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

Monday, March 11, 2013

First Visions (Second Sight, #1)
Title: First Visions (Second Sight #1)
Author: Heather Topham Wood
Date of Publication: April 27, 2012
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

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.

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My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Feisty heroines are my favorite! Kate is the perfect mix of sarcastic and sassy and snarky, kind of like Emma Stone come to life. Haha! And I love Emma Stone, I really do. I initially signed up for this tour because woah, a paranormal romance that's new adult! I'm glad I did because I really enjoyed reading this.

I'm a sucker for ghost-y and psychic stories and this one features Kate, who after waking up from her coma, is now a psychic. I just love that paranormal premise as it's what I truly consider paranormal.

This was a quick read and it also helped that it's fast-paced. The pace did not flounder anywhere so it felt like I'm always in the high part of the conflict, never on the boring, I-wanna-skip-these parts. However, the characterization was not in any way compromised even with the shortness of the novel and I think that's a feat in itself. Moreover, the mystery they are solving is definitely intriguing and made the book more gripping and can't-put-down.

Really enjoyed this one!

About 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. Thank you so much for taking the time to review First Visions!

  2. Great review! I've also read this book and I think it'll be up on Thursday or something!

    Charlie xx


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