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Lucy Piper is both cursed and blessed with a wonderful gift – she possesses the horrifying ability to resurrect real-life tragic events in her nightmares, reliving over and over, as if she were there, the last few moments before the victim takes their final breath.

But, crucially, she can change the ending – so theplane crash never happens, the swimmer doesn’t drown and the car accident is averted.

But Lucy is living death by night and fearing sleep – and her dreams – by day.

It’s a hard burden for a teen and only her grandmother seems to understand what she’s going through.

And Tyler Sims: the boy Lucy fell in love with in Lucid, the spine-tingling first novel in Kristy Fairlamb’s supernatural Aussie-based YA thriller series. (Read my review of Lucid here.)

In book two, Luminous, the pair have separated and Lucy is lost and lonely, haunted by the fear that using her dreams to irreversibly change the life of someone she loved might have been a terrible mistake.

Fairlamb has written another wonderful, compelling read.

I loved it from beginning to end and, though Fairlamb targets a YA audience, like so many of the best YA novels – Harry Potter, The Hunger Games – Luminous works for an older audience too.

A heart-stopping conclusion. I just want to know what Fairlamb is planning to write next.

Review by Sue Featherstone.

Available to buy on Amazon.