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Ghost Hold

(The PSS Chronicles #2)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  227 ratings  ·  74 reviews
Olivia Black is back.

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
Published September 2013 by Ripley Patton
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Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews*
Find This and Other Reviews At Craves The Angst. (Posting to my blog on Release Day, September 30, 2013)

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!

The Review:
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
Reviewed on Lili Lost in a Book

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
Tanja (Tanychy)
Sep 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Review also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?

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
Robin (Bridge Four)
Mar 19, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

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
SoWrongItsRANDI {Bell, Book & Candle}
Bell, Book & Candle | Ghost Hand Review

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 because
Maria Bergras
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I once read a comment made by an author that went something like this "We work for months and months to write a book and you readers come along and read it in a hour" it wasn't said in anger more in amusement. Well here I am one of those people that read and read until I got to the very end finishing this book in day. I'm a fast reader naturally, but when a book is good and I really like it I tend to go into the zone and don't even realize I've been reading the book for as long as I have or that ...more
Jul 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-book, own-it
Generally really enjoyed this. It continues the story of Ghost Hand and delves into some deeper, darker secrets of the characters and groups involved.

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..
Oct 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given the opportunity to review the first three books of this series as part of the "Ghost Heart" blog tour and all I can say is Where have you been all my life?

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
Feb 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ghost Hold ( PSS Chronicles #2) by Ripley Patton
I received this book in exchange for an honest review by the Author and the “Lovers of Paranormal” Group on
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
Book Junky Girls
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Being on the run is hard, but now that they've made it to Indi the have to figure out a way to get Samantha on their side and get out before the bad guys get to them. But in this new city secrets keep coming out and Olivia just might reach her breaking point espically when they come from those she's trusted most.

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
Jul 22, 2013 marked it as to-read
Oh we have a sneak peek!

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
Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013, young-adult, fantasy
Ghost Hold is the second book in the PSS Chronicles after Ghost Hand and continues the story of Olivia Black and friends in their struggle to remain safe from those who would do them harm. It's very much a middle book, as it doesn't really standalone. We start the novel weeks after the ending of Ghost Hand and end it on a huge cliff hanger with not much explanation of what has gone before in-between, which means that it's necessary to have read Ghost Hand before starting Ghost Hold and when ...more
Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

3.5 stars

At A Glance
Wow, this story is getting interesting. I loved the new characters. But the action was kind of lacking.

The Good
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.
Sahar Sabati
Nov 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am extremely unhappy with author Ripley Patton, for I am forced to wait another couple of months before the third and last installment of the PSS Chronicles. She hooked me with the first installment, Ghost Hand (read my review here), got me addicted with Ghost Hold, the second installment, and now, I have to wait for the third one to find out what is going to happen to Olivia, Marcus, Passion, Samantha, and the rest of the gang.

Just like with its predecessor, Ghost Hold captured me from the fi
Aug 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
There is one word to describe Ghost Hold, and that is awesome. Really, Ghost Hold was just awesome.

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
Apr 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, for-review
Originally posted at City of Books

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.
Jess at Such a Novel Idea

For this review and more, visit Such A Novel Idea!

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
I got a copy in exchange for an honest review

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
May 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, indie, kindle
I greatly enjoyed the first book in this series (which you need to read first; there's not much recap or explanation of the situation, even to the point of not defining key terms like "PSS" or "CAMFers"). I enjoyed this one somewhat less, for a couple of reasons which may turn out to be at least partly moot when the third book comes out.

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
Oct 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: r2r
R2R (LoP) : Ghost Hold

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
The Book Beacon
Sep 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It is always a challenge to avoid spoilers from the first book when reviewing other titles in a series. You should know, however, Olivia and her friends have PSS, Psyche Sans Soma, a rare birth defect affecting one or more areas of the body. A few people with PSS have exhibited extraordinary powers that adversaries would like to exploit for personal gain. To avoid capture, Olivia joined a group hiding from the bad guys. Led by hottie Marcus, the gang plans to locate unsuspecting victims before t ...more
Vrinda Pendred
I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review, via Lovers of Paranormal on GoodReads.

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
Michael Alltop
May 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
“Trust no one.” It’s not a very good motto by which to live one’s life, but in the case of Olivia Black, it may be the only thing that rings true. In the second installment of Ripley Patton’s PSS Chronicles, friendships turn deadly, love breeds fear, the dead appear in the flesh, and the living seem to disappear for good. The one sure thing is the persistence of evil, embodied in the cool and calculating Dr. Fineman, whose army of CAMFers plot to harness the power of PSS—or eliminate those who r ...more
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
4.5 Stars!
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
Sep 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It is always a challenge to avoid spoilers from the first book when reviewing other titles in a series. You should know, however, Olivia and her friends have PSS, Psyche Sans Soma, a rare birth defect affecting one or more areas of the body. A few people with PSS have exhibited extraordinary powers that adversaries would like to exploit for personal gain. To avoid capture, Olivia joined a group hiding from the bad guys. Led by hottie Marcus, the gang plans to locate unsuspecting victims before t ...more
Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books

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
Tanya Johnson
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have received an advanced reader’s copy of “Ghost Hold” from the author for my review.

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
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
I received this book to give an honest review.
Now I want to say it has been a year since I have read the first book Ghost Hand and this is a story that just stays with you because it was unique. So when I was asked to read and review as part of a blog tour which my date is for October 20th I had to jump on the band wagon. I hoped that when I read Ghost Hold it was full of action and I wanted to know what is going to happen between Marcus and Olivia.
Let me say I was not disappointed at all!!!
We l
Angela Cruz
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a young adult, paranormal fantasy. The second book in the series. This book is not a stand alone and picks up where the last book Ghost Hand leaves off. I would recommend this for all ages, especially ones who love unique stories. This book is full of mystery and I never knew what would happen next. I was surprised at some of the outcomes and I can not wait to read the next book.

This book is about Olivia Black and her PSS friends. They have joined together to save any future PSS people
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Ripley Patton lives on 22 wooded acres on a lake in Southern Illinois with a cat named Lemmy. Her two young adult children, a daughter and a son, are her favorite people. When Ripley's not out exploring nature and getting her hands dirty, she's usually reading or writing a book.


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