book Reviews / 5 Comments


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