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Farsighted by Emlyn Chand

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Advanced Chem? Easy. Psychic powers? Gotcha. Save the girl? Uh...

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 to complicate matters even more, 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.

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, 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.

Goodreads Summary

Alex is one of those protagonists that a reader will be hard-pressed to forget about.  He is blind, but sees the world in different ways.  He has visions that can reveal hidden dangers or events to come.  Alex is sort of normal, aside from the unusual visions, but everything changes for him when Simmi comes to town.  Simmi is the exact type of girl he has always wanted to date.  She interests him and gives him a chance at a normal friendship....and maybe something more. 

When Alex delves deeper into his visions, he finds that the truth is not always clear.  Soon he is having difficulty orienting himself-is the world around him real or fake?  Are his visions really coming true?  The reader will love this fast-paced plot that will make the book difficult to put down.  Alex's character is the true drawing-point, the reader will connect to him with ease.  The other characters are interesting and the author connects them to the plot perfectly; they are fun to get to know.  This book is recommended to young adult/teen readers.

4 Stars

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  1. Thank you for hosting Emlyn today.

  1. Interesting premise and new twist on paranormal YA! Good luck!

  1. I have this book in my TBR and I really look forward to reading it because it sounds great.

  1. Puie said...:

    It's interesting to see how the fast paced plot matched the feeling of how the main character feels when he experiences the premonitions :D d

  1. Thanks for the heads-up Krystal. This sounds like a cool kinda book. I'll have to give it a look.

  1. This is the first i've heard of this book, but i'm glad i did! it sounds like a good book and is now in my tbr pile : )

  1. Steph said...:

    I haven't heard of this book until now. Great review - I think I might have to add it to my TBR list. Thanks! :)

  1. Now this book sounds interesting. I think my mom had the ability to see things as well, in fact, I know she did.
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  1. Thank you for the awesome review, Krystal! I feel like I'm monopolizing your blog this week :-P

    I'm glad you connected with Alex so well. It's really weird hearing that some girl readers are crushing on him! I never meant for him to be the romantic hero. In Open Heart (book 2, due out May 25), he's much more swoon-worthy, I swear.

    Would you mind cross-posting this review to Amazon and GoodReads to help up exposure? I'd really appreciate it.

    And thank you for the supportive comments everyone. This is why I love Krystal's blog so much!

    Emlyn :-D

  1. Anonymous said...:

    This looks so interesting! The excerpt was really enticing :)

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I like the way the character was described. I will add this too my too-reads list

    Chelsea Carson

  1. I just got this book last week. It's now in my TBR pile. I can't wait to read it! It sounds like such a fabulous read!
    DeAnna Schultz

  1. Christina Kit. said...:

    This sounds awesome!

    I love the paradox that he's blind but can see the future!

  1. I won this in a contest, I'm really excited to read it. It won't be for a while...but you know. It doesn't mean I won't be excited when I finally get to it! :) It sounds really interesting, and every review I've seen has good things to say about it.

  1. Kristen said...:

    I'm really looking forward to reading this book! :))

  1. Glad you enjoyed this book. It has an interesting plot.

  1. Kara D. said...:

    That sounds like a good book! Haven't heard of it before and cool cover :D

  1. Doodle said...:

    I've been dying to read this. It sounds really good!

  1. This isn't the top of my TBR list but I definitely want to give it a shot at some point! Nice review!

  1. Just recently read this book and even though it wasn't the best book I've ever read its definitely a good read!

  1. Lori Thomas said...:

    Sounds like a great read, will have to check into it.

  1. russrpm said...:

    Sounds like a good read. I will recommend it to my nieces.

  1. Unknown said...:

    This is the first time I've heard of this book, but the summary and your review has definitely made me want to put it on my tbr list definitely. :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung

  1. Leannessf said...:

    I've heard good reviews on this book! I also read an excerpt where the character of Alex stands up to a bully and whacks him with his cane - sounds like a great story! Glad you liked it too! On my TBR list!


  1. What an original concept. I love this idea. As a teacher, I love to read anything set in school.

  1. Poor kid... hormones, plus all this other crazy stuff! I'll have to read this!

  1. Thank you for your review. It is appreciated.


  1. Unknown said...:

    Wow, looks interesting. Thanks!
    Lmackesy at gmail dot com

  1. Anne said...:

    I received a free copy from Amazon and I've read many great reviews, so I really need to move this up my TBR list.

