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First Visions (Second Sight #1)

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  1,056 Ratings  ·  167 Reviews
Two years ago, 21-year-old Kate Edwards became deathly ill and slipped into a coma. While unconscious, she crept into the mind of a missing boy and awoke with the knowledge of his location. Friends and family were skeptical and wary of her new ability to see into the minds of others. Their fears prompted Kate to keep her psychic powers a secret. Feeling alienated, she drop ...more
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Published April 27th 2012
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Mar 11, 2013 Jill rated it really liked it
This book was part of a blog tour, I recieved a copy for my honest review.
This was a great book for those who like a little bit of suspense and mystery with their romance. Also it was very informative for a first book of a series without being to heavy. I liked that. I loved Katie's character, she was a bit clueless,but she had her reasons and she knew it; her snarky dry wit was just perfect. She had been through a lot and had built up a fair few defensive walls and I couldn't blame her at all.
Felicia Chien
May 18, 2012 Felicia Chien rated it really liked it
Book: First Vistions, Second Sight by Heather Wood
Pages: 228
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Source: Sent from author

Short Synopsis: Ever since waking up from a coma, Kate Edwards receives visions of the past, which in turn helps her to find a missing boy.

My Thoughts: An interesting change of the psychic genre, and kept me wanting to read more through out the novel.

Kate Edwards, now 21, has survived a two year coma. Upon waking from the coma, Kate was able to locate a missing boy. And when the inf
Carla Playa
Oct 13, 2012 Carla Playa rated it it was amazing
I picked this up when it was free on Amazon and I'm glad I did! I loved Kate's personality and watching her have to deal with a lot of different emotions over being psychic. I felt the author did a good job of showing Kate's emotions and her scenes with the cop were very cute.
Rain Endever
May 08, 2012 Rain Endever rated it it was amazing
I received the book last night and it only took me a little less then a day to finish. I ABSOLUTELY adored the characters. Kate (Katie), Jared, Darlene, Julie, etc... were relatable and easy to connect with. Kate, our main heroine, is sarcastic and it's practically impossible to not see yourself in her. Sheltered for a little over two years (due to a coma) the young twenty-one year old finds herself in a predicament which is brought on when the stunning Detective Jared Corbett appears on her fro ...more
Jun 13, 2012 ~JenRen~ rated it really liked it
Jenren’s Review: First Visions – Second Sight Book 1
Heather Topham Wood

Published: May 1, 2012
ISBN-13: 9781470171575


Two years ago, 21-year-old Kate Edwards became deathly ill and slipped into a coma. While unconscious, she crept into the mind of a missing boy and awoke with the knowledge of his location.

Friends and family were skeptical and wary of her new ability to see into the minds of others. Their fears prompted Kate to keep her psychic powers a
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21-year-old Kate has been having visions when she dreams since she contracted meningitis and ended up in a coma. Since her first vision where she found an abducted boy, she’s kept quiet and not told anyone about the visions as a way to protect herself from people’s looks and stares, and the attention of the press.

When a police officer – Jared, turns up at her door asking for help locating a missing little girl she refuses, but when she then dreams
Michelle Flick
Jun 03, 2012 Michelle Flick rated it really liked it
I really liked Kate because she's snarky. She's not afraid to throw out an insult. She's not afraid to tell Jared to back off - "because she's not psychic" - even though she is. I also liked Kate because she is gaurded against all the non-believers in the world. And who can blame her? But when it comes to an 8 year old, a terrifying dream, and a pushy mom - Kate has to tell someone. How do you not protect a little girl. It would make you a monster and Kate knows this.

Kate's lucky that Jared is
Jun 16, 2012 KatieBookQueen rated it it was amazing

It’s not very often that I give a perfect rating to a first in a series but First Visions is definitely an exception. This story is unique and really keeps you hooked – I flew through it!

I seriously adore Kate Edwards. She is everything I love about a character: charming, sweet, strong-headed and totally hilarious! The chemistry between her and Jared is totally brilliant and I anticipated every scene that contained the two of th
Jessica Karou

Kate wakes up from a coma with the ability to dream other people's thoughts or things that happened to them during the day. With the hope of finding his girlfriend's little sister, Jared (a detective) hopes Kate can help. Lines blur and feelings get hurt, can Kate help find the little girl without getting her heart broken?

Kate was a very real character. She has lived a sheltered life after being ridiculed for her psychic ability, she cannot help her feelings for Jared and get's super confused
Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
I have never read a book like this one before. First Visions is about a girl who wakes up from a coma and is able to help find missing people through the visions she has when she is asleep. This plot keeps you on your toes as you hope that they will find the missing girl in time.

