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3.49  ·  Rating details ·  69 ratings  ·  64 reviews
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 perceiv ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published May 19th 2013 by Melange Books (first published March 24th 2013)
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Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
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Lightpoints is a unique and interesting story about people who have been revived from Near Death Experiences (or NDE’s) who awake with a sixth sense and are able to perceive others emotions in the form of lightpoints. It follows Amanda’s experience as she adjusts to life after being targeted by a random attacker and nearly dying. She learns about other people like her and about how this phenomenon has occurred.
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Rebecca {Not reviewing at the moment}
'The sense made her feel different from everyone else, estranged from them. She felt as if she were living in a different, parallel universe, like a ghost. It filled her with a gnawing loneliness.'

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Jenny Twist
Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The story opens when Amanda Nichols is attacked by a knife-wielding psychopath in Grand Central Station.
The description of the young girl’s attempt to hold on to her life as the crowds gather around her is chilling and the reader is gripped from the very first page. As she begins to lose her fight, Angela finds herself undergoing a typical out-of-body experience, floating up to the roof of the station and looking down at her own body and the crowd gathered around her. Then she is pulled away in
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Christopher Carrolli
Amanda walks out into the New York Street and is viciously attacked. She nearly loses her life as she hovers over her body and is drawn toward the light. Then, she's revived, pulled back away from the light, but when she wakes, she's in possession of a gift that many acquire after a near death experience.
Amanda now perceives everyone around her as a "lightpoint." She's acquired the ability to see,and perceive the life energy of those around her.
Peter Kassan has created a fast paced, page turning
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Alexia Chantel
Have you ever been intrigued by near death experiences or wondered about the tunnel with a light at the end? Lightpoints is an interesting take on what could happen if you do take this journey, and it is not all angels and clouds.

The main, or one of the main, characters is Amanda who you meet as she is stabbed to death. You travel with her as she leaves her body and then pulled back to life, bringing a new ability with her. This ability drives the story, how she handles the stress of learning ho
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Kirstie
Sep 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW! This story is fantastic. I was really drawn in by the concept Mr Kassan developed for this book. I have a very keen interest in the afterlife, energy and the infinite possibilities of the human mind...and Mr Kassan has totally embraced all of these and mixed them up in a cluster of characters.

The story predominately is about Amanda who is attacked in the subway, has a near death experience caused by her injury. When she wakes up her senses are heightened and she finds herself uniquely being
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Catarina
Apr 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranornal-stuff
This book has a really good premise.
It tells us the story of Amanda. One day she is almost murdered in Grand Central Station by an escaped from a mental hospital and almost dies. In fact, she actually dies for several minutes until the paramedics are able to reanimate her again.
After she suffers the NDE (near death experience), she realizes that something changed. She is now able to see the energy of people as lightpoints. She can sense her traits, her personality, she can see if their energies
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Fran
Oct 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Lightpoints: Peter Kassan

Imagine being able to sense the presence of others and having the ability to determine what kind of person they are. When you face death head on and find yourself within an experience that takes you out of your body and moving towards a tunnel of light, it’s called a Near Death Experience. Many people have recounted their brush with death knowing that for a limited time they are were thought to have gone to their eternal rest. There are many types of experiences that hav
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Caroline Barker
Oct 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Lightpoints is a magical, mesmerising and surreal sci-fi. It is also very spiritual and wondrous, with near-death experiences (NDE’s) and out-of-body experiences (OBE’s) being described in brilliant detail, allowing the reader to imagine even the smallest of details whilst the victim is in this state. Peter Kassan introduces the concept of the ‘lightpoints’ well, intriguing the reader from the very beginning and ultimately gripping the reader’s attention to the very last page.

The drama and tensi
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Bj Gaskill
Aug 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
A rather interesting look in to near-death experiences. I enjoyed the story-line,  although it now has me worrying about the people around me...

