Riley Blackthorne is beginning to learn that there are worse things than death by demon And love is just one of them Seventeen year old Riley has about had it up to here After the devastating battle at the Tabernacle, trappers are dead and injured, her boyfriend Simon is gravely injured, and now her beloved late father s been illegally poached from his grave by a very pRiley Blackthorne is beginning to learn that there are worse things than death by demon And love is just one of them Seventeen year old Riley has about had it up to here After the devastating battle at the Tabernacle, trappers are dead and injured, her boyfriend Simon is gravely injured, and now her beloved late father s been illegally poached from his grave by a very powerful necromancer As if that s not enough, there s Ori, one sizzling hot freelance demon hunter who s made himself Riley s unofficial body guard, and Beck, a super over protective friend who acts like a grouchy granddad With all the hassles, Riley s almost ready to leave Atlanta altogether.But as Atlanta s demon count increases, the Vatican finally sends its own Demon Hunters to take care of the city s little problem, and pandemonium breaks loose Only Riley knows that she might be the center of Hell s attention an extremely powerful Grade 5 demon is stalking her, and her luck can t last forever
Forbidden Riley Blackthorne is beginning to learn that there are worse things than death by demon And love is just one of them Seventeen year old Riley has about had it up to here After the devastating battle a
RATING : 5 TEAM BECK STARS!!When ‘Forbidden’, turned up on my doorstep, 10th August, I did my Team Beck happy dance. I read it immediately, and then was embargoed until 3rd September by Oz publishers, couldn't say a word. But , now I can! I just LOVE!!!! this series. I absolutely adore Beck. Jana is making us readers work for that relationship we are hanging for, and rightly so.For some daft reason I thought it was going to be kind of smooth sailing for Beck and Riley in ‘Forbidden’. I t [...]
Edit: It's been 4 years and I have not in all that time actually picked up the next book in this series so I think I'm gonna admit quits and unhaul these 2 books because the series just keeps getting longer and I'm not invested any more! I totally still recommend it, I think I just personally lost interest.~~I love this series. It's a really unique take on demons and is a more original YA fantasy than many. I love the way that necromancy is portrayed. It never stops being exciting, the plot prog [...]
Loved this book. But honestly, waiting to March 2012 is going to be a killer. Seriously considering dialing up the big "Prince L" and bartering my soul for an early copy of Forgiven to appear on my door stop. That's how good this was, minus the parts where I wanted to drop kick Riley in the face, but then again, that what's I sort of love about her.
My oh my, my heart hurts for Denver Beck! Good Lord and damned Lucifer---for all that is HOLY! Book #2 of The Demon Trapper's Daughter opens with heartache and pain as Riley Blackthorne struggles with the loss of so many fellow trappers at the Tabernacle. The last trappers' meeting at this abandoned church was fatally interrupted as Hell's demons attacked, penetrating through the protective ward. Was it compromised holy water or did Riley's reanimated father betray his own kind?Soul Thief takes [...]
3.5/5I was not very impressed with the first one. In fact, I found that it had a lot of the same elements of other books of the same genre. A love triangle, no square of a girl who is in a lot of trouble, with a bestfriend who's secretly in love with her; then a dog-cat relationship with another, only not really. And of course the really good guy. Old hat, I thought. But this second book comes as a great surprise because as it addressed some of those concerns but also brought a whole lot more to [...]
Loved it. Whats not to love about these books!!! One word - Beck (sigh). I love Rileys character, shes feisty but sweet. Forbidden does not disappoint, its got everything, romance, action and demons. I want a magpie!!!
I'm probably breaking protocol here, but I'm actually reviewing this book before I get around to reviewing its preceding book, The Demon Trapper's Daughter, because I think this book gives the reader a lot to chew on, and I wanted to get it down before real life gets in the way.I consider myself a feminist, though I know the label can be a loaded one. And God help me if the Beck-Riley angle didn't set off some feminist alarm bells for me in the first book. By the end of this novel, though, thei [...]
Looooooved this book. This series is probably my favorite example of YA urban fantasy out there, and this follow-up to The Demon Trapper's Daughter is as gripping and original as the first installment. Beck continues to be one of my favorite YA guys ever, and I can't believe I have to wait until next spring to read the next one. *sigh*
really enjoyed this book!
