1/21/2014

Review: Stalked by death by Kelly Hashway

Jodi knows that any slip-ups made by the Ophi - a special group of necromancers born under the 13th sign of the zodiac - will fall on her shoulders... and that Hades is just waiting for them to screw up so he can wipe out the Ophi line.

Unfortunately Jodi has only convinced one Ophi to join her school: A hot guy named Chase, who jeopardizes her relationship with Alex. Jodi loves Alex, but Chase enhance her powers with just a touch - making her stronger than any Ophi has ever been. 

Her mixed emotions send her powers surging out of control, and the dead start rising without her conscious summoning - exactly what Hades doesn't want! If she chooses Alex over Chase, she may lose the battle to Hades, leading the Ophi race to extinction. If she chooses Chase, she might be able to stop Hades for good... but lose everything else.

Jodi needs to figure things out fast - because death is stalking her at every turn.

The first thought in my head after reading Stalked by death was 'Kelly, I love you!'. This book took my breath away and it was really hard to put it down. I enjoyed every part of it from the plot to the character development. It's an exciting and moving read that will make your heart beat faster and faster. 

As the leader of the Ophi school Jodi is responsible of keeping them all safe and alive. She tries her best, but when Chase arrives everything goes badly wrong. Chase has an effect on her that she can't control. Her powers work on their own and her emotions run wild. The way Kelly describes Jodi's feelings and the scary physical consequences of using her powers is amazing. The language is vivid and Jodi's voice is even stronger in this novel than in the first book. And I can't repeat too many times how great imagination Kelly has. It was very interesting to get more information about how Jodi's powers work. 

Stalked by death is full of action and surprising, even shocking events but there's also space for character development. Especially Alex grows in this book. It's heart breaking to see how he comes in the wrong place in wrong time and suffers because of the control Chase has over Jodi. There were many times I could've cried. And Chase... mysterious, annoying and scary Chase. There's no words to tell you how I felt about him. Read the book and you'll understand.

And the ending. THE ENDING!! I loved it. I had to take few long, deep breaths after reading the last pages Stalked by death is a great YA novel that won't leave you cold. I'm happy that Face of death, the last book of the series, comes out soon  (Amazon ships it today) so I can find out what happens next and if Jodi will survive or not. If you haven't started this series, start it now. You don't want to miss it.

My rating: 5/5

6 comments:

  1. Okay, I'm in tears reading this. I love how you just got the story and the characters, Ida. Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. <3

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    1. You're welcome. It's my pleasure to support you <3

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  2. Great review! I will be reading soon. =)

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  3. Wonderful review! This one sounds amazing. Thanks so much for sharing and for stopping by. Happy Reading :)

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    1. Thank you! :) Touch of death series is absolutely one of my all time favorites.

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