by Emlyn Chand
Book Excerpt: chapter one
Just released: October 2011
Publisher: Blue Crown Press
Genre: Paranormal, YA
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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 to complicate matters even more, he's blind. Just when he thinks he'll never have a shot at a normal life, a new girl from India moves into town. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Yes, sophomore year might not be so bad after all.
Unfortunately, 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 begin to suggest that Simmi is in danger. With the help of the mysterious psychic next door and new friends who come bearing gifts of their own, Alex must embark on a journey to change his future.
Hooray! an absolutely fun read that is a coming of age/unlikely hero kind of tale with paranormal elements. This engaging story is told in a fast and upbeat way with likable characters.
* review copy courtesy of author
* read Emlyn's guest post on Jacob Black here
* part of Farsighted blog tour - check it out for more goodies about this book
* part of October Trix-n-Treatz event