Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Review: Forgiven by Jana Oliver

Forgiven (The Demon Trappers, #3)Forgiven
Jana Oliver
Release Date: March 27, 2012
Publisher: St Martin's Griffin

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…

I have come to really like, no love, this series. It started off decent, but not the best, and then turned into something amazing and addictive. It just gets better with every book, and Forgiven is definitely the best in the series.

Riley has grown a lot since the first book. She was pretty awesome from the beginning, but she was definitely a lot stronger in this book. She has made mistakes in the past, but she learned from them and that made her a better person, which is something I really appreciate.

And Beck. I love Beck. A lot. He is deeply scarred with a past that we still don't know a lot about. But he is still very sweet and protective of Riley. He can also kick-ass when he needs to. He, too, has made mistakes, not all that we know about. 

What I love about this series is that it's so unique. I love all the different types of demons and monsters in this book. It never fails to suck me into this world.

Oh, the ending. It about ripped my heart out. If it's any indication to the next and final book in this series, I needed the next book yesterday. 

Overall, clearly the best book in the series. It's action packed and unique and I love the characters. I can't wait to read the final book in this series. 

Read my reviews for the series:
Soul Thief  (Book 2)


  1. I'm so glad that you loved this one as much as the others. :) My mom is a huge fan of the series so it's great to see that others love it too. I've only read the first one, but I can see from here that I need to read the other two ASAP. :)

  2. I only got this series today so what a nice coincidence to find one here. I'm glad you liked it too!

    ~Shane @Itchingforbooks