Saturday, January 7, 2012
Soul Thief by Jana Oliver (Demon Trapper Bk. 2)
From the Back of the Book: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.
Ms. Oliver has done it again. Very few books about demon and the struggle between Heaven and Hell rival Soul Thief and The Demon Trapper’s Daughter. Soul Thief continues the journey of Riley Blackthorne in her quest to find out what happened to her father and why demons are calling her by name. In the same manner as the previous book, Soul Thief does not do light and fluffy. It is gritty, harsh, and mesmerizing to the very end. Riley struggles even more in this book and so does Beck right along with her. Their relationship is brought out a little more in this installment, but not by much. This would probably be my one complaint. This really shouldn’t be taken to heart though. I’m sure Ms. Oliver knows where she is going with the story line and I put my full faith in her. The main thing that you take away from this story is that there isn’t always a happy ending in real life. I even think that it says this somewhere in the book. In this light you have to admire Jana Oliver standing out from the crowd. Many times in YA paranormal books authors seem to have a hard time not ending with a happily ever after ending each time. Soul Thief as did The Demon Trapper’s Daughter had violence, language, and sexuality in it. This wasn’t just a titillating ploy by the author, but what I believe is an integral part to who the characters are and the overall plot. I enjoyed Soul Thief immensely and am eagerly awaiting the next installment in The Demon Trapper’s Daughter series. I give this book a 4 ½ STAR rating.
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Soul Thief by Jana Oliver has approximately 320 pages and was published by St. Martin's Griffin(August 30, 2011). This is the second book in The Demon Trappers series. The first book is The Demon Trapper's Daughter. The third book, Forgiven, will be released on March 27, 2012.