Oliver, Jana - [Demon Trapper 1] - The Demon Trapper's Daughter aka [Demon Trappers 6] - Valiant Light (, Nevermore Books).epub. The Demon Trapper's Daughter is the first novel in Jana Oliver's Demon Trappers ―a spellbinding young adult fantasy series. Riley Blackthorne just needs a. The Demon Trappers Daughter A Demon Trappers Novel. Book Review. It is really an awesome ebook that I have ever read. It typically fails to expense a lot of .
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Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! 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.
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 Riley didn't even consider Beck with any interest But after reading on and seeing Riley's perspective, I could sort of understand why she did it. She needed to feel loved, but it was just too late that she realised Beck was suffocating her with his love lol.
Honestly, the only thing that surprised me in this book was Paul Blackthorne! Heck, I did NOT see that coming. I never would have connected the dots! It's really hard to say stuff without spoiling it and I'm too lazy to chuck spoiler tags lol This book had its flaws, which is why I was still a bit reluctant to give it 5 stars, but what the hell - giving it a 5 star rating won't hurt. I'm still finding it a bit hard to envision the world that The Demon Trappers series is set in.
It says it's , but really it doesn't even feel that different I get that the economy is shit, but it still doesn't feel like it's set in the future lol. Maybe it's because the technology is the same or the fact that it's almost absent in the series? And the steel pipe thing doesn't help. Lol, such a basic weapon It also took me a while to grasp the fact that witches, necromancers, angels etc. This stuff about Lucifer and God and all that is interesting though.
But sometimes stuff like witches are just introduced out of nowhere and we're just expected to let it sink in that they were there from the start Idk, maybe it's just me. I found it a bit weird that some of the relationships between characters in the book developed so fast. Ayden and Riley's friendship developed pretty fast, lol.
I'm starting to like Harper more, but I just can't seem to forget that he can be violent and abuses his apprentices That's so not acceptable. I can't help but think that Riley only liked Ori for his looks. I get that he "said the right things" and I know that she was vulnerable after that dickweed Simon, but it felt like she was being mind-controlled lol Maybe she was. Speaking of Simon, don't even get me started about their relationship.
Absolutely no chemistry at all. I get that maybe he was being influenced by a greater force trying not to give spoilers here and that he looks at her with contempt now, but I think back and wonder - how the hell did Riley fall HARD for this guy? Oh man. I think it takes a lot more than how they interacted in book 1 to fall for someone I'm going to say it again.
These two seriously need to get their shit together. I love how Riley understands him and his deep insecurities. They are just so stubborn though! So great to read. My mouth was gaping - just like Beck's was. With the way the book ended though, I feel as if the Riley x Beck relationship plunged back to square one. I really hope Riley's character develops more now.
I hope she gets stronger and stops going from guy to guy to feel needed I ordered the next two books already. Fuck me, the third book was right in front of me at the bookstore on Sunday but I decided to get it online.
Is it the Asian in me that made me act like a fucking tightass cheapshit? LOL oh gawd Here comes the agonising wait for it to be delivered Hoping it only takes 3 days Recommended read.
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 Riley and her guild are back and dealing with the aftermath of the attack on the Tabernacle. She was brave when she needed to be but she was also fragile and broken seeing as she becomes an orphan and has to deal with a lot of other things on top of that. She doesn't lose this balance in the next book.
She's still battling with the implications of the first novel and she makes several life changing decisions in this one. What I really appreciated about her is that she didn't make any stupid choices. Every move Riley made was one I'd make myself sans the intense anger towards Beck though I feel like that's because as a reader I follow him around and get to know what he's really thinking. Speaking of Beck, I liked his chapters but I'd have liked to see a few more of him. He took a backseat in this novel but it's because Riley's chapters really pushed the plot along.
I did like a particular scene where we find out something kind of huge about Beck over barbecue and filling out form but I won't say anymore for those of you who haven't read it. I also really liked Peter's character who has done a since the first novel. I kept looking at the adventures Riley and Peter went on and saying that that is what real friendship is made out of.
Harper's transformation also provided interesting. Even as much as I disliked him in the first novel, I always felt there was more going on under the surface and this novel provided some insight into that for which I am grateful. As for Ori. I'll just say I was right about him What I really appreciated about this novel were the twists.
