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Soul Thief (The Demon Trappers #2)

4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  7,265 ratings  ·  536 reviews
Riley Blackthorne is beginning to learn that there are worse things than death by demon. And love is just one of them…

Seventeen-year-old Riley has about had it up to here. After the devastating battle at the Tabernacle, trappers are dead and injured, her boyfriend Simon is gravely injured, and now her beloved late father's been illegally poached from his grave by a very po
Paperback, US, 339 pages
Published August 30th 2011 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published January 1st 2010)
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Michelle  novelsontherun

When ‘Forbidden’, turned up on my doorstep, 10th August, I did my Team Beck happy dance. I read it immediately, and then was embargoed until 3rd September by Oz publishers, couldn't say a word. But , now I can!

I just LOVE!!!! this series. I absolutely adore Beck. Jana is making us readers work for that relationship we are hanging for, and rightly so.

For some daft reason I thought it was going to be kind of smooth sailing for Beck and Riley in ‘Forbidden’. I thought t
Jennifer Armentrout
Loved this book. But honestly, waiting to March 2012 is going to be a killer. Seriously considering dialing up the big "Prince L" and bartering my soul for an early copy of Forgiven to appear on my door stop. That's how good this was, minus the parts where I wanted to drop kick Riley in the face, but then again, that what's I sort of love about her.
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I was not very impressed with the first one. In fact, I found that it had a lot of the same elements of other books of the same genre. A love triangle, no square of a girl who is in a lot of trouble, with a bestfriend who's secretly in love with her; then a dog-cat relationship with another, only not really. And of course the really good guy. Old hat, I thought. But this second book comes as a great surprise because as it addressed some of those concerns but also brought a whole lot more to
I'm probably breaking Goodreads protocol here, but I'm actually reviewing this book before I get around to reviewing its preceding book, The Demon Trapper's Daughter, because I think this book gives the reader a lot to chew on, and I wanted to get it down before real life gets in the way.

I consider myself a feminist, though I know the label can be a loaded one. And God help me if the Beck-Riley angle didn't set off some feminist alarm bells for me in the first book. By the end of this novel, tho
Looooooved this book. This series is probably my favorite example of YA urban fantasy out there, and this follow-up to The Demon Trapper's Daughter is as gripping and original as the first installment. Beck continues to be one of my favorite YA guys ever, and I can't believe I have to wait until next spring to read the next one. *sigh*
Loved it. Whats not to love about these books!!! One word - Beck (sigh). I love Rileys character, shes feisty but sweet. Forbidden does not disappoint, its got everything, romance, action and demons. I want a magpie!!!
Jessica (Taking It One Book at a Time)
Struggling to wrap her head around what has happened, Riley also has to try to move forward and figure out who was behind ambushing the trappers. Everyone wants to point the finger at her and her dad, but she just won't stand for it. She knows she didn't do it, she knows Simon laid the Holy Water correctly and that it wasn't the fake stuff. So what happened?

With Riley's mind going in 15 different directions, she knows a few things are on top of her list of "To-Dos". Find her dad, kill the demon

Forbidden was fast-paced, thrilling and a great follow up to Forsaken, and possibly my favourite “second-in-a-series” of the year. In this book, Riley has to deal with a lot; after the demon attack that takes the lives of several of her fellow trappers and hospitalises her boyfriend Simon, Riley doesn’t think things can get much worse. How very wrong she is. First Simon starts acting all weird, then she’s accused of working with Hell, her guardian-slash-friend-slash-eternal-bane-of-her-exis
Jade Walker
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Firstly, I have to say that Forsaken, the first book in this series, was one of those books that despite the flaws, I loved completely, so when I receive Forbidden in the post, I think I may have squeed. A lot. Then I worried a little, wondering whether this book would be one that I would be adding to my 'Sequels that suck' pile.

Nope, I'm so adding this to my 'Sequels That Totally Improve The Whole Series' pile. Forbidden had the same action a
Riley and her guild are back and dealing with the aftermath of the attack on the Tabernacle. Picking up where The Demon Trapper's Daughter left off, Soul Thief utilizes the world building it did in the first novel to plunge Riley and the reader further into the gritty underground of Atlanta with the same cast of real characters, a few new additions and a plot full of jaw dropping twists.

