Hi everyone and welcome to my stop during the book blitz for Ghost Heart (The PSS Chronicles #3) by Ripley Patton. So far this series contains 3 books: Ghost Hand (The PSS Chronicles #1), Ghost Hold (The PSS Chronicles #2) and Ghost Heart (The PSS Chronicles #3). I reviewed Ghost Hand last year and it was one of my favorite books of 2013. Today, I have for you a review of Ghost Hold, but first sit back and learn more about the latest book in the series, Ghost Heart.
In the aftermath of a brutal tragedy, Jason and Passion are on the run. Marcus is lost beyond reach, and The Hold is in shambles. If that weren’t enough, Olivia Black has been taken by the CAMFers to be used as Dr. Fineman’s personal lab rat in his merciless quest to uncover the mysteries of Psyche Sans Soma once and for all. But only if he can break her.
They are scattered.
They are devastated.
They are ruined.
Their only hope is Olivia’s stubborn determination to thwart her captors and unlock the secrets of her ghost hand before Dr. Fineman can. Will she finally find the strength within herself to embrace the full power of her PSS?
And will it even matter if Marcus has already betrayed her?
You can find Ghost Heart on Goodreads.
Earlier books in the series:
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.
You can add Ghost hand to your to-read list on Goodreads.
Olivia Black is back.
Only this time she’s not the one in need of rescue.
Samantha James, rich, popular, and an award-winning composer at age seventeen, is the next target on the CAMFers’ list. In order to convince Samantha to come with them, Olivia and Passion must pose as cousins, blend into the most affluent high school in Indianapolis, and infiltrate a mysterious cult known as The Hold.
Olivia doesn’t expect it to be easy, even with the PSS guys backing them up. But what she discovers over the course of the mission will call into question everything she ever believed about herself, her family, and especially about Marcus, the guy she is undoubtedly falling in love with.
You can add Ghost Hold to your to-read list on Goodreads.
I was looking forward to getting back to The PSS Chronicles to catch up with Olivia Black. After the end of Ghost Hand, I needed to see where Olivia, Marcus, Passion, and Marcus’ group ended up.
Ghost Hold delves deeper into some existing characters and introduces readers to a whole new cast of characters too. If you read my review for Ghost Hand, you know that I enjoy Olivia. Her snark and attitude are great for a near 18-year-old sorting through the multitude of things happening in her life. She’s on the run, there are people after her, she has trust issues, she’s trying to find the next person on the CAMFer’s list, and she’s trying to figure out where she stands when it comes to Marcus, the guy she’s pretty sure she thinks she loves. Marcus, who I called an enigma in my first review, continues to be just that. With him, I never knew what to expect, and as revelations were made I found myself surprised and loving every minute with this multi-faceted character. He’s not my type of book boyfriend material, I personally don’t find him swoony (although some of you will), but I find him fascinating. Getting to learn more about Passion was awesome and she becomes more of a fully-developed character for sure. Out of new characters, I couldn’t help but like Samantha. Her PSS ear and related ability was really neat and I love how she interacted with all of the characters. As with Ghost Hand, I found myself amused with the creative places where PSS could appear.
Patton spins a tale that is both gripping and amusing with elements that seem very true to life (the majority of characters are teenagers, after all, so relationships and routine activities are realistic with a spin). There were secrets (that I did not expect to exist) spilled that turned my thoughts on where the story was going around completely. The ending was jaw-dropping, having the feelings of both being a cliffhanger and a satisfied story-arc-conclusion that left me anxious to pick up Ghost Heart to see what’s coming next.
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.
There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of Ghost Heart. These are the prizes you can win:
– a set of signed cover posters (US only)
– a $10 Amazon gift card (international)
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This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 20 till 26 October, you can view the complete blitz schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.