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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Farsighted by Emlyn Chand

From the very beginning I knew that Alex was going to be "different". Not because he was blind. I just knew that there was something else special about him. I never would have guessed the right "special" though. I love that Emlyn made Alex's character strong even with his disability. He didn't let being blind stand in his way.

Simmi is a great character as well. She is strong but seems to lack a little confidence. I can't wait to see how she does in book two. I hope she has gained some of said confidence. :)

Shapri reminds me of myself! There is no way I would believe in all that mumbo jumbo right from the start either. I mean geez! She did great in the end of the book when it really counted though.

Alex's dad caught me off guard completely! I NEVER would have guessed before he came out with it! That was nothing short of an AMAZING twist from Emlyn.

All in all, I can't wait for the next book! Emlyn did a great job with her characters and the story line. Everything was consistent and I didn't even have to re-read anything to make sense of it! This is absolutely a great book. I hope it comes out in paperback or hardcover so that I may add it to my actual bookshelf...that's where all of the GREAT ones end up!

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 MIDDLE OF THE ROAD REVIEWS 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 http://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!