Book Review: Blind Sight Through the Eyes of Leocardo Reyes

Blind Sight Through the Eyes of Leocardo Reyes Ermisenda Alvarez opens with Leocardo and his blind sister Odette in Spain. The pair find themselves unintended immigrant to the island of Edaion, where Odette begins having seizures and produces drawings that are a sign of her magical gift that the island has given her. Leo is in search of answers, about the island, how to help his sister, and what his gift might be. Aniela is a princess on the island, and becomes friends with Odette. She is in search for answers to help Odette too, and while she comes to different conclusions that Leo, she only wants to help the siblings and perhaps get a little closer to Leo in the process.

Blind Sight Through the Eyes of Leocardo Reyes was an enthralling read, and one I wish I had read earlier. The island of Edaion is a well crafted world of magic, and some politics as well. Leo is transported to the island with Odette after her very first drawing episode, which is strange enough, but Odette is blind. I liked that Odette was a fiercely independent teen, including the angst and worries that come with a normal teen and the adjustment that comes from trying to find her place in a new school and home. Leo seems to feel like he holds the responsibility for everything, and needs to make everything perfect for his sister, which would be impossible even under normal circumstances. He wants to escape the island and the magic it imparts, but fails every attempt as well as in most attempts to gain information about the island and his sister's well being. The complications of his job, relationships, and his own doubts all fall to the wayside when Odette disappears and her life might be on the line.

I highly recommend Blind Sight Through the Eyes of Leocardo Reyes for readers looking to get lost in a book that is a little bit different than everything else. There is mystery, magic, family, and a smidgen of romance all thrown together into a pot of reading goodness. I also recommend following it up with Aniela's side of the story in "Blind Sight Through the Eyes of Aniela Dawson" by Eliabeth Hawthorne. I hope other books set in Edaion follow soon, because there are many characters whom I would like to read more about.


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