Review: Soul Thief by Jana Oliver

Title: Soul Thief (Book #2 in The Demon Trappers Daughter)
Author: Jana Oliver
Genre: Fantasy, Magic, Paranormal, Demons, Dystopian, Romance
Page Count: 339
Publisher: St. Martin's Giffin 


Riley Blackthorne is beginning to learn that there are worse things than death by demon. And love is just one of them…

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.

But as Atlanta's demon count increases, the Vatican finally sends its own Demon Hunters to take care of the city's "little" problem, and pandemonium breaks loose. Only Riley knows that she might be the center of Hell's attention: an extremely powerful Grade 5 demon is stalking her, and her luck can't last forever…


I am shocked. Completely and utterly shocked. The betrayal in this book. I seriously can't. But I am still team Beck.

Riley is trying to save her relationship with Simon, convince the guild that her father didn't cause the attacks, fine the geo-fiend that killed her father, and save the world. A lot for a 17 year old girl to take on. 

Jana's writing is great and her plot is different in enjoyable. Her characters are realistic (as much as they can be when they are angels, demons, necromancer, and witches) 

What frustrates me is that Beck is going to be spiteful to Riley. He needs to man up and confess that he is in love with her. He needs to admit it to himself first. And Riley needs to admit she is jealous of Beck's fling with a reporter because she feels the same way. 

But what does Riley do? She runs to Simon who ends up breaking her heart, and runs her right into the arms Ori who she willingly gives her virginity to. But Ori isn't who he says he is. 

The betrayl. Riley can't trust no one. Demon Hunters (They are different from Trappers. They kill demons instead of selling them for money) are in town and things are about to get ugly. With people accusing Riley of destroying the Holy Water line, Simone thinking she is working with Hell its self, were she is working with Heaven to stop Armageddon, all to save Simone's life.

In the end Riley is pretty much screwed and in the end she has make important decisions. But I really liked the end. It was bitter sweet. 

One more thing, I like the switching POVs it helps the reader understand everyone's feelings. Alright, I am done now :D


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