Monday, January 28, 2013

Review: Ghost Hand (The PSS Chronicles #1) by Ripley Patton

Title: Ghost Hand

Series: The PSS Chronicles #1

Author: Ripley Patton

Publication date: November 2012

Published by: Ripley Patton

Source: from the author for review (thanks SO much!)

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Olivia Black just discovered that her ghost hand, a rare birth defect, can do more than light up a room. It can reach into people and pull things out. Things from the darkest depths of the human psyche never meant to exist in this world.

Olivia can pickpocket the soul.

But she can’t control her ability, or the strange items it extracts, and the only thing between Olivia and the men bent on taking the power of her hand is a boy she barely knows and doesn't trust.

My rating: ★★★★★

This book was! I freakin' LOVED it! It was just absolutely amazing! I literally read it in ONE sitting! ONE!

My Goodreads Reading Progress :)

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 love a book that can make me giggle out loud.

The romance, oh the romance! First of all, there was NO insta-love...hurray! I cannot tell you how much insta-love bugs me! It just seems very unrealistic to me. But Olivia and Marcus's relationship progressed steadily and bloomed into something beautiful. I especially liked their acquaintance in the really amused me :)

I also liked the uniqueness of the ghost appendages and Olivia's ghost hand being able to pull things out of people. It's just SO creative and I've never heard anything like it! While this aspect of the story was unique, the story also kinda reminded me of Kelley Armstrong's Darkest Powers Trilogy and Darkness Rising Trilogy. No, this isn't a bad thing because I LOVE both of these series! So, if you like Kelley's books as well, I highly recommend Ghost Hand!

Also, I've probably mentioned this about a million and a half times, but I LOVE surprises! And there was a particular one in Ghost Hand that caught me off guard and had me going, "whoa!" I like when things jump out at me out of nowhere. Surprise!

I thought Olivia was awesome, a very strong leading character, and very likable too! She could definitely become one of those awesome kickass heroines! And Marcus? *swoons* I freakin' ADORED him! He was an awesome leader very protective, and a total gentleman! Have I mentioned that he's absolutely hot-mazing? Because he totally is!

There were also great supporting characters and...well, I can't really think of anything I didn't like! I just love the world Ripley created! It's so imaginative and, as crazy as it sounds, it kinda makes me want to live in this world (especially if Marcus is there!)

A great read and great start to a new series I am already loving. I cannot wait to get back to this world in book 2 and find out more about Olivia and the mysterious power her ghost hand has.

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)


  1. Lili,
    This is my favorite review for Ghost Hand EVER! As you can tell, I am also not a fan of insta-love, and you know I'm e-mailing you to find out which surprise surprised you the most in Ghost Hand.

    PS- there is currently a give-away of Ghost Hand going on over at:

    Hope's it okay to share that link.

    1. SO happy you liked it!~ :D

      And yes, that is totally okay :)


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