The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wow what a way to end a book! At least it is a good start to a happy Ending – and leaves a LOT more to go on for the next book – I’m happy about another book – because I REALLY liked this book!
Riley is the first female who wants to learn how to trap Demons - She learned everything she knew from her dad – she loved him like no one else in the world. They didn’t have a lot of money, but they had each other – until something goes wrong on a hunt, and Paul Blackthrone, Riley’s dad, the only person in the world she cares about more than herself … dies.
From there on it’s a crazy ride.
Dev Beck idolized Paul – Paul had taught him everything he knows about Trapping Demons. And he was there when the Demon’s gained up on him and Paul, when Paul died. Now at 23 years old, he has no choice but to help out 17 year old Riley. It’s the least he can do for Paul. Sure Riley can’t stand to be around him, and he has a hard time taming her attitude nicely, but he owes it to Paul to watch over her.
First things first – This whole book was sad – Although I didn’t cry through-out the whole book, there were places that had me tearing up with her. This poor girl had a lot of bad luck.
The whole bit with the Necromancer coming to the cemetery was pretty cool – though – She had to spend the night in a protection circle around the grave every night until the full moon to word off the Necromancers that were trying to raise her father’s body. That was something new . It would have freaked me out though! But the first night she had Simon to keep her company –
Simon is a 20 year old New Trapper, too. He’s a little farther up than she is, but he’s still learning too. He’s a NCB (Nice Catholic Boy) and is very polite. He doesn’t lose his temper and his faith is his strong suit.
And he cares for Riley.
I was actually pulling for Beck and Riley, more then Simon and Riley, but there are more books :) I loved reading things from Becks POV. He saw things differently then Riley did, and it helped clear a lot of things up J
I am anxious to read the next book Soul Theif - coming out August 30, 2011
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