"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

20 May 2014

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer

McBride, Lish. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer. Henry Holt and Company, 2010.

Sam is working another boring shift as a fast food employee when he is attacked and nearly killed. It turns out that Sam is a necromancer, and since his parents kept his, ahem, talent hidden, the local necromancer boss is very angry and is thirsting for Sam's blood. Thus Sam's life goes from ordinary to very extraordinary in a matter of hours. He is fighting for his life and the lives of those he loves.

This book reminded me a lot of the Harry Dresden books by Jim Butcher. Sam has lots of serious, intense moments in this book, but they are broken up by entertaining and humorous bits as well. Once I began book talking this book, it became much more popular in my library.

Recommended for: teens

Red Flags: violence, some language, Sam's friend is killed and her head is re-animated and sent back to him, so he spends a lot of the book toting around her talking head

Overall Rating: 5/5 stars

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