Thursday, November 14, 2013

CURRENTLY FREE!!! Review: GHOST HAND by Ripley Patton

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.

Genre:  YA Urban Fantasy
Publisher Type:  Indie
Purchase Links:  Amazon (FREE right now!!!!) or Barnes & Noble
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My Rating: *  *  *  *  *

My Review:
This is an incredibly fun read!  I love the creativity that went into the creation of the PSS condition -- especially Olivia's special gift in regards to her PSS (no spoilers here for sure!).  From the very first chapter, the reader is drawn in to this world and crazy stuff starts happening immediately.  There's lots of mystery, suspense, unanswered questions and dubious motives in this quick-paced read.  Many questions are left unanswered by the end of the book, but I have confidence future installments will bring the answers to light.  My only real complaint is that the adults were a bit one-dimensional, but that didn't hurt my overall enjoyment of GHOST HAND.  I'm really looking forward to reading the next book in the PSS Chronicles, GHOST HOLD.

Cover Art:
I really enjoy the straightforward beauty of this cover.  It grabs your attention while giving you a clear glimpse of what the novel is about :)

1 comment:

  1. Danielle, thanks for the great review. So glad you enjoyed Ghost Hand:)