Necromancing the Stone (Necromancer Series #2) (Paperback)

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This is book number 2 in the Necromancer Series series.

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Do you like witty banter, scathing pop culture references, and vengeful supernatural entities with both class and style? Of course you do, read this book.

— From Anje


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 Lish McBride's sequel to Hold Me Closer, Necromancer.

About the Author

Lish McBride grew up in the Pacific Northwest. It rains a lot there, but she likes it anyway. She spent three years away while she got her MFA in fiction from the University of New Orleans, where she managed to survive the hurricane. She enjoys reading, having geek-laden conversations about movies, comics, and zombies with her friends, and of course trying to wear pajamas as much as humanly possible. She lives happily in Mountlake, WA, with her family, two cats, and one very put-upon Chihuahua. Her debut novel, Hold Me Closer, Necromancer was named an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults and was a finalist for the YALSA William C. Morris Award.

Praise For…

“Excellent.” —School Library Journal

“Who could ask for anything more?” —Kirkus Reviews

“The author has a clear sense of witty, dark humor.” —VOYA

“Between the sparkling dialogue, the warm but fraught relationships, and the assured balance of hilarity and horror, readers will be thrilled to re-enter McBride's world.” —BCCB

“* With fine writing, tight plotting, a unique and uniquely odd cast of teens, adults, and children, and a pace that smashes through any curtain of disbelief, this sardonic and outrageous story's only problem is that it must, like all good things, come to an end.” —Booklist, starred review on Hold Me Closer, Necromancer

“[A] scary and irreverent romp.” —Publishers Weekly on Hold Me Closer, Necromancer

“This quirky urban fantasy will compel fans of horror and supernatural romance--and heroic skateboarding slackers.” —Kirkus Reviews on Hold Me Closer, Necromancer

“Sam is the ultimate laid-back slacker who also happens to be smart, funny, sweet, and adorable. Every character in this book seems to live in the moment, offering sarcastic humor that lightens up the intense action and dark suspense. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer is entertaining, offbeat, hilarious, and flat-out fun. We loved it.” —Justine Magazine on Hold Me Closer, Necromancer

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250034151
ISBN-10: 1250034159
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication Date: October 29th, 2013
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Necromancer Series