I got to a certain point and just sat the book down and said "now, that's a game changer". Oliver isn't afraid to screw with the normalities we know to make for an interesting plot and I applaud her for that. I'm also really glad that the character's make life altering decisions and do things that they can't magically take back.
It makes the stakes feel that much higher and I appreciated that. The other thing this novel really succeeds at is expanding on the world building from the first novel. We get to know about Deaders in the first book and who summons them but in this novel, Riley is forced to dive into the world of Necromancers. She goes to this auction and I, as a reader, loved finding out the rules and social standards the Necros followed. We also get to learn more about witches and their magic.
There are other things introduced that are also expounded upon but I won't mention them so as not to give anything away. I'm going to say this last thing because I need to: I loved the scenes with Beck and Stewart because of their accents. I found myself reading Beck's dialog in a Southern accent then accidentally reading Stewart's that way and having to go back and change it to Scottish. I loved how their voices sounded together in my head. Soul Thief weaves together all the things that made the first novel great and stitches them into this new novel while throwing in brand new surprises to make something bigger.
Riley's journey is one laden with heart ache and triumph and Ms. Oliver makes the reader care about every bit of it. Soul Thief feels like it's building towards something and I can't wait to find out what happens.
You can bet I'll be heading back to Atlanta when the next demon shows itself! Sep 07, Georgina Cobb rated it liked it. 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 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.
Find her dad, kill the demon, and make sure her boyfriend is ok. But Simon's not the same. Cold, distant, and short. Basically I wanted to punch him in his gorgeous little face Has to be post-traumatic stress Well, at least having the hunky Ori as her body guard is taking her mind off of life for a while.
Though she doesn't know much about him, and he seems to always be there for her, Riley can't help but want to know more about him. Feeling as though this might finally be the guy who will diminish the chaos in her life and take down her demon stalker, she can't help but shake her doubt.
While Riley's busy with sorting out her own problems, now the city thinks the Trapper's can't hold their own. So they've decided to call in the big dogs, The Hunters from the Vatican. This doesn't sit well with anyone in the Guild, especially Beck, because they're steppin' on his toes and making the them look bad.
All Beck wants is for the Demon who's stalking Riley to be destroyed, for her to move FAR away to her aunt's house, and for Paul Riley's dad to be found and put back into his grave. If only life were that simple. Soul Thief completely exceeded my expectations! Sometimes it's hard for authors to have their sequel supersede the first book, but Jana was able to do that with ease. More magical elements were brought into the second book, like summoning, illusions and necromancy. Yes, the necromancers were in the the first book, but you are actually able to see their work first hand in Soul Thief.
As the story went on, I was sitting at the edge of my bed, literally trying to read fast so I could find out what happened next. Seriously lady, how do you come up with these endings, they're phenomenal! Aug 04, Jade Walker rated it it was amazing Shelves: Original review at http: 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.
Forbidden had the same action a Original review at http: Forbidden had the same action and mystery that Forsaken did, a love story, some twists and turns and a fantastic final page, my verdict?
This book grabbed me the same way that Forsaken did and didn't release me until I reached that very last page, in fact, it got me so absorbed that I was reading it at work One of the flaws that I found in the first book was the love triangle, this is cleared up by the end of this book, leaving only one likely candidate for Riley, which makes me very happy, especially considering who it was. In Forsaken, I was so Team Simon, my allegiance shifted to Beck throughout this one, which meant that there were numerous times when I wanted to slap him across the face and call him a total idiot, Simon He just turned totally psycho and Ori I do like the way the relationships changed throughout Forbidden it made me like it a lot more.
Riley, as always, is the perfect protagonist. Feisty and strong-willed, she makes some pretty stupid decisions but I understood them, at times I felt that she got a little angsty and whiney, but this isn't often.
I didn't support a lot of her actions but when they backfired I really felt sympathy for her. My biggest issue with Forbidden is that, because the book is similar to other books in the same genre I'm going to mention Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda in particularaly , I expected some of the twists and turns, so the climactic, enlightening part near the end wasn't a big surprise to me, and this meant that it wasn't as exciting as it should have been for me.
Overall, Forsaken was a great addition to the series, with all the action, romance and mystery as Forsaken plus some. I am so excited to read the next book in the series and commend Oliver on her amazing storytelling and ability to absorb me in such a fantastic story.
