Saturday, January 15, 2011

Hold Me Closer Necromancer

I recently finished Hold Me Closer Necromancer.

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?

Things I heart: I loved the characters and the humor. I also really liked how Sam was very accepting of his new found power, instead of the typical teen-angst-poor-me stuff, he took it very much in stride. 

Things I didn't heart: The only thing I didn't love, and it could just be me, I didn't think they explained the concepts of Necromancy very well. I understand why, and I get the author's over all point. I think that every time Douglas spoke about "the powers" he was a little full of himself so he spoke about them in these flowery vague terms, assuming prior knowledge.  I don't want to give too much away, but the mother, Tia also kind of bothers me. Mostly because she is typical. 

I would recommend it to anyone, but especially high school boys. It is sarcastic, funny and shows true friendships. 

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