15 August 2011

Book Review: Forbidden by Jana Oliver

Forbidden by Jana Oliver
The Demon Trappers #2
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Source: Publisher - thank you!
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Recommended? Yes! It's much better than the first.
Buy the Book: Amazon US |Amazon UK

Riley's beginning to think being a demon trapper isn't all it's cracked up to be. Her dad's been stolen by a necromancer, her boyfriend's gone all weird and she's getting warm and fuzzy feelings for someone who's seriously bad news. It's tempting to give it all up and try to be normal, but that's not an option. Because the demons have plans for Riley. And they're not the only ones. - GoodReads Page
In comparison with book one, the plot of this one is a lot steadier. I really enjoyed where this book took me as a reader, while I would have liked to have seen more demons and demon trapping. There’s a bit of a twist towards the end of the book, which you will probably sort of see coming. But it was very intense, and made me want to cry with frustration.

In addition to the better plot, the pacing of this book has really picked up compared to book one. There was no slow start, and there was a big finish, with a cliffhanger ending!

Riley hasn’t changed at all since book one, In fact, I think she may have become even more annoying as a main character – if that is possible. There are several instances when she completely lacks common sense, which would have caused me to shout at the page if it hadn’t been so late at night. Riley also seemed very bipolar to me, especially when it came to relationships. A lot of her emotions seemed to come out of the blue, and disappear just as quickly.

I liked Beck a lot more in this book; he’s become a lot more sensitive towards certain people. Again, he seemed a bit bipolar to me. He's definitely become hotter since book one, and I think I'm starting to fall in love with him. Just a bit!

We saw a whole lot more of Ori in this book. I’ll let you decide whether this is a good or bad thing when/if you read this book! I loved him at first, but then... He's a moron. That is all.

Also, Simon... Grr! He's a moron as well. Moving swiftly on...

As for the ending - Well, I loved it! It’s left me craving for book three in the trilogy. I suspected something was going on, but at the end it all was revealed in a huge twist. Now that this certain thing has happened, I am really curious to find out what happens in book three, and I find myself dying to know if everything works out!

To those who have read the book – Is anyone else worried about Beck? I don’t like not knowing where he is... 

Forbidden is called Soul Thief in the US, and is going to be released on August 30th.

1 comment:

  1. I accidently started this the other week to realize my mistake! Your review reminded me to check it out, and then I spoiled myself a bit ;)Nice review!


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