Overall rating: 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 makes her an honest and realistic protagonist. Beck is awesome in this book. Beck lovers - you will not be disappointed! He was the most interesting character to me in the first book, and remains so in Soul Thief. I was hoping that this book would see Beck grow, and it does. He is given new responsibilities as the masters begin to entrust him with more of their secrets and duties since they are short handed. It's something that he struggles with but does not shy away from.
Riley and Beck's relationship continues to progress into something more caring and friendly. If you're anything like me, then you want Riley and Beck to get married and have lots of babies and a little pet Magpie. And while that doesn't happen, there are some totally cute and endearing moments scattered in between their disagreements. I'm pleased with their relationship development and can't wait for more. The plot is paced wonderfully, with a mixture of action scenes and character driven ones.
Riley and Beck both have a lot on their plates in this installment and must deal with their new problems as well as continue to keep up with their previous responsibilities and, in Riley's case, investigations. And the ending definitely left me with some eager anticipation for the next book. And if you haven't started this series yet, then you should, especially if you like urban fantasies with interesting story lines and awesome characters.
Jan 26, Tee loves Kyle Jacobson rated it it was amazing. Riley is in the thick of things. The Tabernacle attack has taken lives and has injured Simon. With all this going on she is scared out of her mind that Simon is going to die.
At least Beck is okay and alive that she can live with. 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 Riley is in the thick of things. What she doesn't realize is that owing heaven a favor is not going to be easy. Then as things are looking up Simon starts to act funny and breaks it off with her saying she is working for hell. Devastated by what is going down she turns to the one person she knows she can trust Beck.
But she also has meet someone new and he is everywhere and she soon finds herself liking him. Ori is striking and treats her like a woman instead of a little girl like Beck does. With all this drama going on around her she is also caught up in the Vatican's eye sight. They want to know if she is working for hell. As they investigate her they find out that she has the mark of both heaven and hell and they are not sure what to do about that.
Being investigated by the Vatican and having all this boy drama and losing her father what is Riley to do? Nov 29, Lina rated it it was amazing. The book? 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. How could he? Seriously, I thought he was better than that.!!! But, I still want her to be with Beck 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, I'm all TeamBeck that's for sure. So Riley, better get your head right!!! Or else This book was pretty amazing: Team Beck Jan 20, Mena David rated it did not like it Shelves: Yes, it took a lot of sighs and eye rolls, but I did it.
Following the demons ambush of the tabernacle and Simon's "Miraculous" recovery, we follow Riley Blackthorn as she tries to find her father's body, and The major problem with Forbidden - apart from the protagonist - is tha 1.
The major problem with Forbidden - apart from the protagonist - is that I found Riley's super cringe-worthy love-life more interesting than what is supposed to be the main part of the book: This is because it was put forward in a way that made it easy to forget about it. This is my understanding of how a Seriesverse works: Book one sets you up nice and good for a healthful amount of healthful questions Book two answers some of these questions. Enough to make you satisfied and want to read the next book in the series.
Yes, it was finally revealed that hell knew the Blackthorn name because view spoiler [Paul Blackthorn made a deal with hell hide spoiler ]. Raise your hand if you've read book one and didn't see that one coming. Meanwhile, the most important question of all - the whatthehellisgoingon question remains unanswered. I'm not sure I care anymore. The language is grating - I could do without Riley's inner monologue with the author constantly reminding us that Stewart is Scottish and Ori is hot.
While the first book was fast-paced and entertaining, this one edged on boring more than half the time. The characters are flat, and connecting with them is next to impossible. All in all, it IS a good story ruined by an unlikable heroine, writing that just doesn't do it for me, and a focus on the wrong things.
I'd read book three, but mainly to test my endurance. Things in Atlanta are a mess. But their kind of help always comes at a price. 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 Things in Atlanta are a mess. Plus, her love life has taken a serious turn for the worse.
Atlanta is in chaos. The trappers are shell-shocked and still trying to regroup after the attack at the Tabernacle. Jana Oliver has written a sequel that not only continues the events from the first book, but builds on them. She expands her world and gives her characters even more dimension. Her main character, Riley Blackthorne, is still tough, reckless, brave and stubborn, but the author also shows a side of her that is sympathetic, fragile and incredibly lovable.
