Stalked by Death (Touch of Death Series #2)

Stalked by Death (Touch of Death Series #2)

by Kelly Hashway

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ISBN-13: 9781937053512
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Publication date: 08/13/2013
Series: Touch of Death Series , #2
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Kelly Hashway is a former language arts teacher who now works as a full-time writer, freelance editor, and mother to an adorable little girl. In addition to writing YA novels, Kelly writes middle grade books, picture books, and short stories. When she's not writing or digging her way out from under her enormous To Be Read pile, she's running and playing with her daughter. She resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter, and two pets.

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Stalked by Death 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
SDFicklin More than 1 year ago
I LOVED the first book in this series. I'm a big fan of mythologies (especially Greek) and so this book was right up my alley. So often second books are sort of a let down, a lull between awesome events. Not so with this one. It was literally one of those book s you just can't put down. Exciting and surprising and just the right about of romance. I loved it. I will say that the author struck a great balance between giving you enough info from the first book so you don't feel confused and didn't give you so much back story that it got stale. All in all a great read and one you are going to want to re-read before book 3 comes out because DANG there is a helluva cliff hanger at the end. Can't wait to read the next in this series! I'd suggest this for older teens, 15-18 (and those of us a little older who still love a good YA!) and rate it PG13 for violence and sexual situations (though mild).
TylerHJolley More than 1 year ago
Jodi is busy with her new role and the leader of the Ophi School and trying to teach the remaining students how to raise and release souls. While trying to earn the their trust she notices her powers are a bit off. Off, as in, she starts raising the dead in her sleep, or after kissing her boyfriend, Alex. Yeah, she’s in trouble. As if she didn’t have enough on her plate, a new recruit has come to the school named Chase. For some reason she finds herself uncontrollably drawn to him. Something as innocent as his hand brushing against her hand makes her crave more and happens to have deadly consequences. Suddenly everything is in jeopardy, her relationship with Alex, the deal with Hades and the entire Ophi race is at stake. Stalked by Death is a perfect sequel to Touch of Death. Jodi has matured and grown up, and with that comes grown up problems. Hashway has a way with drawing you in and you find yourself having non-fictional feelings for fictional characters. Yes, she’s that good. My only complaint is the cliffhanger. Why, Kelly, why?? Honestly, the cliffhanger is perfect. You’ll be shocked, mad, excited and sad…but mostly sad, because Face of Death doesn’t come out until January. 
AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars  Stalked by Death is the second installment in the Touch of Death Series and picks up where Touch of Death leaves off.  The mythology aspect that Kelly Hashway has created in this series is really interesting, with zombies, necromancers/Ophi, Medusa, and Hades, and then you have Jodi, the main character, who has the power to both heal and poison in her blood.  Jodi, is an Ophi, and because of a deal she made with Hades to save them, now finds herself the leader of the Ophi and is also responsible for them, which proves to be quite the challenge.  Alex, her boyfriend from book one is in the story, as well as a new player, Chase, who is also an Ophi and whose powers not only enhance Jodi's, but also cause her to do things she otherwise wouldn't do.   As you can gather from the synopsis, there is a love triangle, which was one of the prominent features of this installment in the series, and while love triangles work in some books, I wasn't crazy about this one, and at times, found it to be a little frustrating.  That is just my opinion, however, and I am sure that there will be plenty of readers who will enjoy this.  Chase was hot, but I didn't like him at all, though he did have some dark secrets that you find out more toward the latter portion of the book.  Alex, I really liked in book one, and I still do in book two, just not as much as I did in book one.  He was really jealous acting in this book, which is understandable.  Despite this, I am still team Alex.  Then Jodi, bless her heart, didn't know what she wanted, torn between love and power, resulting in constant drama between these three, which was magnified by her responsibilities as leader of the Ophi .  It could be just me, but the love triangle angle is something I have grown weary with in many books, and with such a great concept and plot, I would have loved to have seen more emphasis placed on the story line itself, which I really did like.   While I  liked Jodi a lot in book one, she changed quite a bit in book two and wasn't quite the same person, though she did experience some growth, and by the end, started to redeem herself somewhat. That brings us to the ending, which was the best part of the book.  It was like having a "deer in the headlights" moment where I'm trying to figure out what the heck just happened, but in a good way, though it has left me very curious to see where the author was going to take the story from here. That's really all I can say about that without spoiling it.  Overall, I didn't like Stalked by Death nearly as much as Touch of Death, though it did have its interesting aspects.  I am curious and will be interested to see where Kelly Hashway takes this story in Face of Death, the third book in the series.