Ghost Hold (The PSS Chronicles #2)
Only this time she's not the one in need of rescue.
Samantha James, rich, popular, and an award-winning composer at age seventeen, is the next target on the CAMFers' list. In order to convince Samantha to come with them, Olivia and Passion must pose as cousins, blend into the most affluent high school in Indianapolis, and infiltrate a mysterious cult kn ...more
I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
5 Luminous, Vibrant Stars!
A Thrilling, Wild Adventure with Danger, Intrigue and Excitement And A Chilling End Sure To Haunt You!
I'm in awe right now. Ripley Patton has shocked, wowed and stunned me with this book, especially the ending. The story was intense, powerful, fun, frightening and heartbreaking. I abs ...more
So, in Ghost Hold, Olivia and the rest of the crew head out to rescue the next person on the CAMFERs list, and holy shi- *ahem* ;) Ripley really played with my feels in this one! I still cannot get over that ending! I don't know what to think anymore!
Seriously this book had me crying (um, a lot), laughing, swooning, and everything in between. I really do like a book with so much emotion.
There were also lots and lots of twists and turns and shocking secrets unveiled ...more
A month or so ago I've read and reviewed Ghost Hand and then I said that I really loved the uniqueness of this story. I did have some issues with the first book back then, but I can happily say that Ghost Hold was better than expected.
After getting to meet Olivia and her condition it was hard not to be perplexed by the idea of a ghost hand. It was something new and then we got to meet Marcus and see that this whole picture is bigger than we thought. When the ...more
Ghost Hold picks up a few weeks after Ghost Hand ended. Olivia has left her entire life behind in search of some names on a list with Marcus, Passion and the PSS kids. She is going to go undercover into a private school with Passion in hopes of recruiting a girl from the list into their group. Sounds like a simple enough plan but it turns out that it might not be that easy as Samantha James is the daughter of the leader of a cult. Not just any cult either, one that worships PSS.
I enjoye ...more
About a month ago, I reviewed the first book in the PSS Chronicles as per request. I did find it enjoyable so I decided to give it a go and read the rest in the series. Ghost Hold, more or less, picks up where the previous book, Ghost Hand left off. Yet in this book, some rather shocking secrets are divulged (and who doesn't love figurative bombshells being dropped?).
I got to say I like where this story is heading. It's tricky when writing a sequel beca ...more
Oh. My. God!!
I can't breath, I can't speak. Yet I'm writing this review witch means I can at least do SOMETHING while waiting for this damn good book to come out. And when I found out it wasn't coming until SUMMER, I was sobbing and throwing books all over my room, trying to calm myself down. And then I realized that it didn't even have a release date yet, and I started throwing things again.
And that ending!! It was so mind blowing that I read all the night and woke my si ...more
So, Ghost Hold continues the tale of the kids with PSS (Psyche Sans Soma). These kids have "missing" body parts that are replaced with a glowing blue version of said body part... And, under certain conditions, these glowing blue body parts can develop special powers - like the MC Olivia's PSS hand's ability to reach into people and pull items out.. ...more
When I first started reading "Ghost Hand", I wasn't too sure that I would ultimately enjoy it as much as I hoped, but that quickly turned around, taking hold of my attention with the ghostly tendrils of a PSS sufferer. What is PSS you ask? Good question! It's a medical anomaly, a birth defect dubbed Psyche Sans Soma, in which the ...more
I received this book in exchange for an honest review by the Author and the “Lovers of Paranormal” Group on Goodreads.com
This is a brilliant book that I absolutely loved. Ghost Hold is the second book in the PSS Chronicles series and picks up a few weeks after “Ghost Hand” ended...and so the tale of Olivia Black and the kids with PSS ( Psyche Sans Soma ) continues. This book has well crafted elements of mystery and intrigue and will keep you guessi ...more
The story continues to grow and take shape and you see more of the world created and learn more about PPS and those that cary it.
Olivia has grown from Ghost hand and is learning how to ...more
Marcus crossed back to the faucet of the now-full Jacuzzi tub and turned it off. He bent over and turned on the jets, which kicked up a lot more steam and a lot more noise. I was starting to melt inside my own clothes, and he must have been too, because when he turned back to me he was slipping his t-shirt over his head.
“What are you doing?” I asked, my voice coming out a little strangled.
“You and I need to talk,” he said, letting the shirt drop to the floor.
“Yes,” I said ...more
At A Glance
Wow, this story is getting interesting. I loved the new characters. But the action was kind of lacking.
