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Farsighted by Emlyn Chand
Available: Paperback/Ebook 218 pages
1st book in the Farsighted series
Find the book: Amazon US . Amazon UK . Barnes&Noble
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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.


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“They say that right before you die your whole life flashes before you – a medley of your own personal greatest hits. Well then, I must be about to live, because events that haven’t happened yet are constantly pushing themselves into my head.”
When I was contacted by the lovely Emlyn Chand to review her novel Farsighted I knew I couldn’t turn down the opportunity, and I couldn’t be happier that I took this on for review! Emlyn has an amazing way with words, I found myself completely and totally captivated by the story of Alex and Emlyn’s writing seemed to just flow right threw to the end so beautifully.

(goodreads blurb)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..(end blurb)

What a great debut! This novel was the perfect first book to what I can already tell is going to be an amazing series! With Alex being blind it is incredible how Emlyn was able to make everything so vivid…even though Alex never describes how anything looks..I could easily imagine everything with the descriptions of smells, hearing and touch. It only goes to show how great of an author Emlyn is, even though her story would be a difficult one to write, she did it amazingly AND still made it an amazing adventure with new challenges around every corner for a group of very unique characters.
“Note to self: don’t throw things at girls.”
This book had so many twists and turns, every time I thought I was connecting the dots, another curveball would be thrown in and leave me completely perplexed! I loved the adventure and I loved not knowing where everything was going, the majority of YA novels coming out are very predictable, so to say the least Farsighted was a nice breath of fresh air that really kept me guessing all the way till the end.

Even more than the adventure, I loved the group of characters. They were each so different and each their own person, Simmi was the kind hearted gentle person that still knew how to stand up for herself, and Shapri…don’t even get me started on her I absolutely adore her! She is so edgy and has such spunk, she wouldn’t take anyone’s crap! Deep down though you can tell Shapri has feelings (as much as she tries to deny it!) and is a warm hearted person, just rough on the edges is all! Emlyn put together an amazing trio that I cannot wait to see what happens to in ‘Open Heart’ (Farisghted #2) (especially with the romance(;)

The adventure and mystery wrapped into Farsighted will leave the readers on the edge of their seat never knowing where the story is going to go next. Emlyn has an amazing way with words and her novel Farsighted is one that should be read by everyone.
“There are two types of visions. Those that will happen no matter what, and those that can be stopped. Now more than ever, I wish I could tell them apart.”



-Did I mention that I am really cool and get secret info about the rest of the series?? Ya, let’s just say this series is going to be EPIC and you need to start it now!

3 comments:

Emlyn Chand said...

Haley, I <3-ed you since the moment I first laid eyes on your epic blog. And now, like the Grinch, my heart has grown three sizes today! Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I'm so glad you connected with the story. The offer still stands to give you the cover model's phone number ;-)

Em

Amanda Rudd said...

Great review! I completely agree with everything you said. Farsighted was an absolutely FANTASTIC book, and the rest of the series is definitely going to be EPIC.

JaclynsMusings said...

I'm also a fellow blogger on this tour! I very much enjoyed reading Farsighted and can't wait for the next book in the series. I have a couple guesses from whose perspective it might be told from but will just have to wait and see!
Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Healthy New Year!
~Jaclyn~
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