Thursday, 1 September 2011

book review, marathon (Forsaken)

Riley Blackthorne. Kicking hell’s ass one demon at a time....

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Series: Demon Trapper series, book 1
Pub: 2011, St. Martin’s Press
Author: Jana Oliver
Cat: paranormal fiction
Format: paperback (mid); 423 pp w/ 39 chapters
Age Range: YA [for older readers]

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 things 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...

All I can think about is that this was like a pilot to a show you really wanted to see, but you still can’t quite figure out if you like it or not. Who your fav characters are, what their real problem is. You do know that it’s going to get juicy and it’s going to get fun. Or maybe that’s what you hope so that watching the next episode on something that wasn’t...I don’t know, and that’s really the problem isn’t it?
So its set in 2018, the economy is shit, so most people are poor as. And to top it all off demons are running round the place willy nilly, and that’s fun. I love it. I love how well she made it like we really lived in that world. The here and now of the book was the best part of it.
Her and Beck’s relationship another, and honestly there’s something gotta be going on with them in the future. One because I really hope it, and two because this book (and I’m guess the next will be the same, or that would just have made this book pointless) has them both as main characters (shit, they both have their say, whatever you want to call it). And so it’s really got that ‘they gotta be together’ shit. or maybe I’m not into the whole good boy crap, ‘cause let’s face it, it may be okay to date one, but what fun are they to read? (Not that I could date someone that good, and...yeah, no thanks).
It’s one of those books that even though it’s got a lot in it, it doesn’t seem to have anything. It’s left so much out and yet it’s not like you feel a loss. Honestly it’s like I said in the first line, you just can’t wait till next week when ep 2 comes on and you can see where there taking this.
It’s also well written in a teen aspect but the acknowledgments say that P.C helped and so, well, its prob’ly why.
I wouldn’t say that it was a surprise. I honestly thought it would be a good book to read, if I had given any real thought when I was buying this that I should have waited like a week and gotten book two along with it I would have. And now I’m so glad that it’s there because I will have to get it, just ‘cause I need my fix. It’s like a show; honestly I haven’t come out of a book with this type of feel. One that both glad for the wait but I really do what more now. 

[tb], Forbidden, Forgiven, Foretold