Open Heart (Farsighted #2)
I know this book isn't out yet, but I'm still going to give the cover and the blurb a 5 stars because the story line has changed from one narrative to another, which ...more
Emlyn Chand gets major kudos for writing a series of books that aren’t Caucasian-centric. I don't get why so many YA fiction authors (and genre fiction writers in general) seem to write ...more
The first thing that stands out in this book is its characters. We have a few new characters introduced to us in this second installment. The biggest advantage of h ...more
It takes the same characters from Farsighted, but now we're inside Simmi's head instead of Alex's. Simmi is a sympathetic lead and one I wanted to be friends with and kill at the same time. She's hard on herself like alot of teen girl ...more
I read Farsighted #1 last year and liked it just fine...but you know what I love about THIS particular book? I just can't stop thinking "Damn Ms Chand - you've outdone yourself!" Simmi's characte ...more
I will be honest. I didnt like this one as much as Farsighted. Farsighted was so sooo much better.
My main problem in this book was Simmi. That girl was just getting on my nerves. I didnt like her. She was so unsympathetic. She was doing one stupidity after another. She thougt about herself how ugly, fat etc., she is. Damn it, when I am not satisfied with myself, Ill do something about it. And throwing up isnt a solution. Plus she hates herself. How can I like someone who hates himself?
It seems Alex couldn’t catch a break in this book. A lot of things in this story didn’t go as he would have liked and I couldn’t help but shake my head at some of his solutions to ...more
This novel is engaging and has a good pace throughout the book, keeping the reader's interest. The twists in the story are done well and make one eager for the next installment in this series.
I think the character of Simmi was very well done. She is very dynamic. I found myself hating her through most of the book, yet still liking the book. The glimpse into the mindset of a teenage girl with an eating disorder is e ...more
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Part 1: Root
First, I'll have to point out that the Farsighted series is very vis ...more
I love reading book series and was especially excited to be able to read them as part of two book tours for Ms. Emlyn Chand. I am so happy I did, especially now that I have finished Open Heart.
One thing I do want to say before I go into the review of Open Heart are the new cover for Farsighted and collection of covers for the rest of the series are amazingly beautiful. I was privy to be able to do a cover reveal for not only Open Heart but the upcoming third novel due out Spring of 2013. I now h...more
Open Heart è il secondo libro della serie Farsighted (la recensione del primo volume la potete trovare QUI) e devo dire che è decisamente diverso. In primo luogo per il cambio di voce narrante; se nel primo è Alex che ci conduce dentro la storia, questa volta è Simmi, la sua ragazza indiana, a raccontare gli eventi. Inoltre anche il focus mi sembra leggermente cambiato: nel primo libro ci si concentra sulla ...more
In Farsighted, we only see Simmi through Alex's eyes. ...more
If you have NOT read Farsighted please read with caution. There are some spoilers that were unavoidable. Proceed with caution . . .
I was a little iffy about the first book, Farsighted, but let me tell you; this book is so much better. I think my main problem with Farsighted was Alex doesn't seem realistic. As a teenage boy, he just doesn't act like one, in my opinion. However, this book is from Simmi's point of view and it's fantastic. There's many ti ...more
Rating: ★★★ 1/2
Open Heart, the second installment in the series by Chand, focuses more on Simmi's story and POV. The story picks up from where Farsighted left off. Here we encounter what happens after Dax settles down, the blossoming of Alex's and Simmi's relationship, introduction of new players and other interesting developments.
I enjoyed reading Farsighted and comparing Open Heart to the first book, I kinda liked Farsighted better. The vibe of that st ...more
Open Heart has been on my TBR list for sometime now so when I was asked to read it I jumped at the opportunity. A while back I read and reviewed Farsighted which is the first book in this series and really enjoyed it. The premise for these books are unique and quite intriguing. With Open Heart I had so many mixed feelings as I was reading that I found myself taking breaks from the book here and there so I could completely under ...more
I was never a Team Simmi girl. She was more of a prop character in Farsighted, and I felt she was fake-ish and shallow. I said fake-ish because I wasn't entirely sure, but Open Heart came along and confirmed everything.
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The deal is, Simmi has thins whole self-loathing problem where she has all these negative thoughts about herself like "omg i'm too fat" and "omg i'm too ugly". It's not a problem though, since t ...more
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Protagonist: Simmi's life has been turned upside down ever since her powers spiked last summer trying to protect her friends and all those at the Central Park zoo. Now she can barely control her feelings, both romantic and those she aims toward herself. She sees herself as an unsavory size and at the beginning of the book she is starv ...more
Open Heart basically continues on from near where book one, Farsighted, left off. Simmi and Alex are now ...more
The first book in the series, Farsighted, related eve ...more
This time we follow Simmi. And we see the world in an entirly different way than we did with Alex. For starters, i had no idea that Simmi was size fourteen/twelve. When Alex talked about her, i saw what he saw. Something beautiful. So when Simmi starts to worries about her figure i'm like "why?". It was the first time i get to see how all the characters really look on the outside. A ...more
After the events of last summer, Simmi Shergill is in a constant state of fear and trepidation; being convinced that you are going to die can do that to a person. Her psychic powers and focus are out of control, her boyfriend Alex is all about "I love you"s, she's feeling a strange attraction to Alex's nemesis, Dax, and her weight is making her self-conscious. To top that off, something sinister is happening in Grandon Township, and Simmi may be one of the only ones able to sense t ...more
She was also pushing away Alex at first, and being hars ...more
Melissa Storm is a mother first, and everything else second. She used to write under the pseudonym Emlyn Chand, but finally had the confidence to come out as herself to the world. Her fiction is highly personal and often based on true stories. Writing is Melissa's way of showing her daughter just how beautiful life can be, when you pay attention to the everyday wonders that surround us.