What I loved about Riley in the first novel was her strength but also her vulnerability. She was brave when sh
Rae T

Read this book in one day! I know I clicked the "started reading" thing a day before, but really I fell asleep right after doing so lol...

Okay, so on the last 60 pages I was like hmmmm I guess I'll rate this around 4.5 stars.
On the last 20 pages, however, I was surprised at the turn of events.

This book was way better than the first one. I have to admit - I didn't like what happened between Riley and Ori. I mean, with Beck and Justine I thought it was okay since Ril
I liked The Demon Trapper's Daughter a lot, and Soul Thief is just the sequel that I was hoping for. The plot thickens, tensions grow, relationships evolve and devolve, demons attack.

Riley and Beck might be two of my favorite main characters in urban fantasy. Riley is everything that a great YA heroine should be - she is smart, determined, and strong, yet isn't without her vulnerability. She struggles to succeed in a man's profession, which makes her feisty and stubborn to a fault. All of this m
WOW!!! Just wow!!! This was better than the first one. Though I gave it the same rating as the first one (due to Riley's occasional stupidness) other than that it was really good. There were more revelations who are the good guys and the bad guys...... and yes, you would be surprised. And yes, I'm all #TeamBeck that's for sure. So Riley, better get your head right!!! Or else....
The book? Amazing.!! The plot is getting really interesting. Im really happy for Riley, at least she has her dad now. Which is really good. Beck,is just pissing me off. He should be helping Riley, and not being against her.!!! Simon, is just playing on my nerves. He turned into such a dork..!! And Ori. OMG.!! How could he? Seriously, I thought he was better than that.!!! But, I still want her to be with Beck..:D
 Soph - Lock&Key
4.5 stars...

This book was pretty amazing :)

Team Beck....even though he was a bit of a butthead in this book, i still love him! <3
(;Lucy.Lala;) (;Book-A-Holic;)
Spoilers!!!! Do not red further if you want to read it :)

Ok, this is where everything is about to get real...
Characters that you thought were good people, turn out to go against Riley, all the boys and I mean all of them change in this book, and will not do Riley justice. And then there's this other boy that comes into the picture, Ori, who leaves you swooning, but then turns out to be a completely different person then you and Riley think he is... So for what team I'm on? I'll just have to wa
OMG! This book was AMAZING! “Forbidden” is the second book in the Demon Trappers series by Jana Oliver and I have to say that it was even better than the first one! I don’t really know from where to start this review! This world-building is the most interesting in a YA fantasy book. While I was reading the story I thought that I was a part of this world. Although there is enough misery and the whole atmosphere is very dark, the writing style of the author is so good that I wanted to live there a ...more
The end of The Demons Trappers Daughter the 'Guild' was attacked, and left in utter chaos. In this new installment the chaos only to seems to get worse for Riley.

Things where starting to get better for Riley before the attack happened because of Simon. Simon was getting her to open her heart again, and for her to start believing in what she was doing. This was important for Riley because everyone else was against her. Her Master, and all the other guild members treated her with contempt except f
The first book in this series was a cool, different and refreshing take on the teen fantasy theme. With sassy main characters and demons that not only kill, maim and destroy but also talk back. It was a fun and lighthearted romp through a demon-controlled Atlanta of the near-future.

This book, it's sequel, is not only droll and even edging on boring at times, but also grievously juvenile in language that I don't remember the first one being.

Riley is struggling to find her feet on her own, as he

Hello there and happy new year 2013 I know I am late so sorry about that.

Forbidden is the second book in The Demon Trappers series by Jana Oliver and I have to admit I literally loved and worship the first book called Forsaken. So why it took me so long to continue reading the series? Because after I finished the first one I realize there is no way I could wait for each book to arrive so I sit back and waited being patient and all for all books to released and here we go…

Forbidden with two words
I loved the first book so much but this one just diappointed me. The first book was charming, witty, and funny. Don't forget action packed.
I loved the how Riley was all kick butt fighting the demons in the first book but in soul theif she wasn't like that at all. She made me depressed and sad. Riley wasn't as kick butt and during some parts of the story i became bored forcing myself to keep reading and see if there will be any action too.

