Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
I picked up Hold Me Closer, Necromancer because I’ve seen it on a lot of my Centurion friends’ lists lately, then came across it in my school’s library yesterday. The story is brilliant. The main character, Sam, has had secrets kept from him his entire life. When Douglass (great name for a bad guy, eh?) finds him, Sam goes on a quest to find out who he is, which in turn puts his life in danger.
This novel is told in from two perspectives: When Sam is involved, the story is told first person from his point of view. In order for readers to find out what is going on when Sam’s not in the scene (or not in a position to narrate), the narrative shifts into third person. I thought the shift in perspective helped tell a clearer story, and allowed me to connect specifically with Sam’s character.
There’s enough action, humor, and talking heads for readers to enjoy.