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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

TBR Tuesday: Hold Me Closer, Necromancer

TBR Tuesday: Showcasing all the books that are currently staring at you from your "Why aren't you reading me?" pile....

On my TBR

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
343 pages
Published October 12th 2010 by Henry Holt and Company
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 even with newfound friends, will Sam be able to save his skin?

I've had this one on my wishlist for quite a while (I mean, that title. At first I was like, um, really? and then I just couldn't stop laughing about it. But in a good way. If it were a book that pretended to be serious, the title would never work, but if it's a book that doesn't take itself to seriously = perfect.)
All of the great reviews I kept hearing  AND the fact that it was a William C. Morris Award finalist meant that it got bumped up my wishlist, and then when I got the free novella (which takes place after the book, I think) - well, then I kind of had to get it. I mean, I can't have the novella and not the book itself, right?
At least, that's what I tell myself. 
So I finally broke down and bought a copy awhile back, but I have yet to have the time to pick it up, or the motivation to sneak it into the monthly TBR. (And here the 2nd book, Necromancing the Stone, is about to come out...)
So have you guys read this one?  What do you think?

And what's looking out at you with a pitiful expression from your TBR pile?


  1. I really enjoyed this one. The characters are a bit older then the typical YA book crowd and I think this helped me relate to them a little better :)

    I was thrilled when I heard about the sequel! I'll be reading that one as soon as I can.

  2. I came across this book by chance at the library. I needed a new audiobook for the car and hit the YA section to browse. The title caught my eye and I decided to give it a chance. I really enjoyed it, so I'm glad to hear there is a sequel coming out soon.

  3. I managed to snag this one for a buck at the library sale last month, and I'm definitely excited to read it. Thanks for the heads up on the free novella! I just downloaded it. :)

  4. Hold me closer tinny dannncerrr. That song always comes into my head when I see this title. Also, I though Necromancer meant Necrophiliac at first. That would make quite a different story. Ahem x


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