A young woman realizes that she possesses special powers in this transformative novel.
Georgina Griffiths knows she has an extraordinary gift, even if she is afraid to show it to others. At an early age, Georgina, who has distinct memories of her past lives, discovers that she can speak to dead people. When she meets three others with similar abilities—Lyre Papakostas, Eoin, and Aramantha—she becomes ecstatic. Each has varying talents—Eoin commonly appears simply as “glowing energy” to others—but the four decide that they are stronger together. Forming Indigo 33, the quartet starts to travel the globe and beyond, to places such as Wales and the outer cosmos, providing healing to drug addicts, trauma victims, and others. Indigo 33 also aims to spread the word about reincarnation, the spiritual world, and souls that venture into different realms. The group finagles its way onto a popular TV program to convert some nonbelievers. While working together, Indigo 33’s members reveal the science, and importance, of their skills. Phoenix’s (Out of the Shadows, 2013, etc.) passion for the science of psychic phenomena brightens the narrative. She describes wondrous events, such as a spirit appearing on a TV show, and discusses the intriguing belief that human souls float from body to body. According to Phoenix, a holistic psychologist, these events are based in fact. While the novel’s details are compelling, the sluggish pace dilutes the story’s power. The author stuffs too much character development into the tale’s opening chapters. Punctuation errors abound—some commas are misplaced or missing—and many sentences should be shorter: “Eddie’s name was also starting to ring bells with Aramantha as she vaguely remembered Georgina mentioning some soul healing work that she had been doing with an ex boyfriend of Kyrie.” Despite these minor issues, this lively book turns out to be a vivid introduction to the science of vibrational energy. Phoenix, who clearly knows her subject, injects her story with contagious enthusiasm.
An enticing, if off-kilter, tale that explores psychic phenomena.