Series: The Demon Trappers, book #1
Next book in series: Soul Thief
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: February 1, 2011
Paperback: 340 pages
Age Group: Young Adult
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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…
Riley Blackthorne rolled her eyes.
Even though I read the summary and a few reviews on this book and knew it was going to be amazing, it still surpassed my expectations for it. It certainly passed Go! and collected it's $200! It was absolutely amazing! Definitely a great start to a wonderful new kick-ass series!
To be honest, yes, I kind of guessed a few things would happen before they happened. Like what happened to Riley's dad. You know what I mean? But still, it was fine. The full book in a whole made up for that with how great it was.
The characters were great. You either liked them, was kind of so-so with them or you hated them. They all were believably real. And don't forget the dual perspectives. You mostly read from Riley's point-of-view, but you get some sections where you get to read through Beck's eyes. I loved it! Made it seem a bit more real. They both have their problems.
I loved both Beck and Simon, but I can't figure out which team I'm on yet. I guess we'll have to wait and see with the second book. =) And the writing and world building was amazing! It flowed very well and everything was so unique and I just felt really drawn into the story. It wasn't just a story to me, it was real. It was happening to me. I was inside the book experiencing everything Riley did. It was amazing!
Overall, it was just plain out amazing. I had a few small issues but it really isn't worth mentioning because it doesn't take away from the story. And by the way, this is set in 2018!! Amazing! I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
Love, love, love the cover! I didn't understand the whole "ball thing" she was holding at first, but I totally understand it now. Love that they added one of the globes. Love the city in the background, everything on it is just amazing!