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Publisher: St. Martins Griffin
Release Date: March 27, 2012
Paperback: 354 pages
Genre: Young Adult - Urban Fantasy
Read it in: 7 days
Challenge: TBR Pile
The days are growing darker for 17-year-old demon trapper Riley Blackthorne. With her father’s reanimated body back safely, Beck barely speaking to her because of a certain hunky Fallen angel, and a freshly-made deal with Lucifer, she has enough on her hands to last a normal teenage lifetime. Though she bargained with Heaven to save his life, her ex-boyfriend Simon has told the Vatican’s Demon Hunters that she’s working with Hell. So now she’s in hiding, at the top of everyone’s most-wanted list.Can I just say that I. FREAKING. LOVED. THIS. BOOK! and be done with my review? No? Okay, well it's true. I love this series so much, it's definitely toward the top of my list of favorite YA series. This is one of those series that you just can't help but give EVERY book in the series 5 stars. And that is exactly what I did! I checked because I couldn't remember!
But it’s becoming clear that this is bigger than Riley, and rapidly getting out of control: something sinister is happening in Atlanta… or someone. The demons are working together for the first time ever and refusing to die, putting civilians in harm’s way. Riley thinks she might know who’s behind it all, but who’s going to believe her? Caught between her bargain with Heaven and her promise to Lucifer, Riley fears the final war is coming – and it may be closer than anyone thinks…
Forgiven completely pulled me into the story like no time had passed. Which, really, between Soul Thief and Forgiven, no time had really passed at all. Which I LOOOVE about this series! If my husband hadn't of stolen this book and started reading it after he finished the first two, I would have probably finished it within two days at least. Once I started reading it again, I couldn't stop. I kept having to MAKE myself to stop in order to savor it, but it was hard!
I can't think of a single thing that bothered me in this book, I mean yeah, sure there was a lot. But it was the things that are MEANT to annoy other you in a book. If that makes sense. That's the only things that bothered me. The writing is amazing and flows well and you just seriously can't stop.
And the characters, oh my! You get to learn a lot more about Beck in this book and I love it and you learn a lot more about the Demon Hunters, which now I've kind of grown to like. At least a few of them. =) You also see who Riley's REAL friends are and she's got a great bunch. =) I'd love to have them as friends!
You get to see her dad a bit as well, though I'm not going to say anything more about that as to not give off any spoilers. And if you haven't started this series yet, DO. IT. NOW! Seriously. I'm not joking. Buy it, borrow it, or even steal it if you have to. Okay, don't steal it....it's free at the library. To borrow....
Anyway, you can see I feel strongly about this series. Speaking of feelings. Oh, my God, what a roller coaster! Jana, I love you, but you drive my heart insane with these awesome books of yours. Really. My heart was thumping from suspense one minute, and then leaping for joy the next, and then completely being shattered the next minute! AAAH! Why?! Why must you torment me? I mean, it makes the book THAT much better, if that's even possible, but oh my!
Overall, this book is kick-ass. This series is kick-ass. Riley and Beck are kick-ass. EVERYTHING is kick-ass. Even the demons. They are scary! But that makes them kick-ass! I mean, I know they are bad and everything, but they are so fun to read about. This whole story arc is. I love this series, and I can't recommend it enough. READ IT! You'll love it. (Now I have the "Try it, you'll like it." Yo Gabba Gabba song stuck in my head, anyone else's children watch that weird show??") Trust me. You won't regret it.
Note: Yes, this was supposed to be the last book. But due to needing to tie up loose ends, because Jana is awesome, there will be a fourth book! It will sadly be the last, but at least there is another one coming! =D
The fourth and final book in this series is called Foretold. It will be released on December 11, 2012.
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