  1. Unknown said...:

    That sounds really good. Adding it to my TBR list now.

  1. Jamie said...:

    Haven't read this, but I love book from a male's POV!

  1. Kelly said...:

    You always hear about how people who have lost one sense excels in another. So, this book makes sense! I hope the book is as good as it sounds. Thanks for the review!This comment doesn't make sense but it is on my tbr list!

  1. J Whitus said...:

    I've never seen this book. I'll have to add it to my TBR list. Thanks for putting it in my radar!

  1. Brooke said...:

    Thanks for the review. Putting this one on my list!

  1. Tanya said...:

    Haven't heard of this until now. Sounds like somenthing new and interesting. I'm going to have to check it out and see if it's as good as it sounds.

  1. Judy said...:

    Have not seen this book around, it does look like it would be good.
    Thanks for your giveaway.

  1. Kelly said...:

    This book sounds quite interesting. I like the premise, it's rather unusual to have a blind main character. I definitely want to check this out! Thanks for the review.

  1. Interesting story. Smells like an Almond Joy bar- yummy!

  1. Unknown said...:

    oooo great story and to see that it has 4 stars I have to check it out thanks!

  1. Unknown said...:

    This is different and sounds pretty good. I would love to read this. adding to my TBR list. alos I don't read a lot books with male main characters so this will be cool also.


  1. Steph said...:

    This book sounds interesting! The cover is pretty cool too! Great review!

  1. Juana said...:

    This story sounds really good. I have this book in my book wish list.

  1. Anjelica said...:

    I definitely can't wait to read this. I sounds and looks amazing!

  1. Rachel V said...:

    This books sounds good. I like how he is blind but still can see but in a different way. Thanks for the review.

  1. Emily said...:

    I really enjoyed your review, it sounds like a book I will have to try soon!
    I wasn't sure about it when I saw it on goodreads, but since you have it a pretty good rating, I figured I will try it out!
    Thanks for the great review!

  1. Sounds like a interesting book to peruse.

  1. I haven't heard of this book before reading the review, and it looks very interesting. I'll definately check it out!

  1. I just picked up this book yesterday and can't wait to give it a try!

  1. Don't think I've read a paranormal with a blind twist! Interesting!

  1. Carol M said...:

    I love stories that include characters with psychic powers! This sounds good!

  1. Good Luck winning the contest for the comments! =)


  1. Thanks for posting this review. Farsighted is a book I never would have picked up because the cover is just so cheesy. I really need to take the whole "Don't judge a book by its cover" saying a lot more seriously because I may be passing up some great books! Thanks again!

  1. Tracy said...:

    I am sometimes hesitant to branch out and try new authors, but I may have to check this one out. Sounds like a good read.
    Tracy Awalt Juliano

  1. Carol M said...:

    This sounds like a book I would really enjoy!

  1. look like a great book and i like the cover a lot

    desi the

  1. I'm not familiar with this book, but it certainly looks and sounds like an interesting read. I will add it to my list.

  1. cheralyn said...:

    Sounds like a great read!

  1. Oh I have seen this on FB a lot! I love a male POV, cool!

  1. Wow,

    I might normally have skipped this book entirely, had your review not brought it to my attention. I like that the protagonist is blind (not because I don't sympathize), because it shows that he is already strong enough to handle adversity. I think this is an extremely interesting premise - and would make for very entertaining reading. Adding to my "to-read" list NOW! :D

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  1. Unknown said...:

    hmmm.....this is a book I would be on the fence about. Sounds interesting, but not sure it it's interesting enough. then again, it I may fall in love with it. Not sure.

  1. Helen said...:

    sounds interesting kind of like a marvel comic

  1. Lauren said...:

    I really like the premise to this book.. Great review! I think him being blind would add a whole new level to the book! :)

  1. Wow, this sounds like such an interesting read and something I have never read about before. Can't wait to get my hands on this

  1. bn100 said...:

    I enjoyed the review, especially about the character. The book sounds very interesting.

  1. Unknown said...:

    This book was a good read, maybe not my favorite. I did like the viewpoint of Alex in the book though.

  1. Thank you for doing this review! This book is on my TBR list and can't wait to get to it!!!

  1. Unknown said...:

    sounds like a great story