Saturday, 4 February 2012

REVIEW, Forbidden

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

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(Soul Stealer)
Series: The Demon Trapper series, book 2
Pub: 2011, St. Martin’s Press
Author: Jana Oliver
Cat: paranormal fiction
Format: paperback (mid); 418 pp w/ 35 chapters
Age Range: YA [for older readers]

Hell has a plan for Riley Blackthorne....
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 got more secrets than the CIA. It’s tempting to give it all up and try to be normal, but that’s not an option with Hell watching her every move.
One mistake will cost her everything — and that’s the one she’s about to make...

Okay, now onto my Thought
This one was very simply a middle book of a trilogy. It was all about getting the facts and working the lines so that they can all meet up at the end. I’m not sure if I like this way better than a very full on middle book, it all depends on the info I suppose.

I found that this book was a little boring, there was nothing in it that made you want to read it, but once you started it you couldn’t put it down, the writing style is just that great.

I found, more so in this one, that I liked Riley. I like her teenage girl stupidity, I liked that she couldn’t see the obvious and yet as the book went on things, in her mind, became clearer until she realises something she didn’t acknowledge the first time round. Or maybe it was a lack of guarding herself that got those points across.

Beck annoyed me a little, but then I wouldn’t want it to be different, he stayed very much himself, and even when he started to admit to himself that he can’t stop what he feels he isn’t quite ready to give with it.

The jealousy in this book was beautifully written, to a point where you were with them seeing it as the after math of the verbal battle. There wasn’t a time I thought, ‘oh, for heaven’s sake, just get on with it’. The points with them are so great, I can’t wait to see where they go, what their relationship will be at the end of it all, and I’m not sure what I really want to happen to them.

As you can tell I haven’t really said anything about the book, that’s because I don’t want to, I feel that if I do it will ruin either this book, or the first one. but if you haven’t pick this series up, it’s a good one, a great writer. They are up there with the Mortal Instrument trilogy, and...I was going to say Harry Potter, but maybe more P.C Cast, with the style of where they are at in the world.

The world they live in is simple and the demons are easy to understand. There is much more action in the first book then this one, but more emotionally, though it’s very teenage love life emotion, and loss, but the series started with loss.

It’s one you should pick up, it’s a great set of books and one that makes me want to run out and get the next, and yet I don’t want them to finish. They are great, very...realish in a fiction type way that pulls you in and makes you wish it never finished.

This book comes right off the last with only a little info catch-up, very little, and though I thought you could understand what’s going on, this is really a series that you should start from the beginning.

Forsaken, [tb], Forgiven

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