27. ruj 2013.

Ghost Hand by Ripley Patton

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Book summary: 
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.
         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 that phenomena Olivia learned how to live with it. Up until one day in school when her hand did something really unusual and all that in front of a new guy, Marcus, in her class. Little did she know that a group of men are coming to get her and that Marcus knows more than she imagined.

          As you could gather from that ghost hand or Psyche Sans Soma is something I haven't heard of and please don't bother google this is pure fiction. While the whole idea is really unique and to my liking I guess that some readers will mind the lack of explanation. It didn't bother me because I like to see it as mystery and with so many things in universe unexplained one more doesn't make some big problem.

          Probably the only problem here was that story was predictable from time to time. But still other things made this book likable. Not only the idea, but Olivia as well as she is strong and not whiny and the romance was really sweet. I couldn't but cheer for them.

          Bottom line that for me this was a really enjoyable and relatively fast read. The whole idea got me interested from the start and different twists made me read it even faster.

Rating: 4 stars.

Until the next time,

***NOTE: Copy of this book is kindly provided by the author, Ripley Patton. Thank you. 
I'm not paid for writing this review - I do it as a lover of written word. All opinions are personal. 

Broj komentara: 36:

  1. Oh that is one awfully creepy sounding novel there- Tanja. Ghost hands? O.O

    Lovely review, hon! It sucks that it got a little predictable, though if I read this, I highly doubt I'd find it predictable because I suck at putting two and two together at times, heh. <33

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    1. Yes really ghost hand. You'd be surprised with some elements here. Thanks :) LOL It comes with experience :)

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  2. Although this seems interesting, I'm not a huge fan of creepy or predictable novels, so I think I'll be skipping this. Great review, though!(:

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    1. Maybe the second one will surprise me even more. Thanks :)

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  3. Yay! I am so glad you liked this and no worries, the second book goes into a lot more on PSS and what it means!
    Great review!

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    1. Great. I'm happy to hear that :) Thanks :)

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  4. Ghost hand? That sounds all sorts of creepy and interesting and unique. Great review and glad you enjoyed!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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    1. It's both and interesting and creepy :) Thanks Teresa :)

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  5. Yay for strong characters and sweet romance :D This sounds awfully creepy and really rather interesting - a ghost hand? :O I'm glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for sharing! I'll definitely keep this in mind for when I'm in the mood for something creepy.

    Chri @ Fathomless

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    1. There is more to ghost than just a hand :D I hope you'll get some time to read it. Thanks Chri :)

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  6. Glad you enjoyed even if a bit predictable

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  7. I'm sold at the mention of a sweet romance and a strong heroine Tanja! That's more than enough for me, and I don't even mind that it's predictable in parts. I'm the type of reader who flips to the back of the book first anyway, so predictable is never a problem for me:)

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    1. My mum is the same. I cannot believe that she flips to the end and then continues reading. Thanks Jenny :)

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  8. This does sound unique! I kind of giggled when you described the ghost hand. I don't know why the idea of a ghost hand is so funny to me, but I'm really glad this turned out to be good despite some predictability.

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    1. It really sounds funny, but in reality is really serious. Thanks :)

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  9. Hmmm...this seems pretty interesting, but not really something I'd choose for myself. I'm glad that it did feel unique to you.
    NIce review, Tanja!

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    1. I hope it'll continue to be interesting :) Thanks :)

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  10. What a unique concept! Sounds like a fun read.

    -Lauren

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  11. I just saw a review of this yesterday and they said pretty good things about the book as well :) The concept does sounds really interesting. I've not heard anything quite like it. Great review :)

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

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    1. I'm glad someone else also enjoyed this one. Thanks :)

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  12. Oh yes, I remember when Ali reviewed this. It does definitely sound like a different read and I like the concept. I am glad that it ended up being a good read for you. Happy weekend. We are expecting torrential rain here so it will be a weekend to stay inside.

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    1. It started raining here so I'm not going anywhere. Anyhow yeah this was pretty unique. Thanks Heidi :)

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  13. Sometimes predictable is ok and honestly I have never read anything about a ghost hand! Lovely review I am glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. I mostly don't like it but here the whole idea get me reading it. Thanks Kim :)

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  14. I have this one and I'm excited to read it. I'm a bit concerned about the ghost hand, it just seems so odd. However, I know from reviews that the story is told in a way that you can kind of let that oddness go and enjoy the story so I'm happy to see your positive review. Hopefully I can read it soon!

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    1. It's odd but I like odd things :) I hope you'll enjoy it. Thanks Candace :)

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  15. Hahaha, thanks for the 'don't Google Psycho Sans Soma' warning. I swear I would've Googled it otherwise. Anyhow, this does sound unique and indie books can really be a treasure sometimes. Glad you enjoyed this one, Tanja. Great review! :)

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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    1. No point in it. Honestly I'd be in awe if something like this existed xD Thanks Sarika :)

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  16. Tanja,
    Thanks for the wonderful review. So glad you enjoyed Ghost Hand. Book two comes out to the world on Monday, September 30th:)

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  17. I loved Ghost Hand and its sequel, Ghost Hold! And I love the originality of the series too. The sequel is even better :) Great review, and I hope you enjoy Ghost Hold as much as I did xD

    Richa @ City of Books

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that. I've got Ghost Hold for review too :) Thanks :)

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  18. This definitely sounds like an original story, and I'm glad to hear there is a heroine worth rooting for and a sweet romance. I'll have to give this a try! Great review :-)

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    1. It is and I'm soon reading the sequel so let's hope for the best. Thanks :)

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