3.13.2012

Forgiven by Jana Oliver

03/27/12
Forgiven
Demon Trappers Daughter Quadrilogy, Book Three
by Jana Oliver
ISBN-13: 978-0312614805
St. Martin's Griffin, 368 pages
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Jana Oliver's third spellbinding Demon Trappers novel - following The Demon Trapper's Daughter and Soul Thief- brings all new thrills, as Riley Blackthorne takes on demons, love... and the future of the human race.

The days are growing darker for 17-year-old demon trapper Riley Blackthorne. With her father’s reanimated body back safely, Beck barely speaking to her because of a certain hunky Fallen angel, and a freshly-made deal with Lucifer, she has enough on her hands to last a normal teenage lifetime. Though she bargained with Heaven to save his life, her ex-boyfriend Simon has told the Vatican’s Demon Hunters that she’s working with Hell. So now she’s in hiding, at the top of everyone’s most-wanted list.

But it’s becoming clear that this is bigger than Riley, and rapidly getting out of control: something sinister is happening in Atlanta… or someone. The demons are working together for the first time ever and refusing to die, putting civilians in harm’s way. Riley thinks she might know who’s behind it all, but who’s going to believe her? Caught between her bargain with Heaven and her promise to Lucifer, Riley fears the final war is coming – and it may be closer than anyone thinks…

IB T's Review

Mysteries that have been brewing for the first two books get answered in Forgiven, feelings that were complicated and seemingly too broken to repair have fireworks of hope. Riley is finally growing up (grudgingly), Beck lets down his guard (temporarily), and we the reader get some satisfaction! 

One of the things I love best about this series is that nothing is ever what it seems, a villain can be despicable in one book, can redeem himself in the next, and so the hero can always falter as well. Jana Oliver is excellent at keeping her readers on their toes. And as we've come to look forward to, we still get the classic cliffhanger to keep us biting our nails until Foretold, book 4, is published in August.

2 comments:

Samjam G said...

I can't wait for this book! I loved Demon Trappers Daughter and Forgotten!
Great review!

perla said...

Thanks! It's a great series isn't it.