Demons are a Ghoul's Best Friend

Demons are a Ghoul's Best Friend - Victoria Laurie

This review also posted at A Bookish Compulsion's Main site

A good second book, Demons are a Ghoul's Best Friend had most of the elements I liked in What’s a Ghoul to Do? The comedic snark, the light mystery that none-the-less was scary and had me invested until the very end, the straight acceptance of the paranormal and the vivid writing that had me able to picture both the world and the characters well. What I felt was weaker in this book was the character interaction. M.J. dipped into the whiny trop a little much for me, pulling the whoa-is-me card and straining relations with Steven and Gilly both before snapping out of it to revert to her usual self. I’m not sure why the about two chapters had her being a whiny witch other than to add drama to the relationship development between her and Steve, a device I was not thrilled with. However it was pulled together at the end, baldly stating she had thrown a fit to demonstrate she needed to concentrate on her work while working and not on furthering relationships, but still I felt it read somewhat sloppy.

Otherwise I enjoyed this fun read and will happily move on to the next in the series.