Friday, February 22, 2013

Blog Tour: Farsighted


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- The Books -
Synopsis: 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... oh yeah, he's blind.

Just when he thinks he'll never have a shot at a normal life, an enticing new girl comes to their small Midwest town all the way from India. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Sophomore year might not be so bad after all.

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 suggest Simmi is in mortal danger.

With the help of the mysterious psychic next door and friends who come bearing gifts of their own, Alex embarks on his journey to change the future.

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | BN

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Synopsis: Simmi Shergill's life is a mess. Her powers of psychic feeling are on the fritz, and Grandon Township's sudden population boom has brought quite a few unsavory characters to town. She also looks like an over-blown balloon in her size 14 pants, but not even starving herself seems to be helping.

At least she has Alex, the boyfriend who loves her so much he'd do anything for her. Last summer, he even risked his life to protect her from the mysterious boy everyone was convinced wanted to kill her.

Just one problem: she's not so sure she feels the same way. Is Alex really the man of her dreams? Why can't she stop fixating on her would-be killer, Dax? Part of her wants to run screaming in the other direction whenever Dax is around, while the other part longs to run into his embrace, no matter whom she'd hurt or what she'd risk.

Simmi's loyalty is on the line. Whom will she choose—the blind seer who loves her, or the charming telekinetic with "bad idea" written all over him? Emotions run high in the tension-packed book two of the Farsighted series.

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | BN

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- The Author -

Emlyn Chand emerged from the womb with a fountain pen clutched 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 Best known for her Young Adult novels, she is also developing a small, but devoted, following to her children's book series and is beginning to dabble in other genres as well. Emlyn enjoys connecting with readers and is available via almost every social media site in existence. Visit www.emlynchand.com for more info. Don't forget to say "hi" to her sun conure Ducky!

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- Farsighted Review -
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Farsighted really wasn't what I expected and honestly I'm not sure what I was fully expecting though. What I got though was a story full of exciting moments, uniqueness and an awesome world built around psychics.

I had to grow to like our main character, Alex. At first I thought he just seemed so bitter and came on too strong. As the story went on though I begun to like his protectiveness of Simmi and how he used his unique ability. Plus, I think Alex is just such a unique MC that I couldn't help but my intrigued by him. Another character we meet is Shapri and I liked her as soon as we meet her, she's very outspoken and I can't wait to see more of her in future books. I have the same feeling about Dax... even though he's on Alex's hate list... I found myself wanting to know more about him and wanting to see more of him.

The story at times, I admit dragged a little and I found the book didn't exactly grasp my attention right from the beginning. That being said, the story definitely got better and and more exciting as the story went along and the writing overall was fantastic. The ending definitely leaves you wanting more. You're left happy about some things, questioning others, and then going 'No! That can't happen!'.Overall it's a good and unique story, with fantastic writing and I'm excited to see where the next book, Open Heart goes.

See The Full Review Page Here.
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4 comments:

  1. A few reviews I've read have a problem with Alex's temper, but I love that he's not a "Perfect Guy" character. I haven't read it yet, so I might hate it, but it is definitely intriguing. Thanks for the review!

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  2. Definitely going to be checking this series out! Thanks!

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  3. These book's look like a really good read..

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  4. Thank you for the wonderful review, Jena. I'm glad you liked Alex--some people definitely hate him. And, oh, I can't wait to hear what you think of Dax after reading Open Heart. He's usually tied for favorite right up there with Shapri :-D

    Em

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