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I received it from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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.
When Peter approached me to read Lightpoints I was really intrigued. The synopsis sounded so interesting and as a short e-book (218 pages) it slotted in nicely between books I have planned to read within the next month.
Lightpoints is a gripping and well-written story about Near-Death-Experiences. It explores the idea of those that come back from death having an unusual power or ‘faculty’. I thought this was a great idea. In Lightpoints, Amanda and her new found friends with the same faculty are able to read people’s auras or lightpoints even if they are not right next to them. The new found power Amanda has really makes her feel in tune with the world. The ability is helpful in situations that Amanda experiences.
The characters in this book are fabulous and well developed. I particularly liked Amanda and her husband Chris. Amanda was a level-headed character that didn’t become power happy. She gradually investigated her new sense, rather than get carried or away or dismiss it as something completely abnormal. Chris’ desire to be the same as his wife, to feel better connected to her rather than grow apart from her was incredibly sweet and believable.
I thought the explanations of Near-Death-Experience and Out of Body Experience were incredibly well written making it easy to imagine. The only slightly negative aspect of this book was it slightly dragging towards the middle, but I’m glad to say it picked up to an unexpected ending.
I’m glad I read Lightpoints, it was an enjoyable, gripping read.
Would I recommend it?