Readers: February 27th: Apologies for the scattered posting that's about to come during the next week or so. University has just started and I have a lot of work to do to get on top of things (and ahead!). Thanks for your patience, as always.

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I'm getting through them and the reviews will come eventually!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Review: Forbidden (Soul Thief)



Title: Forbidden (Soul Thief)
Author: Jana Oliver
Series: The Demon Trappers #2
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Published: 1st September 2011
Source: Pan Macmillan Australia for review

Riley's beginning to think being a demon trapper isn't all it's cracked up to be. Her dad's been stolen by a necromancer, her boyfriend's gone all weird and she's getting warm and fuzzy feelings for someone who's seriously bad news. It's tempting to give it all up and try to be normal, but that's not an option. Because the demons have plans for Riley. And they're not the only ones.


The sequel to Forsaken is noticeably more "put together". While the threads of several storylines were established in the previous book, I felt that they all tied together in Forbidden, making it an exciting read. We have the addition of several new characters and they certainly spice up the plot. If you're looking for some adventure, action, romance and mystery, this will be a pleaser!

Angels...that's what you can expect. I won't tell you who fits into this elite circle but let's just say they'll get your minds turning with their secrecy and schemes. In addition to that, demon hunters (who kill rather than capture demons) swarm Atlanta city after the Guild is deemed incompetent of protecting the city. What rubbish! Those silly civilians... *sighs* Unfortunately, hunters are ruthless and quite frightening. They really change the dynamics of the city with their complications, so the novel ends up being much more exciting than the first!

Riley's dilemma with her men is at its absolute high. Simon hates her, Beck's showing her a kind side she's never seen before, and new guy Ori's driving her insane with his attention. Again, the romance in the novel doesn't dominate. Yes, Riley would love to work out her feelings and issues for all three but these guys get put on the back burner, as we have some more pressing issues at hand!

It's as if Oliver poses more questions than she answers. Suddenly we're wondering about rogues, hunting scams, impossible conspiracies and personal betrayals. Goodness me! Forbidden ends on yet another high note with new information revealed. I'm sure you'll be looking forward to Forgiven to see what will happen next!
 
A little disappointed with the US Forgiven cover! Why not stick with the same style? :(

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