Ghost Hand (The PSS Chronicles #1)
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 loc ...more
Olivia had such an anomaly and it was her hand, she called it her ghost hand. At school one day, the hand takes on a life of its own and kind of scares her. While it was groping around where it had ...more
This book was just...wow! I freakin' LOVED it! It was just absolutely amazing! I literally read it in ONE sitting! ONE!
What initially captured my attention about this book was the premise. It just sounded very intriguing, and the story did not disappoint! And that cover? Love it!
What did I love about it, you ask? Well, first of all, it was action-y right from the start, and you all know how much I love my action! There were also some very funny parts, and I really ...more
I wasn't sure what I was walking into when reading this book, but I can officially say that I am pleasantly surprised. Let's start of discussing that cover: weird, right? For some unknown reason it kind of has that creep factor to it; like the hand is going to reach into my body and extract my soul or something. I know I'm a bit over dramatic, but it is freaky right?
The premise is very interesting and, to me, original. I'm all into the supernatural and ...more
From there, the action continues. The pacing is good, with many twists that force the characters to change their plans. It was a little predictable and cliché in some places(view spoiler)[ in that I see a bit too many characters trying to be heroes and sacrificing themselves in books (hide spoiler)].
Ghost Hand is told in first person, and you can ...more
Olivia is smart, determined and far less self-centered than many YA novels seem to think teenagers are. I really appreciated her as a character and enjoyed this novel immensely. Her potential love interest, Marcus, is a twisty fellow who one can't help but be curious about, even if you're never sure whether to trust him or not. I loved that the other characte ...more
Spent ages writing a review and it goes and looses it!
*gifted by the author via my blog Kats Book Promotionsin exchange for my honest review, I gave this book an overall 3.5 stars out of 5 stars, the reason for it being 3.5stars is in the last paragraphs and this was a decision I had to think about but then this is my honest opinion so I am voicing it.
So heres a breakdown of the book
PLOT line - 4 out of 5 - the storyline is something new, PSS is a fictitio ...more
I've got to admit, I picked up Ghost Hand, not expecting much more than a ten-a-penny YA. The description and the cover looked like a hundred such books I've read before.
Ghost Hand blows those books out of the water. It is action packed without having the ridiculous schoolgirl-heroine who turns into Xena, Warrior Princess over night. Things happen quickly but believably while still managing to fit in plenty of characterisation. Olivia is a really well formed character who deals with hu ...more
So after first reading about Olivia's ghost hand, or psyche sans soma, I googled the hell out of it and couldn't find anything. According to the novel it's a real documented thing (although I do realize that this has been fabricate ...more
Wow, what a great book! I was so hooked from the first few pages, and that doesn’t happen to me very often. See I was supposed to be reading another book for a tour, but had not put it in my Kindle yet, so just randomly picked a book I had on there now, and knew it was one I needed to read soon, and bam, was hooked and could not stop reading till I was done. Lol. Yeah, it’s that good.
I took just a bit to warm up to Olivia, but did pretty soon. I really liked Marcus, and the mystery surrounding h ...more
Why You Should Buy It
This book steps out of the gate with an amazing story line, characters, mysteries, and thrills. It never slows down and rivals Hourglass, Open Minds, and Enclave for a kick ass science fiction book with a female protagonist.
*I received this e-book in exchange for an honest review.*
This book. THIS. BOOK.
Sometimes when you read a book, you know you love it pretty much right away. And Ghost Hand was like that. It wasn’t ev ...more
To start off, I must say that I am the biggest ghost fan ever. As far back as I can remember I have always loved horror movies, ghost shows, anything like that especially books. So when I was asked to review a book that sounded good, the fact that the title was Ghost Hand just put it over the top for me.
Ghost Hand is about a girl named Olivia who was born with PSS, which is a condition in which instead means ...more
Olivia Black has Psyche Sans Soma, a rare birth defect affecting one or more areas of the body. Instead of flesh and bone, the body part is made of a transparent, ethereal substance, giving it a ghostl ...more
I've been a reader of adult fantasy all my life, and my foray into reading YA fantasy is fairly recent. So I started reading this book not knowing what to expect. And I'm glad I read it, because this was ...more
This story is really nicely paced to keep you guessing what might be going to happen next. I'm not going to say it was full of surprising twists and turns, because most of them I guessed earlier--not because I'm magic, but because the clues were all there, in a good way. The breadcrumbs were dropped drawing me in, wanting to see if I was "right"... And this book taught me how to ...more
I decided to take the plunge and thankfully the story was fantastic. It had everything I want and hope for in a paranormal roma ...more
(I received a free copy, in exchange for a review)
Olivia was born with a very rare birth defect, something referred to as PSS, Psyche Sans Soma. For her, she refers to it as her ghost hand, an otherworldly glowing hand, of energy. One day in class, she finds out the hard way that the hand can do much more than she ever thought. It can reach into a person and take something from them, their secret. Marcus, the new kid, sees this happen and knows that she is the person he has been s ...more
At A Glance
So different, so interesting. Ghost Hand is a great start to a great series (I just have that feeling).
I was so surprised by Ghost Hand. It started out with a bang and ended perfectly to make me excited to get my hands on the next book. The suspense, action, and little romance was a perfect blend to keep me reading in one sitting. The best part though was the unique paranormal aspect. A ghost hand??? Weird, right? But this whol ...more
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Ghost Hand is centered around a girl named Olivia who has a ghost hand. Olivia is unaware of the dangers that she is about to face because of her ghost hand. And when a new boy named Marcus comes to town and a math incident occurs, Olivia’s world is turned upside down. Olivia, Marcus, and others, all people who have a “ghost” body parts, are on the r ...more
There is quite a bit of action throughout the story ...more
Olivia has Psyche Sans Soma, and it means that one of her hands is made of ethereal energy. Now her hand seems to be malfunctioning and doing strange things, just as a shadowy group are trying to kidnap her to harvest her PSS for their criminal purposes.
This book sounded totally different to anything that I had read before and I did like it. I liked the concept of a normal girl having this 'ghost hand' and ever ...more
What is so different, you ask? Have you ever heard of PSS? It’s a birth anomaly where a body part is made of pure energy, for our heroine ...more
What I liked about the book is how well-written it was. At first it was kind of interesting but I lost it somewhere mid part when I can't seem to really get into the story. The spark that we expect to feel in a book somtime after reading maybe 5 chapters was nonexistent. I kept going and reading thinking that "I'll get there, this book will have ...more
First time I have heard of this book was when Kindlemom hosted it as Indie book of the week and from her review it sounded like a really unique read and I'm always in when it comes to unique stories. Luckily for me it really was unique.
So this is a story about Olivia, a girl with a ghost hand. Yeah literary she has a ghost hand meaning her hand is translucent and glowing. With time she got used to it and while no one really had any logical explanation for t ...more
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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.