Hold Me Closer, Necromancer

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Penguin Books Limited, Nov 17, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 372 pages
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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 can a bratty harbinger named Ashley save his skin?

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User Review  - nospi - LibraryThing

3.5 stars - The beginning of the book had a lot of snappy dialogue, introduced fun and original characters, and was very enjoyable. About 60% in, it lost momentum and focus never recovering fully but was okay entertainment from 80-85% until the end. Read full review

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User Review  - kittyjay - LibraryThing

Sam is your average slacker, college drop-out, working a dead-end job with his three friends at a local fast-food chain. At least, until a seriously scary dude named Douglas Montgomery comes in one ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Lish McBride was raised by wolves 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, and she liked that too, although the hurricane did leave much of her stuff underwater. 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. Currently, Lish lives happily in Seattle where the weather never actually tries to kill you, with her family, two cats, and one very put-upon Chihuahua. She does not, contrary to popular belief, own any garden gnomes . . . yet. This is her first novel.

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