Author: Jana Oliver
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: March 27, 2012
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Summary: 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…
Review: Forgiven is the third installment in the Demon Trapper's series and so far my favorite one in this absolutely exceptional series.
Riley is such an admirable main character. She's strong, determined and can kick some series demon butt. But she's also such a sensitive and vulnerable person. I love it when a character can be fierce one moment but can also, believably, be sensitive the next. Riley is just that character and I love her in a way I don't care about most main characters.
Forgiven also features Denver Beck, Riley's friend and possible love interest. Can I just say how much I love Beck? He's a deeply flawed character that I came to care about in the same manner as Riley. I loved learning a bit more about Beck's past. I'm hoping we'll get to learn even more about him in the final book!
Not only does Forgiven have fantastic characters but it has a plot that kept me on the edge of my seat to the very end. Oliver incorporates demons, hunters and the trappers seamlessly making Forgiven a fantastically written book.
I'm absolutely dying to read the next book in this series which comes out in December. Even if the characters weren't three-dimensional and easy to connect to, I would read this just because of the fact that this series is a pleasure to read. The Demon Trapper books are easily one of my all time favorite series!