Thursday, November 21, 2013

Review: Lightpoints- Peter Kassen

Summary: What if you suddenly discovered you had a sense-and powers-that almost no one else in the world did? When Amanda Lindner Nichols, a 24-year-old graphic artist living with her husband in Queens, New York, is revived from a near-death experience, she discovers she perceives everyone around her as points of light-but not with her eyes. She soon learns she can not only perceive the life energy of others, but she can give and take it. With the help of others like her, she brings her husband Chris to the brink of death and back to bestow on him the same remarkable faculty, and they're the happiest they've been. But not for long. All over the world, people who've been revived from their own near-death experience at just the right moment discover themselves with these same unusual powers. They find ways to use them-some for good and some for evil. When Amanda and Chris encounter a ruthless group of gangsters with the same faculty, tragedy follows-and Amanda faces the greatest challenge of her life. Title: Lightpoints Author: Peter Kassen Pages: 208 Rating: 3/5 Stars Review: I received the book free from the author in exchange for an honest review. I thought that the idea of this book was really cool dealing with NDE's (near death experiences) and OBE's (out of body experiences), but the story fell a little flat for me. This was a quick read but it wasn't as interesting or detailed as i would have liked. The varying POV's sometimes confused me, especially when the character would have their own chapter and then we never hear about them again. Also the ending was way to opened ended, will there be another book? Or is this the end? Amanda was my favourite character just because she was a genuine person and didn't let her power go to her head. Hopefully what happened at the end of the book will be the last of her using hers gift against others. Chris was weird to me, I didn't feel any love coming from him for Amanda and I found him to be selfish. I also would have liked more information on Lisa, she is quite the mystery.  This was an okay book. I'm not sure if I would read another from this author. I don't really know how to describe this novel, paranormal or contemporary with a hint of paranormal haha. Like really.... Who is to say that this isn't true???

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