Necromancing the Stone

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

  • Title: Necromancing the Stone
  • Author: Lish McBride
  • ISBN: 9780805090994
  • Page: 440
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 oWith 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 questions, though, the most important of which is than a little alarming Is Douglas really dead

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    1. Lish McBride

      Lish McBride is the author of funny and creepy Young Adult books such as Hold Me Closer, Necromancer Necromancing the Stone Firebug and Pyromantic She has published short stories in the Normal School, Tor, and the anthologies Cornered, What to Read in the Rain, Freaks Other Family, and Kisses Curses She got her BFA in creative writing from Seattle University and her MFA from University of New Orleans Lish is also currently a bookseller and event host at Third Place Books, a giant thriving indie bookstore just outside of Seattle Her first book, Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults title, Morris Award finalist, and won the Scandiuzzi Children s Book Award While she has no long term goals for world domination, she would like her own castlecmillan author lishmc


    1. Win an ARC of Necromancing the Stone over at The Midnight Garden! Open internationally through 7/30.4.5 stars At long last, it's here! This review contains some spoilers from the first book, so proceed at your own risk.After killing the evil necromancer Douglas Montgomery in last year's hilarious Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, Sam LaCroix has not only inherited Douglas' seat on their town's supernatural Council, but he's inherited his huge house, his shapeshifting cat butler James, and a small arm [...]

    2. I don't get to say this nearly enough in my reviews, so I'm going to caps lock it: THIS BOOK IS SO MUCH FUN! As much as I like Hold Me Closer Necromancer, Necromancing the Stone is even better. Not only is it more streamlined with the focus primarily on Sam, but Lish McBride fully embraces the camp.*Jack Bauer voice* The following takes place 6 weeks after Necromancer. Sam has gone from lowly burger flipper to Head Necromancer In Charge (HNIC). He's inherited all the property of the former HNIC, [...]

    3. ~ 3.8972 stars.This one is going to be super short because I just don’t have much to say. I never do about this series, even though I love it. These books are completely enjoyable and fun and they make me smile. I love that Sam, the “sensitive beta-male” isn’t afraid to let his alpha girlfriend be a powerful leader, even at the expense of their relationship. I love that he’s willing to step aside and respect her decisions and give her time to work out her own life. Sam is like that swe [...]

    4. Sigh. Am I the only one that was a little disappointed by this follow up?Ok, I loved Hold Me Closer, Necromancer. Madly, wildly, passionatly. So when Necromancing came in, I dropped everything I was reading. And I devoured the book in about two days.However, the whole thing left mewanting.What wasn't working:1.) Villians. We start off knowing that our hapless hero Sam is now an uber necromancer. Awesomesauce. Plus, we know that necromancers are notoriously shady. So I was thinking, we'd get some [...]

    5. A surprise gem for me was Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, about a kid thrown into the world of necromancy and werewolves and what have you. It was fun without being too goofy, campy without being tiresome, and was equal parts humorous and interesting. I have been eagerly awaiting the sequel since I finished Necromancer a couple years ago.The unfortunate news is that Necromancing the Stone cranks the camp up to eleven, in part because it doesn't feel like the book has a ton of places to go. The book [...]

    6. I absolutely love this series and the entire cast of characters! The humor continues to delight, making me laugh out loud at times.

    7. "He stuck his shovel defiantly in the ground, then took off his little red hat and held it in both hands. 'You have a name?' 'Twinkle.' 'Twinkle,' I said slowly. 'The Destroyer,' he added. 'Your name is Twinkle the Destroyer?' He nodded. 'Of course it is. Why wouldn't it be? Okay, Twinkle the Destroyer, I take it you guys have been popping my tires?'"Who doesn't love fierce, little garden gnomes named Pip the BriNger of Pain, Gnoman Polanski or Twinkle the Destroyer? And who doesn't think that L [...]

    8. So much fun. This time a year ago, (has it been that long?) I was gushing over how much I loved this and that in Hold Me Closer, Necromancer. Sam and his buddies' return rekindled some of that love. Sam is not the same screw up he was before, but he still does stick his foot in it at times, only made funnier with him still having some of the best lines and having friends who are each all endearing one way or another. He’s inherited all that had been Douglas’ power, riches and plenty other li [...]

    9. Four stars for the amazing side characters and fun story, and two stars for the whiny bitch of a main character. What do you have? -drum roll please- You have a solid three star book. Necromancing the Stone follows the main character Sam six weeks after the first book Hold Me Closer, Necromancer. Now its been awhile since I read the first book luckily the seconded gives you a nice recap. Basically there was a bad guy, they stopped him there was much rejoicing.( I don't read these books for the o [...]

    10. I recommend Necromancing the Stone. and Lish McBride didn't disappoint! This sequel is even better than Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, like three times! Funnier, edgier, and sadder, Necromancing the Stone was a fantastic followup to the Necromancer series.This is told in Sam's and Douglas' POVs. Sam's struggling with maintaining the house (and it's eccentric inhabitants) he inherited from Douglas. He's also dealing with the guilt over his best friend Ramon's transformation. All this while being th [...]

    11. I find myself yet again in love with Lish, she has a way of making me laugh like no other. Honestly what I was expecting and what happened were a little off (not like omg huge, just a little) I see where she is trying to go with this and I like that she is slowly putting the crumbs down. There are MANY other books out there where things just seem to happend for no reason at all. Here is a great example of what you can accomplish when you spend some time thinking and making things work for the en [...]

