Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride [Review]

5 out of 5 Robots!
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer
Author: Lish McBride
Release Date: Oct 12, 2010
Genre: YA, Paranormal
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Henry Holt
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0805090983
ISBN-13: 978-0805090987
My Copy: Publisher
Reviewer: Rex

My Review:
Hold me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride is brilliantly witty, suspenseful and outright fun! Talk about a great debut novel. This book was absolutely magnificent...I was giggling on one page and on pins and needles with suspense on the next.

Our hero, Sam, is the average guy. He doesn't have much motivation and seems unbelievably apathetic towards the path his life has decided to take. The way he tells his story, it encourages the reader to sympathize with him- absolutely adorable. His life is trite, working at a fast food joint, barely making rent and living on his own with a couple good friends. But the real story begins when he's on break, and he shatters the tail light of the wrong car.

Sam finds himself thrown into a horrific world of necromancy and murder, if only he hadn't been playing potato hockey. Sam is running from one place to the next trying to figure out where his roots began, an explanation to the medicine bag he's worn around his neck since he was a small boy and a way to save his friends and family from a torturous death. The discoveries he unveils along his tragic adventure are fascinating.

You will be pleased to hear that there is a little bit of romance. Sam meets the most badass hybrid faerie/werewolf. She is strong, smart and knows how to keep her own in a fight. Their budding romance evolves rather quickly as they're both kidnapped by one creepy villain. They were inevitably compatible and I enjoyed their scenes together more than any other in the book... well, maybe not more than the talking head. I hope I get to see these two take it a step further in another book- LISH! PLEASE write another! 

Read this book. Read it! McBride did a beautiful job with the plot and both the primary and supporting characters were complex and pragmatic. I am dieing to hang out with Sam and his buddies, to be introduced to his mom- a witch!  Every Paranormal, Young Adult junkie should give this book the a shot.

This is a MUST READ! 


  1. Hi!

    Just wanted to let you know that I've given you an award at my blog, for being absolutely amazing!


  2. I loved this one too. Glad you enjoyed it! Have you seen the new official cover, though? Much more boy-friendly.

  3. Amanda, I'm glad you liked it. I did see the new cover.. I am not sure I like it more, but hey, if it will get more boys to read it... works for me. Boys would definitely enjoy this one just as much as the ladies ;)

  4. I just put this book on my wishlist, I'm so looking forward to reading it and now that I've read your review, I'm anxious. Great review.

  5. Thanks, Rowena! I hope you love it as much as I did. Can't wait to see what you think :)



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