“They say that right before you die your whole life flashes before you – a medley of your own personal greatest hits. Well then, I must be about to live, because events that haven’t happened yet are constantly pushing themselves into my head.”
Published October 17, 2011 by Blue Crown Press
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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.
At first I felt sorry for Alex not have any sight. I cannot imagine having to live life not being able to see the vibrant colors or the look on my children’s face when they smile brightly. I soon realized that Alex does not need pity! He is fine just the way he is and actually does quite well without being able to see.
I loved the characters of Simmi & Shapri. Shapri was my favorite, she was not afraid of anything and could care less what people thought. If she had something to say, she was right in your face saying and getting her answer. Simmi was quiet and soft-spoken, very sweet. It is no wonder that Alex had fallen for her.
I gave the book a 4 specifically for the storyline. The storyline was unique and different. It was nice to read a story about psychics instead of the typical werewolf/vampire theme. There were times that the story seemed to drag, but the storyline alone was enough to keep me going. I did not feel the connection to the characters that I would have liked to.
I am excited to see where the story leads to with these character. The next installment is due to come out sometime in 2012.
“There are two types of visions. Those that will happen no matter what, and those that can be stopped.
Now more than ever, I wish I could tell them apart.”
*Thanks to Pump Up Your Books for allowing me to take part in this book Tour!