I’m part of a blog tour! I’m part of a blog tour! And I have no idea what that means :)
I recently had the honor of being a beta reader for Emlyn Chand’s Farsighted, and I can honestly say I was glad i read it. The central storyline revolves around Alex, a teenager who has been blind since birth.
I was originally concerned I would like the book since the premise is that he develops the ability to ‘see’ the future. Talk about cliche, the blind guy can see?
However Emlyn pulled it off wonderfully. She took it in a direction that I didn’t expect and took full advantage of the fact that Alex is blind. He was able to ‘see’ the future the same way he is able to ‘see’ now; with his other senses. And her descriptions of the scenes Alex experiences are very well done. Once I got a handle on what was happening I was able to experience them along with Alex, they were that clear (to me)
And don’t let the fact that it takes a bit to grab hold of the story, it’s a good thing. I don’t know if Emlyn did in intentionally but you make the journey and experience things, including the confusion and the “What the hell just happened!” moments along with Alex.
If you get the chance, definitely take the time to read this. If you like paranormal/mystical stories you would love this. If your like me, and tend to avoid them don’t. It’s worth it.
And if you know me at all you know I like, scratch that… LOVE well done twisty endings. I won’t tell you what happens but you won’t see the end coming :)
I wonder how many more times I can squeeze ‘experience’ into this review…
Blog Tour NotesTHE 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!