Monday, January 30, 2012

Book review of Forsaken (The Demon Trappers Series) by Jana Oliver reviewed by Lynn Worton

Book review of Forsaken (The Demon Trappers Series) by Jana Oliver.

This book is also known as The Demon Trappers Daughter in the USA.

Riley Blackthorne. Kicking hell's ass one demon at a time...
Riley has always wanted to be a Demon Trapper like her father, and she's already following in his footsteps as one of the best. But it's tough being the only girl in an all-guy world, especially when three of those guys start making her life more complicated:

Simon, the angelic apprentice who has heaven on his side; Beck, the tough trapper who thinks he's God's gift, and Ori, the strikingly sexy stranger who keeps turning up to save her life.

One thing's for sure - if she doesn't keep her wits about her there'll be hell to pay...

Review 6 out of 5

The year is 2018 and 17 year old Riley Blackthorne and her father, Paul, are living in Atlanta, Georgia during a severe economic recession. Literally, all hell has broken loose and Demons are roaming Atlanta's streets. Riley is training to become a Demon Trapper like her father. There are several grades of Demons, from the relatively harmless Grade One's, to the lethal Grade Three's and Five's. That doesn't include the Arch-Demons! As Riley is an apprentice, she mostly catches the Grade Ones. A tragedy occurs and Riley finds herself in a clash of wills with her father's apprentice, Denver Beck, who is a Journeyman Trapper and is one step away from becoming a Master. She also begins to have feelings for another apprentice, Simon. She also meets mysterious Ori, who seems to bring out another set of feelings when he keeps saving her life.

This is a YA novel for older readers and I absolutely LOVE this book!!! I had no idea when I bought this book, that I would love it this much! I have never been as excited to read a book before, that I had to re-read it straight away! I just devoured it! Jana Oliver has become one of my favourite authors! I love the story line and all the Demons (especially the cute (but ugly) Grade One Kleptofiends (thieves)). The Grade Three's are terrifying with their claws and teeth! But I absolutely fell in love with Denver Beck! Definitely swoon worthy!

Look out for my review of the sequel, Forbidden (The Soul Thief in USA), coming soon!

- Lynn Worton

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