Wednesday, 4 April 2012

FORSAKEN BY JANA OLIVER



BLURB from Goodreads
Riley Blackthorne just needs a chance to prove herself – and that’s exactly what the demons are counting on… 

Seventeen-year-old Riley, the only daughter of legendary Demon Trapper, Paul Blackthorne, has always dreamed of following in her father's footsteps. The good news is, with human society seriously disrupted by economic upheaval and Lucifer increasing the number of demons in all major cities, Atlanta’s local Trappers’ Guild needs all the help they can get – even from a girl. When she’s not keeping up with her homework or trying to manage her growing crush on fellow apprentice, Simon, Riley’s out saving distressed citizens from foul-mouthed little devils – Grade One Hellspawn only, of course, per the strict rules of the Guild. Life’s about as normal as can be for the average demon-trapping teen. 

But then a Grade Five Geo-Fiend crashes Riley’s routine assignment at a library, jeopardizing her life and her chosen livelihood. And, as if that wasn’t bad enough, sudden tragedy strikes the Trappers’ Guild, spinning Riley down a more dangerous path than she ever could have imagined. As her whole world crashes down around her, who can Riley trust with her heart – and her life?



MY REVIEW
Forsaken is book one in The Demon Trappers. It is a while ago that I read this book prior to August 2011 when I started this blog so I just used to do star ratings. At the time I gave this book 5/5 stars and I still stick to that rating. I really enjoy how Jana Oliver writes, her books flow so easily. You just don't want to put them down! So I did find this book a rather quick read then was disappointed I had to wait so long for book two to be released.
I love the characters in this book, the relationships between Riley and her father. Also the brotherly type of feelings that Beck has for Riley, though Riley thinks of Beck in quite different terms sometimes. Beck still seems to think of Riley as a little sister figure. I love that Riley is a confident, kick butt chick! she is trying to become a fully fledged demon trapper which is usually considered a male only domain. Riley is determined to live up to the family name of Blackthorne and become the best trapper she can become.
Riley's determination and emotions are tested when a tragedy occurs. Obviously Riley swears to find the demon responsible and to kill it. This demon seems to have some personal vendetta against the Blackthorne name! So Riley is not only fighting the fiends and demons she is fighting some of the Guild, as certain members of it do not believe in admitting women to their ranks.
There's plenty of action with the demons as well as a little romantic angst thrown in too.
I also like the cover the intensity of the eyes staring out, the determination within them!
So did I enjoy it? Yes! loved it! Would I recommend it? Yes, definitely. Would I read more of this series? Yes. Would I read more books by this author? Yes.

Available Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk £4.50 paperback £3.58 on Kindle.

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