First Visions: Second Sight Book One

First Visions: Second Sight Book One

by Heather Topham Wood

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BN ID: 2940014499644
Publisher: Wood
Publication date: 04/29/2012
Series: Second Sight , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 230
File size: 224 KB

About the Author

Heather Topham Wood graduated from the College of New Jersey in 2005 and holds a bachelor’s degree in English. Working full-time as a freelance writer for publications such as USA Today, Livestrong.com, Outlook by the Bay and Step in Style magazine, she writes fiction in her spare time. She resides in Trenton, New Jersey with her husband and two sons.
First Visions is the first novel in the Second Sight series.

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First Visions: Second Sight Book One 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
DanicaPage More than 1 year ago
An intriguing start to a new series. My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Disclaimer: I received this for review as part of the Reading Addiction Blog Tour. My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I went into this novel not necessarily knowing what to expect. I love romantic suspense and have read a few novels along this vain (Meg Cabot's series and Lisa McMann's series) and enjoyed them so I thought I'd give this a chance. I actually really enjoyed this novel. The plot line drew me in from the beginning and I was immediately hooked. And I loved the characters. Kate had a kick-butt attitude. She was snarky and even came across bitter at times, but underneath that exterior she was kind and really interesting to read about. Then there was Jared, who was definitely crush worthy. Watching the chemistry between them proved very intriguing and compelling. There was definitely a sexual tension between the two of them, but Wood did not cross the line. Her novel wasn't squeaky clean, but it definitely wasn't explicit. Wood's novel left me engaged in the story and I quickly read through the tale. First Visions is a great start to a new series that I think people will quickly fall in love with. I've always loved romantic suspense and this novel definitely was well done. The suspense and the romance were nicely combined and I for one would be interested in seeing how Kate's physic abilities and solving crimes go together. And of course, watching how the romance build between Kate and Jared. In Summary: Overall, this novel was thoroughly compelling and well worth reading. It kept me captivated and I loved the characters. Definitely one I'd be interested in continuing reading. Warnings/Side-notes: Like I've mentioned, there is a sexual undertone to this novel. It wasn't crude or lewd, but it was definitely there. Also, there was some instances of strong language. Not too often, but it was definitely prevalent. The Wrap-up: A novel that I really loved reading. It was a great read. Wood's writing for the most part was fairly solid. The first few pages and the last few pages read a little stilted, but other than that I loved it. Great read.
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
Kate Edwards is tired of being labeled as a freak, and that is precisely why she has remained hidden away from friends, family and being in the public eye. Ever since she awakened from a coma caused by bacterial meningitis, she was given a gift, yet she considers it a curse. She was given what some call, "second sight" or psychic abilities. She has no control over what she will see when she falls asleep at night. Her dreams become visions she sees through the eyes of another person, but of events that have already happened. She doesn't see the future. So when she woke from her coma with precise details of a recent kidnapping including providing the description and location of the suspects, she became what some would call a "freak." It isolated her from people she considered as friends, had to enroll in an on line college course to avoid the constant stares and whispers whenever she walked by. The media circus surrounding her success in the Matt Spencer case was more than she could handle. She told people it was a one time thing and she didn't have the abilities to find other missing persons. But that was a lie. She continued to see things she shouldn't and the onslaught of mail from people searching for a lost family member was difficult to endure. She felt that she could only see visions of people who were still alive, how could she tell people that she believed the person they were looking for were dead, or simply chose to walk away from their previous life. So when Detective Jared Corbett, shows up a her door asking for her help in the recent kidnapping of an eight-year-old girl, Corinne Preston, she has a hard time telling him no, especially when he is so great looking. She learns that one of the reasons he is pursuing this case is because the victim, Corinne is the sister of her girlfriend, which automatically keeps her social status from becoming anything more than single. But she is drawn to him in a way like no other. Perhaps its because he can relate to her, his aunt also has the ability to predict the future in some aspects and he knows how ruthless the public can be. In