Touch of Death (Touch of Death #1)
Expected publication: January 15th 2013 by Spencer Hill Press
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.
Touch of Death was not what I was expecting. I mean.. who really expects to read about Zombified Waiters and Cooks! It was a touch of everything I was wanting, and more. Horror, Action, Romance and comedy. I couldn’t get enough of the quirks found in this book!
In the beginning of the story I was a bit put off. Everything happened so fast and it didn’t feel natural. I felt like Jodi ( the MC ) should have hesitated a bit more, not believed everything right off the bat. the other thing that bothered me was simply.. how seriously accident prone the MC was. I’m a clutz, a major one. So I can understand it to a point. But it was as if every two seconds she was hurting herself, and there for bleeding on, and bringing everything around her back to life! It felt like a but much.
However, as soon as the setting changed, and we got to the “school” for Medusa’s ancestors, I was HOOKED. I really enjoyed the twist on the well known mythology of Medusa, While it was hard for me to think of Medusa as “good” Author Kelly Hashway spun the tale in just the right way and made it fit. Creating a perfect blend of characters, Ones readers will hate, ones they will love, and ones they won’t understand right away. Kelly created a story that had me itching to turn the page!
Touch of Death will appeal to a plethora of readers, and may even encourage others to branch out and try new genres!
Rating : 4/5