Monday, 11 March 2013

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

First Visions (Second Sight #1) by Heather Topham Wood

Title: First Visions

Series: Second Sight #1

Author: Heather Topham Wood

Published: 27th April 2012 by Createspace

Source: Copy from the author for an honest review


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.

My Review

I've only read a few new adult novels but so far they've all been fantastic, and this book is no exception. It was a well-thought-out, well-written book and everything flowed beautifully.

The story follows Kate, a girl who woke up from a coma with psychic abilities but was so shunned by those around her that she refused to believe in them and pushed them as far from her as she could. Kate stays at home all the time and hardly has any friends, to afraid someone will bring up her 'special abilities' but when sexy, policeman Jared comes asking for help, she is unable to deny her gifts, and the attraction she feels to the already-taken man.

The chemistry between Jared and Kate is undeniable and every seen between them was full of intense emotion - it's fantastic! All the characters were unique and individual, and Kate and Jared had a lot of depth. The fact that everyone was so real made the book so much more!

I loved the writing in this piece. Everything flowed really well and though this is classed as paranormal romance, it's a subtle sort of paranormal, not a vampire or werewolf, just the amazing ability to see inside peoples minds. It was nice to have a change from paranormal beasts, to having an ability within the characters mind. the pacing of the book was also a little slower than things I have been reading lately which was a really welcome break and because the writing was such a pleasure to read, I had a heap of fun anyway!

First Visions has something for everyone: mystery, paranormal, action, and romance! This book was a quick read and I thoroughly enjoyed it - definitely looking forward to the next in the series!

4.5/5 Whales

Author Bio - Heather Topham Wood

Heather Topham Wood’s obsession with novels began in childhood while growing up in a shore town in New Jersey. Writing since her teens, she recently returned to penning novels after a successful career as a freelance writer. In 2012, she published the first two novels in her Second Sight series: First Visions and New Revelations. 

Heather graduated from the College of New Jersey in 2005 and holds a bachelor's degree in English. Her freelance work has appeared in publications such as USA Today,, Outlook by the Bay and Step in Style magazine. She resides in Trenton, New Jersey with her husband and two sons. Besides writing, Heather is a pop culture fanatic and has an obsession with supernatural novels and TV shows.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review Myra! The whales are such a cute review icon, I love it!