New Sight

New Sight

by Jo Schneider


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New Sight by Jo Schneider

After succumbing to the sudden and terrifying urge to rip people’s eyes out of their sockets, 16-year-old Lysandra Blake finds herself tied down in a psych ward, convinced she’s crazy. The doctors have no answers, and Lys is ready to give up when the mysterious Jeremiah Mason appears, telling Lys that she’s not insane—she’s addicted to a rare and deadly drug that she has no recollection of using. Mr. Mason offers to take her to his facility where he can treat her. Desperate yet suspicious, Lys agrees to go with Mr. Mason to his facility where she meets with a fellow addict, the tall and handsome Kamau. Together they discover that Mr. Mason may not have told them the truth about their condition—they’re thrown headfirst into a world of daunting powers that are not only unbelievable, they are dangerous.

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ISBN-13: 9781939967220
Publisher: Jolly Fish Press
Publication date: 04/22/2014
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Jo Schneider is a writer of science fiction and fantasy. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and has a black belt in Shaolin Kempo karate. She lives in Bountiful, Utah.

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New Sight 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
224perweek 10 months ago
Not bad but not great either. It's a forgettable book.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Lysandra is 16 years old and has developed the desire to takes people’s eyes out. No one can figure out what is wrong with Lys and so she is locked in an asylum. In walks Dr. Mason and says that Lys has been exposed to a drug that she has no knowledge of taking. She takes her away to his private facility to others that are in the same boat as her. Lys is not crazy, she has magical abilities that at awakening but cause the destructive behaviors. It seems a long time ago people had magic abilities relating to the five senses. Those that didn’t created technology to make up for it. That technology eventually overtook the world and those with magical abilities started to find those abilities repressed. But that doesn’t mean that Lys and the others are safe. Dr. Mason is not telling the whole truth so they escape and find themselves being hunted down by those that want to stop magic users. I liked how this is a fresh take on magic and how it has a set of rules that you don’t normally see. Initially I really liked the story as it was developing. The problem I had was that after that it started to fall a little flat. There was not a lot of character development which left me not really caring about the different characters. The pacing of the book seemed off toe which started to be a bit distracting. This book feels like it could be the first in a series but I’m not seeing a sequel. It’s not a bad story but I think that it could have been revised a little to make it pop better. I received New Sight a long time ago free of charge. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
Kissablysweetone More than 1 year ago
  Lysandra Blake is sixteen and has a desire to pluck people's eyes out of their head.  No one knows why she has this compulsion.  Doctors have no answers.  The best guess is she'd been exposed to a drug called Pop.  Lysandra just wants the desire to stop.  She injured her own mother and can't look at anyone without the overwhelming desire taking over.  Then a doctor approaches her father and tells him he can help her.  He does some brief tests and decides to take Lysandra to his facility.  Once there she meets others who have different desires that can be as destructive as hers.  The difference is, one of them understands why they have these desires.  It's going to take a very long time to get this all under control.      WOW is all I can say.  Ms Schneider writes a solid plot and introduces characters who appeal to everyone.  I was a little creeped out by  the plucking eyes thing, but once you get past it, you will settle into a book that sweeps you away.  I felt the fear and the anxiety these teens felt. I could imagine what it would be like to constantly be in fear.  I can't wait to read more about these industrious teens.      I found no issues here.      I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5.  ~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~
LehuaParker More than 1 year ago
Jo Ann Schneider’s debut novel New Sight, is a little hard to pin down. Not knowing much about it when I began it, after the first few chapters I thought, “Ah-ha! Sci-fi!” and settled down for thriller about futuristic drugs and big brother. 16 year old Lys Blake has an uncontrollable urge to rip people’s eyes out and a new club drug is suspected. Cool. But the plot soon turned and I found myself reading a lot of exposition about magic powers, technology, and cartels out to suppresses and control ancient gifts relating to sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell. When it comes to literature, I’m more of a right-brained reader and New Sight is definitely a left-brained read. I’m the kind of person who skims the directions and jumps in. More thoughtful, methodical thinkers—left-brained readers—will enjoy how New Sight sets up the series and will be eager for the next book. And now that I’ve got all the details down, I will, too!
HsRamblingMom More than 1 year ago
I'm a sucker for a good book about magic and this one did suck me in once it hit a certain point in the plot. Poor Lys. That girl went through hell a few times and back again. Getting institutionalized because people thought she was crazy when it was really all linked back to the addiction of magic. I mean, hello... the girl wanted to rip people's eyes out. LOL I loved the twists and turns that the story took. There were a few intense moments when I couldn't turn the pages fast enough but overall, it was a nice, easy pace. I enjoyed the characters, though I felt like they could be a little bit more well-rounded. At times, the felt a little flat but it wasn't so bad that I disliked them or felt like putting the book down. The visual descriptions! Love! I was swept away by the author's descriptions of the past/history and how it moved to the present. I loved how descriptive the author was - it was like I could've reached out and joined in the craziness. Sometimes, authors are too descriptive to the point where I become bored. It wasn't like that at all with this novel. Jo did a great job. So overall, the action kept me glued to the pages and the characters kept me intrigued. Definitely a solid 4 for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Locked up in a place thinking drugs were the cause of their problems. Who do they trust? The staff maybe, however the staff have other ideas. Ly's parents committed her in a place to get the help she needed after injuring herself and her mother. Institutionalized in a place where she found out, their are others with the same problem. "NEEDS" is the cause. How could it be explained? Or is there an explanation? Ly's meets Kamau, Brady, Mark in the institution later Inez and Peter. Running away from the institution lead them to answers they seek. They hold individual powers not drugs but magic. Magic became the drug of choice, magic was the most powerful force on the planet once upon a time. At one point the mentioned of X-men and their super powers were brought up. However technology won over magic let's just say, dormant in the bloodlines, which was awaken. The eyes are the windows to the soul, well their eyes tell you what powers of magic they inherited. I simply enjoyed this book and I was drawn in to it immediately. First impression was, okay, another book about teens and drugs then the author made me feel all the emotions you should have when you read a book that is trying to make you feel intense distrust, also Ly's NEED to rip out someone's eyes, to want those eyes. Yep, hook, line and sinker, I loved it! The whole gang wielded different magic and they learned how or try to control it. Constantly hunted down by the NEW who hate magic users. Who they can trust,"to many possible lies, nothing added up." This book will take you on a ride of magic and emotions. Fantastic read, thank you Ms. Jo Schneider I'm a fan:) Oh by the way I won this book in GOODREADS FIRST READ GIVEAWAY. Thank you again, really enjoyed it! Darlene Cruz