eBook Review: Farsighted by Emlyn Chand
Alex Kosmitoras is no ordinary teenager. He’s blind, so life is tough enough for him as it is, but then just to add insult to injury, he starts to have visions. He thinks they’re of the future, and they’re not good – it appears that a girl he really likes, Simmi, is in danger. As much as he struggles with the idea that he’s some kind of psychic, the threat that’s hanging over him and his friend spurs him to take action. At around the same time his visions started, a new shop opened up in town, next to his mom’s flower shop. It’s a psychic shop, and despite Alex’s dad’s disgust of the place, Alex knows he can’t fight this future alone. So he teams up with Miss Teak, the owner of the shop and begins to practise with his “gifts” so he can fully utilise them to find out as much about the unknown guy who’s going to hurt Simmi. Then he has to find a way to stop it.
I don’t read much YA stuff, not because I dislike it, but because I have other genres I’m usually stuck into. However, despite its label of YA, Farsighted is a perfectly entertaining and engaging novel for anyone of any age – providing they’re old enough to understand what’s going on, of course. I found it enthralling, and couldn’t wait to see how it would all turn out. There were lots of surprising twists and turns in the plot which I really enjoyed, and I got to the end of the book with raised eyebrows because, yet again, Emlyn Chand threw in another twist. Farsighted is a fabulously unpredictable, engaging, well-written and researched book. As I mentioned, YA isn’t my top genre of choice, but I’d still recommend this book to anyone looking for a unique and exciting read.
Blog Tour Notes
THE BOOK: Alex Kosmitoras may be blind, but he can still “see” things others can’t. When his unwanted visions of the future begin to suggest that the girl he likes could be in danger, he has no choice but to take on destiny and demand it reconsider. Get your copy today by visiting Amazon.com’s Kindle store or the eBook retailer of your choice. The paperback edition will be available on November 24 (for the author’s birthday).
THE CASH PRIZES: Guess what? You could win a $100 Amazon gift card as part of this special blog tour. That’s right! Just leave a comment below saying something about the post you just read, and you’ll be entered into the raffle. I could win $100 too! Please help by voting for my blog in the traffic-breaker poll. To cast your vote, visit the official Farsighted blog tour page and scroll all the way to the bottom. Thank you for your help with that.
THE GIVEAWAYS: Win 1 of 10 autographed copies of Farsighted before its paperback release by entering the giveaway on GoodReads. Perhaps you’d like an autographed postcard from the author; you can request one on her site.
THE AUTHOR: 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. Visit www.emlynchand.com for more info. Don’t forget to say “hi” to her sun conure Ducky!
MORE FUN: There’s more fun below. Watch the live action Farsighted book trailer and take the quiz to find out which character is most like you!