Friday, March 2, 2012

Blind Sight Through the Eyes of Leocardo Reyes

My Thoughts on Blind Sight Through the Eyes of Leocardo Reyes:

Leocardo and his sister Odette end up on an island in which they have no idea how they got there or why. All Leocardo wants to do is go home, while Odette settles comfortably in her new "home". As time goes on, they understand why they are there and understand more about what has been happening to them.

This story has an interesting story line and I so wanted to like it, but I really couldn't get into it. I didn't care for the main character, Leocardo, as he was whiny - not what I want from an older brother who needs to protect his sister. Since the book was told from the main character's point of view and I didn't like him, it made this a slow go for me.

Odette was unusual and there wasn't much to learn about her. Although she seemed to be key to the story, we didn't really get to know her at all. She was in and out of the story, but even though Leocardo was worried about her, I didn't get any "real" feelings.

For me, this book was OK as I did like the plot, but the characters were just not for me.

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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. Hey there, Tweezle. Thanks for taking time to read and review Leocardo's novel. Although the characters did not resonate for you, I'm glad the plot interested you. Best of luck with your future reading endeavours!


  2. Oh, and I just adore the website design and layout of your blog! Very professional and artistic. The best combination ;)

    - Ermisenda



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