Thursday, December 8, 2011

FARSIGHTED BLOG TOUR; Book review: Farsighted by Emlyn Chand

It´s been really fun to be a part of this blog tour and I had a great time reading Farsighted by Emlyn Chand! In this post you will get some info on the Author and a review of the book. Have lots of fun reading!! And thanks to the lovely Stormi @ lightning book promotions for hosting this book tour and for the great  tour banner!

This is everyone part of the blog Tour!
Dec: 1st Heather K @ Hezi-D's Books and Cooks
         2nd John @ The Incessant Droning of a Bored Writer (interview only)
         2nd Stephanie @ Our Family World
         3rd  Amanda @ Letters Inside Out
         4th Alaiel @ Librarian Mouse
         5th Beverly @ The Wormhole
         6th Gina @ Behind a Billion and One Pages
         7th Wendy @ Minding Spot
         8th Cecillia @ Rather Barefoot Than Bookless
         9th Angel @ 909 Reviews
         10th Heather P @ Earth's Book Nook
         11th Lisa @ The Ultimate Fan Blog
         12th Connie @ Character Connection (interview only)
         13th Andrea @ Dark Readers
         14th Deina @ Pages Hidden In Time
         15th Jen @ A Book and a Latte

About Emlyn Chand

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 written two-and-a-half novels, leads a classics book group with over three hundred members, and, of course, runs the whole shebang at Novel Publicity, where she contributes her business and marketing savvy as well as her writing and web design talents.

Twitter: @emlynchand

Author: Emlyn Chand
Title: Farsighted
Series:Farsighted series book 1 
Format: Paperback | E-book
Genre: Young adult, paranormal
Purchase this book @  Amazon | B&N | Smashwords
I actually give this
book 3.5 stars
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.

My thoughts:

I really liked this book. It was really interesting to read about Alex a blind 16-year old boy who sees the future. The most interesting about the book is that it is written from a blinds perspective. You will never know what the people look like in the book. But you do get to know them. Alex describes them by the smell. His mother always smell like flowers and Simmi like a almond bar. Their friend Shapri smells like new clipped grass. It is really different. You sort of feel like you are blind too since everything you see you see through the way things feel or smell.

I like Alex he is a really nice guy but sometimes a bit impatient and stubborn. I also think that he sometimes does not know what he thinks and wants with certain things and he is such a guy at times.

It was really good and enjoyable but it wasn´t fantastic and I had no problem to let the book go after I was finished. I do hope there will be a sequel and that it will then give more to this story because I feel like there is so much more to this story that needs to be told. I most definitely think you should read it don´t let the 3.5 stars scare you. But I read so many books and I can´t give 4 and 5 stars to everything I read. It is a witty and entertaining read that will give you a nice reading time.

1 comment:

Emlyn Chand said...

Thanks for the insightful review, Cecilia (AKA Tink). To answer your question, yup, Farsighted is the first in a five-book series. Book #2 is coming in June. It's called Open Heart and will be narrated from a different main character's viewpoint.

I'd love if you'd be willing to cross-post this review to Amazon and GoodReads. It sure would help this newbie author out a lot.

Thank you again for hosting me today!

Emlyn :-D

PS Totally understand what you say about the rating system. I try to use the full scale too. Not everything can be a 4 and very few things can be a 5!