Ghost Hand (The PSS Chronicles #1) by Ripley Patton
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Young Adult, Paranormal, Science Fiction
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.
3 out of 5 (good)
Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
I have to say I am a fan of Sci-fi. Unfortunately from the get-go this book just didn't get under my skin in any way. It wasn't written badly, it just didn't seem more than a slight twist on a teen romance. I liked the character of Marcus, who had something to hide from the off. The doctors character definitely did not disappoint either.
I think maybe there was a little too much going on with the central character and the will they/ won't they sort of romance in the background.
It might have been better with a little more detail on the men wanting the power than the physical descriptions of the varied characters manifestations of the PSS.
This book was most definitely not for me at all. That said, if you into teen romance with a sci-fi twist that isn't at all scary you might enjoy this. If you haven't read sci-fi before it may be a place to start. * I bought this book on Amazon and this is a fair review *
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.