Book Review: Blind Sight Through the Eyes of Aniela Dawson by Eliabeth Hawthorne

Blind Sight Through the Eyes of Aniela Dawson by Eliabeth Hawthorne tells the story of Aniela, the youngest member of the Edaion royal family. Magic lives on the island, and brings new people with the promise of gits to the island every year. Just as Aniela's family drama begins, Leocardo and Odette are drawn to the island and Odette begins to draw. The drawing are widely varied in their subjects and styles, and made even more amazing by the fact that Odette is blind. Leo and Aniela struggle to discover the meaning of the drawing and protect Odette from the dangerous effect her gift has on her body. While Aniela and Leo might disagree on the exact nature of Odette's gift, the both agree that they want to keep her safe. Aniela's obligations weigh on her, but in her quest to help Odette she might do something she has never had the courage to do before, defy her family.

Blind Sight was a book that I read with no expectations. I was approached by the author to read and review, so I read the blurb which obviously caught my eye. I was intrigued by the premise, and the idea that we could see the story through two sets of eyes, in two separate books, rather than having alternating chapters or other common conventions that might achieve this result. I was thrilled with the world and the characters. Aniela is trapped by her family, by her status, but still strives to do good things. This is not to improve her image, but rather because she wants to use what sway and funds she has to improve the lives of others. Leo and Odette are equally interesting characters, not just flat characters holding a place until something interesting can happen near them.

I highly recommend Blind Sight Through the Eyes of Aniela Dawson for readers that like seeing a story from two perspectives, and those that simply enjoy a fantastic read. The book offers readers family drama, a coming of age story, mystery, magic, and some romance for good measure. I also recommend picking up Leo's side of the story in Blind Sight Through the Eyes of Leocardo Reyes by  Ermisenda Alvarez . Again, I sincerely hope that other books set in Edaion follow soon, because there are many characters whom I would like to read more about.

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:

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! So glad you liked reading Aniela's volume as well. For anyone else wondering, there is more Blind Sight goodness to come! We can't wait to share more of the story with you and your readers.