Kate, the unwilling psychic, was a bit immature at times and quite snarky. She is trying to live a normal life when she is asked to help find a girl who was taken from her home. As she starts to have visions of what happ
Felicity Cain
Aug 26, 2012 Felicity Cain rated it it was amazing
Interesting premise for a novel with a funny and easy to relate to main character.
Jess (Reading is My Neverland)
May 12, 2012 Jess (Reading is My Neverland) rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Kate and Jared's chemistry, and cannot wait for the sequel.
Nikki May
Nov 04, 2015 Nikki May rated it really liked it
I didn't expect to be captured by this how I was, I thought it would be an interesting read but that was all, I was wrong it was much more than an interesting read it was like a paranormal fantasy love story it had a mixture of a lot of things love, timidness, hurt, pain.

The characters were built in a nice slow way, not just dumped on you as a reader. I like Kate she was kind of shy and had a very low confidence but had a lot of sarcasm and bitterness, the more we got to know her the more I und
A Canadian Girl
Mar 16, 2013 A Canadian Girl rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
For a self-published novel, Heather Topham Wood’s First Visions was a well-written mystery. The book, however, lost some stars when it came to the main character of Kate and the romance.

After contracting meningitis, Kate emerges out of a coma with a vision about an abduction case. Having seen her family’s and friends’ reactions to her newfound ability, Kate now pretends that she can no longer see visions of people’s past. Hiding her true self though has led to Kate becoming very defensive and be
Jul 06, 2012 Natalie rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic book, it was 110 pages that I could not put down and can't wait for the second in this series. For such a small book it has made a huge impact on me, I am not really sure where I stand on the whole second sight if I believe or not believe but this story certainly captures you right from the very start.
I liked very much all the characters the Author has created, Kate I would have to say is my favorite and Jarred, the story flows well and I really like the author's style of w
Emily (Book Jems)
As seen on Ed and Em's Reviews!

In First Visions, a young woman named Kate Edwards is hiding her strange ability to see into the minds of other. She tries to keep her visions to herself because after solving the case of a missing child when she woke up from a coma, she was alienated due to the spotlight of the media. When detective Jared Corbett comes her to help solve the case of his girlfriend's missing younger sister, she is reluctant to help. Kate suffered at the hands of the press before, th
Jun 26, 2012 Tana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First Visions by Heather Topham Wood

I really enjoyed First Visions written by Heather Topham Wood, her writing was great, and she made me laugh out loud at Kate’s funny and sarcastic dialogue. I’ve always said it takes a great writer to make a reader feel actual emotions while reading a book, and Heather does this well.

We are introduced to Kate; she is a bit of a recluse caused by the media attention she received when she had a vision of where a kidnapped boy was being held. Kate had contracted
Sep 23, 2012 Julie rated it it was amazing
Ebook: First Visions: Second Sight Book One

Author :Heather Topham

Fiction, Paranormal, Thriller

This review may contain spoilers

I was given this by the author for an honest review

Summary: Two years ago, 21-year-old Kate Edwards became deathly ill and slipped into a coma. While unconscious, she crept into the mind of a missing boy and awoke with the knowledge of his location. Friends and family were sceptical and wary of her new ability to see into the minds of others. Their fears prompted Kate to
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
First Visions is one of those books that has you thinking about the supernatural world and what lies beyond what the eyes can see. Have you ever had a dream or premonition about someone or something? Have you ever wondered if that dream you had was reality or just a very vivid dream? Kate Edwards is living the life. She is going to college and doing normal things college kids do until one day she gets sick. She feels sick and she is not sure what is happening to her but she feels like death. The ...more
Mar 15, 2013 Adriana rated it really liked it
She's Got Books on Her Mind

Kate's felt out of place for a long time. Ever since she came out of a coma two years ago she's been able to see visions of the past. The one that got her in trouble was about a little boy that was missing at the time. She was able to describe where he was which led to his rescue. After that people either thought she was a freak and left her or they thought they could find their missing loved ones with her help and wouldn't leave her alone. The problem is that even if
*** I got a copy of this book from the author for review purposes. ***

