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Ghost Planet Mass Market Paperback – October 30, 2012
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RT BOOK REVIEWS, 4.5 Stars, editor's "best of 2012": "...thoroughly impresses ... a pitch-perfect balance of a cohesive scientific vision with poignant, naked emotion."
2013 RWA RITA Award finalist: Best First Book
KAT RICHARDSON: "OH MY GOD! Finally a Science Fiction novel where the Relationship is as important as the Science and the won't-let-you-go story literally will not work without BOTH! Perfect balance! The pace was great and the story hooked me right up front and kept on twisting and turning all the way to the satisfying end...A novel about complex relationships, dependence, independence, and identity that's also about ecology, science, and coexistence...Fantastic!"
“Fisher's Ghost Planet grabs you right from the start and doesn't let go. An entrancing, addicting read, it keeps you on the edge of your seat with a fresh and fascinating take on the human-alien problem, while at the same time seduces you with a poignant love story. It's a psychological thriller, a science fiction adventure, and endearing romance all rolled up in one. Highly recommended!” ―Linnea Sinclair, award-winning author of the Dock Five series
“[A] won't-let-you-go story … hooked me right up front and kept on twisting and turning all the way to the satisfying end. Fantastic!…a wonderful read!” ―Kat Richardson, national bestselling author of the Greywalker paranormal detective novels
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Publishers Weekly on Fisher's novel GHOST PLANET:
"An absorbing and exciting story full of science, sex, and intriguing plot twists"
RT Book Reviews on Fisher's novel THE OPHELIA PROPHECY:
"A sexy, irresistible take on the enemies-to-lovers trope. [...] The development of this slow-burn romance feels authentic, organic and totally satisfying."
Top Customer Reviews
Ghost Planet starts off with a fascinating concept: every person who lives on the planet of Ardagh 1 has an alien attached to them, and the alien is identical to someone in their life who has died. I'll have to admit it took me a while to wrap my brain around this idea. These creatures are not, in fact, ghosts. Each believes he is the human he represents and is able to do just about anything a human can do: eat, touch, feel pain and emotions, and fall in love. But there are a couple of catches: the ghost will feel extreme pain if he isn't within a certain distance of his host at all times, as the invisible bond that tethers them together can only stretch so far; and a directive called the Ghost Protocol prohibits ghosts and humans from interacting with each other in any way. With this concept, Fisher has set up a marvelous dilemma for her characters, and the themes she explores are complex and thought-provoking. Oh, and did I mention this is also a romance?
The story begins as psychologist Elizabeth Cole begins a new job on the recently colonized planet of Ardagh 1. Upon arrival she meets her supervisor, the very attractive Irishman Grayson Murphy, the man responsible for the Ghost Protocol that drives the behavior of those on the planet. Elizabeth is instantly attracted to Murphy, but Fisher throws a wrench into the story with a brilliant twist in the first chapter: it turns out that Elizabeth has actually died in a transporter accident on her way to the planet, and she is now Murphy's ghost. What makes this crazy concept so intriguing is that Elizabeth doesn't even know she's dead until some tells her. Murphy is now forced to abide by his own rules and ignore Elizabeth, but she has other ideas.Read more ›
A planet that creates ghosts of people that the human used to know on earth. Our heroine Elizabeth Cole ends up dead, but doesn't realize it nor does her supposed to be mentor Dr. Murphy. She ends up on Ardagh 1 one for her residency to help with the ghost protocol counseling. The ghost protocol requires the colonists ignore their ghosts which becomes a stick situation for Cole and Murphy that leads us through quite the adventure and revelations.
I only really read science fiction when it's Vaginal Fantasy picks, but this book honestly has me sold me on the fact that I need to read more of it. I was instantly invested when we learned Elizabeth was actually a ghost. Murphy immediately stops talking to Elizabeth when he discovers she's a ghost and she doesn't tolerate that one bit. The narrative is immersive and I could barely put this book down.
One of the best things about this book is the narrative never stops or slows down. Elizabeth is a great mary sue of a character that I find to be relatable because she's more science minded and not a total ditz. She's determined to find out why the ghosts exist instead of fading into the background like the others. I found myself trying to solve the mystery of the planet right along with Elizabeth.
I only have one complaint and it involves the end of the book. I don't like the 'surprise' that is sprung on Elizabeth at the end or the twist with her and Murphy's connection. I felt like the connection twist was really terrible because it seemed like the go-to fix for any problems in the end of the story. A catchall to save them from any trouble, but still I loved this book.
Overall this book is incredible 5/5 stars even with my one dislike. I HIGHLY recommend you pick it up if you want an interesting science fiction story with some great romance added in.
Ghost Planet is a compact, solid story. Each page is deliberate and takes the reader to the right direction, I can't complement the author enough. All I can say now is that I'm waiting for what she released next and give this book a try!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved this book. Such an interesting idea and well written. The worlds that the author creates are fascinating. Recommended read.Published 5 days ago by l
As of today (10-30-2105), this book has been out for three years. Why did I wait so long to read Ghost Planet! This book starts out with a bang and builds up from there. Read morePublished 3 months ago by rann
I had very high hopes for this book as I had heard good things and the description on the back of the book sounded really intriguing. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Cayt Landis
My first Sharon Lynn fisher book. I enjoyed it. It was a fresh read after all the over saturated paranormal romance I've read lately. Read morePublished 8 months ago by jg313
A woman faces her destiny as earth natives colonize an abused planet for one that offers a new beginning. As with any new beginning, there are new problems. Read morePublished 10 months ago by ccneal
It was a lot of fun to read this book. It has a bit of science fiction and romance. The story line is dynamic and engaging. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very unique world. I really liked the characters and the author didn't shy away from the politics and prejudices such a situation would bring. Great story. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Dlouise