Ghost Hold starts off a couple weeks after Ghost Hand. The group has made it to the next stop to save another PSS teenager, Samantha from falling into the hands of the CAMFers. But they are not prepared for the cult brainwashing Passion into staying and the cracks forming within the group.
Olivia has grown since the last book. ...more
Just like with its predecessor, Ghost Hold captured me from the fi ...more
At the end of Ghost Hand, Olivia has decided to join Marcus and the boys, in order to find the other kids with PSS, and to try and run from the CAMFers. In Ghost Hold, they are trying to find Samantha James, but everything is a lot more complicated than they anticipated.
Ghost Hold was action-packed. You were constantly questioning who you could trust, and who you couldn’t. There were so many questi ...more
This review is full of spoilers! ALL OF IT!
So Olivia Black is back. The book begins a few weeks after the first book ended.
The first two chapters were great. The gang learn how to use weapon, and we get a small peep to The Hold and to Marcus's past. Olivia also had a small feminist rage I could totally relate to.
“Hey. Calm your tits, Sweetheart. I’m trying to help you here.” - Really..?
So the gang goes to live in a n ...more
I had been waiting to read Ghost Hold ever since I finished Ghost Hand in May, and now that I've read it, I can honestly say it's absolutely amazing! There's loads of action, of course, and quite a lot of surprises. It was intriguing to read about The Hold and what it represents, as well as everyone's role in it.
The PSS kids have found a safe house (Marcus's old house) to stay in while on the run from CAMFers, as well as to talk to Samantha James about her PSS. ...more
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When Ripley first contacted me to review Ghost Hand, I was pretty intrigued. By the end of the book, I was a tad obsessed, so when I got the chance to beta read Ghost Hold, I was jumping up and down with excitement.
And I've got to tell you, book two does NOT disappoint. It is packed with snark, action, and a lot of awesome story telling.
Olivia and Marcus' relationship remai ...more
Ghost Hold starts of a bit slow, I didn't re-read Ghost Hand and some parts where a bit confusing at first. It took me some time to remember what Olivia and her friends where doing and why they where there. After the confusion was cleared up and the pace picked up I couldn't put it down. I just wanted to keep reading and find out what was going to happen next. There is enough recap to remember the reader what happened in the first book, but not too mu ...more
Firstly, there's a massive coincidence. The author even hangs a lampshade on it and has her first-person main character remark on how much of a coincidence it is ...more
I received a free copy, through LoP, in exchange for a review.
And then it starts, again. The story picks back up, with Olivia and her unusual band of people. They are not necessarily friends, but they have one thing in common, PSS. After running, from the CAMFers, they are onto their next goal; to save and convince Samantha James the danger she is in and to come with them. But, this is not as easy as it seems and Marcus is not being exactly truthful about everything, making ...more
I want to start by saying how much I was looking forward to this after reading 'Ghost Hand'. However, I must admit it took me a long time to get into this sequel. I think it was around chapter 5 when I finally connected to it. Then I was gripped and couldn't put it down. I was really interested in the new turn the story took. There were new mysteries raised that left me dying to know ...more
As some of you may know that follow my Indie Book of the Week posts, I featured the first book in this series Ghost Hand on my blog as an Indie Book of the Week so it should be no surprise that the second book, Ghost Hold, which was just as fabulous, is making the rounds as this weeks Indie Book of the Week.
Once again Patton has managed to create something totally unique and fun that is action packed with just the right dose of romance to truly make this a stand out series.
If possible ...more
I loved this book. It was even better than the first one, which I also loved. Love how Olivia is still stubborn but feisty as usual. In this book learns more about herself, PSS as well as the CAMFer's, the Hold and the others around her. She is still unsure on who she can and can't trust, which just makes it all that more confusing and complicated. Many things are not quite what they seems, and these twist in the story are really interesting and keep you reading.
We also get some new characters t ...more
Before you even think about reading Ghost Hold you need to read Ghost Hand…you WILL NOT be disappointed!
Now onto the Ghost Hold
The story picks up with Olivia, Marcus, Passion and the rest of the gang are on the run from the CAMPfer’s who want to extract PSS from anyone who has it. They are on their way to Indianpolis to befriend and hopefully persuade Samantha (she has a PSS Ear) to go with them and to lea ...more
This book is about Olivia Black and her PSS friends. They have joined together to save any future PSS people ...more
Ripley Patton lives in Portland, Oregon with one cat, two teenagers, and a man who wants to live on a boat. She is an award-winning short story writer and author of The PSS Chronicles, a young adult paranormal thriller series.
Ripley doesn't smoke, or drink, or cuss as much as her characters. Her only real vices are writing, eating M&Ms, and watching reality television.
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