Slipping into a coma, waking up out of it and ending up with a power to 'see' uncontrolled visions, is not Kate's idea of enjoying her teen life. But, that's exactly what happened to her. When she first had the vision of a missing boy, she shares that knowledge with the authorities. But soon after it reached the public, Kate was treated as a freak by friends and family, and was secluded from all social activities. Dejected by
Autum Bredmose
Jun 05, 2012 Autum Bredmose rated it it was amazing
The funny thing about reading a book to review is that you pay attention to the book a lot more and definitely analyze it to death. There are some books you don’t want to finish and others you don’t want to end. This friends is one that I barely had to analyze and didn’t want to end. Kate Edwards is a 21 year old girl who woke up from a coma and was able to help police find a missing boy. It’s been two years since then and she barely goes out of the house because of the media circus that ensued. ...more
Mar 12, 2013 Katie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2013
What an amazing plot! A couple of years ago when Katie was in a coma she saw visions of where a missing child was being kept. When she woke from her coma and told the police were they could find the missing boy, you would think she would have been the town hero... WRONG. Since helping out with the kidnapping case a couple of years ago Katie has been a shut in. She doesn't leave her house, she takes online classes and has developed a mild case of agoraphobia. She swears to her family that her "vi ...more
Danica Page (One Page at a Time)
My review can be found at my blog Taking It One Place at a Time.

Disclaimer: I received this for review as part of the Reading Addiction Blog Tour.

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I went into this novel not necessarily knowing what to expect. I love romantic suspense and have read a few novels along this vain (Meg Cabot's series and Lisa McMann's series) and enjoyed them so I thought I'd give this a chance.

I actually really enjoyed this novel. The plot line drew me in from the beginning and I wa
My Reading  Addiction
Jul 15, 2012 My Reading Addiction rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-other

Well, to start with, it is a BEAUTIFUL cover!

I am a huge fan of the Upper YA category. I guess you would say college age. Not necessarily in college but of age to be.

Kate has been through a lot in her life. She suffers a coma and wakes up having had a vision of missing child. She is thrust into the spotlight and loses everything. She feels the need to seclude herself and ignore her visions.

Jared is a detective who has a personal connection to a missing
Kathleen (Kat) Smith

Kate Edwards is tired of being labeled as a freak, and that is precisely why she has remained hidden away from friends, family and being in the public eye. Ever since she awakened from a coma caused by bacterial meningitis, she was given a gift, yet she considers it a curse. She was given what some call, "second sight" or psychic abilities. She has no control over what she will see when she falls asleep at night. Her dreams become visions she sees through the eyes of another person, but of event
Alaiel Kreuz
Mar 13, 2013 Alaiel Kreuz rated it really liked it
First Visions is one of those books that introduced me to a new topic: waking up after a coma to discover you now have psychic powers. I mean... really? I'm very scared of comas and not ever waking up but if after a coma something like that happens to me that would be pretty awesome.

Still, not everything is flowers and unicorns. With a power like that there has to be a downside, right? And that's what Kate, the main character, discovers after a while.

Despite everything she's been going through K
Elise Marion
Aug 06, 2012 Elise Marion rated it really liked it
First Visions is a nice little series starter and introduction for me to Heather Topham Wood. While I felt that it was a predictable take on a much used storyline, the characters are what made it come alive for me.

I particularly liked Jared, as he was the most solid character of the book. He was charming, hot, and likeable. He was also a gentleman, which is something I appreciated while watching him struggle with his feelings for two women. I also appreciated that he was humble despite his sex a
Mary Grace
May 12, 2013 Mary Grace rated it really liked it
Originally posted at The Solitary Bookworm

When you become become sick and be in a come, you expect to die out of it right? Well Kate Edwards thought she would but she woke up. But waking up gave her a gift. A gift to see glimpses in people’s past.

When Kate Edwards woke up, the first thing she did was to help the police find a missing boy through the use of her gift and it marked her as a looney. Life was never the same after that. She lost her friends and then her family saw her differently whic
Jessica (Stuck in Books)
Oh, this book. This book was completely refreshing. It's different from other books I've been throwing myself into lately. The characters are their own, the story is interesting but not the same, and the writing made me smile. Sitting down to read this book made me happy! And I swear, the time spent reading this book flew by. I pretty much read this book in oe sitting, y'all.

Character Rundown:
Kate: Kate is magnificent. She is snarky and independent. But most importantly, she's funny. I love he
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Heather Topham Wood’s obsession with novels began in childhood while growing up in a shore town in New Jersey. Writing since her teens, she recently returned to penning novels after a successful career as a freelance writer. She loves creating imaginary worlds where people behave exactly how she wants them to.

Heather graduated from the College of New Jersey in 2005 and holds a bachelor's degree in
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