Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver

Title: The Demon Trapper's Daughter
Author: Jana Oliver
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication: February 1, 2011
Source: Ordered from Barnes and Noble

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Riley, the only daughter of legendary Demon Trapper, Paul Blackthorne, has always dreamed of following in her father's footsteps.  The good news is, with human society seriously disrupted by economic upheaval and Lucifer increasing the number of demons in all major cities, Atlanta’s local Trappers’ Guild needs all the help they can get – even from a girl. When she’s not keeping up with her homework or trying to manage her growing crush on fellow apprentice, Simon, Riley’s out saving distressed citizens from foul-mouthed little devils – Grade One Hellspawn only, of course, per the strict rules of the Guild. Life’s about as normal as can be for the average demon-trapping teen.
But then a Grade Five Geo-Fiend crashes Riley’s routine assignment at a library, jeopardizing her life and her chosen livelihood.  And, as if that wasn’t bad enough, sudden tragedy strikes the Trappers’ Guild, spinning Riley down a more dangerous path than she ever could have imagined. As her whole world crashes down around her, who can Riley trust with her heart – and her life?

Review: This book was amazing, epic, wonderful and as many good adjectives you want to use. Seriously, maybe you shouldn't even read this review, just go get it!

I loved Riley so much. She was easy to connect with, and she felt so real. She was fun to read about. Reading about Riley was like relaxing in a hot tub, with a few disturbances by demons. And Riley was brave but at the same time very vunerable and real.

As for Simon or Beck, I love both of them but I have a soft spot for Beck. He was just the greatest backwoods boy ever!  But Simon was great too. I can't wait to see what happens with Riley and them!

I loved the mythology about the demons, but I would like to know more about how they came to earth and such. But otherwise reading about all the different kind of demons and the demon trapping world was a a truly pleasurable experience. And I love how this was set in Atlanta, it was a really cool setting, that I enjoyed reading about.

And I LOVED reading about Riley demon trapping, and her day to day life.

What a magnificent start to a series!!


Lisa said...

I just won an arc of this book and I can't wait to read it. It sounds amazing!

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