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Publisher Description

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?

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Young Adult
October 12
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Grades 9-13

Customer Reviews

Kafka Sarstedt ,

Heartwarming Tale If Only The Characters Had a Pulse

Engrossing, fast paced and witty, Hold Me Closer Necromancer brought me a perfect blend of elements that make a story memorable. Creative and hilarious characters, whether they be dead, were-beast, or fry cook. I couldn't keep my hands off the book. Sam is a lovable and sarcastic- but not overly sarcastic- character who exemplifies what it's like to try to find your place in the world, be it ordinary or magical. I even rooted for arch nemesis Douglas, no matter how much blood he spilled or how many bodies he brought to life. I can't wait for the sequel!

handgame ,

Hold me closer Necromancer

Engrossing. Fun. Totally engaging characters ... both the good and the evil ones. Able to bring a subliminal gasp of surprise, a quick smile, and a real tear at the poignant moments. A fresh, new fictional setting.

PerezGuy ,

Great book

Greatest and most unique story. Can't wait to buy the second book.

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