Monday, June 13, 2011

Book Review: Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride

I've been making a point to write reviews of what I read and post on Amazon & Goodreads. I depend on reviews so much, I want to contribute to the pool to help people know more about what's out there. As a note: any review I post on my blog is something I've either purchased myself or borrowed from the library (not paid for any reviews).

Title: Hold Me Closer, Necromancer
Author: Lish McBride
Category: Young Adult, Paranormal, Humor
Published: 2010

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer is an enjoyable read with a great title -- I love the title. It was refreshing subject since I have not seen necromancy (raising the dead) explored much in YA fiction. The humorous angle was a big plus for me. Although werewolves make an appearance here, it contributes more to the subplot than the main storyline.

I enjoyed the shifting point of view, which is another aspect I don't see often in YA. The story's main character is Sam, whose chapters are told from a first-person perspective. The chapters involving secondary characters are told in third-person and spaced throughout. I felt the secondary character's chapters rounded out the story rather than detracting from it, with the exception of the first time Bridg appears, since she is entirely new about a 1/3 of the way in. Each chapter is titled with a clever song reference.

The villians are truly creepy. To have a few chapters from the point of view of Douglas solidified the creepy factor. There is a fast, clever vibe here, with interesting supporting characters. I am glad to see a sequal is in the works! No cliffhanger here, the ending wraps up fairly well, but there is clearly potential to continue the story. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series by Lish McBride.

Click here for a FREE Kindle bonus short story: Necromancer: A Novella by Lish McBride.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for quick, short review! I'll have to check it out.


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