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Riley has made a bargain with Heaven, and now they've come to collect.

Lucifer's finest are ruling the streets and it seems that Armageddon might be even closer than Riley imagined. But with her soul and her heart in play it's all she can do to keep herself alive, let alone save the world. Riley's not afraid of kicking some major demon butt, but when it comes to a battle be
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Paperback, 354 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published March 1st 2012)
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Caity
Dear Beck,
i realize now what a completely BLIND woman i have been. Silly, little me- thinking about Simon or that bitch of an angel. I should have seen that you are PERFECT and always there!
So, please- let's have cute, little blue-eyed babies together
Love,
Riley
Sam
Jana Oliver’s Demon Trappers series has firmly rooted itself on my favourites shelf. I adored the first two books, and Forgiven, I’m pleased to say, did not fail to impress.

It felt good to be reunited with Beck and Riley after the chaos in the last book. To say Riley made a few reckless choices in Forbidden is a bit of an understatement, but she redeems herself well enough in this installment. The plot is as layered and action-packed as ever as both Heaven and Hell have their eyes set on Riley,
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Booknut
My summary:
Riley: Kickass Heroine With a Backbone
Simon: Total Jackass with a capital 'j'
Beck: *sighs* Gods gift to women
Ori: Semi jackass
Mort: Such a sweetheart
Peter: BFF for life
Ayden: Makes me wish I had a witch buddy
Simi: BFF for life with coffee on the side
Justine: ************************ witch. There are no words to describe her - none of them can convey how stupid she is. Her and Simon should get together and have a 'we are such jackasses' party.

On a happy note: My life is complete!
(Tra
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Nina (Niinjax)
I do not think that this cover lives up to the standard set by the two previous books. It failed the test.

4.5 review coming (very soon, hopefully)
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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★Ruth★
It has been over 2 years since I read the previous installment in this series and it took me a while to get back in the swing of things.
The first half I didn't feel like much was happening & was getting a bit bored.

But then all of a sudden things really took off and lots of questions set up in the previous books got answered and an awful lot got wrapped up. It really could have been the end of the series. But apparently there is more to come. Not sure how I feel about that though I am curiou
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Tyler-rose (The Reading Pile)
I have very emotional feelings about this book! Specifically the relationship between Beck and Riley, and the ending! I literally just finished the book and ranted to my boyfriend (it included a lot of swearing and well swearing). Safe to say, I'm not a fan of the ending. But that's not, just to clarify, because it's crap. It's because it's a cliffhanger and I don't like where it is heading.

The book itself was actually kind of intense during a lot of the chapters due to what Riley is going thro
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Ferdy
4.5 stars - Some spoilers

In the second book we left off with Riley running from the demon hunters and seeking refuge with the necromancer, Mort and her reanimated dad. The demon hunters suspected Riley of aligning with Hell and took a very angry Beck into their custody in lieu of Riley.
In Forgiven, Riley naturally has to face a lot of challenges - she has to convince the demon hunters her loyalty doesn't lie with Hell, save her dad's body and soul, keep her promise to Heaven, go to school, inves
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Suzanne
This was is so much better than the first two. So much action, romance and a battle between good and evil with Riley, literally, in the middle.

I need to read Foretold asap. I finally got my copy of The Indigo Spell in the post today, but I think it will have to wait. I need to find out what happens with poor Beck. My heart is breaking for him :(
Samuel
*Sigh* I do wish this series would stop trying to mess everything up.

I loved the first book. I adored it. I would marry it given the chance. Then the second one came along, it was alright in most respects and brilliant in one way, but it just wasn't as good as the first. Now we have this one, and it could be great but it goes out of its way to try and ruin itself.

If you're familiar with the series you'll know the plot, but I'll give a quick recap for those who aren't. It's near future and the e
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Aa'Ishah
Having enjoyed the first two books in this series, I hoped that Forgiven would be just as good. It didn't disappoint.

