Kind of Season 1 Supernatural with BtVS' focus on the importance of friendship and not killing off all the women. Sighed at the use of voodoo monster as the villain, and failure to treat voodoo as religion. Also, author appears to think athame is a sword (protagonist slings it over his shoulder at one point). Occasional but annoying POV slippages -- narrator should not be describing twinkle in own eye. (Not literally a twinkle.)
Thought the protagonist was a sweet kid, though, charming and sarcastic.