Saturday, March 3, 2012

Blind Sight Through the Eyes of Aniela Dawson

My Thoughts on Blind Sight Through the Eyes of Aniela Dawson:

Aniela Dawson is part of the royal family on the island of Edaion. She's the youngest of three children and the youngest princess. Her older sister, Tia, is not favored by their mother, but instead, Aniela receives her sister's birthright because she is the "better" of the two sisters - she listens and does everything she is supposed to do.

When Aniela meets Leocardo and Odette, she becomes involved with them, I'm not sure why she's drawn to them, but she becomes immersed in their lives and gets caught up in Odette's gift and Leocardo's drama.

Told from Aniela's point of view, one would expect to really get to know her better, but I still don't. She is nice, sweet and likable to others, but I didn't feel any kind of connection. I did learn more about her story and her family life, but I needed more - a realism that wasn't happening for me.

I did enjoy the plot to this book as well as getting to see more of the Royal family, but with no real connection with the main character, I found this book to be just an OK read.

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Learn more about Blind Sight:

A blind girl drawing is abnormal even on the magical island of Edaion where leaves brush themselves into piles in the middle of the night. So when Odette Reyes, a girl blind from birth, begins to experience ominous side effects of the island's "gift," her brother Leocardo and best friend Aniela must figure out what the doctors cannot. As an immigrant, Leocardo is not biased by accepted rules of magic and determines that Odette's drawings are premonitions. Aniela grew up with magic and knows premonitions are impossible. She determines Odette is a medium channeling voiceless spirits.

Who is right? Whose eyes will you read through?

Both books are "volume one" you can read one without the other and still get a complete story, but you won't see how the characters interpret the same situation differently.

Buy the book! Both volumes are available as an e-book for Kindle (Aniela's vol. / Leocardo's vol.) and Nook (Aniela's vol. / Leocardo's vol.) Don't have an e-reader, pick up a PDF on Smashwords (Aniela's vol. / Leocardo's vol.)

The paperback special edition will be available in the fall (northern hemisphere).

The authors:

Eliabeth wrote her first mini-series in second grade when the teacher told her she was not old enough to write a chapter book. Regrettably, for fear of turning into a starving artist, Eliabeth played it safe in college and is now a recent William Jewell graduate with a BA in International Business and Japanese. She now returns to what she truly loves, creating worlds for people to escape to and characters for them to fall in love with.

  Ermisenda began writing Harry Potter fan-fiction at the age of twelve and started developing her own writing at fourteen when she joined play sites and completed her first crime novel at fifteen. Although her favorite genres were crime and fantasy, she reads a bit of everything. Driven by the desire to evoke the kaleidoscope of emotions her favorite authors are able to, she kept writing. Growing up bilingual amongst her Spanish family in Australia, she found a love and deep appreciation for language and the power it wielded. She is now a Psychology major at the University of Newcastle. Together, they write as Ermilia.

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I received a copy of this book from the authors for this tour. I was not required to write a positive review, but instead, one that gives my honest opinion.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for taking the time to read both novels and write reviews. We appreciate your feedback as we are always striving to make the next book better than the last.

    -Eliabeth Hawthorne



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