the novel, First Visions: Second Sight by Heather Topham Wood, the reader is immediately drawn into the character of Kate and can sympathize with her emotions of wanting to help but doesn't want to go through what she did when she helped with Matt's case. She finally agrees to help if Jared can keep her from being linked to this case, promising him that her visions aren't something she has control over. What she gets when she dreams is completely unpredictable, it could be a past event in the life of her parents, friends or even the kidnapping victim, but since he is so cute, she offers to help. In this novel, Kate will get more than she bargained for. I received First Visions: Second Sight compliments of My Reading Addictions Book Tours for my honest review and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The writing was wonderful and keep me moving so much I didn't want to put it down. I love the vulnerability that Heather writes into her characters and keeps them flawed in ways, it makes it more believable for the reader to relate to and I love Kate's personality. My readers should be warned however as there are some elements that some may not find favorable. There is some profanity, references to Wicca witches and some sexual content. With that warning however, the story line is amazing in this series. It reminds me of the television series the Medium and I look forward to reading more in this new series. I would rate this one a 4 out of 5 stars based on my rating system and think Heather Topham Wood is off to a great starting in writing!
KatieBookQueen More than 1 year ago
It’s not very often that I give a perfect rating to a first in a series but First Visions is definitely an exception. This story is unique and really keeps you hooked – I flew through it! I seriously adore Kate Edwards. She is everything I love about a character: charming, sweet, strong-headed and totally hilarious! The chemistry between her and Jared is totally brilliant and I anticipated every scene that contained the two of them. I just loved the sarcastic comments they threw at each other. There are some serious LOL moments in this book. I won’t say much but there is one scene with a goose that had me doubled over! I love how there is plenty of humour amongst the serious plots. I adored everything about this book and I can’t wait to see what Heather has planned for Kate and Jared in the nest instalment!
JenRenJM More than 1 year ago
**** 4 STARS First Visions was a very fun read, I was laughing out loud almost every time Kate had dialogue! I love her snarky, sarcastic come backs. Although she used this as a defense mechanism, it cracked me up! Each of the characters were well developed, their responses and actions were totally believable. Jared is smokin’ hawt and I can’t wait to read more from this new series. I really enjoyed Ms. Wood’s writing style and am looking forward to reading her other books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. There were a ton of funny parts and I was also excited to see how the kidnapping case turned out. I'm very curious to see what'll happen in the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! This was my first time reading anything by Heather Topham Wood and I'm so glad I did. I only wish this book would have been longer but everything came together and flowed beautifully!!! I laughed so much. I loved Kate's spunk, sense of humor and wit! Her mother is awesome!! Kate and Jared were so cute together too!I hope there's more about them and their relationship in the next installment!! I can't wait to read it! So excited!!!!!
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I really enjoyed this book and be reading the rest of this series. It was interesting and funny. Didn't want to put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good start for the series. The writting is a little choppy here and there but overall I really enjoyed this book.
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I enjoyed this book and couldn't wait to read the entire series. Finished all in a week. Did not disappoint.
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Blondeness032 More than 1 year ago
Very interesting characters, with strongly defined personalities and a good plot, made this book a pleasurer to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A quick and enjoyable read. With a kidnapped little girl, a psychic, and a gorgeous police detective you really can't go wrong. Time is ticking to find the missing girl and Jared will try anything to get some new leads including trying to get reluctant psychic Kate to help. Needless to say trouble ensues and nothing goes as planned. In my opinion First Visions is recommended and definitely worth a read. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started this book this morning and finished it this evening!! I couldn't put it down! I have always loved books that ventured into the paranormal psychic. My favorite author is Kay Hooper with her Bishop series and I have always been looking to add more authors to my list of favorites. I have had a hard time finding mystery/detective books with a psychic element to them while adding some romance in as well. I look forward to reading more of Heather Topham Wood with the second sight series! She did an excellent job in keeping me interested in the budding romance between Jared and Kate. I can't wait to read more about them! If Ms. Wood keeps this up, I will most likely be adding her name to my favorite list also! I hope she continues with her psychic mystery series!
