Review: Ghost Hand by Ripley Patton

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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.


Alright before I even get into the story…I have to say the cover and title definitely cause it to not be 5-stars for me. In addition, I read the synopsis before I read the book and fell in love; however, you all know I judge a book by its cover and the cover and title of this book just did not do it for me. Quiet the opposite, it made me reconsider even reading the book.

I decided to take the plunge and thankfully the story was fantastic. It had everything I want and hope for in a paranormal romance. There is mystery, excitement, action, and they mysterious new guy who has you swooning in 10 pages. I love the fact that there was no love-triangle that plague a lot of paranormal books. This book stuck to the plot, the drama, and the story. The story is refreshingly unique, I have yet to come across anything like this in the paranormal genre.

I don’t want to give any bit of the story away but I hated Olivia’s mother, she is absolutely awful. Olivia and Marcus are absolutely brilliant, I love the banter and discussions between them, they are both strong and enchanting. There is also Olivia’s best friend, Emma, who is sweet but honestly she is an idiot. Finally, there is the ever paranoid and crazy Jason who as much as I hate him brought a nice/necessary character contrast. Overall, I really enjoyed the book and would give it 4-stars.


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