Thursday, March 14, 2013

3 STARS | Open Heart by Emlyn Chand

Title: Open Heart
Series: Farsighted #2
Author: Emlyn Chand
Age Group: Young Adult
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Romance
Elements: Psychic Abilities, Ghosts
Setting Location: Midwestern Town of Grandon
Publisher: Blue Crown Press
Format: PDF
ISBN-13: 978-0983930846
Published: May 25th, 2012
Source: Good Choice Reading Book Tours
Events: Book Tour
Rating: ★★★
Series Reviews: Farsighted

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 helping.

At least she has Alex, the boyfriend who 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.

Just one problem: she's not so sure she feels the same way. Is Alex really the man of her dreams? Why can't she stop fixating on her would-be killer, Dax? Part of her wants to run screaming in the other direction whenever Dax is around, while the other part longs to run into his embrace, no matter whom she'd hurt or what she'd risk.

Simmi's loyalty is on the line. Whom will she choose—the blind seer who loves her, or the charming telekinetic with "bad idea" written all over him? Emotions run high in the tension-packed book two of the Farsighted series.
Unfortunately, I didn't like Open Heart as much as I liked Farsighted. It felt like most of the book was about Simmi feeling bad for herself, and I'm not a big fan of main characters that are having a pity party the entire book. It also didn't feel like Open Heart was leading up to anything like Farsighted lead up to the trip to New York to confront Dax. So I was kind of disappointed with this book. I didn't feel all the excitement I felt while I was reading Farsighted.

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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 firm Novel 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. Visit for more info. Don't forget to say "hi" to her sun conure Ducky!

Emlyn also writes romance under the pen name, Darby Davenport.

Disclaimer: This review was originally posted in 2013 to my book blog, A Bibliophiles Thoughts on Books.


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