This is a guest post by Farsighted super fan, Rebecca Boucher
This post is dedicated to Twilight fans. If you are looking for something to read now that the saga is coming to a close look no farther, Farsighted is your cure. The similarities are striking, but not so much as to be a carbon copy. Fans of YA and paranormal romance will not be disappointed. Below are just a few points to peak your curiosity.
We all remember the scene in Twilight where Edward is explaining Alice’s ability to tell the future. “Alice’s visions are subjective,” he tells Bella. In other words, don’t read too much into them. As the plot of Farsighted develops, we learn the same can be said of Alex’s visions. He “sees” Simmi getting killed, he “sees” her in some kind of struggle with Dax, but is this what will come to pass? Or has the subjective stepped in? Has Alex not seen the complete picture?
Of course, there are similarities beyond the main character’s ability to tell the future—mind reading, seeing the future, manipulating emotions, even the start of a love triangle. As you dig deeper, you’ll find the characters of Bella and Simmi have similar personalities. They are both easygoing, trusting, and quick to forgive. Just as Edward leaves Bella alone in the forest, Alex says hateful things to Simmi… and they both let the guys back in their lives without so much as a questioning argument. They are both the new girls in school, befriending the outcast guy, both have introverted tendencies.
Then we have the outgoing best friend types. Just as Alice pulls Bella to parties and shopping, Sharpi brings Simmi out of her shell as the perfect contrast to their quieter counterparts. Alice sees the future, while Sharpi can see the dead (which I personally find to be a much cooler power). Both powers prove to be important to the plot development as the main characters further become embroiled in their respective conflicts.
Dax, what can we say about Dax? Like Jasper he is learning to control his power. As Jasper learns to deal with the “vegetarian” vampire lifestyle, Dax has to learn how to control his volatile telekinetic powers.
It will be interesting to see where Farsighted takes us in that future. Will Simmi fall in love with Alex, or will Alex find a true connection with Sharpi. Will Dax turn out to be evil? Or will the connection with Alex be a strong force to contend with? I eagerly await the second chapter to Farsighted.
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