*Winner of the Alternative Booker Award, 2011
*Winner of the WritersType First Chapter Competition, September 2011
*You Tube Book Trailer - Click Here
As a debut YA novel, Emlyn Chand has created a hard act to follow with herself! This novel starts off with a blind lead character in Alex. He has a hard life, not only because of his blindness. He is bullied in school and his parents are going through financial difficulties and are overprotective of him. Because of his blindness, Alex's other senses are super sensitive and he has an hyper awareness of his surroundings. Alex also has another blessing - or curse. He discovers he is gifted with "second sight" and has the ability to see the future. As he makes a friend in a new student, Alex is faced with the challenge of using his gift to possibly change the future.
Ms. Chand did a great job of working around the fact that Alex is blind. The reader really become immersed in Alex's world. You can feel his "teen angst" at times and it helps to make him a realistic character. Alex doesent' inspire pity; instead, the reader gets a good view of how he lives his life as a blind teenager who just wants to fit in.
The story was great although the ending was quick. I'm hoping there are going to be more in the series because this was truly enjoyable and a highly recommended read!
If you are interested in purchasing this novel, you can find it here:
Smashwords - http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/91611
ABOUT 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!
Emlyn Chand is providing a copy of Farsighted to one lucky winner here at Release Notes. To enter just comment below, making sure you leave your name and email address! The winner will receive a e-book copy of Farsighted. Giveaway sign ups end on Jan. 1, 2012. For more chances to win, visit other stops on the tour!
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There is also an End-Of-Tour Giveaway at Coffee Beans and Love Scenes, the host of the tour! Visit here to enter for a chance to win one of THREE copies of Farsighted!