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.
Romance, Action, Mystery & Suspense are all pack into this unique ya urban paranormal novel making it an absolute feast For readers.
Ripley writes in a way that transcends the ordinary barriers that divide ya & teen/ya, it wasn't overly immature nor was it too grown up.
there were moments when I couldn't help but giggle & at some I was going to ball my eyes out, but most of the time I Had the feeling of being Bak in high school which made it a really fun read.
Each chapter felt like ripping a layer of paper of pass the parcel, But instead of a plastic toy i found secret a unveiled & more more mystery revealed.
I really like how the story didn't take itself too seriously, even in the most intense moments it had its light hearted teenage feel, while being able to communicate a real & human emotion.
But like everything it was all smooth sailing, at times it felt a little clique. group of teens on a mission to fight the bad guys, it's not like I've never read that before. *rolls eyes*
But if you ignore that itty bitty bit of un-originality you'll see there so many original & awsome ideas it Totaly out shadows it. Like seriously the PSS thing was awwwwwssssseoooommmeeeee! I so want one!
Olivia was a cool & very relatable character & I loved watching her grow & transform as the story unfolded.
She was pretty cool to start with but in the end she totally kicked Ass!
But my favorite chracter has to be Marcus! Not only because his a absolute high school dream boat but his strong, caring yet mysterious nature just makes you fall more & more in love with him.
Seriously If you have teens buy this for them, they will love it! If not buy a copy for yourself cause Basically WhetherYA is or isn't your thing, i promise you will utterly devour It.