Book Review: Forgiven by Jana Oliver

Posted April 19, 2012 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Author: Jana Oliver

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Release Date: March 27, 2012

Buy: Amazon, B&N

Source: Bought

Goodreads Blurb: 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…

This is a book was impatiently waiting to come out. I had it pre-ordered and started reading it as soon as it was delivered to my Kindle.  It did not disappoint. I was sad when it ended, but I can’t wait for the next installment in the Demon Trapper series.

There was a ton of action in Forgiven.  I’m talking demons everywhere kind of action.  You learn appearances are deceiving.  Not everyone is who they appear to be!  I’ve also decided I want a magpie.  They are so friggin cute.  And he must be dressed like a ninja at all times. 😛  I was telling the honey about these cute little hellspawn, and all he did was shake his head at me.  I mean how could anyone not like a magpie!I did, however, want to slap Beck and Riley a couple of times and tell them to stop being so stupid!  I’ve never seen two people fight their attraction to each other as much as these two.  It’s clear how they feel about each based on their actions alone.  Let’s not forget the fact that practically everyone can see it except them.

I want to know more about Beck’s mysterious past.  He seems like such a clean cut boy, even with having a few problems.  I love that we get to see Beck a lot more in this book.   He’s got so many more dimensions than I thought when I read Demon Trapper’s Daughter.  He has grown to be one of my favorite characters in YA, and not just for his good looks.  He still can’t seem to get over his overprotectiveness when it comes to Riley.  But you can’t fault him for it.

Go pick this up now and read it!  You will fall in love with Backwoods Boy. 😀


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I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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