Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hold me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride

Sam is a college dropout working at a fast food restaurant. He damages a car in the parking lot while playing potato hockey with his friends. When the owner of the car comes into the restaurant he senses a strange power in Sam and begins to question him. Sam and the two other boys who work there run the man off and believe that they have seen the last of him. But they find out otherwise when their friend Brooke arrives at their door - or, at least her head arrives. She has been killed but her head is still alive and sent with a warning for Sam from the car owner. His name is Douglas and he is a powerful necromancer who has sensed that Sam has the same abilities even though they are hidden. Sam decides to investigate his own life and hears a strange story from his mother about her own powers and why she never told him about his own abilities before. This is a great book with fun characters and chapters named after songs. The sarcastic humor is infused throughout the book, even in the midst of some very serious circumstances. Sam's friends are great secondary characters who add lots of depth to the book along with some other people with unusual abilities. It's hard to imagine that there could be something new in paranormal stories but this is different from anything else.

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