Friday, February 22, 2013

Farsighted by: Emlyn Chand

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.

Thoughts: 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.

- 4 Out of 5 Splatters -

1 comment:

  1. A friend of mine keeps bugging me to read this because she's friends with the Author but I keep dragging my feet on it. Mostly because I'm afraid she's pushing it more because of her friendship than how good the book is.

    but you seem to have liked it so maybe I'll move it up my pile. :)

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