Thursday, May 24, 2012

Review - Forgiven (The Demon Trappers, Book 3) by Jana Oliver (5/5 stars)

Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Size: 368 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: March 27, 2012
ISBN-13: 978-0312614805
Stand Alone or Series: 3rd book in the Demon Trappers series
Source: Bought
Rating: 5/5 stars

I absolutely love this series. I am not fully sure why that is. Oliver’s writing style just draws me in and I love the characters, the unique magic, and the world. I seriously could not put this book down, I just loved it soooo much. The fourth and final book in this series will be, The Demon Trappers: Foretold, and is scheduled for an August 2012 release.

Riley finally has her dead dad back in custody. But with the Demon Hunters in town from the Vatican (and suspicions of her having made a deal with Hell) Riley is in danger. Not to mention the outfall of her liasons with a certain Fallen angel; after learning about that Beck is totally pissed at her. Problem is Riley can sense things are spinning out of control in Atlanta and she fears the final war between good and evil is close at hand.

Riley has finally gets a bit of relief after all of the horrible things that happened at the end of the last book. Her dad is dead, but has been recovered by Mort. But things aren’t going to ease up on her anytime soon, her liaisons with the Fallen Angel have made her a target of the Demon Hunters and now she is forced to go on the run.

Riley does some stupid things in this book, but she also grows a lot as a character. We finally see her opening up to some of the people around her and accepting their help.

We see a ton more of Peter and Beck in this book. It is wonderful to see what an awesome friend Peter is to Riley, she really needs the support and I am so glad he was there for her. Riley finally takes off the blindfold where Beck is concerned and it was great to see things finally heat up between those two.

We also see a lot more of Mort the necromancer, he was a wonderful character. Grandmaster Stewart is also a lot more involved in the plot and there are some awesome scenes involving him as well.

The book is incredibly action-packed. There are some seriously epic battle scenes in here and they are very very well written. So many things are starting to come together in this book. I had an incredibly hard time putting the book down. Oliver’s writing style is just so readable and has so much momentum, it is always a pleasure to read.

Much of the current story is wrapped up in this book, but not all of it. In fact the book ends in a way that will have readers dying to know what’s going to happen in the final book, The Demon Trappers: Foretold.

Overall an absolutely outstanding addition to this awesome series. If you are a fan of action-packed urban fantasy definitely check this series out. Appropriate for young adult and older.

This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
- Horror and Urban Fantasy Challenge
- 150+ Books Reading Challenge

1 comment:

  1. I'm about to start the second book, and I agree. There's something about these books that just sucks you in. I wasn't sure whether I was going to like the first book, and it took me a couple of chapters to get into it, but I ended up being hooked!