Saturday 29 March 2014

Review ~ Ghost Hand by Ripley Patton.

Title: Ghost Hand (The PSS Chronicles #1).
Author: Ripley Patton.
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Thriller.
Release Date: November 2012.

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Seventeen-year-old Olivia Black has a rare birth defect known as Psyche Sans Soma, or PSS. Instead of a right hand made of flesh and blood, she was born with a hand made of ethereal energy.

How does Olivia handle being the girl with the ghost hand? Well, she's a little bit morbid and a whole lot snarky.

Her mother thinks her obsession with death, black clothing, and the local cemetery is a bid for attention. But when Marcus, the new guy in Olivia's calculus class, stares at her like she's a freak, Olivia doesn't like it. And when her hand goes rogue, doing things she never imagined possible, Olivia finds herself running for her life with Marcus from a group of men bent on taking the power of her hand for their own nefarious purposes.


The creativity in Ghost Hand was awesome. It began with such a creepy, action-filled, original and unique opener that I knew I was in for a treat with this book. It was a great book.

I loved that Ghost Hand had a lot of fast-paced action instead of spending lots of time being overly detailed and explaining things too much. The mystery was intriguing but I think maybe I could have done with learning a little more about Psyche Sans Soma. Still, it was fun seeing how PSS affected people and Olivia’s ghost hand was such a cool concept.

Olivia was an interesting character. I liked how she could be snide and had a snarky sense of humour. Her chemistry with Marcus right from the beginning was entertaining and I liked how it progressed throughout the book. I wasn’t blown away with the side characters but I did really like Olivia’s best friend Emma. She was supportive and a loyal friend and was a really likable character. The strained relationship between Olivia and her mother was well developed too and possibly quite relatable for teenage readers, obviously minus the hate of the ghost hand.

Ghost Hand was non-stop action and it was written brilliantly. The ending was executed well and leaves you wanting more. I’m looking forward to reading Ghost Hold and my expectations are high.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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