Posted in Blog tour, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult on March 8, 2013

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… oh yeah, 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.

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.

 Review:

I really enjoyed this book!  I wasn’t sure if I would or not, but it seems like I have been reading more and more sci-fi/fantasy/YA books as of late.  It is always good to step out of ones comfort zone!  While the main characters are teens they have a lot resting on their shoulders.  They have abilities that they are either just learning about or developing with the help of others.  And of course with new abilities comes the trial and error and figuring out what works and what does not.  Some parts don’t seem realistic, but then this is a book and fiction, so you have to allow for that.

Overall I give it 4 paws and if this sounds interesting to you, definitely put it on your TBR list!

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About The Author…

 

From an early age, Emlyn Chand has counted books among her best friends. She loves to hear and tell stories and emerged from the womb with a fountain pen grasped firmly in her left hand (true story). Her affinity for the written word extends to absolutely every area of her life: she has published three novels and three children’s books with plans for many more of each, leads a classics book group with almost five-hundred members, and, of course, runs the whole shebang at Novel Publicity.

The book that changed Emlyn’s life is Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crocket Johnson. It opened her eyes to the world that could exist if only she was willing to create it—a lesson she has never forgotten. While she enjoys all types of novels, her greatest loves are literary fiction and YA. She’s best known for her Farsighted series and is developing a slow but steady following for the Bird Brain Books. She’s eager to see how her women’s fiction novel, Torn Together, will be received by the reading masses.


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