Sunday, May 22, 2011

Review: The Demon Trapper's Daughter: Jana Oliver

The Demon Trapper's Daughter: Jana Oliver
Synopsis: Goodreads

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?

My Review:
    So to begin when I first saw this book I really liked the cover. It was red my favorite color. I liked the title and I loved how the girl was looking over the world with that weird globe thing come to find out they are spheres of magic. I was so excited to have won this book and finally read it! I was deciding between this book and hex hall and this one won..  SOME SPOILERS!!

Now with all this excited about this book I was expecting to be really good. And I have to stay this book definitely wasn’t what I thought it would be but it was good.
The book started off slow and was a bit hard for me to get a hand of reading. First off because the author’s writing was a bit weird for me. The book is written in the 3rd POV, but at time it would like switch up on me and be 1st and I would get confused with who’s talking or who they are talking about. Another thing that bugged me was it at times got a bit too detailed. But I was happy to find out that the author didn’t kill the story with details. It’s one of those books that when you go from chapter to chapter it doesn’t skip scenes or anything it tells you what happens which ends up being pretty good for the book. Okay now for the good stuff!!!!

I really grew to like the main character Riley. She was kick ass in her own way and didn’t stand down to know one. She was so strong after her father dying you could tell how much she missed him and wanted to right by him. She would stay up all night doing the vigil to make sure he wasn’t reanimated from the dead. I was bit skeptical about her in the beginning because I couldn’t get of sense of who she was but that changer right away after I got into the book and things started rolling. I love those main characters that don’t they are horribly ugly or why would he ever like me. I am happy to say she wasn’t like at all. She really want to make her father proud and I love how she has that sense of integrity to her. She reminded me of Rose because of all the trouble she would find or trouble finding her. I really like how she wanted to prove to the other trappers that girls can be trappers to.

Beck was interesting at first he was blah, but his history man I feel bad for. I think he’s really falling for Riley but he doesn’t want to admit it because that’s his mentor’s daughter and he wants to do right by Paul and just protect. Though he seriously could b doing a lot of things better but I do like him. I also like Simon he’s so sweet and so cute. At the end when I thought he was going to die.. I was like nooo don’t do that please how can they kill him off. So I guess that means I really like him.

The story is something new and refreshing and I like how the demons get trapped and get sold. That necromancer that always scared Riley would do some creepy things that had me scared lol. I like how it was a realistic world but with crazy stuff going on. It was enjoyable to read how all things that relevant to us now are relevant in the book. I also want to know about that hunk ORI he sounds yummy!

Overall I think the book was really good and I really want to know what happens to Riley and how she will save the world. I think at least for me it took me about 100 pages to really liking the book. I’m very glad I stuck with it because there was a point at the beginning I was like ehhh I don’t even feel like finishing. But thankfully since I always finish everything I start reading I wasn’t pleasantly surprised at how good the book was. I was going to rate it a 3 and I give it a solid 4. I really would love to hear other’s opinion on this book. I think if the sequel is done right it could be a great series!


  1. I'm currently reading this one, I'll let you know what I think of it as soon as I'm done reading it !

  2. I really want to read this book. Everyone keeps saying what a good book this is. I'll give this a try.
    PS. I love the cover too!

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