Riley Blackthorne is in a heap load of trouble. She owes favours to both Heaven and Hell, and the demon trappers are after her. Ori won't keep out of her head and somehow she needs to resolve the issue of the fake Holy Water. Normally she wouldn't mind kicking a little demon butt, but now she's more than ready to just sleep, drink some hot chocolate and spend time with her dad. No
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Tatiana Nekrasova
Не планировала я сразу браться за третью книгу, но наткнулась на ЛП в контакте и решила, а чем черт не шутит почитаю. Сразу скажу, если хотите насладиться приключениями Райли И Бэка НЕ ЧИТАЙТЕ ЛП, он ужасен.
Третья книга, как и вторая часть этой серии очень динамичная, смешная. Легкое и приятное чтение.
Kim
If you’re a long time Demon Trappers fan, like I am, you’re probably dying to get your hands on ‘Forgiven’, especially with the way ‘Forbidden’ (DT#2) ended. This book will take you on a wild ride of emotions; anger, sadness, giddy happiness, and lastly shock, especially with the way it ended. And amazing book that I still can’t believe I’ve finished already, because I feel like it should have lasted longer than it did, but I was so desperate to get to the end that it was over too fast. Although ...more
Maria
What can I say about this book? What can I say about this series? It’s getting better and better!! I absolutely loved this book! It’s not easy to write a series and every book would be a five star review but Jana Oliver is really a very talented author and she succeeded it!

This book is even more dark and powerful than the first two of the series. Many things are happening here and everything is always at stake. The most important thing in the story is that somehow all the characters change. The
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K
Apr 28, 2012 K rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: library
The pendulum swung the wrong way with Book 3, but I think I got most of the story I was looking for.

At the end of Soul Thief, Riley was duped and ended up owing both Heaven and Hell and the distinction between good and evil was all muddled. The holy water scam was still wreaking havoc but on its way to being cracked wide open. Hopefully. Some necro had reanimated Paul Blacktorne but it was who was pulling the strings that was the real problem. Beck got pissy and brought a reporter into the whole
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Jamie
*Update:

Confession: I’m actually very upset right now. It’s odd, I know, considering how much I ADORED reading Forgiven. But that’s the problem – I’m afraid I adored this book too much that I wasn’t able to savor the reading experience. I wasn’t able to put the book down. You’d think I would’ve at least stopped to eat, or drink, or even finish my homework, but NO. Anyways, yes, I’m upset because dammit, not only does Ms Oliver know how to write a damn good book, but because she knows how to writ
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Jetches  (My Not So Vacant Shelf)
What if there is an internal war brewing in Hell?
What if Lucifer is not who we think he is, and is not the only one vying for people’s souls and rein?
What if every Angel, including the fallen, have a job to do, whether they like it or not?
This is by far the best book so far in the Demon Trappers series. Why? Many many reasons...all of them I will not give away because you need to read this book. But here is what I will tell you. Finally we get a tough Riley...who knows that she’s tough. Who step
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Eileen_1225
Oh, MY...!!! -> It's only one thing I can say about this story (it's a comment also to Forsaken and Forbidden).

At start... many, many kisses from Poland!

I'm absolute Team Beck, even if he's sometimes stubborn and blind. But... who cares, if he's cute and lovely like he is?:) He's my favourite book hero ever.

Dear Jana, please, please, please: don't let Riley choose Ori or someone else (Peter for example, who I really like, really, but he just doesn't "fit").
I'll cry all month (maybe a year to
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Kerry-Ann McDade
I recieved a paperback copy from the publisher for review.

When you talk about your favourite book you could talk for countless hours about it. But when I talk about The Demon Trappers people look at me worriedly! (in a good way of course) because you could say I'm a little bit attached (obsessed) with The Demon Trappers Series.

It is perfectly normal to date a fictional character don't worry Beck agrees with me (as he has no choice and ISN'T REAL) and as much I love Riley she just . . . isn't go
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Jenny
This is a joint review of Soul Thief and Forgiven:

Soul Thief and Forgiven are books that build beautifully upon their predecessor, giving us much-desired character growth while intensifying the demonic presence in Atlanta until we’re on the edge of our seats wondering what’s in store for young Riley both physically and emotionally. The world of the demon trappers is a dark one, the number of those fighting evil greatly overwhelmed by the number of demons intent on destroying them, but through it
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Tasnim
Feb 28, 2012 Tasnim rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: YA Fans, PNR Fans, Jana Oliver Fans
Shelves: ya, uf, fave-series
Let me just start off by saying that I would have given this book a 5 star rating had it not been for that ending! *angry face*

I'd pre-ordered Forgiven pretty much after I'd read Forbidden. Expected publication: March so imagine my surprise when I received this book in the post a week early! I'd actually been putting off reading it, and I read other books instead because I wanted to savour it, and as silly as it sounds, I knew that once I'd read it that was it, I'd have to wait months until the
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Stephanie
ORIGINAL REVIEW POSTED at FANGS, WANDS & FAIRY DUST 3/15/12

I was thrilled and surprised to receive a copy of the third novel in Jana's exciting and moving DEMON TRAPPERS series. In each of the previous entries in the series, my heart was broken for poor Riley Blackthorne who was orphaned, attacked, deflowered and who now stands accused of being one of Lucifer's own. It's definitely a book I would have bought the day it came out. And, it seems there are a lot of releases this month!

