Thursday, March 14, 2013
Touch of Death by Kelly Hashway
Jodi Marshall isn’t sure how she went from normal teenager to walking disaster. One minute she’s in her junior year of high school, spending time with her amazing boyfriend and her best friend. The next she’s being stalked by some guy no one seems to know.
After the stranger, Alex, reveals himself, Jodi learns he’s not a normal teenager and neither is she. With a kiss that kills and a touch that brings the dead back to life, Jodi discovers she’s part of a branch of necromancers born under the 13th sign of the zodiac, Ophiuchus. A branch of necromancers that are descendents of Medusa. A branch of necromancers with poisoned blood writhing in their veins.
Jodi’s deadly to the living and even more deadly to the deceased. She has to leave her old, normal life behind before she hurts the people she loves. As if that isn’t difficult enough, Jodi discovers she’s the chosen one who has to save the rest of her kind from perishing at the hands of Hades. If she can’t figure out how to control her power, history will repeat itself, and her race will become extinct.
I thought Touch of Death was a fantastic novel. It was the first necromancer novel I had read. At first, when I read about the deer, I thought the book was weird. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to stick with it. I’m glad I did. The book was interesting to begin with, but it gets a lot better when Jodi and Alex go to the Ophi school. The events leading up to them going to the school are mindblowing. When they get to the school, things only get more pivotal. I liked how the author put a completely new twist on the legend of Medusa. I liked most of the characters. I couldn’t stand Abby or Troy. I think they deserved what they got in the end. However, I doubt it’s the last that they will appear in the series. The ending left off on a somewhat cliff hanger. I want to read the next book in the series and find out what happens next.
I give Touch of Death: 5/5.
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I received a copy of this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.