She shows a softer side of Beck, while not taking away from any of his strength. He is still fiercely protective of Riley, loyal to Paul, and a trapper through and through. While the trapping of demons has been moved to the background in this book, there are several new threats to Riley and the Atlanta Trappers. The Demon Hunters of Rome, the Priest that oversees them, and the powerful force behind what happened to Paul Blackthorne are the new and dangerous, perhaps even deadly, ingredients added to the mix.
It is action-packed, tension-filled and one heck of a great read. This one got my 6 star rating on the blog. On a personal note: And I freaking loved that book.
It had a completely different feel to any other story about demons that I had read up to that point. There were no hot demon boys — those demons were really disgusting, some of whom were seriously vicious. But there were definitely a few hotties — hello, Den Beck. And in Soul Thief Ori is definitely some major competition. I read this book in one fairly long sitting. I did take my time with it as I saw absolutely no reason to rush and possibly miss something key.
Riley and Den absolutely tortured me in good and bad ways. They are just so perfect for each other — they are both trappers and both are incredibly stubborn and fiercely protective. But I will say that there was a lot more of a mystery in Soul Thief as the characters tried to figure out what was behind what happened at the Guild meeting at the end of the last book.
Misleading us into believing one thing, when whammo it is something so totally else. There were a few definite foreshadow moments that got me to thinking, which I might have missed if I had read it any quicker.
But I did not expect everything that happened. Oh Riley, what did you do? I loved Den Beck way more in Soul Thief. The U. So many ways for things to get even worse.
So many possibilities for a really, really bad outcome. YA Paranormal Rating: 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 Genre: The necromancers that Riley knew from protecting her fathers grave, aren't saying much at all. This is the big reveal in the end. When Oliver finally uncovers the reason why Paul was reincarnated, you know that Riley is the reason for it. Naturally, the whole good vs evil is once again in play.
Who are the one's actually protecting the demon trappers Angels or Demons and why? Is Lucifer actually the bad guy, or the one who is there to stop the forthcoming Apocalypse from happening.
Interesting in that Oliver really portrays Lucifer to be a decent enough character in that he is actually doing God's work in testing humans and angels alike and judging the worthy from the not. Ori, the so called Freelance demon hunter, is out for something other than protecting Riley from the Level 5 Demon who killed her father. Ori's revelation of who he is, and what he wants from Riley comes with a huge twist once again, in the end.
I appreciate the fact that Oliver waited until the last chapters to reveal the underlying plots for Ori and Lucifer. Naturally, this is Riley's biggest mistake since she loses apart of herself that she can never get back. Demon Hunters sanctioned by the Vatican and requested by those in charge of Atlanta, arrive and aim directly for Riley. They pretty much just push the cities demon hunters to the side, and abruptly start killing every demon in sight. Of course, thanks to Simon:: The demon hunters have Riley in their sights and are relentless in their pursuit.
Then there's Simon who Riley agreed to work for Heaven if the angels would just save his life. Simon who Riley fell deeply in love with only to have her heart tore out of her body and stomped on. So much for gratitude!
Simon turns out to be the worse sort of asshat I've had the displeasure to read about in a very long time. He is the worse sort of bible thumper as well and really puts Riley in a bind when he believes she has sold her soul to Lucifer. Riley and her best friend Peter have discovered that someone is definitely messing with the Holy Water in the city and diluting it with water. Unfortunately, with everything else that happens to Riley in this story, this becomes a tertiary storyline.
Thankfully, Peter seems to be Riley's only real friend who doesn't go out of his way to betray her. Instead, he honestly does his best to help her get to the bottom of the holy water controversy. Ah, who can forget Beck? Beck is a journeyman demon trapper who worked for Riley's father and now considers himself to be her protector as well as her guardian. He is also an army veteran and loves to drink hard and listen to:: Beck is 5 years older than Riley and has always thought of her as his little sister.
In this book, you get a sense that Beck actually cares for Riley, but the two of them are so hard headed that you wonder who they have co-existed so long without coming to blows. I really am disappointed in Beck however, when he falls into Justine Armando's clutches. Beck, Beck, Beck, Dude!!!