I don't "d
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Liz
4.5/5

Forgiven was another great addition to a series that just keeps getting better and better. In this book, Riley is forced to deal with the consequences of fraternising with a Fallen angel. The Hunters are already convinced she’s working for Hell and if they ever found out what really happened between her and Ori, she’d be shipped off to Rome for sure. Beck is furious with Riley, she’s practically under house arrest and she still has no idea why Lucifer decided to summon her dad, let alone wh
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Kelly Hager
Riley has her dad back (well, his reanimated body, anyway) and he's safe, at least for the time being. Now she can concentrate on clearing her name (the Vatican thinks she's working with Hell) and trying to figure out why the demon activity in Atlanta is so much worse than usual.

Riley is one of my favorite YA heroines. She's smart and funny, but also relatable. She's been through so much (in the last book, for example, she lost her virginity to what turned out to be a fallen angel. As in "workin
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Amy (Amy's Book Den)
Riley Blackthorne has a whole lot of trouble coming her way. She managed to get her father's reanimated body back but now owes Lucifer a favor. Things with Beck are shakier than ever after he found out about the Fallen. And Simon told the Vatican's Demon Hunters that she's an ally of Hell. Things get complicated when demons start banding together and become harder to kill. Armageddon is descending on Atlanta's streets and Riley seems to be the center of it. Demons, Archfiends, Fallen, Archangel ...more
◕ ◡ ◕  Arooj
BOO YEAH!

Now that's what I call an epic demon apocalypse showdown!

The Good
- I was a bit disappointed with the second book, mostly because the story became a bit confusing and lacked the level of excitement from the first book. However, Forgiven was a lot better. The story is still a bit complicated, you're constantly trying to figure out who to trust and who's bad news, but I have a better understanding of the story now.

- There was one EPIC battle scene, which I think was the best one out off th
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Big Book Little Book
Alison: www.bigbooklittlebook.blogspot.com

This is the third book in Jana Oliver’s ‘Demon Trappers’ series. There will be no spoilers for this book but there may be for the previous two.


Life isn’t great for Riley Blackthorne. Her ex-boyfriend wasn’t who she thought he was, her Dad has been reanimated and really isn’t himself and to top it off she has found herself owing a favour to both Heaven and Hell. ‘Forgiven’ picks up exactly where ‘Forsaken’ left off.

I had been looking forward to the releas
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Petra Sýkorová
Třetího dílu mé oblíbené démonské série jsem se nemohla dočkat, takže když mi konečně domů kniha dorazila, skákala jsem radostí. Jo, jsem tak trochu cvok, ale kdo z nás není, když přijde řeč na oblíbené knihy? No vidíte, určitě to děláte taky.

Děj volně navazuje tam, kde jsme v předchozím díle skončili. Tak se setkáváme s Riley, která upláchla vatikánským zabijákům démonů a schovala se u Morta, kde se také setkala se svým otcem. Jenže co čert nechtěl, odnesl to Beck, protože si z něj vatikánští u
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Suzan
Mar 02, 2012 Suzan rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
I loved this book, probably best of all three so far! I won't give away any major spoilers cause I don't want to ruin it for anyone but I did fall in love with Beck a little bit more and I have a feeling the next book is going to revolve around a lot of his problems, things from his past that are coming back to haunt him and now all that remains to be seen is whether heaven or hell had a hand in them or not? I only wonder cause of a random comment made towards Beck about his mom that may be noth ...more
Samantha Young
EPIC!
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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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“Do what ya have to do to pay off yer debt with Heaven,’ he said, his concern for proper speech abandoned. ‘But ya do not die on me, ya understand? I can’t live without ya. Yer all I got, woman.’ Her breath caught in her lungs. ‘I don’t want to be here if you’re not.” 47 likes
“Beck must have seen how frightened she was because his expression softened. He leaned close, and whispered, “Do ya trust me, Riley?”
Tears built in her eyes.
“Yes,” she whispered, trembling in fear. Always.
“Then it'll be all right,” he replied. Beck gently placed a kiss on her forehead.”
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