Monday, October 20, 2014

Blog Tour Blitz and Review: Ghost Heart by Ripley Patton

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Ghost Heart (The PSS Chronicles #3) by Ripley Patton. 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.
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).

Ghost Heart coverGhost Heart (The PSS Chronicles #3)
By Ripley Patton

Genre: Paranormal Thriller
Age category: Young Adult
Release date: October 14, 2014

Blurb:
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.

You can buy Ghost Heart here:
- Amazon
- Barnes & Noble
- Kobo

Earlier books in the series:
ghost handGhost Hand (The PSS Chronicles #1)
By Ripley Patton

Genre: Paranormal Thriller
Age category: Young Adult

Blurb:
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.

You can download Ghost Hand for free here:
- Amazon
- Kobo

ghost holdGhost Hold (The PSS Chronicles #2)
By Ripley Patton

Genre: Paranormal Thriller
Age category: Young Adult

Blurb:
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.

You can buy Ghost Hold here:
- Amazon
- Barnes and Noble
- Kobo

Ripley PattonAbout 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.

You can find and contact Ripley here:
- Website
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Goodreads
- Google +

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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So much happened in book two, in fact so much so that I felt I needed to reread it so I could remember everything. I knew I was nervous about what was in store for Olivia, Marcus and the gang and I just knew that after the cliffhanger ending of Ghost Hold that I was going to be in for quite the ride.

I have loved this unique well written story from the very first page and was anxious to see how it would all end. Endings can be so bittersweet. Except, this wasn't an ending like I thought, not even close in fact, it was a beginning.

So much happens in this that I really don't even know where to being. This had a slightly different feel than the others books, mainly because it was told in multiple point of views which was both great and frustrating at the same time. 

It was nice getting into Passion's head it was also frustrating because I wanted more of Olivia and I was dying to know more about Marcus so when Marcus' POV came I was super excited but also somewhat sad. I don't think this story ever went in the direction I thought it would go. It was constantly surprising me and at times made me feel like I was a yoyo with the ups and downs of it all (in a good way, I assure you). 

I honestly have no clue where the next book will lead but where ever that may be, I will follow because I need to know how it all comes together and where it goes from here.




*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was given an ARC copy of this in exchange for an honest review. I was not in any way compensated for this review.*

37 comments:

  1. I just finished this book. It was good.

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  2. Glad this series is still continuing to be strong for you Ali! Doesn't sound like this installment suffered from any type of middle book syndrome which is always a good thing. Hope the next one is even better!

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  3. Good on you for re-reading book 2 before tackling this one. I usually plan on doing that, but time always seems to have other plans. After checking out your review I'm kinda curious about an ending that's actually a beginning though. Interesting!

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    1. It really is hard to make time for re-reads.

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  4. This sounds good. Sometimes I re-read the last few chapters of the previous book if it has been awhile and I feel lost. So glad you are loving this series and characters.

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    1. That is a really good idea Kim, I will try that next time.

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  5. This is the first time I've heard of this series, but I love that you're enjoying it so much. I especially like that it's difficult to predict where the story is going.
    Lovely review! :)

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  6. Wow what great looking series. thanks Kindlemom for bringing this novel and the series to my attention!!

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  7. I've heard of the first book; that's great you're really enjoying the series! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I know you have been a fan of this series, and I reall need to try it especially since Ripley is a local author. Sigh....

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    1. You really should Heidi, I really do think you will like this one. Very different and original.

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    2. Heidi, I'd be happy to hook you up with some review copies.

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  9. I don't really think I've ever seen this series before, and I can't believe I missed it since you're so invested in it. I'll have to give it a try, the sooner the better. It sounds great!

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    1. I really hope you do look into it more Maja!

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  10. Ripley Patton was one of the authors at Story Con, the event I helped organize that happened Saturday. So I got to meet her and saw her in several panels. I thought of you a lot cause I know you love her books!

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    1. That is awesome Candace! I wish I could have been there. :)

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    3. Candace, it was so nice to meet you and thanks for helping with and live tweeting the event. I wish we'd had more time to talk.

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  11. That would be so weird to have a hand like that. Sounds like a great series.

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  12. Cool series! Wasn't there a movie called Idle Hands in the 90s where a guy had a hand he couldn't control? Seems like Jessica Alba was in it. This sounds like a MUCH better take on that concept!

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    1. I have no idea Stephanie, I will have to look it up and see if it is similar.

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  13. What is this series and why am I only hearing of this today?!

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  14. Seriously Ali, another series I had not heard of ;). Your knowledge of the book world is a little mind blowing to me :).

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    1. Nah there are still tons out there I haven't read or even know about. ;)

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  15. It sounds like book two left you with an ending that had you excited for Ghost Heart, and now the author gave you a new surprise ending - sometimes I love it when an author can take things in a direction I never saw coming. Glad you're enjoying this series, Ali! :)

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  16. I don't think I know about these ones but it's nice to see you had a great time with book 2 and that many events happened! ALways interesting! great review!

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  17. Glad to hear you're enjoying this series so much! I need to check it out - and I'm so happy to see Ghost Hand is free on kindle. Thanks for sharing! :-)

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    1. I hope you are able to grab it Lauren!

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