Friday, January 21, 2011
The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver
Released: February 1st 2011 (first released January 7th 2011)
Published by: St. Martin's Griffin
Series: Demon Trapper's, Book One
Page Amount: 340 (USA Paperback Edition)
"Riley Blackthorne just needs a chance to prove herself – and that’s exactly what the demons are counting on…
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?"
-Information from Goodreads.com
Before I begin my review I wanted to say I won this book from First Reads on Goodreads back in December 2010. I also was reading other books in between reading this novel. It took me 2 months to finish it.
Once I got into the story though I fall in love with the characters. I found Riley to be a strong character. She sure she had her weak moments we all do. She was strong even when her whole world was falling apart.
I loved learning about the Demon Trapper's world. And even all the demon's names. I will be continuing on with this series. There is a prequel to this called Retro Demonology. Check that out before reading The Demon Trapper's Daughter.
All in all I found this to be an awesome read not 5 star worthy just because of how long it took for me to read it. But it is still worth checking out.
Hope you enjoyed my review, Ashley