Friday, September 24, 2010

Hold Me Closer Necromancer by Lish McBride ARC review

Reading level: Young Adult

Hardcover: 352 pages

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (October 12, 2010)

ISBN-10: 0805090983

ISBN-13: 978-0805090987

Received From:  Star Book Tours

              4 Butterflies

Product Description:

Sam leads a pretty normal life. He may not have the most exciting job in the world, but he’s doing all right until a fast food prank brings him to the attention of Douglas, a creepy guy with an intense violent streak.

Turns out Douglas is a necromancer who raises the dead for cash and sees potential in Sam. Then Sam discovers he’s a necromancer too, but with strangely latent powers. And his worst nightmare wants to join forces . . . or else.

With only a week to figure things out, Sam needs all the help he can get. Luckily he lives in Seattle, which has nearly as many paranormal types as it does coffee places. But even with newfound friends, will Sam be able to save his skin?

My Thoughts:

This was a fantastic debut novel!  Sam was a hilarious character that was colorful and really came to life and flew off of the pages.  He's a loser who dropped out of college to work at a fast food joint, until one day he finds out that he is a necromancer, and there is a whole supernatural world around him.  When his friends head is delivered to him on his door stop as a warning, things really start to get scary.  They also start to get funny when Brooke (the aforementioned head) starts talking!  Sam has to find a way to get out of the grasp of the evil necromancer Douglas before all of his family and friends end up hurt.

This was full of funny characters.  Lish McBride really breathed life into each and every character that graced the pages.  It was a fun fast read that had me doubling over in laughter on the same page it had me gasping in shock and terrified for the characters!  It takes really great writing to pull me into a book like this one and pull so many emotions out of me!  I really didn't expect to enjoy this book very much and I was pleasantly surprised to find that I loved it!  I recommend this to anyone who loves to read and laugh!
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  1. I haven't heard of this one! It sounds very funny though so I'll have to keep it in mind!

  2. I've seen this title but haven't gotten the chance to read any reviews on it yet. It looks really funny and I'm so glad that you said it is! adding it to my wishlist! Thanks for the review!

  3. never read a book about necromancers. This sounds good!!

  4. This sounds great!! I'll keep my eye out for it!

  5. Thanks for the review!
    This sounds like a lot of fun!

  6. Thanks for sharing your review. This definitely doesn't sound like any book I've ever read. So fun to have books surprise you the way it sounds like this one did. :)

  7. I have been curious about this one, thanks for the review.

    Visiting from Saturday Situation!
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  8. I've been curious about this one,I really like the premise. Great Review!


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