*REVIEW* Hold Me Closer, Necromancer


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?

This book was SO MUCH fun! I laughed and cringed and was completely and totally enthralled by this story. I devoured this book because I couldn't stand to put it down! I simply had to know what happened next in the story. I am totally in love with the world that Lish McBride has created and I am crossing fingers, toes, and everything else, that there will be a sequel.

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer follows along as the main character, Sam, learns the truth about his identity. Turns out, he's a necromancer and now the biggest baddie in town wants to take him on as an apprentice. Douglas Montgomery is SCARY... and his motivation tactics could use some serious work. He decides to sway Sam's decision by threatening the people Sam loves and by sending a very unusual "message". A message that is oh-so-wrong, but very entertaining and funny for us readers.

The action keeps going from there as we watch Sam delve further into the supernatural world that is quite rampant in the Seattle area. Readers who love supernatural creatures will be happy to know that there is much more than necromancers in town. Witches, shifters, there's lots to keep you engaged. One of these other supernaturals is Brid, a young woman being kept captive by Douglas. Sam and her cross paths as they both deal with Douglas and his power-hungry ways. Will sparks fly between the two of them as they help each other deal? You've got to read to find that out!

I don't want to spoil the story by giving away much more. Let me just say that I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who loves witty and truly entertaining reads. I would love to sit down with the author over a cup of coffee and pick her brain, I am that in awe of this book. The characters were all SO likeable, you couldn't help rooting for them and frantically flipping the pages to see what happened to them next. And the humor... the humor! This book will have you laughing. I actually laughed out loud in public while reading this, it is that good.

My only caution is that this book is geared towards slightly older YA readers. There's definitely some stuff in the book that I wouldn't recommend for the younger crowd. But seriously... when this book comes out on October 12th, you NEED to get a copy. It is one of my faves of the year so far. To be honest, the synopsis and the cover do not do this book justice. I had lukewarm feelings about reading it when I first heard about it and saw the cover. Thank GOD I signed up for the tour on Around The World Tours though because I could not have been more wrong. I'll be buying my own copy so I can re-read it as soon as it releases... you should do the same! Happy Reading! *XOXO*


Caitlin said...

Wow I will definately make sure I get a copy of this!


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Cara said...

I can honestly say this is probably what I'm looking forward to most in the next few months (besides Mockingjay of course). :) Great review!

Jan von Harz said...

Sounds like a very intriguing book and I really appreciate the warning about the age group. I really want to read this but will borrow it since I will not be able to use in my classroom. Great review.

Alexia561 said...

Great review! Sounds like my type of book, so have added it to my wishlist. Great job!

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