Knowing this was the second novel in a 4 part series, I was a little tepid to read it. Normally the second book in a series is the best one of the bunch.
This book, unfortunately, leaves readers with a HUGE cliffhanger and a reunion that I really ought to have seen coming. I love the world building for this series. The story takes place in a not too future Atlanta where the city is totally broke and the prices of everything is out of this world. It's a city that has turned into a battle ground between good and evil and those that fight the good fight. I do appreciate how Oliver hasn't turned Riley into a teetotaler or a coffee drinker. As a hot chocolate lover myself, I can totally respect a fellow chocolate lover.
I just wish that Riley wouldn't come across as such a idiot most of the time. Overall, her choices from agreeing to work with Heaven to her new agreement with Lucifer, have all come with steep prices.
You know when an author has grabbed your attention when you start screaming at the characters in the book like they were sitting right next to you. Oliver really puts her characters through the ringers, and I can only hope that the next book is as good as this one. Next in series: Forgiven March 27, Foretold August 2, Feb 13, Ashley rated it really liked it. Ah Riley is amazing. Aug 13, Alicia rated it it was amazing. Witches and Necromancers people who reanimate the dead to sell as slaves also exist and trade freely in this alternate future of The series is set in Atlanta, which is desperately poor, and doing anything it can to save or increase money, including closing schools and housing classes in abandoned buildings or coffee shops.
Riley is a Demon Trapper — one of the youngest, and the only female — whose father was recently killed by a demon, who is now after her.
The events of Forsaken were recapped very well without seeming patronising or spelling things out as obviously as possible which many books annoyingly do , and are much needed as I, for one, had forgotten several things having read the first book of this amazing series over six months ago. I also love the subtle but extremely funny humour laced throughout this brilliant book as it makes Forbidden an even more enjoyable read. It is, much like its predecessor, very creative — I especially liked the creepy reanimated-body auction and the idea of parking spaces as mini shops.
I also adored the klepto-fiends—micro-sized demons with a penance for shiny things—along with Mort, the necromancer, who is such a nice and kind person, despite his job of bringing back the dead to work as slaves, but we get a very good insight into his back-story, which makes you extremely sympathetic towards him.
Every single character in Forbidden is utterly unique, the vast majority realistic and most are surprisingly complex. I was so glad to get an explanation as to how demons infiltrated earth, which was my only complaint about the first book, and the explanation was very surprising and revealing.
May 27, Siobhan rated it liked it Shelves: The Demon Trappers: Forbidden is the second book in Jana Oliver's series. It continues the story of seventeen year old Riley Blackthorne, the only female trapper in the Atlanta guild if Demon Trappers. Her father has been lifted from his grave and as the trappers try to come to terms with the death of so many trappers in the tabernacle debacle it creates more and more times for this poor girl to be taken advantage of and manipulated.
Riley, baby, why?! I finished this book last n The Demon Trappers: I finished this book last night and I just I felt like shaking her and slapping some sense into her. She's a little girl, she's seventeen and she is an orphan for godsakes.
I think she's allowed to be a bit reckless and stupid. She can't help it. It happens to be how she copes. It's just unfortunate that it gets her into so much trouble. But I'm so glad I gave this book a chance because this was a case where my experience with the book ended up being completely different from those reviews I read. Riley does as much as she can to prove that she's capable of taking care of herself by holding her own against the demons and the males that dominate the Trapper world she chooses to live in.
She isn't perfect though. She makes mistakes and some poor decisions, but she's strong and smart enough to make up for it when it really counts. Some may not like Riley's attitude towards Denver Beck, her father's twenty-two-year-old apprentice, but I think her feelings are pretty justified.
She had a huge crush on Beck a few years back, and it seems he went about rejecting her by being a complete ass jerk. I also believe Riley's envious of all the time Beck gets to be around her father, who has been too busy with demon trapping lately to spend quality time with his daughter. The good thing is Riley and Beck's relationship improves little by little through the book. Another thing I liked was that the book also included chapters from Beck's perspective.
I really enjoyed his character. He's funny, loyal, and protective. He's been through a whole lot more than most people his age. It was refreshing seeing the world viewed by an adult in a YA book, even though this book didn't exactly feel like a YA.
The book was definitely more focused on aspects other than romance, which I'm glad for.