HOLD ME CLOSER, NECROMANCER
New York : Henry Holt, 2010
||Sam is just an average guy - happily
living a slacker life, working at Plumpy's as a fry cook,
and hanging out with his friends. His philosophy is that
he may be a drop-out loser, but he's going to be the BEST
dropout loser he can be. One afternoon after a game of
potato hockey in the back parking lot, a strange man comes
in. He grabs Sam, lifts him up by his shirt sending a bolt
of cold electricity through Sam, and demands to know what
he's is doing in Seattle without permission of the
Council. Sam has no idea what he's talking about. Later
that night on his way out of the restaurant, yet another
man grabs him, sniffs him and says "you smell like the
grave...and blood." When Sam's friend tries to run the
creepy guy over with his car, creepy guy tears the bumper
off! The next day a unexpected package is delivered to
Sam's apartment. Inside is the disembodied head of his
best friend, Brooke. That would be scary enough, but
Brooke's head begins to TALK! But it's all good because
she's kept her sassy personality even without her body.
That's when things get really interesting!
In another part of town, the hot daughter of the leader of Seattle's werewolf pack has been kidnapped and is being held in an iron cage. And Douglas, her captor, has Sam in his sights. You see, Sam's mother is a witch and Sam is a necromancer - someone with the ability to raise the dead. Sam is unaware of his powers, but once he is trained, he will be a threat to Douglas' powers. Douglas is out to eliminate the competition before it get out of hand.
Sam's adventure on the dark side is a real roller coaster ride. Who knew that Seattle is inhabited all manner of paranormal creatures? The story of Sam and his friends (both human and not) is a funny, scary story (or a scary, funny) first novel by a young, quirky Seattle author. Be ready to laugh one minute and cringe the next. (booktalk Diane Ferbrache by Hazen High School Library for Evergreen Young Adult Book Award 2013)
|SUBJECTS: Supernatural -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Dead -- Fiction.
Werewolves -- Fiction.
Identity -- Fiction.
Seattle (Wash.) -- Fiction.