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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 her tryst with a hunky fallen angel, and a deal freshly made 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 elite team of demon hunters that she's working with Hell. So now she's on the run, at the top of everyone's most-wanted list. 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 more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 137.16 x 210.82 x 30.48mm | 181.44g
  • Griffin Publishing
  • Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
  • California, United States
  • English
  • 0312614802
  • 9780312614805
  • 120,478

About Jana Oliver

Jana Oliver is the award-winning author of the young adult urban fantasy series Demon Trappers, including The Demon Trapper's Daughter and 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, more

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"Oliver delivers a book that will delight her series fans. Adventurous and hypnotic, the characters will pull the reader in. In total, this book adds more drama and adult content to this popular series; a great installment!" --RT Book Reviews (4 stars) on Forgiven "Caught between Heaven and Hell (and literally tattooed by both), 17-year-old apprentice demon-catcher Riley Blackthorne has made some bad deals... This invigorating entry in the series deepens readers' understanding of major characters and neatly ties up a few plot points while introducing new conflicts to tantalize fans until the next book arrives." --Booklist on Forgiven "The second Demon Trappers book is even better than the first. The demons are more wicked, the love is more epic, and there's even a twist ending that has me clamoring for the next book." --RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars) on Soul Thief "The rock 'em-sock 'em, cliffhanger ending.... A strong female protagonist and equally strong male characters will make this title popular." --VOYA on Soul Thief "Devilishly clever and totally unique." --PC Cast, New York Times bestselling author of the House of Night series, on The Demon Trapper's Daughter "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, on The Demon Trapper's Daughter "The eternal war between good and evil finds a new battlefront in this successful urban fantasy, as Oliver spins the action-packed story of a young woman following in her father's footsteps... With a strong female heroine, a fascinating setting, and a complex, thrill-soaked story, this series is off to a strong start." --Publishers Weekly on The Demon Trapper's Daughter "Oliver's series start will suck you in from the first page, keeping you awake at night wondering what will happen next...thrilling, filled with action and a side of romance." --RT Book Reviews (4 stars) on The Demon Trapper's Daughter "Oliver offers plenty to appreciate in this inventive twist on the story of a girl breaking into a man's career field, including a nifty demon-classification system; a freaky zombie-creation business; a romantic undercurrent between Riley and her father's ex-partner, Beck... and a subplot with an earnest young suitor. Readers will delight in the novelty and eagerly await the next book in this proposed series." --Booklist on The Demon Trapper's Daughter "This was a really entertaining Young Adult Urban Fantasy novel with interesting characters and the kind of writing that has you wanting to read the entire book through in one setting. A great beginning to a series, and as the series continues, I'm sure the books will just get better. I recommend this to the Young Adult and Adult crowd as well." --Affaire de Coeur (4 stars) on The Demon Trapper's Daughtershow more

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7,286 ratings
4.25 out of 5 stars
5 48% (3,516)
4 34% (2,492)
3 14% (1,000)
2 3% (198)
1 1% (80)

Our customer reviews

Also reviewed on my blog, The Vintage Bookworm. ( 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! 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'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! =Dshow more
by Amanda
originally appeared on: <a href="">Bookshelf Confessions</a> Okay, so first I'd like you to know that this was the first book I read from the author---the first book I read from the series. So I don't have anything to compare to especially with the previous books in the series. Though personally, I asked to review this book is because the many positive reviews I heard from the first two- The Demon Trapper's Daughter and Soul Thief. Surprisingly enough, even with the vast new and old characters- the demons, the trappers, fallen, summoners, I wasn't entirely lost. Once I tuned in with Riley, everything comes vivid in her POV. I understand the situation she's in, the relationships and misunderstandings she had with the other characters and even her choice to uncover the mysteries and protect humanity. The storyline was easy to follow but the twists and turns are not easily figured out. I loved Jana Oliver's writing style, its fresh and unique. The readers were always up for action and at the same time, subplots were given emphasis and the tension between the protagonists, the mysteries, the conflicts were all there. She wrote the book with passion and deep detail that it's easy to imagine the world she made, the demons, and the action-packed scenarios happening. I also loved Riley, she's a strong character that doesn't depend on her leading man or anyone, she actually thinks about resolutions and the things to do in order to make things right especially the consequences of her past actions. Her behavior was measured and it's less on drama, she was too mature for a seventeen-year-old, which isn't bad. first, I thought Beck's a girl..:D. He was hot, gorgeous, yes, but it was really unfair of him to get really mad with Riley, just because she made the mistake of sleeping with another man, which, take note, Beck had been with many girls before. I would have loved to see more of them- Beck and Riley that is. Meanwhile Justine, I hate her. Though I know, she played an important role in the story. Just don't want to talk about her. By the way, another queer about this book, is that the feminine names are mostly used by boys and the masculine ones, Riley, Justine are for girls. The ending? I would have like to see the epic battle to be really epic. I was expecting far something greater and yet the resolution was too perfect for me. With all the non-stop action, the ending seemed a little too easy maybe. Meanwhile Riley's dad is a character I would never forget, her love for Riley that even in death, he would still do everything to keep her safe. I laughed, I cried, got annoyed, mad, I felt everything while reading this book. I can't wait to read the last book in the series and see how the story would end and especially to have more of Riley and Beck. Forgiven is an action-packed, enthralling and riveting tale of Demon Trappers and the world in chaos of the near Armageddon set in the future but not too futuristic. With heart-pounding, jaw-dropping scenarios, Forgiven would leave you wanting for more. Highly Recommended!..:)show more
by avry15
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