Monday, April 23, 2012

Blind Sight Through The Eyes of Aniela Dawson (Blind Sight #1 Aniela) By Eliabeth Hawthorne

Goodreads Summary:
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.

My Review:

The Blind Sight books are 2 different books written by 2 different authors. The time period of the books is the same. The difference is you see the same events from 2 different perspectives. This allows insight that a reader might not otherwise receive.

Blind Sight Through The Eyes of Aniela Hawthorne is about Leo and Odette’s coming to Edaion through Aniela’s viewpoint. She is the younger daughter of Edaion’s Queen. She meets Odette at school and is the 1st person to pick up Odette’s gift.

I like Aniela. She's from the ruling family of the island but she's very down to earth. Her family is dysfunctional but she's dealt with that pretty well. Even though she's a princess once she graduates high school she gets a job in the flower shop. She also is involved with the local orphanage. I was a little confused as to why the orphanage was not her full-time job. It was also fun to see her fall for Leo.

This is a very interesting book to read and I enjoyed it very much. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Laura,

    Thanks for your review. I'm glad you like Aniela. She doesn't draw a paycheck from the orphanage because she doesn't want to see money taken away from the organization when she could live off her parents indefinitely, but she also wants to find her own place and gain some much needed independence. So long as Phoenix is a fledgling enterprise and Aniela still has dreams of moving out, she'll take a second job somewhere else.

    I hope that alleviates some of your confusion :)

    -Eliabeth Hawthorne


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