The Demon Trappers Daughter

The Demon Trappers Daughter

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The Demon Trapper's Daughter is the first novel in Jana Oliver's Demon Trappers--a spellbinding young adult fantasy series. Riley Blackthorne just needs a chance to prove herself--and that's exactly what the demons are counting on...

Seventeen-year-old Riley, the only daughter of legendary Demon Trapper Paul Blackthorne, has always dreamed of following in her father's footsteps. The good news is, with human society seriously disrupted by economic upheaval and Lucifer increasing the number of demons in all major cities, Atlanta's local Trappers' Guild needs all the help they can get--even from a girl. When she's not keeping up with her homework or trying to manage her growing crush on fellow apprentice, Simon, Riley's out saving distressed citizens from foul-mouthed little devils--Grade One Hellspawn only, of course, per the strict rules of the Guild. Life's about as normal as can be for the average demon-trapping teen.

But then a Grade Five Geo-Fiend crashes Riley's routine assignment at a library, jeopardizing her life and her chosen livelihood. And, as if that wasn't bad enough, sudden tragedy strikes the Trappers' Guild, spinning Riley down a more dangerous path than she ever could have imagined. As her whole world crashes down around her, who can Riley trust with her heart--and her life?
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 140.46 x 211.07 x 24.38mm | 331.12g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 0312614780
  • 9780312614782
  • 119,015

Review quote

"Devilishly clever and totally unique." --P.C. Cast, bestselling author of the House of Night series

"Riley Blackthorne is all heart and no nonsense! She will no doubt join the ranks of the toughest, smartest urban fantasy heroines of all ages." --Jeri Smith-Ready, award-winning author of Shade and Shift

"Readers will delight in the novelty and eagerly await the next book in this proposed series." --Booklist

"With a strong female heroine, a fascinating setting, and a complex, thrill-soaked story, this series is off to a strong start." --Publishers Weekly

"...interesting characters and a detailed world." --Kirkus Reviews
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About Jana Oliver

Jana Oliver is the award-winning author of the young adult urban fantasy series Demon Trappers, including Soul Thief. She is also the author of the Time Rovers series. She's happiest when she's researching outlandish urban legends, wandering around old cemeteries and dreaming up new stories. An Iowa native, she lives in Atlanta, GA.
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Rating details

18,191 ratings
3.99 out of 5 stars
5 39% (7,078)
4 33% (5,962)
3 20% (3,603)
2 6% (1,037)
1 3% (511)

Our customer reviews

After a doom-laden economic upheavel and Lucifer's hell spawns emerging and taking over the world - who's left to help (human)kind but Guilds made up of tough and devoted Demon 'Trappers.' This story is focused on one particular Trapper; Riley, a butt-kicking "girl" Demon Trapper. She is scrutinized for being a female in an all male dominated occupation, and being the daughter of a legendary Demon Trapper doesn't make it any less difficult. But that doesn't stop her. Through either stubborness, recklessness, or sheer bravery she takes down a Level 3 (which usually takes 2 SEASONED Trappers) on her own when she's only allowed to deal with Level 1's. This book had me reading WAY pass midnight. Very fast paced and will not bore you, I'm on edge waiting for Book Two. I loved the fact tat Riley is no girly-girl and can take the punches, well, more like torn legs, bruises all over, and maybe a few near/close calls. Jana Oliver depicted Riley's world visually and emotionally enough that she had me snickering, fuming out of spite, and crying through the whole book. I do say that this was well worth the read. Would have been great to have as a Hardcover Collection. I'm eager to find out what happens next in "Forbidden Book 2(UK) / Soul Thief Book 2(US)" of the Demon Trapper's more
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