Monday, July 4, 2011

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer - Review

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer
Lish McBride

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?

Ok, I loved this book. Not because it had an incredibly thought-provoking plot. Not because the characters were deep and insightful. But because it was unique, relate-able and was quite fun to read! It's set in Seattle, bonus points right there for the simple fact that I LOVE the city of Seattle. I loved revisiting it through this book. The titles of each of the Chapters were lines from various songs, all somehow related to the content of the chapter. Those who love music will appreciate that. The characters were funny and unique. There's a college drop-out, a talking head, a Fey-hound, a spirit who bargains for waffles, a potential man-bear (pig?, witches, necromancers (obviously), zombie pandas, witches, and probably even more unique things I can't remember at the moment.

It was fast-paced, action packed, and quite funny. The story was told from 3 different perspectives, but the only time they changed was at the start of a chapter. So it was easy to keep up with.
Quite honestly, this book was a fresh of breath air. There's no dreaded love-triangle and no doomed relationship (that I could tell). Just Sam and his friends trying to figure out what the heck was going on.

I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who likes the paranormal genre, witty unique character, and just the right amount of romance without overpowering the story. I don't think it is incredibly well known right now, but I'd love to see this book skyrocket in popularity. It's just that awesome. I can't wait to revisit these characters when the next book comes out.

I am rating "Hold Me Closer, Necromancer":

'Till Next Time!

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