Thursday, 1 May 2014

Book Review: That Ghoul Ava by TW Brown

That Ghoul Ava: Her First Adventures gives you TWO entertainingly funny Ava tales. Relive the day she first joined the supernatural community and discover how her bond with the human Lisa Jenkins first began. Also meet regional Psychic, Morgan and the vampire that would get under Ava's skin from their first encounter in a 24 hour super market. Then, In Ava versus the Rogue Vampire, follow Ava and Lisa on their first real "assignment" on behalf of Morgan when a rogue vampire slips into Vampire Queen Belinda's territory and starts killing indiscriminately. Just don't expect Ava and Belinda to share a hug when it is done...

My Review:
When Ava fails in her suicide bid, she wakes up with grey skin, black eyes and a mouth that looks like a Mako shark. She is now a ghoul who feeds on the dead while trying to pay her rent and control her scary face and claws.

I liked this book. Ava has the usual worries about a dead end job, no friends, cheating ex, and nobody caring when she has been missing for days trying to learn how to be a ghoul and hiding in her flat. She has the attention span of a goldfish, knows zero about the paranormal world and isn't the sharpest tool in the box. That's why I liked her. Her mind would wander into little daydreams about hot actors and singers and the stupid inane crap that fills up your brain. I loved when she got an attack of shark mouth and couldn't speak as this often leads to people fainting or running away, which was pretty funny.

There is a good mix of humour, food hunting and inept attempts at catching vampires in these first two short stories about Ava and her 'friends', who she pretty much hates except for Lisa. I liked Lisa who is smarter than Ava when it comes to pretty much everything and I shared Ava's wish to stake Belinda and slap Morgan.

A light, fun and amusing couple of short stories for paranormal fans.
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  1. This sounds like a fun read! I like the cover too.

  2. I have not heard of this book before, but I just love that cover. I also love the word ghoul. I know it should have scary connotations, but the word just makes me laugh.

    Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia