2 March 2012

Book Review: Forgiven (The Demon Trappers #3)

Forgiven (The Demon Trappers #3) by Jana Oliver

Format: Paperback (arc)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Published: 1st March 2012
Pages: 408
Main Characters: Riley, Beck
Date Started: 28th February 2012
Date Finished: 2nd March 2012
Rating Given: ****

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

Riley has made a bargain with Heaven, and now they've come to collect.

Lucifer's finest are ruling the streets and it seems that Armageddon might be even closer than Riley imagined. But with her soul and her heart in play it's all she can do to keep herself alive, let alone save the world. Riley's not afraid of kicking some major demon butt, but when it comes to a battle between Heaven and Hell, she might need a little help...

We start off round about where that last book left off which I think was a good move as a lot of things happened that needed to be sorted out.

I was given this book for review purposes by Macmillan publishers so a big thank you goes out to them as I really enjoyed this book.

There was always something going on which made it so much like a roller coaster ride and one that I didn't want to get off of. It kept me going all the way until the end.

At one point I thought there wasn't going to be any cliff hangers as it seemed to be wrapping itself up nicely but then there was a huge spanner thrown into the mix and I can't wait to find out how this is all going to come to a head.

I loved the fight sequences which there was a lot of, as they was so well written that I could actually imagine what was happening which in some books I can't so I was pleased with that.

In the book before this I was a little unhappy with the way Riley was turning out but in this one it was back to the feisty Riley that we all know and love. There was a softer side to her though which was nice to see as it shows she is not just a fighter. There was a lot of things that was thrown at her but the way she handled it all was such a strong test of character I don't think anybody would still be standing after what she has been through.

Beck I loved I always have and I always will as he is just a brilliant character. He is very similar to Riley in that he is such a strong fighter in every sense of the word but he too has a soft side he just doesn't show it that often but when he does my heart melts and even breaks for him.

There was times when I wanted to bang those two heads together as you can tell how much they love each other it just seemed that they didn't. I just seems like they bring out the best and worst of themselves when they are around each other. There relationship did seem to be going in the right direction but as always they just pull away from each other I so hope that we have them two together by the end of the last one as they are perfect for each other!

Overall another great book from Jana Oliver I can't wait to see what she has in store for us for the last in this series, at least we don't have a long wait as it's out in August.


  1. This sounds like a series I would really like! I will admit that I didn't read all of your review because I really want to read the series now! LOL! Thanks for intriguing me :)
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  2. I read The Demon Trapper's Daughter last year and really liked it and then I actually forgot to buy the second book .. I really liked both Beck and Riley so I'm definitely thinking about continung the series !! Thanks for the great review Kate !!
    I'm a new follower by the way. I've just discovered your blog by looking in the RAK participants list :) !!
    It's awesome that you're RAKing too :)