Hold Me Closer Necromancer
Sherman Alexie (on of my favs) is quoted on the cover of this book saying “This is a SCARY funny book OR a FUNNY scary book. In either case, it is a GREAT book.” Dude totally nailed it. I could not put this book down, which, honestly doesn’t say much because I rarely put books down. In fact, in the future, just know that if I could put the book down, it probably wasn’t that great.
Sam (Samhain) is your typical floundering young man – I think he’s about 20 – working at the local grease pit. He finds out through a series of extremely confusing events, including being man-handled by a werewolf and having one of his good friends murdered and her head reincarnated (how can a book be bad with a talking un-dead best friend head?), he finds out that he is a Necromancer, or a magical person able to control the dead. Unfortunately, the head Necromancer in town, Douglas Montgomery, is not a fan of competition. He kidnaps Sam and forces him to become his apprentice. Sam has to figure out how to escape and how to help the super hot were-girl
Douglas is also keeping captive in his basement. I could give you more of the storyline (there’s WAY more), but not knowing will make it just as fun to read. In fact, I picked the book up having been given a completely different description.
This book is perfect for just about anyone – those of us who love fantasy but are really tired of vampire books, anyone who likes scary/paranormal books, or a high school student who likes a laugh-out loud page turner. Unfortunately for this middle school librarian, it is not appropriate for middle grade students (my favourite line – “So you’re the guy who did the no-no cha-cha with my baby sister”). So if you are over 15 years old and enjoy books, you should put this book on your reading list!