    12. I was enjoying this book until the end, where the author emasculated the main character. I'm all for having finer feelings and all but this is URBAN FANTASY where most villains have superpowers and won't give up until they're dead. How is Sam suppose to win if he's not willing to take care of business? Convince people to give themselves up for the sake of justice? PLEASE!!I don't believe the about face of the villain, it just didn't fit with his character. He was just too selfish and didn't seem [...]

    13. *Genre* Urban Fantasy*Rating* 3-3.5*My Thoughts*Necromancing the Stone is the long awaited sequel to Hold Me Closer, Necromancer. Six weeks after the end of Hold Me Closer, vegetarian Necromancer Samhaim "Sam" LaCroix is no longer just a fry cook or college dropout. He is a full fledged necromancer, a member of the Council that has Vampires, witches, satyrs, dryads, and furies. He has also taken Douglas Montgomery's possessions, including his home filled with unusual and dark trinkets.*Full Revi [...]

    14. Can we please talk about how I am practically dancing with excitement for this to come out? First of all Hold Me Closer Necromancer has to be one of the best books I have read in years, so I am all about a sequel. Especially when Lish McBride happens to be magic at capturing all the things that make my hometown of Seattle so great and putting it into words. There were times reading Hold Me Closer Necromancer that I had an exact picture of where she was talking about in my head, she is so great a [...]

    15. I almost didn't 5-star this one. I liked it less than the first book, but not by a whole lot.The climax felt a little too easy to me(even if brilliantly written). That's literally my only complaint. And given how much I loved the rest of the book, and how good the resolution was following the climax, I went ahead and left it where it was.There's only 2 books in this series, but they're fantastic and funny. You should read them.

    16. It was so worth the wait for this book. As soon as I finished reading Hold Me Closer, Necromancer I wanted to read the next book and waiting nearly 18 months was hard but if that is what it takes to get another great book from McBride then it certainly is worth the wait. Sam and the gang is back with all of the humor you expected from the first book as well as the twists and turns, the relationships and struggles, and choices and consequences. Sam is not perfect but certainly you can relate to h [...]

    17. I ditched every book I was reading when the ARC for NtS arrived. Everything I loved about Hold Me Closer, Necromancer returns in this second book-- action, great characters (with cool powers), humor and tender moments. In particular, I like how readers become attached to the secondary characters as much as Sam does.

    18. I loved this just as much as the first one! Though I'm not sure I like the new covers quite as much as I enjoyed the first version. Still, had to buy it anyway because I was hoping it would be super fantastic. AND IT IS.

    19. Definitely better than the first one! The action was faster and the humor was perfect. I love humor in books haha

    20. I enjoyed this book much more than the first one. It picked up right where the story left off and continued with the momentum that took so long to initially build. This book was funny and clever and I will definitely miss the song title chapter challenge. Ten extra points for multiple David Bowie references and the Ataris, San Diana high school football rules.

    21. This was almost as good as the first, though I was a bit disappointed with the villain. James was such a squish though.

    22. 4.5 starsIthis book!Yep, I think I have found myself a new series to follow with cast of characters that I simply love -- if only there are more books in this series, darn it! I am already charmed with these characters in the first book, Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, but I seriously think that this book is so MUCH better."Necromancing the Stone" again provides a great combination of exciting 'new' experience for Sam and his friends, witty banters, but at the same time a shocking demise of a chara [...]

    23. CONTAINS SPOILERS.I wasn't so sure I was going to like this follow-up to Hold Me Closer, Necromancer. I wanted to, believe you me, and the first chapter was awesome. But then it quickly devolved into mushy domestic bliss that just had no truck with me (albeit causing a slight existential crisis because I was actually feeling adverse to the kissy parts and I almost always love the kissy parts), and I wavered, wondering if Lish could actually lead us astray like that.Ye of little faith. Once Brann [...]

    24. I loves these books. This is the second in the series (the first titled "Hold Me Closer Necromancer" which I recommend you read first). The whole book, from the title to the chapter headings are plays on famous classic rock songs. That just adds a bit of whimsy and fun.What makes it rock is the plot, characters, and general hijinks that happen throughout the story. Here's the summary: 'With the defeat of the evil Douglas behind him, Sam LaCroix is getting used to his new life. Okay, so he hadn [...]

    25. 4.5*Book source ~ Local librarySamhain ‘Sam’ LaCroix defeated Douglas ‘Uber Psycho’ Montgomery 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 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 le [...]

    26. Yep, that's right ThunderGnome!This part of the book amused me, a lot. I also couldn't stop singing the rest of the songs at the beginning of each chapter.But sadly I didn't feel as drawn in with this one as I did with Hold Me Closer, Necromancer

    27. In the heart breaking sequel of hold me closer necromancer, Sam is entrusted to find the killer of one of Brid's family members. Sam finds out that it Is Brannoc his father figure since his biological dad left him and his step dad passed away. Heart aching Sam does all he can to find the killer of his dear friend. Brid must now take her fathers place on the council and as pack leader. Learning her new responsibilities and the wishes of her pack she is uncertain her relationship with Sam is wise. [...]

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