Friday, 8 March 2013

Blog Tour : Farsighted & Open Heart Blog Tour, Book Review (216).

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Open Heart (Farsighted #2)

Simmi Shergill's life is a mess. Her powers of psychic feeling are on the fritz, and Grandon Township's sudden population boom has brought quite a few unsavory characters to town. She also looks like an over-blown balloon in her size 14 pants, but not even starving herself seems to be working as a diet plan. Well, at least her boyfriend, Alex, loves her so much he'd do anything for her. Last summer he even risked his life to protect her from the mysterious boy everyone was convinced wanted to kill her. The problem is, she's not so sure she feels the same way. Is Alex really the man of her dreams? And why can't she stop fixating on her would-be killer, Dax? Whenever he's around, part of her wants to run screaming in the other direction while the other part longs to run into his embrace, no matter who she'd hurt or what she'd risk. Simmi's loyalty is on the line. Who will she choose-the blind seer who loves her, or the charming telekinetic with "bad idea" written all over him? Emotions run high as the tension mounts in book two of the Farsighted series.
My Thoughts.
While I enjoyed the storyline of this book and I managed to finish it in a day, I was let down by my dislike for the lead heroine Simmi, I wasn't really a fan of hers in the the previous book Farsighted but I really couldn't stand her at all in this book.
And while Simmi and Alex are now together the relationship is pretty much one sided, while Alex is in love with her Simmi doesn't reciprocate and instead lies to him and strings him along especially now that she is attracted to Dax whom is living with Alex and his family.
Simmi is hiding a secret, she is battling bulimia, a condition that only worsens throughout the story along with her sense of self-esteem, Dax helps her feel more comfortable and happy with the skin that she's in.
As in Farsighted I really loved Shapri's character, she's not afraid to speak her mind and I'm hoping that she ends up together with Alex, you can tell from the way that she defends him in this book that she really likes him but because she's Simmi's best friend she'd never think to betray her in that way.
I'm really looking forward to the next book which is from Shapri's pov, a character that I really love and which hopefully features a lot more Alex.
I give this 3.5/5.

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.

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Emlyn Chand emerged from the womb with a fountain pen clutched 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 firmNovel Publicity Best known for her Young Adult novels, she is also developing a small, but devoted, following to her children's book series and is beginning to dabble in other genres as well. Emlyn enjoys connecting with readers and is available via almost every social media site in existence. for more info. Don't forget to say "hi" to her sun conure Ducky!

Note: Emlyn also writes romance under the pen name, Darby Davenport.
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  1. Thanks for the honest and frank review!

  2. Thank you for your very thoughtful review, Sarah! Based on what you're saying here, I think you're going to go ga-ga for Pitch. It'll be here in a couple months. YAY!

    Emlyn :-D