Thursday, June 7, 2012

Review: 'Hold Me Closer, Necromancer' by Lish McBride

Sam LaCroix has always felt as though something was missing. He doesn’t know what the something is, or why he knows it is gone, but this feeling has influenced all of his decisions. After dropping out of college Sam is drifting, working as a fry cook at a Seattle fast food restaurant and trying to figure out what he is supposed to do with his life. Sam may be drifting but the forces around him are moving with purpose and lead to an encounter with the mysterious and sinister Mr. Douglas Montgomery. Suddenly Sam is fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in a world populated by things that go bump in the night.

Lish McBride burst onto the YA scene last year with a unique urban fantasy.  Sam is likable, though somewhat lost, and completely believable as an unwilling protagonist.  The paranormal elements in this story are balanced by real emotion and attention to detail that brings this alternate reality to life.  Lish McBride has penned a novel that perfectly balances elements of horror and humor that will enchant readers and leave them burning for more. Highly recommended.

Pre-order the next Sam LaCroix novel 'Necromancing the Stone'! Due out September 2012.

Book Source: Local Library
Reviewer: Rebecca

Recommended Ages: 16+ Violence, gore and sexual situations.

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