Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Review: GHOST HAND by Ripley Patton

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.

My thoughts: Olivia has PSS (Psyche Sans Soma) A.K.A. a “ghost hand.” Lately, it’s been acting weird. Was she some kind of Grim Reaper that with one touch of her rubber-band hand, she can either predict or cause death?

A military group wants her hand. For what?

The pace was slow and grueling, and the chase was subdued. It was cool how the ghost hand could unlock a gate and be a nightlight, but the story wasn’t strong enough to hold my interest. It was your typical government conspiracy militant co-op story.

My rating: 2 stars

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