Thursday 17 November 2011

Farsighted Blog Tour & Review

Title: Farsighted
Author: Emlyn Chand
Publisher: Blue Crown Press
Release Date: 17 Oct 2011

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, a new girl from India moves into town. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Yes, 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 begin to suggest that Simmi is in danger. With the help of the mysterious psychic next door and new friends who come bearing gifts of their own, Alex must embark on a journey to change his future. 

My Review
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I was sent an extract of this book first to see if I would like it and I have to admit I was immediately drawn into the story, so I accepted a copy and put it on my TBR list.
Alex was born blind, it's all he knows and he has his own way of 'seeing', when things start to get even weirder in his life Alex discovers he has 'second sight' - irony!
I was intrigued by Alex and felt like I understood him as a character, the way he survives in every day life and events that are thrown against him. Losing my sight is one of my biggest fears, but Alex copes really well.
Simmi is a great character, shy and sweet but will stand up for herself if needed.
The pair also make a new friend, when a Psychic moves to town and opens shop - her daughter Shapri comes to and the pair become friends with her.
Alex's visions were really intriguing and it was like solving a mystery. My heart was in my mouth at points in this book.
The pacing is good and I found myself reading more and more pages, even if I sat down thinking I had 10 minutes to read, I would end up sitting there for at least half hour.
The ending doesn't really close the story but leaves it open for the next book, but in a good way, as you do get a sort of conclusion to this story in this book but open so you know it goes further. I hope you understand what I mean there.
Anyway - this is a book with a difference, I haven't read anything liek this before and I loved it - a mix of powers, contempory, romance, with a hint/feeling of magic.

My Rating
I would give this book 10/10. I can't wait for book 2, I want to know more. 

Blog Tour

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 for more info. Don’t forget to say “hi” to her sun conure Ducky!

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’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.  

MORE FUN: There's more fun below. Watch the live action Farsighted book trailer.


Emlyn Chand said...

Wow, Becky! Thank you for the glowing review. I'm so glad you were able to connect with the characters and the story line. I'll definitely keep you on my list for when I have ARCs of Open Heart to hand out.

May I ask one more favor of you? If you find yourself on Amazon or GoodReads anytime in the near future, would you mind cross-posting this wonderful review there to help up exposure for Farsighted?

Thank you again. You rock! :-D

barmybex said...

Thanks Emlyn, cool, i look forward to Open Heart definitely kep in touch. :D

I have already posted on Goodreads and Amazon, I will check the amazon one has gone thorugh when I get home tonight.

Thanks, you rock too!!! :D