Farsighted


Young Adult - Sci-Fi
254 Pages
Reviewed on 11/09/2011
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Author Biography

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!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Molly Edwards for Readers' Favorite

This novel is geared for Young Adults but it's superbly written in a way that is perfect for adults too. Ms. Chand brings the reader instantly into the heart of the story. She sets us down next to vivid and complex characters. The ride that her reader takes through this novel is an emotional adventure!

First, I'd like to say that I can't imagine being blind. I know there are those out there that are, and adapt well to it, but Alex. He was a truly fantastic character, adapting well to his blindness and telling his story. I loved the way that Ms. Chand added the fantasy realm to the story with Alex's visions of the future. How does a blind man see the future? Using his abilities, like the extra sensitive senses like hearing, tasting, feeling, thinking...all of it combine gives Alex a great ability.

Mixed into the story of Alex's ability to see the future, is a twist in love, when Alex falls for both Simmi and Shapri. Those characters are complex and added the perfect amount of adventure for the story.

This novel kept me up late into the night, turning page after page, following Alex's story. I had to know what would happen next and how the book would end. Like a roller coaster ride, Ms. Chand will take the reader through a story that will leave the them blown away with the outcome of the plot. "Seeing" life through a blind young man's eyes was incredible.

If you are a young adult novel lover, you will LOVE this story. If you are new to the young adult genre, this is a perfect place to start! It's definitely on my high recommendations list, and I am anxious for Ms. Chand to release another fantastically written novel.