Here comes part two of three of my Blind Sight Blog Tour posts. Please see last week’s post on Aniela’s excerpt for my thoughts on that portion of Blind Sight.
Leocardo’s excerpt contained much of the plot and development that Aniela’s has, however, this is from his point of view. I didn’t connect with Leocardo as quickly and fully as I did with Aniela. I did feel that Leocardo was very well thought out and I understood and sympathized with his plight and position.
I really liked several surprises that popped up while in Leocardo’s head. While I am unsure as to the function of his friendship with Tatiana/Leila, it is good to see the character did not completely disappear.
I was interested in seeing Leocardo’s opinion on people, specifically thinking that Aniela and Nate were in a relationship, his own failed attempt with Claudia, and hes budding connection with Aniela.
I thought the significance of the WIlliam character was a bit underused in this section, but I do understand why.
The best part about this section: the end! Wow, just when I thought the cliffhanger in Aniela’s section was juicy, now I read about another one! This second part cliffhanger should definitely keep readers interested in seeing more of the Blind Sight world.
The writing in this half was really tight from the beginning. It was another enjoyable read!
Now, am I Team Anelia, Team Leocardo, or Team Odette? Stay tuned for part three to find out!
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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).
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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