January 7th, 2011

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The Demon Trappers: Forsaken by Jana Oliver

The Blurb On The Back:

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

Riley has always wanted to be a Demon Trapper, but it’s tough being the only girl in an all-guy world. It doesn’t help that three of those guys are making her life pretty complicated: Simon, the angelic apprentice who has heaven on his side; Beck, the tough trapper who thinks he’s God’s gift, and Ori, the strikingly sexy stranger who keeps turning up to save her life.

One thing’s for sure – if she doesn’t keep her wits about her there’ll be hell to pay ...

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The Verdict:

This YA book is an interesting mix of urban fantasy and dystopian future and the world building (particularly the depiction of a bankrupt and crumbling Atlanta) is carefully constructed and well executed. The first in a trilogy, the story is almost all set-up and at times it adversely affected the pacing for me. I’m also not a big fan of love triangles and that seems to be a major part of the overall story while Riley’s increasing specialness came close to becoming over-blown. However there are enough mysteries and twists to hold my interest and Oliver’s writing holds the promise of an interesting pay-off so I’ll be reading on.

THE DEMON TRAPPERS: FORSAKEN was released in the UK on 7th January 2011. Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the ARC of this book.

Cross-posted to bookish, books, bookworming, fantasywithbite, urbanfantasyfan and yalitlovers.