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.
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About the Author:
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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I don't read a lot of paranormal or supernatural novels and when I do I am a bit pickier with which ones I will read. I have to say thoroughly enjoyed Ghost Hand by Ripley Patton. The birth defect, Psyche Sans Soma was a very interesting in this paranormal thriller. I was intrigued from the start wanting to know more about Olivia and her PSS. I really enjoyed the main character Olivia. She has had a hard time growing up with her mother and losing her father has been really hard for her. I found I was really feeling her pain as she was going through this hard time. I am very happy that Marcus and Olivia meet in Ghost Hand. I am a huge Marcus fan. The author did a really good job with character development and it was easy to learn who was who even with a lot of characters in this novel. This is a longer novel but I found the story moved at a nice pace with it getting really exciting the closer to the end it got.The boys in the group that Marcus found all had different personalities that made the story a lot more interesting.
I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars and can't wait to read more in this series.
~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received a copy of this above book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~