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.
Holy mythology zombies Batman! This book really blew me away. It starts with jam-packed action and really gets you into the storyline. If you read the first chapter, you’ll get sucked right in. Touch of Death is about a high school student named Jodi who has a normal life. She was home-schooled all her life, making high school new to her, but she’s having a great time there. Jodi gains friends and a boyfriend… life is looking up. Someone randomly starts stalking her, and after a while (and a few tries later) he finally introduces himself as Alex. She’s instantly attracted to him and they hit if off. Warning: this book has love at first sight. They literally have feelings for each other right off the bat. Alex tells her he’s a “Ophiuchus”. That means he’s a descendant of the goddess Medusa. If you’re not aware, Medusa is the goddess with snakes for hair and the ability to turn someone to stone with a glare.
I loved this book! I’m really into the instalove which this book has between Alex and Jodi. I don’t relate to falling in love with someone at first sight so I didn’t relate to Jodi as well, but it’s always nice to read. Otherwise, Jodi was a fun character! Besides the instalove, I really rooted for all her actions. She’s not stupid and learns from her mistakes, unlike some books I know *coughHushHushcough* so I didn’t end up wanting to slap her. When she finds out the truth to what she really is, there was a little bit of angst which was JUST fine. It didn’t go on for half the book… it was her being upset which was understandable, then she moved on. Which brings me to my next point: it had great pacing. The book wasn’t too slow or too fast. The action was great, nothing disappointing. You’ll end up being team Alex and Jodi. I recommend this book!
*Reviewed by Rachel*
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