Review: Foretold by Jana Oliver

Posted May 29, 2013 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Foretold

Series: The Demon Trappers #4
Author: Jana Oliver
Publish Date: December 11, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Number of pages: 352
Buy:  Amazon | B&N
Source:  Purchased
Book Description:
n FORETOLD, the fourth Demon Trappers novel by Jana Oliver, Riley faces the final battle for humanity and Beck’s heart—and Hell is the least of her problems

Now that Riley’s managed to (just barely) fend off Armageddon, everything’s changed. Well . . . most things. After their passionate kiss before the big battle in the cemetery, Beck is back to treating her like a little girl, as if nothing ever happened. While she’d love to just tell him off and move on, Riley vowed to take care of Beck the way he’s taken care of her since her father’s death—but she’s about to get a whole lot more than she bargained for. When she’s commissioned to go with Beck to his hometown and help him care for his dying mother, they stumble too close to a dark and murderous secret, one that Beck fears will drive Riley away from him forever. As chaos breaks loose, Riley may be Beck’s only hope for redemption . . . and survival.

Meanwhile, up in Atlanta, it’s quickly becoming clear that Heaven may have won a battle, but the war is far from over. Riley and Beck face a stormy future, as Lucifer’s ex-right-hand-man, Sartael, proves himself to be more resilient than anyone thought. He has Atlanta in his grip and is about to begin a brutal war with the prince of Hell. As the seconds tick down toward a final confrontation, it’s up to Riley and the man she loves to finally defeat their old enemy, or lose everything they’ve fought for.

I’ve put off reading this book for a while.  I wasn’t ready to tell Riley and Beck goodbye.  I’ve loved these characters from the very beginning.

Riley has grown up so much throughout this series.  I always forget that she’s a teenager.  She is still put through difficult tasks.  She is also in a weird place with Beck. She’s not sure how she’s supposed to act around him, but she refuses to let him push her away.  Backwoods Boy learns a lot about letting people in.  He doesn’t like to, but can’t get through his mom’s sickness without Riley’s help.  We also get to meet Beck’s mama.  She’s… um, something else.
There are two issues that have to be resolved.  The first is the mystery that surrounds Beck’s past.  The other is Sartael’s impending war with Satan.  I felt like the first part of the book was build up to the events that take place toward the end.  My only complaint is that the second half of the book felt a bit rushed.  I still loved the storyline, but wish it was evenly paced.
Even with the pacing issue, I loved this final book.  The end was great, and I enjoyed following these characters along their journeys.
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Katrina @ Bookish Things

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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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