by: Ripley Patton
Olivia Black just discovered that her ghost hand, a rare birth defect, can do more than light up a room. It can reach into people and pull things out. Things from the darkest depths of the human psyche never meant to exist in this world.
Olivia can pickpocket the soul.
But she can’t control her ability, or the strange items it extracts, and the only thing between Olivia and the men bent on taking the power of her hand is a boy she barely knows and doesn't trust.
I love when I read something new. Ghost Hand has that, never before have I come across something like PSS before.
I have to say one of the things I liked the most about this book was that Olivia didn’t fall head over heels for the “hot guy” in the book. She was distrustful of the things he wanted her to do, and even though it might have caused her a little more aggravation at times it was so nice to see a girl not go all goopy over a guy, even if he might have the answers to some of the questions she had.
I liked Olivia a lot; she stood up for herself and didn’t like it when people lied to her. She has it pretty tough in this book, but doesn’t let anyone push her around. She would fight for the things that mattered to her.
PSS (Psyche Sans Soma) was interesting to learn about. It was explained so that it is easily understandable. What Olivia’s ghost hand could do was interesting in and of itself, I would have like to learn more about why her hand did that, but we knew as much as she did so I didn’t feel like I was being left in the dark. I was learning the same things as she was, and she didn’t put up with secrets.
I also liked how Olivia’s best friend Emma was with her, a lot of times in books author’s have what I like to call “so called best friends” these are friends that I feel are put in the book just to add more characters. Emma wasn’t like that, she came across as someone that Olivia really trusted and the two of them made for a good combination.
I’m not too sure how fond I am of Marcus; I want to not like him for a lot of different reasons. But he does redeem himself at times. I have a love/hate thing with him really. He does something to make me like him, then something else to make me not like him. Though I can understand why he is the way he is, I just wished he could have gotten it all out at once instead of dragging it on, especially since it seemed everyone else knew what was up with him except for Olivia. I can see how a lot about him would make for a suspense filled read, but for me it was on the annoying side.
The CAMPers were a nice touch to the book. Where there is something as rare as PSS there is sure to be people that don't like it. To take something that is seen as just an organization that doesn't like PSS and turn it into a secret organization that hunts people down with it was believable. It hits on the aspect that people can be ignorant when it comes to things they don't understand, and it wasn't hard to believe that they would go as far as they did with some things. It kept the book interesting, and really made me wonder what they would end up doing next.
Would I recommend this book? Yes, I love when I read something new and there was new stuff all over the place in this book.