By Emlyn Chand
Paperback ISBN 978-0983930839 $12.95, Hardcover ISBN 978-0983930822 $19.95, Kindle ASIN B005WXFG54 $2.99
I received a copy of Farsighted as a judge for the Global eBook Awards in return for my unbiased review and score. Right away I liked Farsighted it involved an unlikely hero and a paranormal storyline that was vastly different from the many offerings of vampires, fae and elves.
The hero in Farsighted is a blind teenager, Alex, who suddenly discovers that he is able to glimpse the future, only the future he sees is highly disturbing. It involves the death of his best friend, a girl named Simmi who has unusual gifts of her own.
Alex has visions of another teenager, a boy named Dax whose gift is telekinesis. In his visions, Alex sees Simmi die repeatedly in a multitude of ways. Alex decides he must hone his gift so he can better protect Simmi. In the end, he decides he must go looking for Dax and confront him, as it is the only way to keep Simmi safe, but how do you find someone you have only seen in visions?
Chand masterfully builds and releases the tension throughout the story and the reader can definitely feel the anxiety that Alex is experiencing and how much he wants to protect his friends from this menace. The characters are rich, multidimensional, and so interesting. I felt like I could sit down and talk with them they were so well developed.
I would highly recommend Farsighted to readers who are looking for a suspenseful, wonderfully developed paranormal novel that has just enough romance tossed in to make it interesting.