by Lish McBride
What a fun book! YA with a male protagonist, tongue in cheek humor with a paranormal cast of characters and a lead who doesn’t know his abilities. So it is a coming of age slacker kid story and an OMG look at all the beasties and meanies living in our world and I didn’t know it story. Those are fun when done right and this had the right balance of teen romp mixed with paranormal crazy that I love so much. It also started each chapter with a song title mixed up with a paranormal word…they were fun to read.
A ton happens. This kid, Sam learns some things, his friends are messed with, his family is messy and his life changes in huge ways. Makes me wonder where it goes from here because there is a second book, Necromancing the Stone, which I am happy to report I have hidden in one of my stacks around here somewhere. The book isn’t perfect, motivations are weird at times and might not always make sense but whatever. It was a fun read. I enjoyed the characters, I thought the tongue in cheek humor was entertaining and the wacky situations kept me guessing. I couldn’t fully predict where things were going and I appreciate that.
But it is a little dark. There are bad people out there, and it is about necromancy and necromancers, people die as does Sam’s career in the fast food industry. So, you know, it isn’t all bad. 🙂 Also, there is a little romance/sex, so it is for older teens I guess (if the darkness and death didn’t scare you already).
Four stars shot from a mini dragons mouth. They won’t stop burning if they hit you, so duck quickly!