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Monday, March 14, 2011
REVIEW: The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver
Author: Jana Oliver
Summary (from author's site): 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.
Review: I think I'll start off by saying that I want the second book to be out now so I can pick it up and read it. I love how the author intertwines the characters thinking along with the narration, making it flow very smoothly. Parts of the book seemed a little draggy, but over all it was very good and very compelling. I definitely recommend reading this one!
On a kind of side note, I don't like Simon. I prefer Beck. Stupid Simon.