Friday, 21 January 2011

Forsaken: The Demon Trappers by Jana Oliver

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...

Released as The Demon Trapper's Daughter in the US.

Riley is an apprentice Demon Trapper being trained by her father in how to trap demons, that is until her father is killed by one of them. Riley has to stop any necromancers from raising her dad from the grave to be used as an undead servant, unfortunately this means standing vigil over her dad's grave every night until the next full moon and putting up with the necromancers sales pitches. Along with this, Riley also has to attend classes, train with her new Master and handle a new relationship all at the same time.

I loved this book. It's set in 2018 in Atlanta - hell central. The demons are trying to take over and angels are few and far between so it's up to the Demon Trappers to even the score. I liked how the world was written and the storyline was exciting. Books where the main character's father dies always hit me hard and this one was no exception, especially as the scenes immediately following it are quite emotional.

Jana crafted a scary world with interesting characters, exciting action scenes and budding romances. A great read and I'm very much looking forward to the next one.

Book Depository: Forsaken
Amazon UK: The Demon Trappers: Forsaken

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