Title: Soul Thief ~A Demon Trappers Novel (Book 2) (aka Forbidden)
Author: Jana Oliver
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin 2011
On the Cover ~
Riley Blackthorne is beginning to learn that there are worse things than death by demon. And love is just one of them...
Riley has about had it up to here. After the devastating battle at the Tabernacle, trappers are dead and injured - her boyfriend, Simon, gravely so - 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 bodyguard, and Beck, a super-overprotective "friend" who acts more like a grouchy granddad. With all the hassles, the seventeen-year-old is almost ready to leave Atlanta behind.
But as Atlanta's demon count increases, the Vatican finally sends its own demon hunters to take care of the city's "little" problem, an pandemonium breaks out. 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...
So, What did I think?
As a predecessor to a fabulous beginning, this book does not disappoint! It picks up right where book one left off and continues with it's fantastic story line and wonderful writing. I have to say, though, I a may appear a little bias, because this book happens to take place very close to home. I, yet again, love how the author creates a "new Atlanta" for me. It's as if I am living in the book...or close to it.
I have to say that Riley must be one of the hottest chicks in Atlanta, because she not only has one, two, but THREE hotties after her! First off, I never really had a great feeling about Simon in the first book, NOW I despise the guy. Ori, well, he may be one of the sexiest men on earth, but he definitely has some secrets....definitely! Now, my money is on Denver Beck, a southern to the core, strong minded, soft hearted babe who hides behind this tough guy motif that, in my opinion, will eventually break as Riley starts to slip away. If you have read these books, I would love to know who you are routing for, so please comment!!
Now that Riley is on the run from the vicious demon hunters who don't plan to just have a chat, the plot thickens. What will Riley do? Where will she go? Who will she choose to trust?..or is there anyone trustworthy? All these questions and more I hope to answer as I move on to the third book, Forgiven. I am super excited because the forth book comes out this month (December 15th!!!) I will definitely be in line to buy it!
This book made me laugh and even shed some tears(when Beck opens his heart). I hope that you will take it upon yourself to find a copy of these books and enjoy them as much as I am.
If by chance Jana Oliver ever reads my blog, I just want to say that I love your writing and hope to read many more books by you in the future!