4.5/5Forbidden was fast-paced, thrilling and a great follow up to Forsaken, and possibly my favourite “second-in-a-series” of the year. In this book, Riley has to deal with a lot; after the demon attack that takes the lives of several of her fellow trappers and hospitalises her boyfriend Simon, Riley doesn’t think things can get much worse. How very wrong she is. First Simon starts acting all weird, then she’s accused of working with Hell, her guardian-slash-friend-slash-eternal-bane-of- [...]
HOLY SHIT. HOLY FUCKING SHIT!Read this book in one day! I know I clicked the "started reading" thing a day before, but really I fell asleep right after doing so lolOkay, so on the last 60 pages I was like hmmmm I guess I'll rate this around 4.5 stars. On the last 20 pages, however, I was surprised at the turn of events. This book was way better than the first one. I have to admit - I didn't like what happened between Riley and Ori. I mean, with Beck and Justine I thought it was okay since Riley [...]
Riley and her guild are back and dealing with the aftermath of the attack on the Tabernacle. Picking up where The Demon Trapper's Daughter left off, Soul Thief utilizes the world building it did in the first novel to plunge Riley and the reader further into the gritty underground of Atlanta with the same cast of real characters, a few new additions and a plot full of jaw dropping twists.What I loved about Riley in the first novel was her strength but also her vulnerability. She was brave when sh [...]
Struggling to wrap her head around what has happened, Riley also has to try to move forward and figure out who was behind ambushing the trappers. Everyone wants to point the finger at her and her dad, but she just won't stand for it. She knows she didn't do it, she knows Simon laid the Holy Water correctly and that it wasn't the fake stuff. So what happened? With Riley's mind going in 15 different directions, she knows a few things are on top of her list of "To-Dos". Find her dad, kill the demon [...]
Original review at inkscratchers/Firstly, I have to say that Forsaken, the first book in this series, was one of those books that despite the flaws, I loved completely, so when I receive Forbidden in the post, I think I may have squeed. A lot. Then I worried a little, wondering whether this book would be one that I would be adding to my 'Sequels that suck' pile.Nope, I'm so adding this to my 'Sequels That Totally Improve The Whole Series' pile. Forbidden had the same action and mystery that Fors [...]
I liked The Demon Trapper's Daughter a lot, and Soul Thief is just the sequel that I was hoping for. The plot thickens, tensions grow, relationships evolve and devolve, demons attack.Riley and Beck might be two of my favorite main characters in urban fantasy. Riley is everything that a great YA heroine should be - she is smart, determined, and strong, yet isn't without her vulnerability. She struggles to succeed in a man's profession, which makes her feisty and stubborn to a fault. All of this m [...]
Riley is in the thick of things. The Tabernacle attack has taken lives and has injured Simon. With all this going on she is scared out of her mind that Simon is going to die. At least Beck is okay and alive that she can live with.When Riley goes to the hospital to visit Simon she is approached by an angel who says Simon can live if she makes a deal with heaven. Riley wants to know what exactly she is getting herself into so she asks what the deal is. Once she learns of the deal she takes it. Wha [...]
The book? Amazing.!! The plot is getting really interesting. Im really happy for Riley, at least she has her dad now. Which is really good. Beck,is just pissing me off. He should be helping Riley, and not being against her.!!! Simon, is just playing on my nerves. He turned into such a dork!! And Ori. OMG.!! How could he? Seriously, I thought he was better than that.!!! But, I still want her to be with Beck:D
WOW!!! Just wow!!! This was better than the first one. Though I gave it the same rating as the first one (due to Riley's occasional stupidness) other than that it was really good. There were more revelations who are the good guys and the bad guys and yes, you would be surprised. And yes, I'm all #TeamBeck that's for sure. So Riley, better get your head right!!! Or else.
