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Hold Me Closer, Necromancer: 01/07/17

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride

I wouldn't normally think of Seattle as being a hotbed for necromancy, but that's where Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride is set. Sam, who works in fast food, doesn't either, until he's attacked my something paranormal and accused of being an unregistered necromancer.

For the most part, this book is about Sam and his best friend trying to figure out what to do now that he's been given a deadline (emphasis on dead) to comply. There is also the talking but severed head of a co-worker of theirs adding to the compulsion to do something — anything.

But there's also a side plot involving the council approved necromancer and a werewolf he has taken prisoner for reasons that are eventually explained. The werewolf's plot is tied up in the old Seelie, Unseelie battle of the centuries and frankly, I'm bored — so very bored of it.

As with many multiple points of view stories, their pieces of the book can be skipped because the plot can't really move forward until Sam, the protagonist, is gotten up to speed. Telling us before telling Sam, just means, we have to sit through it twice. It's not like we can jump in and tell him ourselves.

Three stars

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