Tuesday, December 27, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Farsighted by Emlyn Chand

Book Description:

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 it on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.  (As part of this special promotional extravaganza sponsored by Novel Publicity, the price of Farsighted eBook edition is just 99 cents this week.)

Book Review:
The name of this blog is "Judge Not By The Covers", and this book would be a prime example of  why every person should follow that rule first and foremost when it comes to choosing books to read ( I will touch on this matter again down below). The book description which features Alex, will grab you hook, line and sinker.. I mean come on, who doesn't love a book where there is a guy and a girl involved (romance), some hurdles to overcome (of the paranormal kind), enough action to keep you on the edge of your seat and new destiny's to be made for all characters involved. I MEAN IT MAKES FOR SOME GREAT READING!   

I sat down with the book after forcing my kids to play outside (I told them it was because they needed exercise but it was really just because mommy needed some much needed "quiet time".)

Anyways, Right off the bat I was pleasantly surprised by the characters and the authors ability to bring them to life on paper and in my head. Alex is amazing, his parents can be infuriating and loving at the same time, Miss Teak is mysterious, Shapri can be so distant and Simmi is the link that binds them all together. 

Without giving to much more away I will say, the book flowed great and I was actually able to read it in one sitting. At this point I am really anxious to read Open Heart (Farsighted: Book 2). You can expect a cover reveal in February 2012 and a book 
release in late spring.

O.k..So now to touch on the "Cover Issue" that I had with this book. The issue to me is really simple.. The guy on the cover doesn't do Alex justice at all!! Not saying I can do much better at portraying him but I am darn well gonna try.   :)~  Here are some covers I came up with. 


So what do you think?
(make sure to leave a comment below and let me know)

By purchasing this fantastic book at an incredibly low price, you can enter to win many awesome prizes, including lots of Amazon gift cards (up to $100 in amount) and 5 autographed copies of the book. Be sure to enter before the end of the day on Friday, December 30th, so you don’t miss out.

To Win the Prizes

Purchase your copy of Farsighted for just 99 cents on Amazon or Barnes & Noble
  1. Fill-out the form on Novel Publicity to enter for the prizes
  2. Visit today’s featured event; you may win an autographed copy of the book or a $50 gift card!
  3. BONUS: If you leave a comment on this blog post, you have another chance at $100!
  4. DOUBLE BONUS: If I receive more comments than any other blogger, *I* win $100.

...And I can win too!

Over 100 bloggers are participating in this gigantic event, and there are plenty of prizes for us too. The blogger who receives the most votes in the traffic-breaker poll will win a $100 gift card as well. So when you visit Novel Publicity’s site to fill-out the contest entry form, don’t forget to say that I referred you, so I can get a point in the poll.

The Featured Events include:

Monday, a guest blog on Novel Publicity! Emlyn kicks off the tour on the Novel Publicity Free Advice blog by discussing her brightly burning passion for books in a guest post entitled “My journey through the pages and toward a life-long love of reading.” One commenter will win an autographed copy of Farsighted. Don’t forget to enter for the other contest prizes while you’re over there!

Tuesday, Twitter sharing contest! A tweet is tiny, only 140 characters. But on Tuesday, it could win you $50. Send the following tweet across the twittersphere, and you just may win a $50 Amazon gift card. An autographed copy of Farsighted is also up for grabs. The winners will be announced Wednesday morning. Here’s the tweet: Looking for a fun read to round out your holiday break? The paranormal YA hit Farsighted is just 99 cents! http://ow.ly/81Dt1 #whirlwind

Wednesday, Google+ sharing contest! Yup, there’s yet another awesome opportunity to win a $50 Amazon gift card, and this time it just takes a single click! Visit Google+ and share Emlyn Chand’s most recent post (you’ll see the Stay Farsighted book cover included with it). On Thursday morning, one lucky sharer will be $50 richer. An autographed copy of Farsighted is also up for grabs. Two chances to win with just one click! How about that?

Thursday, Facebook sharing contest! Stop by Novel Publicity’s Facebook page and share their latest post (you’ll see the Farsighted book cover included with it). It’s ridiculously easy to win! On Friday morning, one lucky sharer will be $50 richer. An autographed copy of Farsightedis also up for grabs.

