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Hold Me Closer, Necromancer

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ISBN13: 9780312674373
ISBN10: 0312674376
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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?

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer is a 2011 Bank Street – Best Children's Book of the Year.

Review:

"McBride's humor and ear for dialogue carry the book. There's a Mad-magazine-meets-Twilight sensibility to Hold Me Closer, Necromancer that will keep readers turning pages and laughing all the way." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"A fast-paced and fun first novel....This is a welcome humorous addition to the paranormal trend." The Oregonian

Review:

"The richness of the supernatural underworld, complete with politics, history, and personal vendettas, is another draw, and honorable, desperate, smart-alecky, clueless Sam is the perfect vehicle for entry. Readers seeking a thoughtful, original, and compelling supernatural adventure need look no further." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred Review

Review:

"With fine writing, tight plotting, a unique and uniquely odd cast of teens, adults, and children, and a pace that smashes through any curtain of disbelief, this sardonic and outrageous story's only problem is that it must, like all good things, come to an end." Booklist, Starred Review

Review:

"McBride pulls no punches and hits where readers will least expect it; the story can be gory and violent, but isn't gratuitously graphic. A solid start that concludes with the promise of Sam's power growing greater and darker, secrets getting deeper, and more fun to follow." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[T]his quirky urban fantasy will compel fans of horror and supernatural romance — and heroic skateboarding slackers." Kirkus Reviews

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"Sam is the ultimate laid-back slacker who also happens to be smart, funny, sweet, and adorable. Every character in this book seems to live in the moment, offering sarcastic humor that lightens up the intense action and dark suspense. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer is entertaining, offbeat, hilarious, and flat-out fun. We loved it." Justine magazine

Review:

"Part scary, part funny, with a touch of tenderness, Hold Me Closer, Necromancer holds readers spellbound with unforgettable characters, snappy dialogue and killer (sometimes literally) song lyrics that open and offer clues to each chapter. Drawing on the timeless adolescent quest for identity and the popularity of supernatural fiction, McBride makes Sam's adventures a scream — and a hoot." BookPage

About the Author

Lish McBride grew up in the Pacific Northwest. It rains a lot there, but she likes it anyway. She spent three years away while she got her MFA in fiction from the University of New Orleans, where she managed to survive the hurricane. She enjoys reading, having geek-laden conversations about movies, comics, and zombies with her friends, and of course trying to wear pajamas as much as humanly possible. She lives happily in Seattle with her family, two cats, and one very put-upon Chihuahua. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer was her debut novel and was named an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults and was a finalist for the YALSA William C. Morris Award.

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Beverly B, February 22, 2013 (view all comments by Beverly B)
I was surprised at how much I loved Hold Me Closer, Necromancer. I refused to read it for two years because I prejudged the plot (teen slacker discovers he has the power to raise the dead) as silly. I was right. It is silly, but in a delightfully funny style with delightfully likable characters. Protagonist Sam, turns out to be one of the most normal characters in the book in spite of his supernatural power. Sam's boring slacker life becomes a nightmare of violent attacks after a chance encounter with a sinister man who comes into the fast food restaurant where Sam works. Hold Me Closer is laugh out loud funny. Sam has that snarky attitude that only a bright, clever, unhappy teen boy can have. His sarcasm can drive even an evil kingpin, used to dealing with demons and supernatural beings, crazy with frustration. Sam also has three funny, geeky, odd and totally loyal friends who help him navigate the turmoil and conquer the evil. Hold Me Closer Necromancer is fast paced and action packed making it the perfect choice for reluctant readers. There are a couple of violent events that get a little gruesome. It also has a little romance thrown in for reluctant girl readers. But mostly, it has charm and humor.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312674373
Author:
McBride, Lish
Publisher:
Square Fish
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Scary Stories
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 14 up to 19

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Product details 368 pages Square Fish - English 9780312674373 Reviews:
"Review" by , "McBride's humor and ear for dialogue carry the book. There's a Mad-magazine-meets-Twilight sensibility to Hold Me Closer, Necromancer that will keep readers turning pages and laughing all the way."
"Review" by , "A fast-paced and fun first novel....This is a welcome humorous addition to the paranormal trend."
"Review" by , "The richness of the supernatural underworld, complete with politics, history, and personal vendettas, is another draw, and honorable, desperate, smart-alecky, clueless Sam is the perfect vehicle for entry. Readers seeking a thoughtful, original, and compelling supernatural adventure need look no further."
"Review" by , "With fine writing, tight plotting, a unique and uniquely odd cast of teens, adults, and children, and a pace that smashes through any curtain of disbelief, this sardonic and outrageous story's only problem is that it must, like all good things, come to an end."
"Review" by , "McBride pulls no punches and hits where readers will least expect it; the story can be gory and violent, but isn't gratuitously graphic. A solid start that concludes with the promise of Sam's power growing greater and darker, secrets getting deeper, and more fun to follow."
"Review" by , "[T]his quirky urban fantasy will compel fans of horror and supernatural romance — and heroic skateboarding slackers."
"Review" by , "Sam is the ultimate laid-back slacker who also happens to be smart, funny, sweet, and adorable. Every character in this book seems to live in the moment, offering sarcastic humor that lightens up the intense action and dark suspense. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer is entertaining, offbeat, hilarious, and flat-out fun. We loved it."
"Review" by , "Part scary, part funny, with a touch of tenderness, Hold Me Closer, Necromancer holds readers spellbound with unforgettable characters, snappy dialogue and killer (sometimes literally) song lyrics that open and offer clues to each chapter. Drawing on the timeless adolescent quest for identity and the popularity of supernatural fiction, McBride makes Sam's adventures a scream — and a hoot."
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