Saturday, July 31, 2010

Hold Me Closer Necromancer by Lish McBride

I first heard about this book back in May when Michelle wrote about it. She loved it, Sherman Alexie loved it, it had a fantastic cover. I was sort of foaming at the mouth to read it, but you know how it goes, life gets in the way...people keep forgetting to send you their arcs to borrow (Michelle and Jenn H. I am looking at you. Ahem.), all that sort of stuff.

So I finally got to read it and man, I loved it. Totally hilarious everyman main character that gets into a situation way over his head, a la evil necromancer, and finds out maybe there was a reason that it all happened. It had a great ensemble cast (and I say cast because honestly, this would be a fantastic hour long TV show). If this doesn't turn into a series I am going to scream bloody murder. I want more! In fact it is the first thing in a long time that tore me away from watching Dr. Who and Torchwood on Netflix. I think that says a lot to recommend it.

There are necromancers, werewolves, ghosts, witches, and just about every other paranormal person/thing thrown into the mix. It works because the author doesn't take it too seriously. This book, above all else, is a comedy.

Adults are going to love this as much as the teens.

Book Source = ARC borrowed from friend


joanna said...

It has the best title of any YA book in a long while.

Patti said...

It really does. And that cover is rockin.