Review: Ghost Hope by Ripley Patton (Giveaway)

Posted June 15th, 2016 in book review / 14 comments

Review: Ghost Hope by Ripley Patton (Giveaway)Ghost Hope by Ripley Patton
Series: The PSS Chronicles #4
Publisher: Self-Published on June 15, 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 350
Format: eARC
Source: Author
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: three-half-stars
Heat: zero-flames

Olivia Black does not feel safe. Nightmares plague her sleep and haunt her days. If she has to endure one more minute stuck in a safe house in rainy Portland, she's going to lose it. When Mike Palmer sneaks off to find her sister Kaylee without her, it's the last straw. She has to do something.

Then Palmer's hackers find the Dome on a satellite feed: dark, abandoned and smack in the middle of the Oregon desert three hundred miles from where it started. If they can reach it before anyone else, they can crack the computer systems and access every piece of information on PSS the CAMFers and The Hold have ever collected.

But in order to do that, Olivia must return to the origin of her fears in a race against all the forces that have ever pitted themselves against her. She must unravel decades of deceit to reveal the true origins of Psyche Sans Soma to the world at last.

At A Glance

A solid ending to the series.

The Good

To make a long story short, the whole series is about Olivia’s life turning upside-down when she finds out she has PSS (a rare birth defect) in her hand. PSS makes certain parts of your body go ghost-like and sometimes you have certain abilities with the PSS body part. Olivia has no choice but to team up with Marcus and his group to find other people with PSS to fight against the CAMFers who are trying destroy them.

Ghost Hope brings us a lot of answers we had throughout the series, like the origins of PSS. I was freaking blown away with that reveal. Never saw it coming.

Olivia has grown a lot from the beginning of the series. She has become a leader, reluctant as she may be, but she fights with every breath of her body. I love the multi-POVs because we really get in-depth insights on other characters that were always a mystery to me, like Mike Palmer and Kaylee. Kaylee was really intriguing. She’s lived her whole life in captivity. Her thought process was so unique. I never knew what she was going to say or do next because she didn’t live by the same rules as the rest of the world.

Everything wrapped up pretty well. Definitely a different direction from anything I could have guessed which was a nice surprise.

The Bad

So very little action. The beginning was exciting but once the group gets into the dome, things slow way down and never really pick up again.

The Snuggly

No snuggly here. Olivia and Marcus have no relationship until the end. This series never focused on the romance anyways so I didn’t expect any and it wasn’t needed.

Final Thoughts

The whole PSS series was pretty good. Not perfect but very entertaining and unique. Ghost Hope was a good ending to a good series. Recommended.

Haven’t started the series yet? Grab the first book, Ghost Hand, FREE on all ebook venues. And don’t stop there. Ghost Hold (The PSS Chronicles Book 2) and Ghost Heart (The PSS Chronicles Book 3), are on sale for only 99 cents in June.


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14 Responses to “Review: Ghost Hope by Ripley Patton (Giveaway)”

  1. kindlemom1

    Good to know this ended well. I really enjoyed the other books but it’s been so long I’m sure there is a lot that I’ve forgotten.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      I forgot a lot too but I started to remember as I read.

  2. Braine

    This is the first time that I’m seeing… or maybe taking note… of this series. I’ll download the first one since it’s a freebie.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      I hope you like it. I started this series near the beginning of my blogging journey.

  3. Jaclyn Canada

    The concept is so interesting. I like that it was revealed how that all came about as well and it looks like it was a good one based on your reaction. Excellent review!

  4. Olivia Roach

    I’m glad that everything managed to wrap up well for this series, but it’s a shame about the lack of action which may have made this one a little bit dry.

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