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Forgiven

(The Demon Trappers #3)

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Riley Blackthorne. Kicking hell’s ass one demon at a time...

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 kic
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Paperback, 407 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Macmillan Children's Books
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Katie Do you actually want a summary of this book? This would include spoilers that would likely ruin the novel for you. If you're interested in what it's g…moreDo you actually want a summary of this book? This would include spoilers that would likely ruin the novel for you. If you're interested in what it's generally about you should check out the short description that goodreads has for every book. Additionally, you should be aware that this is not the first book in this series.(less)
Katie I'd say it's average. But that's of course my personal opinion, which is why you should probably check out some of the more detailed reviews below. Ho…moreI'd say it's average. But that's of course my personal opinion, which is why you should probably check out some of the more detailed reviews below. However, this is the third book in a series and I'd definitely not recommend reading it if you haven't read the first two.(less)

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Caity
Sep 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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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Lindvall
Aug 08, 2011 rated it liked it
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 curious ab
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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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Alisi ☆ wants to read too many books ☆
This was just so horrible. Terrible. I'm stunned. It took me like a week to read when the others took a day (and only because I forced myself to finish it last night.) Where do you even begin?

Well, the first half of this book is all in service of getting Beck and Riley together, and it was HORRIBLE. Not because I simply hate the couple but the author didn't actually get them together so much. It was more like everyone telling Riley she needed to be with Beck and her finally agreeing around 40%.
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Tyler-rose
Feb 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review, enjoyed
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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Samuel
Mar 16, 2012 rated it liked it
*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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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 too,
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Suzanne
Feb 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: demons
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 :(
Tilly
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So so so good. Love this series. Looking forward to the next book 😁
Kim
Apr 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Kerry-Ann (A Bookish Redhead)
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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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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Jamie
May 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: post-apocalyptic
*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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Jessica Buwalda
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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Suzan
Mar 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Μαρία Γεωργοπούλου
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 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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Debra Elsner
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love reading a book where the female is a kickass heroine who won't let anything stand in the way of her saving her (dead) father from the necromancer who wants to use his body, keep Beck away from playing a hero. She is stuck between owing a favor to Lucifer and to Heaven. This puts her in the crosshairs of the Vatican. I love the relationship between Beck and Riley, who has been staying away from her since he thinks he does not deserve her. The ending just left me wanting more. ...more
Rachel
Feb 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If things in Atlanta were a mess before, they’re in total chaos now. The Vatican’s Demon Hunters still haven’t left, making life difficult for the trappers. The situation with the holy water hasn’t been resolved, continuing to put people at risk. And the number of demons congregating in the city has risen drastically, creating doubt about the trappers’ ability to do their job.

But for Riley Blackthorne things are even worse. The mistake she made has cost her far more than just her pride. It may h
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Anna
“I always thought Armageddon was some story they dreamed up to scare kids. I never expected to be right in the middle of it.”

Like it's not enough that Riley's got to deal with Armageddon and a possible war between Heaven and Hell (not to mention the drama of her personal life), now she also has to face the hunters and their judgment and answer for her 'crimes'. I mean, come on, can't you give a girl a break?
Beck. Oh man, where do I even begin?
Just when I though they both were moving in a ri
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Liz
Jul 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: terrible-covers
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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Tara-Jayne (♥ I Read, I Love ♥)  Bell
I feel so sorry for so many characters, and there is that one character that by the end I really wanna slap her.. erghh ^_^
Nicole (scottishgirlreads)
In a slump so I went back to an read.
Stephanie
Mar 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 "do" b
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Sapphyria
Apr 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
"Forgiven" is the third installment of excellence penned by Jana Oliver.

Book 3 starts up where Soul Thief ended and has Riley in hiding from the demon trappers, the Vatican Demon Hunters, Beck, and pretty much everyone else as she tries to figure out what her next steps should be.

Her ex-boyfriend, Simon, insists Riley is aligned with Hell and has spread the word to the Vatican and throughout the Atlanta trappers. Beck found about her tryst with the Fallen angel, Ori. Riley also owes Heaven and
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Amy Acosta
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
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Jana Oliver is an international and Amazon bestselling author who lives in Portugal.

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 books include The Demon Trappers Series and Briar Rose (Young Adult), time travel/historical mystery (The Time Rovers Series) and paran
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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.” 49 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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