Another hit from Emlyn Chand!
Told from Simmi Shergill’s point of view, again we get to peak into the lives of our friends Alex, Shapri, and Simmi, teenagers who have extrasensory powers, and we get to know Dax better. Their own abilities attract others with similar powers to move into the area, and their small town has a population explosion, introducing new characters into the mix, and making for some interesting times.
Having the special gift of clairsentience–the ability to detect and influence other’s emotions–Simmi also experiences insecurities about herself that many teenage girls are familiar with. Simmi’s anxieties mount throughout the story, with doubts about her abilities at the root.
While this second book of the Farsighted series, refers to events that had occured in the previous novel, for those who haven’t read it, I believe Open Heart can stand alone. (But I DO recommend that you read Farsighted – it was terrific!) Though I missed being inside Alex’s head and experiencing his visions of the future right along with him, Simmi is an extremely likeable character and I was happy to get to know her better. All of Chand’s characters are so well written… I recognize them from when I was in high school.
I am looking forward to the next sequel, told in Shapri Teak’s voice.
Open Heart and Farsighted are available on Amazon.com