Wholly Boogers!!!! What if they can really do that stuff???





The main character is Amanda. She was stabbed and lived to tell about her near-death experience. She takes her experience with a different view. She doesn't harbor ill will to those around her...


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Unlike.....


Mr Herrera, now there's a piece of work! What a major a$$! Instead of
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Sienna Logan (Lost to Books)
For more of my reviews visit http://losttobooks.blogspot.com

It was the description of the book that intrigued me into accepting the request. I mean death, paranormal, powers, romance and ruthless gangsters sounds interesting right? I couldn't ask for more from a book really, however for me this book was disappointing in the execution and in all honesty was slightly boring.

The book started off well. It had fast-paced action and hooked me into reading more as I was intrigued to find out what was
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Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms
**3.5 Stars**

Lightpoints is an intriguing look at how differently people react to, view and use a 'talent' given to them following a Near Death Experience (NDE). The majority of the cast of characters has experienced an NDE, and an Out-of-Body Experience as well. Once revived, they can perceive, or 'sense' the energy, or lightpoints, of everyone around them. As this sense is explored, they discover they can also give and take energy.

Mr. Kassan spins many threads in this story, but not all are wo
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Francine Soleil
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
originally posted here: http://alwayslostinbooks.wordpress.co...

When the author first contacted me to review this book, I looked it up on Goodreads and thought that it looked interesting. He also seemed like a pretty cool person to talk to. And I was pretty much right. The whole concept of the lightpoints is really interesting.

When a person dies and is resuscitated at just the right moment, they gain a new sense. They are able to feel people’s energies as lightpoints, and they are able to contro
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Annette
Apr 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
3rd Person POV(with multiple character viewpoints)

This is the story of Amanda, a young woman who has a near-death experience(NDE) & awakens with a strange new sense that allows her to give take & sense energy from others. She can see others energies from miles away like looking up at the stars on a clear night or at a skyline of a major city. Some points close & bright others fade in the distance in relation to how close/far away ppl are.

It's also tells the story of a busin
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Mary Kirkland
Jul 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can read most genres of books but it's been a while since I read a book like this one. I haven't really given any thought to near death experiences or what happens when you die. Would you see the bright white light? The tunnel where all your family and friends are supposed to meet you and usher you across to the other side? In this book we get an in depth look at what one author thinks it might be like to have a near death experience and come back...back with with an unusual power. Some use th ...more
Shannon
The idea of the story is appealing and original. There were some really interesting parts. Amanda’s OBE (out of body experience) was really detailed and amazing. Reading along while Amanda learned about and grew to understand more about her new faculty (ability to see the life energy of people, a.k.a. “lightpoints”) and the flow of energy was intriguing and kept the story moving. The descriptions of Chris’ paintings of his OBE sound beautiful. Then there were parts, like when they tried to besto ...more
Satarupa
Nov 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
I got this book from the author and publisher, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side.
Firstly I would like to thank Peter Kassan, author of Lightpoints for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this fabulous book.
Here we are introduced to Amanda and we find her in a dangerous situation where a psychopath stabs her and she is left dying at Grand Central station but she miraculously survives and after a small out of body experience her soul is drawn back in to her
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Kaleena Melotti
Aug 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kassan's book opens on Amanda, the main character, in Grand Central Station when suddenly she realizes something very serious has happened and she is no longer in her body. With a gripping opening, I was glued to this book from the first page. It's an in depth look on what may happen when you have a near-death experience (NDE) and an out-of-body experience (OBE).

Being ripped from the light and brought back to this world, Amanda has gained a new sense of perception. Lightpoints. Seeing peoples en
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Fiona Thomas
Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: other
I was able to dive into Lightpoints by Peter Kassan this weekend while camping. Peter was nice enough to point out that the book would make great summer reading, and he was exactly right. While I was dodging massive amounts of mosquitoes, I was able to inhale this book in less than a day.