Friday, special contest on the author’s site! Are you ready for some more fun? Take a picture of yourself with your copy of Farsighted either in paperback or on an eReading device, then post it to Emlyn Chand’s Facebook page or email a copy to author@emlynchand.com. You just way win one of three Amazon gift cards! A $100 prize will go to the photo with the most interesting setting (so put your holiday travel time to work for you). Another $50 will go the funniest photo, and one more prize of $50 will go the scariest photo—this is a paranormal YA book after all. An autographed copy of Farsighted will go to one randomly selected entrant. For more details about this contest, please visit www.emlynchand.com.

Remember, it’s all about the books!

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 her on her websiteTwitterFacebook, or GoodReads.


Emlyn Chand said...

Very cool, Celina! I'm glad you enjoyed Farsighted and that it gave you some rest from the chillin's. Your cover ideas are very cool. I like the artistry of the first one and the grunginess of the second. The second probably nails Alex best.

Any chance you'd cross-post this review to Amaon and GoodReads for me, pretty pretty please? :-D

Thank you again!

CelinaOrtiz said...

I am in the process posting them there! Keep a lookout. And thanks for the opportunity to read Farsighted...

Jennivie Wirries said...

I just purchased my copy. I have one other book to knock off and then I will be diving in. I was intrigued by the description and you can NEVER have enough books!
The good people of http://www.facebook.com/MHAFH sent me here. Go show them some love <3

Jenny said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! This book is on my to-read list!!

BellaColella said...

LOVE THE blog!!;)))))) thanks for this!!;))



KylieOrtiz said...

My mom and I read this book together and I loved it. *waves "HI" to mommy*


Tracy DeLuca said...

So I bought my copy, it sounds really good! I can't wait to get a moment to actually read it. Glad you brought this to my attention!

Anonymous said...

I share and click and try but I want to say Thanks for the contest and this is an AWESOME book.I sent several shares on it and emails to friends and fellow readers because this is a GREAT read.This blog has really helped me find great reads!!!


Seduced By Books said...

sounds very interesting - i liked your 3rd cover and i like the original - i think just as your blog says you gotta give a book a chance but i can say i'm guilty of a book cover drawing me in to see if i wanna read it.
seduced by books

Anonymous said...

I am going to get it on Friday. Thanks for the suggestion :0)~


Melissa Ringsted said...

I like your first cover...and the original of course! Don't you just love Novel Publicity?!

CelinaOrtiz said...

@ Melissa... I do love Novel Publicity.. I have only been with them a short time but Emlyn has been great to work with.. It doesn't hurt that she is an amazing writer as well. :) I hope to be part of many more future tours!

Tianna Scott said...

Awesome review, Celina! Will be buying this as soon as i can!

Amy Jones said...

Awesome review! This book sounds really interesting and I enjoyed all of the covers! :)

twihors said...

Sounds cool got the site from a fan on willow cross page and hope I can win 100.00 sure would come.in handy so I can buy a kindle so I can read all these books.

Cynthia Garcia said...

I really like the cover where the guy is covering his face!

I have this book on my Kindle and will be starting it soon!

dawnmomoffour said...

I love your first cover Celina. It's very eye catching. Sounds like a really good book. Can't wait to get my hands on it. Thanks for the giveaway!
-Dawn aka dawnmomoffour

JaclynsMusings said...

I like the concept of creating new covers, but prefer the one that is actually on the book as of right now with the shattered lens.
I'm also a fellow blogger on this tour! I very much enjoyed reading Farsighted and can't wait for the next book in the series. I have a couple guesses from whose perspective it might be told from but will just have to wait and see!
Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

Krystal Larson said...

Loved the review-especially your description of the characters!

Ella said...

Hey there! I finally got a chance to visit your blog! I was on blogs all day, so xD Very nice review! I need to read this book soon and nice on the cover re dos! (: Thank you for posting!


Samantha K said...

I like the cover you did in the middle. The one where its a body view and we see the walking stick. That one's really cool =)