Monday, May 19, 2014

Staked by Death (Touch of Death #2) 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 can 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. (Via

Pages: 235

Release Date: August 13, 2013


     If you read my review on the first book in this series, Touch of Death, (my review: then you know I did not really like Touch of Death. I did enjoy Stalked by Death more than Touch of Death, but this series will never be one of my favorites. I would rate Stalked by Death 3.5 stars out of 5 (a half a star better than Touch of Death). I have decided to continue reading the series and I am currently reading Face of Death (the third novel in the series). I am not making this a spoiler review because I do not think too many people have read this series but here is what I liked and disliked in Stalked by Death. 

What I liked about Stalked by Death:
  • The plot twists were less predictable.
  • It had a cliffhanger ending.
  • It had a strong and interesting plot.
What I disliked about Stalked by Death:
  • The pacing was too fast. It needed to be delivered slower and broken up.
  • The romance/love triangle was unnecessary and confusing. I could not figure out who she was dating/liked because it flipped back and forth so fast. Also, I have a problem when characters/people in real life say "I love you" after only knowing each other for a matter of weeks or months.
  • Lack of detail in both of the books. The characters physical appearance is not described therefore, I had to make up their appearances in my head.
     The one thing this series really has going for itself is that it has an interesting plot. I would not recommend it for any other purpose, I probably would not even recommend this series with its plot. The author, Kelly Hashway, is super sweet and she does have talent but with this being her first series, it is going to have its flaws. Even New York Times bestselling authors have written books with flaws. So, I am going to give the rest of this series a try and possibly her other works. I am not saying you have to look into her book, but I say at least give them a try. Or look into other reviews on her books, I am not everyone's thoughts, we all have very different opinions. You do not know what you like until you try it.

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