Soul Thief (The Demon Trappers #2)
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 v
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
What I loved about Riley in the first novel was her strength but also her vulnerability. She was brave when sh ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
When Riley goes to the hospital to visit Simon she is approached by an angel who says Simon can live if she makes a deal with heaven. Riley wants to know what exactly she is getting herself into so she asks what the deal is. Once she learns of the deal she takes it. Wha ...more
This book was pretty amazing :)
Team Beck....even though he was a bit of a butthead in this book, i still love him! <3
No one is sure what happened at the Guild meeting that landed several trappers in the morgue and others severely injured. But whatever it was, someone is to blame and it looks like everyone wants to point the finger at Riley and Paul Blackthorne.
On top of all of this, Riley is still trying ...more
Rating: 3.5-4 stars
17-year old apprentice demon trapper Riley Blackthorne's world is about to abruptly change and dive rapidly into the abyss thanks to several factors that are all working against her. Most of these factors have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with Riley or her actions which are intended to be brave in nature, but silly once they are made.
Her father's body has been raised from the dead by an unknown force and nobody is talking about it. The necrom ...more
It’s a bit difficult to give a brief summary of Forbidden without revealing too much, as there are a heck of a lot of amazing plot twists which I really don’t want to spoil, but I’ll try my best: Forbidden starts where Forsaken left us – with the entire city of Atlanta recovering from the demon attack that occurred at the Demon Trapper meeting; Trappers are mourning the loss of some of their greatest ...more
Ugh ugh guh RILEY!
Riley, baby, why?!
I finished this book last n ...more
So, the story picks up the day after Forsaken ends. There are lots of casualties, Riley is trying to deal both with the shock of seeing her father and a lot of members of the Guild not exactly trusting her. The entire book mostly focuses on Riley trying to figure out who has raised her father's corpse, the prime suspect always being the creepy Ozymandias. Changes in Peter's life result in his being more involved in Riley's life.
Now let's get to the 3 dudes ...more
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 ...more
Forbidden is defi ...more
The result: A resounding ehhh.
Don't get me wrong, it's not at all a bad book, but Riley seems to spend most of the book floundering around accomplishing nothing, the plot of this book is slightly flimsy compared to that of the first book.
One thing this book does well, and better than a lot of recent books I have read, is give us time with the characters. Luckily Jan ...more
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 ...more
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 Ti ...more
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"Is there still time for hot chocolate?" Riley asked.
The-End-is-Nigh guy blinked. "Ah, maybe, I don’t know.”
That brutal honesty again. He'd peeled away more armor, and this time he'd exposed his heart.”