Lightpoints starts with the story of Amanda, who was stabbed by a newly-released mental patient in the subway terminal. Amanda experience a NDE or Near Death Experience and saw that she was dying. As people gath
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Amber Garr
Sep 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book had a very intriguing concept - Near Death Experiences and the after effects of dealing with such an event. Most of the story focuses on Amanda and Herrera - two people who had NDEs and came back with the ability to absorb (and give) their life force from others. And two people who had a completely different way of dealing with their gift. While Amanda struggles with accepting the change, Herrera embraces it and uses his new talents to support his nefarious business dealings. As a char ...more
B at Spare Time Book Blog
Dec 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
We get to meet quite a few characters in this book. It mostly focus's on Amanda and her husband Chris I have always been fascinated by near-death experiences. Working in healthcare I have heard a few of these stories myself. So I was instantly drawn to this book. After a near-death experience herself, Amanda, starts to realize that she has an interesting gift. She can sense if you will, peoples light or their life energy. She soon learns she can give it and take it. As you can imagine, this gift ...more
Sharon Stevenson
Apr 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
'Lightpoints' is the story of Amanda, a young woman who has a near-death experience and awakens with a strange new sense that allows her to give and take energy from others.

I was intrigued by the premise of this and the story is quite simply told which worked well and avoided any confusion. It got a little bit repetitive at one point when they were going through the near-death process with Chris, but it wasn't for too long. There were a few characters introduced who didn't link up to the main pl
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Amanda Masters
Great Story! I really enjoyed the whole journey to the other side in this book and the ability that resulted. Lightpoints had great characters and great inner stories each with their own unique qualities but all with the same type of experiences.

The main character Amanda is brutally attacked in a subway and has a NDE or near death experience and when she comes back everything isn't as it once was. Everyone she perceives as a point of light or energy and she can somehow manipulate that energy wit
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Michelle Cornwell-Jordan
Sep 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Lightpoints follows the story of Amanda, a young woman that after a Near Death Experience obtains the power to read Human energy. She soon discovers that there are others like her, and not all of them wishes to use this ability for good!

Lightpoints was a unique and entertaining story:) I’ve never read one similar and that made the experience even greater! Author Peter Kassan’s has created a very well written, well paced read. Although there were some action packed instances, this was more of a p
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Bec Booton (Bec's Books)
Aug 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
You can see my full review at: Bec's Book Blog

This novel is an interesting book, unlike anything I've ever read. It's a paranormal story about what may happen to people once they get close to death and have a near death experience. It freaked me out a bit that there could be people walking around with a 6th sense.

I thought this book was very original and I really enjoyed it. It is not a romance book with a happy ever after. It's something completely different than all the books I've read over t
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Chrissi
Jun 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 experienc ...more
Justine
Nov 18, 2013 rated it liked it
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
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Michele
Jun 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lightpoints/Peter Kassan

There are good people and there are not so good people and there are evil people. Amanda really didn’t notice the differences until she was attacked in a NYC subway on her way home one day and was murdered-until she was revived! She had an Out of Body experience and a Near Death Experience which left her with a very unusual perception and an ability which well--. She could sense points of light all around her emanating from all human beings. When her life resumes with her
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Myra Espino
Apr 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This story is about a woman, Amanda, having an extra-ordinary power (perceiving energy) after experiencing NDE (near death experience).
As the story goes by,
her husband, Chris, just like her experienced NDE also had the power to perceive energy.
Many characters were introduced that has the same experience and ability just like Amanda, who used their ability in both good and evil. But as the story goes to an end, Amanda will face the greatest challenge in her life....

Love the story, the power to
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Susan
May 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Peter pens "Lightpoints" in a unique plot revolving around a young woman, her near death experience and her new (7th) sense. Although the story line slowed down in the middle, I really have no complaints about this book. Peter's characters are well developed and came alive with his descriptions. A must read for all paranormal fans.

This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.
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