Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Formats Available: E-Book, Paperback
BLURB from Goodreads
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 received a gorgeous paperback arc of this book from Spencer Hill Press for me to read and of course give my honest review.
I like the cover, that its dark and mysterious. Maybe Medusa's necklace could have been around Jodi's neck to tie in with the story more. Having said that I would still pick up the book to learn more as the cover is attractive. I also find the font on the front cover pleasing to the eye as it suggests spirits in a smoky kind of way. The blurb is really well written and definitely grabs your attention and makes you want to read the book.
Jodi's life is set to change dramatically, as she literally has the "Touch Of Death". Then there's this strange guy who seems to be stalking her. The one with the gorgeous green eyes, but she has a boyfriend, Matt. Well she thinks of him as a boyfriend as they have had a few dates but he is yet to kiss her. Jodi feels like she'll die if Matt doesn't kiss her soon. Jodi and Matt finally kiss but with tragic consequences.
Things go from bad to worse with Jodi hurting those she loves. In the ens once her stalker Alex has explained what is happening to her, Jodi agrees to leave with him. Alex says his parents can teach Jodi how to tame her Touch Of Death and her other powers, but do they want to help her for the right reasons. Jodi seems to flit from one problem to the next, trouble never far behind her. So does she get the help with controlling her powers? The answer is yes and no....to find out more read the book!
I love the in depth look we get into Alex and his character. The way he eats "mac n cheese" for morning, noon, and night meals! and of course the reason he eats only that meal all the time, and what it reminds him of.
The "servants" are an initial shock for Jodie which she is told she will get used to but never gets over the horror of them really, but can she do anything about it?
The book ends in such a way it suggests that there will be more to follow, and I hope so, there's quite a bit of potential for a series.
So did I enjoy the book? Yes Would I recommend the book? Yes Would I read a bk#2? Yes Would I read more by Kelly Hashway? Definitely