Hold Me Closer, Necromancer

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer - Lish McBride Hold Me Closer, Necromancer was like The Sixth Sense meets Paranormalcy. It’s creepy in a funny way. At first, I felt spine-tingling horror at this one scene but when I was telling my mom about it the next day I realized that it was actually kind of funny when I wasn’t reading late at night in the dark…I liked the author’s sarcastic style of humor. I highlighted a bunch of lines that made me laugh like this one:“In fact, if you told most people that the White House was being run by the legions of the undead, they’d probably just say, ‘Figures.’”The main character Sam is 18 so he faces a lot of college type challenges in his life which I liked a lot, but it made some of the scenes not quite YA. In the midst of the humor and horror I was surprised to see some beautiful and poignant moments. On top of that, the story was full of fun pop culture references that made me laugh and feel smart when I got them. It did an amazing job of covering such a wide emotional range. The villan seriously creeped me out. He was calculating, powerful, and psycho all at the same time. Well done. I loved reading about necromancers. It’s a supernatural character that hasn’t been done much in YA before. All of the characters were so fun and relatable. My favorite character has to be 70 year-old Mrs. Winalski who lives next door to Sam and hints none-too-lightly that he should get out more – like she does.Overall, it was one of those books that had me flipping pages late into the night. I don’t read horror novels, but this is one of the very few horror novels that I actually liked. I’m so glad I picked this one up and I can’t wait to read the next one.Content: language, suggestive scene (but no details) and some violence.This book is also reviewed on my blog Books: A true story