Review: Farsighted by Emlyn Chand

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Review: Farsighted by Emlyn Chand

Farsighted by Emlyn Chand

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Farsighted by Emlyn Chand is the first in a series of books about teenagers with various types of psychic gifts. One of these teens is Alex Kosmitoras who learns that he has psychic ‘visions’ which is ironic as Alex is blind. So for Alex, his ‘visions’ come in the very same way as he experiences the rest of the world, through his other senses.

When the story starts, we meet Alex as he is just about to begin another year of (high) school. At first he feels lonely, which he believes is largely because he lacks the ability to see. But Alex doesn’t let that stop him and has adapted, he is in mainstream classes without any sort of adult aide. He does require all his textbooks be special ordered in Braille which makes them much larger and heavier than his peers’ editions. Throughout the store Alex undergoes a lot of changes in respect to his newly found psychic gifts. Alex does get help and guidance from two sources, one of which, to Alex at least, is highly unlikely ally.

I gave Emlyn Chand’s Farsighted a 4 because I felt it took awhile for me to really get ‘into’ the story. I did enjoy the runes and ‘fortune’ given at the beginning of each chapter. As someone who lives with both a physical and invisible disability, I very much liked the synopsis of the book as not many [books] I find have a protagonist who has any sort of disability. I was also pleased that Alex has a couple of very good friends that don’t treat him differently just because he was born without vision.

I am very much looking forward to the next book in the series that we’re told will be narrated by someone other than Alex. Now I have a couple guesses, but am not going to share them as I do not want to give away too much of the story. And I thank the author Emlyn Chand and Novel Publicity for allowing me to join the Farsighted book tour.

Farsighted by Emlyn Chand is scheduled to be released in print on Nov. 24, 2011 and is currently available for Kindle on


*Disclaimer: I received this from the author and Novel Publicity as part of their book tour. Please see my disclaimer policy for more information.

Book Tour Information:

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’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 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 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

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9 Responses to “

Review: Farsighted by Emlyn Chand

  • Megan says:

    Sounds like an interesting book and you’ve written a great review!

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair
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    • Jaclyn says:

      Hi Megan,

      Sorry it has taken me so long to reply to your comment. I haven’t been feeling very good the last week. :-( Thank you for your kind feed back, I went onto your blog only to find that I had already signed into GFC. ;-) You have a very attractive blog! I sent you an email so I hope you get it!
      a big thank you again for such kind words on my review during my very first blog book tour!
      I’ll be having a LOT of events and chances to win various prizes starting next week!! Most of the giveaways will be as part of a book blog tour!


  • Emlyn Chand says:

    Thank you so much for reviewing Farsighted, Jaclyn. I’m so glad you liked it and that you found Alex to be a strong character. Open Heart will definitely be quicker right from the beginning. Now that we already know the characters, it will be easier to jump right into the story. You’ll learn a whole lot about one of the characters that you didn’t know very well before. So excited to release Open Heart and see what readers think! :-D

    If you find yourself on Amazon or GoodReads over the next few days, would you mind cross-posting your review there? I’d really appreciate it.

    Thank you!
    Emlyn Chand recently posted..Books you’ll adore: Two Moons of Sera by Pavarti K TylerMy Profile

    • Jaclyn says:

      Emlyn Chand,
      You’re very welcome! :-) I had a great time reading Farsighted and writing my review. Yes, I will cross post on Amazon, GoodReads and LibraryThing in the next few days as I get a chance to catch my breath. I don’t know if you saw my post from Monday, but I had a slip and hurt my already recovering leg. I’m still recovering from that incident. I very much look forward to reading Open Heart and hope you will think of me when it comes time to review it. I really enjoyed being a part of my first book tour!

  • Rebekah says:

    I got chills watching the Book Trailer! I am super interested in reading this book it sounds fascinating!
    Fabulous interview! Very captivating!
    Rebekah! <3

  • Emlyn Chand says:

    Oh no! No, I didn’t see that you hurt yourself :-( Are you feeling better now? The holidays are hectic enough without the added problems. I’m so sorry to hear you’re not well!

    Emlyn Chand recently posted..Read it & win! Check out this excerpt from YA novel The Gaia Wars, then find out how you can win an autographed copy!My Profile

  • Laurie Carlson
    Twitter: laurieisreading

    I had to read your review on Farsighted as I was also part of this tour, too! Good review. When I did my post, I did not know Emlyn was writing a sequel! Interesting read, huh!
    Laurie Carlson

  • Beckie says:

    Great review. I loved the book too. :)

    - Beckie
    Beckie recently posted..{ Author Interview: } YA Fantasy Author: Sarahjane FunnellMy Profile

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