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Friday, November 18, 2011


"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."

Author: Emlyn Chand
Pages: 218 pages
Publisher: Blue Crown Press
Published: November 24th, 2011
Form: E-book (provided by the author for an honest review)
Series: Farsighted #1
Genre: Paranormal YA
Amazon: Buy / $12.95
Excerpt: Prologue and Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4

Alex Kosmitoras is boy, turning sixteen in few days, he goes to school where he is pretty much only spoken to by the school jerk. Alex is blind, his family poor, his father unemployed and his mother working hard to support them.

As school begins after the summer, Alex makes his first friend he's ever had in school, Simmi. She's moved in from New Delhi and immediately intrigues Alex with her almond scented hair and lovely accent.

As fun as the new occurrence is something weird is happening, Alex "sees" other moment in the middle of his school days, and when Simmi's death pops up Alex takes to learn all he can about his "gift" to stop Simmi's murder!
"I spend the rest of English class trying to fade into the background, to disappear. The teacher doesn’t call on me a single time, so I guess it works. Classes go by with boring predictability:  the teacher mispronounces my name, gives me a stack of bulky braille books, drones on about how we’re going to work hard and learn lots this year.

It seems like the monotony will never end, when finally the moment I’ve been waiting for all day arrives:  the start of fifth period. Sometimes my blindness comes in handy. This year, for instance, phys-ed is a basic requirement, but the school doesn’t want me to get hurt, so they are exempting me, which means I get to take whatever I want to fill the gap in my schedule. I’ve decided on Advanced Chemistry, a course usually only offered to juniors and seniors. And since other sophomores won’t be in this class, I might be left alone for once.

Basic Chemistry was my favorite class last year and just so happens to be the most important subject for becoming a medical researcher. I’ve only got three years left of high school, then it’s on to a world class pre-med program, and I’m going to need to have a super high GPA in order to get the full scholarship I’ll need to make it happen.

Arriving at the chem lab, I stride across the room and take a seat in the back corner where I will be less conspicuous to my peers. I hoist myself up onto the raised stool and trail my hands over the worktable. It’s a little bit slimy, like it’s been coated with wax. Hand-carved etchings pepper the surface. In the lower right corner, somebody’s scratched in “I ♥ B.E.” Eww, B.E.—Brady Evans. Why do girls like him so much? He must be really good-looking, because he’s a complete and total jerk."

I loved Alex's character! From the beginning he's very reliable and has a unique vision and voice about his life. It’s so refreshing to read the first person narrative from a blind young man who doesn't fixate on looks, he "sees" colors, feels textures, and that was just LOVELY to read.

Alex grows immensely along the book, starting out feeling numbly normal and goes to having a psychic ability! His mother and father play really good and strong secondary characters feeding into the story the twist and the lulls it needs.

This book is wonderful, a unique view on life, it's a must read for YA fans. The easy beginning turns into a fascination read, into a book you can't stop reading, and if you have to it makes you grunt in disappointment.

Can't wait to read Emlyn Chand's next book!
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Don't miss my Interview with Emlyn Chand tomorrow, 
you don't want to miss it if you loved Farsighted or are interested in reading it!

Author Bio:

Emlyn Chand has always loved to hear and tell stories, having emerged from the womb with a fountain pen grasped firmly 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.

Emlyn loves to connect with readers and is available throughout the social media interweb.

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Don’t forget to say “hi” to her sun conure Ducky!

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