Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: First Visions by Heather Topham Wood

Today I'm participating in another blog tour organized by Xpresso Book Tours -run by the awesome Giselle-, please, help me welcome Heather Topham Wood and her book First Visions.
And to make things even more amazing there are two giveaways so remember to keep reading ;)


First Visions

by Heather Topham Wood
Series: Second Sight #1
Release date: 27th April, 2012
Publisher: CreateSpace
Pages: 230 (eARC received for blog tour in exchange of an honest review)
Summary from Goodreads:

Two years ago, 21-year-old Kate Edwards became deathly ill and slipped into a coma. While unconscious, she crept into the mind of a missing boy and awoke with the knowledge of his location. Friends and family were skeptical and wary of her new ability to see into the minds of others. Their fears prompted Kate to keep her psychic powers a secret. Feeling alienated, she dropped out of college and spent most of her days holed up at her mother’s home.

Now another child has been abducted. Police detective Jared Corbett seeks out Kate for her help in solving the case. Reluctantly, Kate agrees and they must work together to bring 8-year-old Cori Preston home to her family. Although attracted to one another, Jared has a girlfriend with ties to the abduction case and Kate is sarcastic and guarded since her coma. With visions she can’t control and an uncontrollable attraction to the detective, she wonders if she can leave the past behind and finally stop hiding from the world. Otherwise, Cori may be lost forever.

Review By Alaiel Kreuz:
First Visions is one of those books that introduced me to a new topic: waking up after a coma to discover you now have psychic powers. I mean... really? I'm very scared of comas and not ever waking up but if after a coma something like that happens to me that would be pretty awesome.

Still, not everything is flowers and unicorns. With a power like that there has to be a downside, right? And that's what Kate, the main character, discovers after a while.

Despite everything she's been going through Kate has an amazing personality, she is sarcastic -one of the things my favorite characters always have-, her antics were great and funny and her snarky attitude was awesome. Plus, she cares for other people, she is vulnerable and wants to protect herself from others discovering her secret and judging her but still she is willing to put herself in the line to save a little boy.
And then of course we have Jared -can somebody explain to me why is that name so amazingly hot and cute at the same time?!- who is the detective in charge of the case. This gentleman, ladies, is one of those rare specimens we barely get to read about right now.
Don't get me wrong, I love bad boys -they are the spice in life- but to find a good boy who is stubborn for the right reasons, who cares, who is nice and genuine is refreshing, really refreshing.
Of course, their relationship was kind of prohibited because he already has a girlfriend but we can sense something is going on there and I loved the opportunity to see the feelings evolve and their conversations flow.

But beside the main plot and the romance what I enjoyed the most was Kate's relationship with her mother, Darlene. I don't usually find books that have a special place for mothers and I miss it. I mean, if a person rocks it's usually because his/her mom was awesome too, right? And just like any mom Darlene had her ups and downs but she's also learned and evolved throughout the book and I was delighted to share it with her.

The book is short but the pace is fast and something is always going on so I'm pretty sure everybody will finish the book in one seat, just like I did. The mystery around the kidnapping, Jared's girlfriend and the romance made me read the book so fast that when I finished it I immediately wanted to have the second part in my hands... and since it's already out hopefully I won't have to wait too long.

Alaiel's Rating:

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  1. Thank you so much Alaiel for hosting me today, your reviews and blog are awesome =) New GFC follower

    1. Thank you so much for the visit and for following :D It means a lot to me.

      As I said in my review, I loved First Visions, it's an amazing book and I an't wait to read the rest^^

  2. This book sounds so intriguing. If I win the gift card? First thing I'm buying is this book!

  3. Ahhh, your blog is so adorable! I love it. :) I found you on Book Blogs and I am now your newest follower! I hope you have a Wednesday and that you'll stop by for a visit sometime when you get the chance. :)
    Leigh Ann
    MaMa's Book Corner

  4. thank you for the chance to win :)



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