Author: Ermisenda Alvarez
Title: Blind sight, Leocardo Reyes
Series: Blind sight series #1
Genre: Young adult, paranormal romance
|A strong three!|
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: Snatched out of their life in Spain, Leocardo and his blind sister Odette find themselves on an island with no recollection of the trip. After foiled attempts to escape, Odette’s strange behavior gets worse. Even after learning the island has bestowed magic upon them both, Leocardo faces the possibility his sister is having a mental break down. Just as he thinks he is settled in, job and romantic life stable, Odette disappears.
I really liked this story. It was different from other books I have read previously.
The story itself was interesting and special. The whole idea of the island Edaion felt magical. The book was easily read and it did not take long before I finished. I feel myself wanting more and that´s a good sign in my world.
There were things I missed in the story that I truly hope we will see more of in the sequels. One thing I missed was some more insight to Odette, I never really got the hang of her. I also missed more story between Aniela and Leo. I also thought that the story itself was both fast paced and slow at the same time. I´m not sure how that is possible but that´s what it felt like.
Leo was a really lovable character and it was hard not to like him. He is so protective and loving towards his sister Odette, just like I would want my big brother to be if I had one.
Aniela I liked aswell but sometimes it was hard to understand her, I have not had the chance to read this story through her eyes yet but I think I will enjoy it a lot.
All in all I really enjoyd this and can recommend it to others. As I have heard the sequel will be more fast paced so I will keep an eye out for it.
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