Monday, September 16, 2013

The demon trapper’s daughter

The Demon Trapper's Daughter (The Demon Trappers #1)
Today’s post is on The Demon Trapper’s Daughter by Jana Oliver. It is the first in the Trapper series, it is 355 pages long including the first chapter from the second book, and is published by St. Martin’s Press. The cover is two toned starting grey then growing in red from the top down, it has the main character, Riley, standing above the city with a clear sphere in her hands. The intended reader is young adult but it is very well written so if end of the world stories are your thing then try it out. There is violence, talk of sex, and some underage drinking; so be warned. The story is told from third person close of the main characters. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- 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. 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?

Review- I only had one problem with this book and it is more of a compliment then anything. It is I really cared about Riley so it was hard to read so much bad stuff happening so fast. From the beginning of the book all the way to the end there is no real break from all the bad. Riley does get a boyfriend and make peace with the mean girls in her school but that is nothing to having her father murdered by demons, getting a abusive new master trapper, and having to deal with her father’s old apprentice who is a dick. I know that he going to be her main love interest but I do not like him. He is a controlling dick. He may be the reason that I do not read anymore of the series. But then again I really enjoyed the world and Riley is a good heroine. It has a good ending for a first novel with some questions still there but most of the little problems are worked out. So I will probably read the second one because I really like Riley.

I give this one Four stars out of Five. I get nothing for my review and I borrowed this book from my local library.