Review: Touch of Death by Kelly Hashway

Posted February 17, 2014 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Review: Touch of Death by Kelly HashwayTouch of Death by Kelly Hashway
Series: Touch of Death
Published by Spencer Hill Press on 2013-01-15
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Greek & Roman, Legends, Myths, Fables, Love & Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 229
Format: eBook
Source: Own
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Also by this author: The Monster Within

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 descendants 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 is an okay read for me. There were a few things that I had an issue with, like the timing of everything. Everything just seemed to happen so fast, timeline wise. There isn’t a ton of action in this book, which I would have expected considering it’s necromancers, and bad guys. I did like how the necromancers are tied in with mythology. I’m a sucker for anything that has to do with Greek mythology, so I thought this would be right up my alley.
I didn’t care for any of the characters. Jodi’s mom is way too overprotective. Jodi annoyed the hell out of me. She lacked common sense. There were so many times, I wanted to ask her “you really didn’t see that coming???” I do like how toward the end she kind of finds herself. She’s comfortable with who she is now, and hopes to do better.
I will read the next book just to see where this story leads.
Katrina Sig

About Kelly Hashway

“I write for children of all ages from picture books up to young adult. My debut YA, TOUCH OF DEATH, released January 15, 2013 through Spencer Hill Press. Also look for my other YA novels: STALKED BY DEATH (Spencer Hill Press, August 23, 2013), THE MONSTER WITHIN (Spencer Hill Press, June 2014), THE DARKNESS WITHIN (Spencer Hill Press, June 2015), and INTO THE FIRE (Month9Books, spring 2014). My debut MG series CURSE OF THE GRANVILLE FORTUNE releases fall 2014 through Month9Books. I am represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

For more about me and my published works, please visit my blog at

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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