Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Blog Tour: Blind Sight by Ermilia

Welcome to my stop on the Blind Stop Blog Tour
hosted by Ermilia.

Blind Sight Through the Eyes of Aniela Dawson (Blind Sight, #1 Aniela)Blurb:

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. 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.

In this volume: While Aniela tries to escape a lifestyle where obligations take priority over friendships, she befriends Odette, a blind girl with the ability to draw. Almost immediately, concerns and questions arise as Aniela suspects that Odette’s gift is far stronger than any seen before. In the middle of family turmoil and a complicated romantic relationship with Odette’s brother, Aniela faces the realization that helping her comatose friend means disobeying her mother, something she has never done before.

Cindy's Review:
Although I was told, I think, by the authors that it's better to read Leo's point of view first, then read Aniela's, I ended up reading Aniela's first. Although I don't really know why. 

The whole plot is basically about one girl and I'm surprised she isn't the narrator. It's about Odette. She's blind, as you can tell... and Aniela? How does Aniela fit in? Aniela became Odette's friend and helped through various stages in discovering Odette's gift. Aniela, is also the Princess of Ediaion. That's a pretty name right there.

I find Aniela pretty charming. She put a lot of emotions in her narrating and we even got to learn more about the kingdom and her everyday life. I like how there was family matters added to this pov and it wasn't just solely on Odette. She was a wonderful narrator and certainly entertained me, being easy flowing and all.

Blind Sight Through the Eyes of Leocardo Reyes (Blind Sight, #1 Leocardo)Blurb:

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. 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.

In this volume: Snatched out of their life in Spain, Leocardo and his blind sister Odette find themselves on an island with no recollection of the trip. After foiled attempts to escape, Odette’s strange behavior gets worse. Even after learning the island has bestowed magic upon them both, Leocardo faces the possibility his sister is having a mental break down. Just as he thinks he is settled in, job and romantic life stable, Odette disappears.

Cindy's Review:
As others said, reading Leocardo's pov did give more facts and was more clear than Aniela. But Leocardo's version is basically revolved around Odette. Aniela did cross his mind and all, and in this volume, we'll get to discover more of Leocardo's feelings, which Aniela never seems to really get through. 

I like how there are two different povs in this book. It gives everything a clearer meaning and the feeling of meeting two characters and knowing their inner heart is amazing.

I really love dystopian genre, magic, medieval, etc. This would be the perfect book, but Blind Sight hasn't exactly grabbed hold of my attention and held on to it really hard. For those who know me, romance is a key part in my reading that takes my attention and twist until the end so I won't ever put down the book. 

I love Aniela and Leocardo isn't that bad, but their romance. Their sparkles and their spadazzles isn't exactly my kind of romance. I like a hot fiery, yet they hate each other kind. 

But overall, it was fun reading this original concept and plot twists of this wonderful magical world where anything can happen. ;D 

I rate this a 7~

Author Bios:
Eliabeth HawthorneEliabeth wrote her first series in second grade when her teacher told her she was not allowed to write chapter books. She's been a rebel ever since. Now, with coauthor Ermisenda Alvarez, she is challenging the accepted practices of the literary world. She has written Aniela's perspecitive of Blind Sight #1, the first book in a series that changes depending on whose perspective you're reading. So the question is, "whose eyes will you read through?"

Ermisenda Alvarez



Along with numerous solo works, Ermisenda began writing on role play sites at fourteen and completed her first crime novel at fifteen. 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. 

Now she's working on a joint project with coauthor Eliabeth Hawthorne. Ermisenda has written Leocardo's perspective of Blind Sight #1, the first book in an urban fantasy series that changes depending on whose perspective you're reading. So the question is, "whose eyes will you read through?"

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Writing with my lovely American, spending time with my flying Dutchman, and living with my Spanish family in the Australian culture






 
 This post is part of the Blind Sight Blog Tour. Blind Sight is an urban fantasy novel written in two volumes, each telling the story through a different character's perspective. preview on Barnes 
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for reading and reviewing our novels! Yes, Leo and Ana are definitely not the fiery hate-love kind of romance. :P It's not really in their nature. But! In book 2, there is the opportunity for some hate-love relationships between other characters. Happy blogging!

    - Ermisenda

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