Monday, October 24, 2011

Review: Demon Trapper's Daughter

The Demon Trapper's Daughter
By: Jana Oliver
Release Date: February 1, 2011
Series:  The Demon Trappers

Product Description:
Demon Trapper Riley Blackthorne just needs a chance to prove herself—and that’s exactly what Lucifer is counting on…

It’s the year 2018, and with human society seriously disrupted by the economic upheavals of the previous decade, Lucifer has increased the number of demons in all major cities. Atlanta is no exception. Fortunately, humans are protected by Demon Trappers, who work to keep homes and streets safe from the things that go bump in the night. Seventeen-year-old Riley, only daughter of legendary Demon Trapper Paul Blackthorne, has always dreamed of following in her father’s footsteps. When she’s not keeping up with her homework or trying to manage her growing attraction to fellow Trapper apprentice, Simon, Riley’s out saving citizens from Grade One Hellspawn. Business as usual, really, for a demon-trapping teen. When a Grade Five Geo-Fiend crashes Riley’s routine assignment at a library, jeopardizing her life and her chosen livelihood, she realizes that she’s caught in the middle of a battle between Heaven and Hell.

So I'm not going to lie the book felt like it took me forever to read, I don't know if it was the story or the business that is my life now but it took me longer than usual to finish this.  The story started out really slow and in the beginning I didn't like the characters that much, especially the way they talked.  But as I read on they started to grow on me.  The ending was the best part (and no not because it was the end) because of the battle that has begun and will continue throughout the entire series.  The action that I've been waiting for.  This book is about a girl named Riley who's father recently passed and she wants to follow in his footsteps in being a Demon Trapper. She stays at his grave night after night fighting the necros to keep him safe, but one night she isn't there as a fight ensues at the Guild meeting and literally all hell breaks loose. There's a little bit of a love story but it's almost a little awkward between Riley and Simon (because in my mind the real story is not between them but between her and Beck which feels like a hate hate relationship which I'm hoping will turn into something else).  So I did eventually like the book because I've started reading the second one because I want to see how this battle will continue and end. 

All in all I would recommend it.  I started reading it because I saw many reviews on other book blogs and really I'm happy I did.  So if you've read it please let me know what you thought about it.

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