Friday, January 17, 2014

Touch of Death Review

"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 enjoyed this book. It's a quick and easy read with a unique and fresh voice. I found the premise unique for YA paranormals. Although, I haven't read any other necromancer books, so I might be wrong. The part about all the dead animals kind of freaked me out. All in all, I give this a four star rating, because I thought there could be more "showing."  Also, as most of you know Kelly Hashway is my critique partner, so I should mention I did not crit this book. I received an ARC like many other bloggers and this review is based only on that ARC.


  1. While I don't read many paranormal books, I know they're quite popular with the teens. Glad you enjoyed Kelly's book.

  2. I agree with you - it's a very unique concept, especially since it ties in Greek mythology.

  3. I'd like to see more horror (or paranormal) novels that have to do with necromancy, since it's unusual. I'm glad you enjoyed the book - thanks for the review.

  4. Sounds great! And I really like the cover!