*Book source ~ Local library.
Title ~ Necromancing the Stone
Series ~ Necromancer, #2
Author ~ Lish McBride
Publisher ~ Henry Holt & Co.
Published ~ 18 September 2012
Genre ~ NA/YA/Paranormal
Pages ~ 344
My Rating ~ 4 bites and a nibble out of 5
Samhain ‘Sam’ LaCroix defeated Douglas ‘Uber Psycho’
in Hold Me Closer, Necromancer and he’s trying to adjust to his new
life of being the resident Necromancer. He has inherited all that Montgomery Douglas owned including his seat on the Council. Sam, who
until six weeks ago didn’t even know he was a necromancer, has no clue what is
going on or what he’s supposed to be doing. And since necromancers are pretty
rare he doesn’t really have anyone to learn from. Well, he could probably learn
from his Uncle Nick, but even if he could find him, Sam is still mad at him.
So, he stumbles and bumbles his way through his new way of living until a death
throws a wrench into the works. Now, Sam needs to find out who and how they
committed the murder as well as discover who is threatening his sister. Some
days he wishes he was still flipping burgers for a living.
This story is fast-paced and well-written with humor aplenty. The plot is on the thin side, but frankly I don’t care. I was highly entertained with everything going on in Sam’s life. The characters, for me, really make the story. The gnomes and all of the garden security, the Council, James, Ramon, Frank and Ashley as well as many others are fun to read. The ending was a tad cheesy, but again, I don’t care. I loved this book and would definitely read more about Sam’s adventures.