Sunday, September 8, 2013

Indie Book of the Week: Ghost Hold by Ripley Patton

I am very excited to be bringing you this weeks Indie Book of the Week because I truly loved the first book in the series Ghost Hand and have been eagerly awaiting the release of the sequel, Ghost Hold. 
Patton truly has created an imaginative, fun, original series that I think will pretty much appeal to everyone and anyone. 

Title: Ghost Hold
Author: Ripley Patton
Series: Book Two in the PSS Chronicles
Published: Late September 2013
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Fantasy

Book Description:
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 CAMFer's 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.

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.

My Thoughts and Review:
As some of you may know that follow my Indie Book of the Week posts, I featured the first book in this series Ghost Hand on my blog as an Indie Book of the Week so it should be no surprise that the second book, Ghost Hold, which was just as fabulous, is making the rounds as this weeks Indie Book of the Week.

Once again Patton has managed to create something totally unique and fun that is action packed with just the right dose of romance to truly make this a stand out series.

If possible Ghost Hold was even better than the first. Olivia is just as feisty and stubborn as ever. She is learning more about herself, PSS, The CAMPers, the Hold and of course those around her. Who she can trust and who she can't are still never clear to her and as she gets to know the people around her, her life, her family, her friends, it gets that much more complicated and confusing. Some things are never quite what they seem and Olivia is growing stronger because of it. I would like to say that Olivia always makes the right choices, the smart choices but she doesn't. But then again, neither does Marcus and because of his secrets, she ends up getting herself into more trouble that she should be.

Ah Marcus. Oh how that boy infuriates me at the same time that he makes me love him. 

Secrets. He has so many of them and even though he does open up to Olivia, he still keeps a lot from her. Stuff that hurts their trust in one way or another, stuff that hurts their relationship. 

The initiation of Passion into the group and their quest to find others with PSS added a whole new element to the story. One more filled with danger, adventure and secrets around every corner. 

Patton truly is one of those rare indie authors that knows exactly what she is doing and she does it well.

I can promise you that I will read as many books in this series as she can create because it truly is a stand out series with stand out characters. 

*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author. I was not compensated for this review.*


  1. Yes I remember seeing your post for the first book in this series and I was really curious about it. Now when I see that you've enjoyed the sequel as well it means that I'll hopefully get a chance to read it as it sounds amazing. Great post :)

  2. For me, the most interesting thing here might just be the worldbuilding. You used all those words and I have no idea what they mean, but I'm anxious to find out. I'm glad these are still going strong for you, I'll make sure to add them to my wishlist.
    Fabulous review, Ali! :)

  3. I will have a giveaway soon for copies of the first book in the series you guys so you have a chance to win it!!

  4. I really need to read these books! She's a local author, so that makes me want to squeeze them in even more. I'm really curious and want to meet these characters!

  5. Well now you've done it. Another book on the TBR pile. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

  6. I really hope you do try it Candace, I know you would love it!

  7. I am glad you enjoyed this. It sounds like a really good story. Great review.

  8. I love that book two was even better and delighted you found an author you love with a unique story. This series is on my wishlist!

  9. Thanks for choosing Ghost Hold. I'm so glad you're enjoying the series and I can't wait to start on book three. But first I have to move this week.

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  11. I am always so happy when I find really good indie book. Great review.

  12. Wow this sounds like an amazing series! I need to read the first one still. But the fact that you're on board for however many books she writes is a great sign. Glad you enjoyed this, and thanks for introducing me to a new indie author! :-)

  13. Wow this sounds like an amazing series! I need to read the first one still. But the fact that you're on board for however many books she writes is a great sign. Glad you enjoyed this, and thanks for introducing me to a new indie author! :-)

  14. Thanks for stopping by Lauren and I am so happy you are going to give this series a try!