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MarissaA More than 1 year ago
Where do I start? Well first...I really loved this story! I've been waiting for a book like this to read, and this was just wonderful. The Prologue really makes you interested to see what the rest of the story will unfold. I immediately liked Kate; she just felt so relatable, and in general, I love relating to the characters; it makes me connect to them and to the story even more. She was stubborn, sarcastic, untrusting, but also kind, witty, and funny. Since waking up from her Coma (due to meningitis) two years earlier, and now at age 21, she is sorta unsociable, not because she was almost killed, but what news she presented when she woke up: knowing where a young kidnapped boy was. Everyone, including her close friends and family, thought well she was sorta crazy for her to see these so called visions, and some would say she is psychic. Well, the boy was fortunately found, just where Kate said he would be, but she lost a lot of friends, her parents separated, the public either liked/hated her, but it was attention she did not want. These past two years have not been so kind to Kate. But then, there is a new abduction case, and one skeptical detective/cop knocks at Kate's front door to see if she has seen his girlfriend's little sister, Cori. Kate doesn't want to help at first, but then after having a vision while she sleeps, she agrees to help, and now do they find Cori or not? The answer you will have to find yourself. As I was reading, I immediately liked the characters: Kate, Jared, Darlene (Kate's Mom), and Julie (Kate's best friend). They were all well developed, and each had personality, as there is humor that lightens the situation (abduction case) that threatens to darken the story. I liked how there was a good amount of back story, to help us understand these characters better. Everything just flowed so nicely. I was also intrigued by the whole psychic abilities/second sight. I'm not saying I do/do not believe in it, but it's just something that I've sorta been interested to read more about. I do admit, that I was a fan of the show Medium, and this story sorta reminded me of the show, which was great! So, the concept of the second sight was just a wonderful and important element to this story, and I simply cannot wait for the second book in this series! This story has so many components that make it so wonderful to read: there are tender moments; a sense of rejection; taking charge of your life; having that one best friend you can confide in; conflict between characters, and...perhaps a romance.... Yes, this was just fantastic. I encourage you to read this; it's just too good, and I definitely Recommend it!
shae_carcar More than 1 year ago
Overall Thoughts: Loved the mystery "Who done it?" kind of plot mixed in with the psychic and mystic tendencies. First Visions is about a 21 year old girl named Kate Edwards, who contracted bacterial meningitis two years prior. Before she was sick, she was just a regular college student, excited about life and ready for any challenge that came her way. Little did she know that she'd be approached by the biggest challenge of her life. Her sickness caused her to fall into a deathly coma for an entire week. When she woke up, she was completely healed and... she gained psychic abilities! She's gets visions - mostly when she's asleep and dreaming - about lost people and can help find out who and how they were abducted. Kate once used her abilities to find a little boy named Matt Spencer when she awoke from her coma and though she did an honorable deed, it made her life a living hell. The media caused her to lose her friends, self-confidence, and even her own father. Ever since, she's just kept the visions to herself. But what happens when a cute stranger who goes by the name of Detective Jared Corbett shows up at her doorstep, asking her to use those hidden-away abilities to find the adorable Corinne Preston, the little sister of his long-term girlfriend... What I liked about this book: This book was definitely unique and it didn't take long for me to become truly engrossed. Mystery stories are always so suspenseful and this story definitely was! I also became very fond of the main character, Kate Edwards. She was sarcastic, defensive, introverted, and pretty funny at times. I like for my main characters to have a bit of a kick to them, so I couldn't not love her! What I disliked about this book: For some reason, I felt like this was a very light read. That's not technically a bad thing but with the unique plot and the round characters, I thought it could have been much more daring and heavy! Verdict: I really liked how easy it was to get into and through this story!
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the best thing about the book is the cover. gives the wrong impression of the story. Uses swearing, the s word also and the writing is very jerky