You really need to read Grave Witchfirst. Not because you wouldn't understand this one without it, but because you'll want to read both of them. You will like Grave Witch better if you read it first. I like her abilities. I like the world-building, the rules make sense and seem consistant. I like Death - OK that sounds bad, but he is a character in this series. I like the ghost. I think her reactions are realistic. One thing from near the end of the first book that I don't think was ever mentioned in this one was the meaning of PC (her dog). It is short for Prince Charming.