Riley seemed to me to be flying out of control after even
Why I picked it up: I read the first one and liked it, and the story wasn't finished.

This book picks up right where book 1 ends. Riley spends most of the book looking for her reanimated father. And Simon, who nearly died at the end of book 1, is now dealing with the trauma and wonders about Riley and her father's role in the demon attack.

I'm still enjoying the series, though I really wish I knew some of the background. Like, when did demons start traveling out in the open. Because it's clearly a
Picking up immediately after the events of the first novel in Soul Thief we rejoin Riley Blackthorne as she struggles to cope with her ripped apart life. Riley has yet to learn the unintended consequences of her deal with heaven and she is on the hunt to find her father’s body. Thrown on top of it all a Grade 5 demon is still trying to hunt her down and the men in her life are giving her all kinds of mixed – or not so mixed – signals. I loved The Demon Trapper’s Daughter, so of course I was a li ...more
Kathy (Kindle-aholic)
[I'm trying not to be spoilery, but maybe skip this review if you haven't read book 1 yet.]

Dark YA that is very close to being adult UF.

It's a middle book - middle books aren't really my favorite (I know they have to happen to bridge events from book 1 to 3, but they always feel so unfinished). You get some answers, but that just leads to more questions. I still like book 1 best so far. That isn't to say I dislike it - this is a good continuation of the series and many necessary things happen.
Tyler-rose (The Reading Pile)
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I gave it 3.5/5 stars

I really enjoyed THE DEMON TRAPPERS DAUGHTER and I could not wait to get my hands on SOUL THIEF. I pretty much cried through a majority of the first book and had the tissues at hand just in case. I didnt need the tissues but the emotions through out SOUL THIEF were still real and well written in. I am so conflicted with Beck, I really like him and would not mind him and Riley being together but he really needs to grow up an
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
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I adored the fast paced, distinctive storyline of The Demon Trapper's Daughter which made Soul Thief an automatic add to my must-read pile. Jana Oliver's second installment is good but the change in the plot's direction does have me concerned. I was really hoping for some romance this time around, instead we get something else entirely and I'm still not sure how I feel about it. Beck, Simon and Ori all had the potential of being sexy alpha males except they act like compl
Jessica  (My Not So Vacant Shelf)
I loved the first one and was grabbing for the second the moment I put down the first.

What can I say? I love this series. I find it awesome that, although Riley is strong is so many ways, she has weaknesses that make her a realistic character and someone we can relate to. I love the supernatural in the story mixed with the realism coming in the form of one extremely horrible ex-boyfriend. I love the heaven and hell story behind it, but above all I love the twists. I can honestly say I did not se
Petra Sýkorová
Na druhý díl série The Demon Trappers jsem se těšila už dlouho. Nechtěla jsem ale být příliš nadšená, co kdyby pokračování nebylo tak dobré...

Pokračujeme tam, kde jsme minulea skončili. Riley zemřel otec, bez matky je už dávno, stal se z ní sirotek a jediný člověk, na kterého by se mohla, je otcův parťák Beck. Jenže ten by Riley nejradši viděl několik mil od Atlanty u její tety. Nemyslí si totiž, že je pro Riley práce lovce démonů vhodná. Rileyn otec byl ale povolán ze světa mrtvých a přišel ji
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Jana Oliver is an international bestselling author who lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Her novels have won numerous awards, including the Prism Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Supense as well as the National Readers' Choice Award.

Her novels cross many genres, including Young Adult (the Demon Trappers Series, Briar Rose), time travel/historical mystery (The Time Rovers S
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The Demon Trappers (5 books)
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  • Forgiven (The Demon Trappers, #3)
  • Foretold (The Demon Trappers, #4)
  • Grave Matters (The Demon Trappers, #4.5)
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“The End is Nigh!" the man shouted.
"Is there still time for hot chocolate?" Riley asked.
The-End-is-Nigh guy blinked. "Ah, maybe, I don’t know.”
“I can't face losin' ya, Riley. Yer all I got left in this world.”
That brutal honesty again. He'd peeled away more armor, and this time he'd exposed his heart.”
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