Thursday, 11 August 2011

Review: Forbidden - Jana Oliver

Title: Forbidden (Demon Trappers #2)
Author: Jana Oliver
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
Genre: Supernatural, Dystopia, Young Adult
Published: 5th August 2011 (MacMillan)

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.

Riley's life has been turned upside down, her dad was killed and now he's been brought back as a Stiff; the trappers were attacked, her boyfriend almost died and now he's acting strangely. A mysterious stranger is acting as her personal body guard and Riley can't help but have feelings for him. And then there's Beck. Riley thinks of him as an annoying, bossy big brother but does he feel the same way about her?

The Demon Trappers is fast becoming one of my favourite book series of the moment. It pretty much has everything I like in a book. An awesome main character who's tough yet vulnerable, an exciting plot, angels, demons ... hot boys. The writing is excellent as well. There's actually nothing I can fault with this book. In fact, Forbidden probably steps up from the first of the series because as a reader, you're already immersed in the story world in this one and while we find out a lot more about the trappers and everything else, there's not the "first of a series explanations of everything" to get through.

I definitely recommend reading the first of the series if you haven't done so.

My review of Forsaken is here.

The Demon Trappers series are titled The Demon Trapper's Daughter and  Soul Thief in the US.

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