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Lightpoints

3.47  ·  Rating details ·  68 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
Sep 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
'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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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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Sienna Logan (Lost to Books)
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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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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 business man & ga
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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
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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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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Kelly Smith Reviews
Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
When I’m reading a quick synopsis of a new novel someone wants me to review, there are a few things I look for, one of the main ones being originality. I want to be delivered a delicacy that I have not yet sampled, so to speak, and when I read the blurb about Peter Kassan’s urban fantasy novel Lightpoints, I was intrigued.

Upon reading it, I found a murder, out of body experience and near death experience within the first three pages, where a young woman named Amanda Nichols is stabbed in Grand C
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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
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Tara Hall
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Francine Soleil
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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Kelley
Lightpoints has one of the most interesting premises I've seen in a while. I don't take on many review requests these days, but I accepted this one because it seemed so different from anything else I'd read -- and I was right!

What I Liked About Lightpoints
-The idea of "touching the light at the end of the tunnel" and then coming back to life with a special ability to sense other people around you as lightpoints is really fascinating, and I think this was well-explored in the book.
-The story foll
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Meghan
Lightpoints was an interesting read for sure! I definitely enjoyed it, especially since it was so unique. I liked the idea behind the story, this ability that I want to call super natural but it isn't really, I guess. But I don't think it's an ability I would ever want to have myself, it sounds overwhelming and like it would take over your life.

Amanda faces death and lives to tell the tale, but she definitely does not come back the same woman. She comes back with the ability to sense all other
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Tabitha (Lovely Books Blog)
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Lightpoints was one of those novels that’s hard to review in the fact that it presented a fascinating idea, it just wasn’t executed properly. I loved the idea of lightpoints and near death experiences being related and how those two elements worked together. However, dull writing and two dimensional characters brought the story down from how great it could have been.

I really did love the idea behind the novel; original and exciti
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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
Charlie
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An engrossing and well-written story about Near-Death-Experience (NDE) and a clever play on the premise of 'what if the people who came back from death gained inexplicable powers?'

First off, this book has really great premise! I love the idea of being able to read people's auras or lightpoints even they were a few blocks away. This kind of ability is certainly helpful in so many situations, as demonstrated by Amanda's experiences.

Also, I love how Ama
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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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Tori Ridgewood
Oct 21, 2013 rated it liked it
After a near-death experience, you find yourself suddenly able to sense the energies of other people around you. Not only that but you're able to manipulate it, draining and giving energy at will. What do you do with this power?

Peter Kassan explores this idea with a great deal of insight and detail in Lightpoints. He draws on different religious and cultural perspectives to explore and explain the "special sauce", how it affects relationships, and how it can be a corruptive influence on those wi
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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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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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Ruth B
Aug 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
After experiencing a near-death experience (NDE) Amanda can sense people's energies. Now, she doesn’t feel like herself anymore, life seems different as well as everyone around her. After meeting with a support group she meets Lisa and somehow she starts to feel back on her track.

This book has a mix of topics, being NDE the first one and the different consequences it may have on people. Also I think is a book about the kind of person we can be if we were given an extraordinary ability. So you co
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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
Lindsay
This book has me straddling a fence. On the one hand, it’s an original idea, totally unlike any other book I’ve read, and it’s a concept that I won’t be forgetting any time soon. Amanda has an unfortunate brush with death, leaving her with a unique ability to see people’s life force emanating from their bodies. More than that, she finds that she is now able to give or take that energy. It ignited my imagination, and gripped me with its possibilities.

On the other hand, it is seriously lacking in
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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
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