Saturday, October 20, 2012

Farsighted by: Emlyn Chand

Title: Farsighted
Author: Emlyn Chand
Publisher: Blue Crown Press
Format: ebook
Pages: 226
Series: Farsighted #1
Source: Kindle


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.

My Thoughts: 

I really enjoyed this story.  Alex has had a hard life being born blind and having to use his other senses to get through life.  He goes to public school which I commend an author who has a blind main character go through as much of a normal life as possible.  There he meets Simmi and Shapri.   Two girls who enjoy his company.  He also finds out he has gifts that are surprising even to him.  He ends up meeting Shapri's mom Ms. Teak who has a magical shop and shows him and Simmi how to channel their gifts, Alex's gifts show that Simmi is in danger of her life and it is up to Alex and his dad to save her.  

I got this as a free book on Amazon's site and it was well worth the download I loved every moment of entering Alex's world, meeting great characters I can't wait to see what happens next!

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