4.5 starsThis book was pretty amazing :)Team Beck.even though he was a bit of a butthead in this book, i still love him! <3
1.5 Stars for Peter, Harper, the idea of the series and the only sensible question Riley asked: "But why did he wait so long to show up"I'm quite impressed with myself for actually finishing this book. Yes, it took a lot of sighs and eye rolls, but I did it.Following the demons ambush of the tabernacle and Simon's "Miraculous" recovery, we follow Riley Blackthorn as she tries to find her father's body, and stuff out? The major problem with Forbidden - apart from the protagonist - is that I found [...]
Things in Atlanta are a mess. The Guild can’t get a handle on their local demon population and it looks like the Hunters from Rome will have to step in and help. But their kind of help always comes at a price.No one is sure what happened at the Guild meeting that landed several trappers in the morgue and others severely injured. But whatever it was, someone is to blame and it looks like everyone wants to point the finger at Riley and Paul Blackthorne.On top of all of this, Riley is still tryin [...]
Genre: YA ParanormalRating: 3.5-4 stars*Review*17-year old apprentice demon trapper Riley Blackthorne's world is about to abruptly change and dive rapidly into the abyss thanks to several factors that are all working against her. Most of these factors have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with Riley or her actions which are intended to be brave in nature, but silly once they are made.Her father's body has been raised from the dead by an unknown force and nobody is talking about it. The necrom [...]
Ah Riley is amazing.
**SPOILERS FOR FORSAKEN, THE FIRST BOOK IN THE SERIES (which you should definitely read first!)**It’s a bit difficult to give a brief summary of Forbidden without revealing too much, as there are a heck of a lot of amazing plot twists which I really don’t want to spoil, but I’ll try my best: Forbidden starts where Forsaken left us – with the entire city of Atlanta recovering from the demon attack that occurred at the Demon Trapper meeting; Trappers are mourning the loss of some of their [...]
The Demon Trappers: Forbidden is the second book in Jana Oliver's series. It continues the story of seventeen year old Riley Blackthorne, the only female trapper in the Atlanta guild if Demon Trappers. Her father has been lifted from his grave and as the trappers try to come to terms with the death of so many trappers in the tabernacle debacle it creates more and more times for this poor girl to be taken advantage of and manipulated.Ugh ugh guh RILEY!Riley, baby, why?!I finished this book last n [...]
It's actually about 3,5 stars for me. So, the story picks up the day after Forsaken ends. There are lots of casualties, Riley is trying to deal both with the shock of seeing her father and a lot of members of the Guild not exactly trusting her. The entire book mostly focuses on Riley trying to figure out who has raised her father's corpse, the prime suspect always being the creepy Ozymandias. Changes in Peter's life result in his being more involved in Riley's life. Now let's get to the 3 dudes [...]
Reviewed by: Rabid ReadsI adored the fast paced, distinctive storyline of The Demon Trapper's Daughter which made Soul Thief an automatic add to my must-read pile. Jana Oliver's second installment is good but the change in the plot's direction does have me concerned. I was really hoping for some romance this time around, instead we get something else entirely and I'm still not sure how I feel about it. Beck, Simon and Ori all had the potential of being sexy alpha males except they act like compl [...]
"Riley's beginning to think being a demon trapper isn't all it's cracked up to be. Her dad's been stolen by a necromancer, her boyfriend's gone all weird and she's getting warm and fuzzy feelings for someone who's seriously bad news. It's tempting to give it all up and try to be normal, but that's not an option. Because the demons have plans for Riley. And they're not the only ones." <--That is the synopsis on the back of the book. It pretty much does sum up the entire story!Forbidden is defi [...]
Review can be found at the-reading-pile/Forbidden is the 2nd book in The Demon Trapper Series and is truly a brilliant read! When I read Forsaken (The previous book) I struggled to get into it, so as you can tell I was a little worried about getting into Forbidden as well. However My Kinda Book released the first two chapters (click here to read the first two chapters) and I loved them, and just couldn't wait to read the book.But onto the actual story. Following from where we left off, I was sti [...]
OMG! This book was AMAZING! “Forbidden” is the second book in the Demon Trappers series by Jana Oliver and I have to say that it was even better than the first one! I don’t really know from where to start this review! This world-building is the most interesting in a YA fantasy book. While I was reading the story I thought that I was a part of this world. Although there is enough misery and the whole atmosphere is very dark, the writing style of the author is so good that I wanted to live t [...]