Friday, March 2, 2012

Blind sight blog tour; Book review: Blind sight, Aniela Dawson by Elizabeth Hawthorne



Author: Elizabeth Hawthorne
Title: Blind sight, Aniela Dawson
Series: Blind sight series #1
Genre: Young adult, paranormal romance
Purchase: smashwords | Amazon |
Rating:
a weak four










About the book:
A blind girl drawing is abnormal even on the magical island of Edaion where leaves brush themselves into piles in the middle of the night. As an immigrant, Leocardo is not biased by accepted rules of magic and determines that Odette’s drawings are premonitions. Aniela grew up with magic and knows premonitions are impossible. She determines Odette is a medium channeling voiceless spirits.

In this volume: While Aniela tries to escape a lifestyle where obligations take priority over friendships, she befriends Odette, a blind girl with the ability to draw. Almost immediately, concerns and questions arise as Aniela suspects that Odette’s gift is far stronger than any seen before. In the middle of family turmoil and a complicated romantic relationship with Odette’s brother, Aniela faces the realization that helping her comatose friend means disobeying her mother, something she has never done before.


My thoughts:


Where to start?
I think this book was really good and I really enjoyed reading it. I really liked the concept of the story line and for me it is different because I´ve never read anything like it before. 

Aniela is such a  genuine young woman and you just have to like her. But I do feel like she need to stand up against her mother a little bit more in the beginning of the boo, even though I understand why she didn´t most of the time. Aniela is gifted as is every inhabitant on the magical Island of Edaion and when her friend is in need of help understand her gift she want´s to help. Then there is Leo, Odette´s brother she is interested in. 

I really like Leo, he is a really good guy with great values, but he is really upset most of the time because he is really worried about his sister. Leo and Aniela find comfort in each other but it takes forever for them to get close to each other, probably because she is really shy and insecure about his feelings and his intentions.
I would have liked to read more about them and their growing relationship. 

Sometimes I want more depth in the story and that is why I won´t give this book a higher rating. I gave this book weak four in rating because I sometimes felt the story could have more depth. But over all I think this book is most definitely worth reading and I´m looking forward to read more in this series.




PRIZES: Did you enjoy the review? You could win a gift card and I could win one too! Just leave a comment about the review below and you're entered in the drawing. Learn more about Blind Sight: A blind girl drawing is abnormal even on the magical island of Edaion where leaves brush themselves into piles in the middle of the night. So when Odette Reyes, a girl blind from birth, begins to experience ominous side effects of the island's "gift," her brother Leocardo and best friend Aniela must figure out what the doctors cannot. As an immigrant, Leocardo is not biased by accepted rules of magic and determines that Odette's drawings are premonitions. Aniela grew up with magic and knows premonitions are impossible. She determines Odette is a medium channeling voiceless spirits. Who is right? Whose eyes will you read through? Both books are "volume one" you can read one without the other and still get a complete story, but you won't see how the characters interpret the same situation differently. Buy the book! Both volumes are available as an e-book for Kindle (Aniela's vol. / Leocardo's vol.) and Nook (Aniela's vol. / Leocardo's vol.) Don't have an e-reader, pick up a PDF on Smashwords (Aniela's vol. / Leocardo's vol.) The paperback special edition will be available in the fall (northern hemisphere).


The authors: Eliabeth wrote her first mini-series in second grade when the teacher told her she was not old enough to write a chapter book. Regrettably, for fear of turning into a starving artist, Eliabeth played it safe in college and is now a recent William Jewell graduate with a BA in International Business and Japanese. She now returns to what she truly loves, creating worlds for people to escape to and characters for them to fall in love with. Ermisenda began writing Harry Potter fan-fiction at the age of twelve and started developing her own writing at fourteen when she joined play sites and completed her first crime novel at fifteen. Although her favorite genres were crime and fantasy, she reads a bit of everything. Driven by the desire to evoke the kaleidoscope of emotions her favorite authors are able to, she kept writing. Growing up bilingual amongst her Spanish family in Australia, she found a love and deep appreciation for language and the power it wielded. She is now a Psychology major at the University of Newcastle. Together, they write as Ermilia. Connect with us! We love to talk to our readers. Blog Facebook Goodreads (Eliabeth / Ermisenda) Tumblr Twitter


6 comments:

ermiliablog said...

Thank you for hosting us Cecelia. I enjoyed your review and there will be more of Aniela and Leocardo's relationship explored in book 2. Thank you for taking the time to read and review Blind Sight.

-Eliabeth Hawthorne

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