Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride


As a lover of anything mocking the paranormal romance novel, this book won me over with just the title. Yes, it is an allusion to Elton John and the rock song puns and allusions continue with the titles of each chapter (not all Elton John, but equally clever). Lish McBride crafts an entertaining story of a seemingly normal boy thrown into the paranormal world. It has the expected werewolves and evil sorcerers, but humor keeps this book from becoming another fatality in an overdone genre. Sam's life is pretty typical of a college dropout, until an evil necromancer recognizes Sam's hidden power as a threat. Suddenly, Sam's regular life turns upside down. He has an undead friend, a werewolf girlfriend, and multiple threats to his life. Can Sam learn to use his own power to save the world? This light read is good for those who like fantasy, but don't need to take it too seriously. Recommended ages--12 and up

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