NECROMANCING THE STONE
With the defeat of the evil Douglas behind him, Sam LaCroix is getting used to his new life. Okay, so he hadn’t exactly planned on being a powerful necromancer with a seat on the local magical council and a capricious werewolf sort-of-girlfriend, but things are going fine, right?
Well . . . not really. He’s pretty tired of getting beat up by everyone and their mother, for one thing, and he can’t help but feel that his new house hates him. His best friend is a werebear, someone is threatening his sister, and while Sam realizes that he himself has a lot of power at his fingertips, he’s not exactly sure how to use it. Which, he has to admit, is a bit disconcerting.
But when everything starts falling apart, he decides it’s time to step up and take control. His attempts to do so just bring up more questions, though, the most important of which is more than a little alarming: Is Douglas really dead?
Necromancing the Stone is the sequel to Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, and to put it succinctly, it is absolutely amazing.
Not only are the characters likeable and relatable (well as relatable as being able to relate to someone who is dating a werewolf/farie, who’s best friends are a were-bear and a ghost, and who is himself a necromancer, is), they are also just plain well crafted. McBride came out with a novella titled Necromancer last year showcasing Ashley, a minor character with a whole lot of spunk. And it was fantastic. That’s how good each of these characters are. I would love it if McBride not only kept writing full books that continue the series, but also if she published novellas on all the other characters in the Necromancing the Stone, everyone from Brooke, to Ramon, to Sam’s mother, to any of Brid’s brothers.
Of course, not only are the characters entertaining and fantastic, the plot itself is fantastic. Necromancing the Stone is filled with mystery, action, as well as enormous reveals about a number of the characters, including a real heart to heart from Douglas’s past.
All I can say is that Hold Me Closer, Necromancer was a finalist for the Morris, a huge honor for a debut author, and in my opinion she’s outdone herself with Necromancing the Stone, making an already great book, an even better series.
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Published: September 18, 2012
Link to Buy: http://www.amazon.com/Necromancing-Stone-Lish-McBride/dp/0805090991/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346733440&sr=1-1&keywords=necromancing+the+stone