Demon Trapper Riley Blackthorne just needs a chance to prove herself—and that's exactly what Lucifer is counting on…
It's the year 2018, and with human society seriously disrupted by the economic upheavals of the previous decade, Lucifer has increased the number of demons in all major cities. Atlanta is no exception. Fortunately, humans are protected by Demon Trappers, who work to keep homes and streets safe from the things that go bump in the night. Seventeen-year-old Riley, only daughter of legendary Demon Trapper Paul Blackthorne, has always dreamed of following in her father's footsteps. When she's not keeping up with her homework or trying to manage her growing attraction to fellow Trapper apprentice, Simon, Riley's out saving citizens from Grade One Hellspawn. Business as usual, really, for a demon-trapping teen. When a Grade Five Geo-Fiend crashes Riley's routine assignment at a library, jeopardizing her life and her chosen livelihood, she realizes that she’s caught in the middle of a battle between Heaven and Hell.
Riley Blackthorne is beginning to learn that there are worse things than death by demon. And love is just one of them…
Seventeen-year-old Riley has about had it up to here. After the devastating battle at the Tabernacle, trappers are dead and injured, her boyfriend Simon is gravely injured, and now her beloved late father's been illegally poached from his grave by a very powerful necromancer. As if that’s not enough, there's Ori, one sizzling hot freelance demon hunter who's made himself Riley’s unofficial body guard, and Beck, a super over-protective "friend" who acts more like a grouchy granddad. With all the hassles, Riley’s almost ready to leave Atlanta altogether.
But as Atlanta's demon count increases, the Vatican finally sends its own Demon Hunters to take care of the city's "little" problem, and pandemonium breaks loose. Only Riley knows that she might be the center of Hell's attention: an extremely powerful Grade 5 demon is stalking her, and her luck can't last forever…
I enjoyed these books so much! Riley and Beck were just so cute, bickering like little kids, like siblings, but I want them to get together! They'd be such a cute couple! Oh, and the world is pretty much gone, and I enjoyed the sense of hey, we're still hanging in there!
Since I'm writing this 3 years later, I have to say the feeling that I got from this book, is a lot like the final season of True Blood, were it seemed only their town was in such dire straights. Not the whole, the problem pretty much disappeared part, but it felt like Atlanta was the only place that was really in trouble, you know?
I feel really bad for Riley. It seems that she can't catch any breaks, at all! It's like, bad thing happens to her, one after another. There's the issue of her dad, and where his body is at, and what's happening there, which is important, and the demon trapping stuff, yeah, her life is complicated and not easy!
These were such great books, I enjoyed them so much, and I can't wait to read more!
Author: Jana Oliver
Series: The Demon Trappers #1, 2
Read: March 5th-6th, 6th, 2012
Reason Why: I wanted to, and Book 1 is a BBRC book!
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: February 1st 2011, August 5th 2011
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