Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Review of The demon trappers: Forsaken by Jana Oliver

The demon trappers: Forsaken by Jana Oliver

Pages: 448
Publisher: Macmillan children's books
Released:January 2011

Plot: The plot to the first in the series written in third person starts of with the year being 2018 and the world is filled with demons. Riley the lead female character in the book is the daughter of the one of the best demon trappers in the city and is training to follow in her dad's footsteps by becoming the only female apprentice in a male-dominated world.Not to mention Riley and her Dad are still trying to pay off the massive medical bills after her mothers death and this is complicated even further after he is killed by a Grade 5 demon and now necromancers want to raise his body to become a dead slave (deader).
Riley finds help from the likes of Beck, her dads previous apprentice whom Riley used to crush on when she was little. Also we see the introduction of religious-Simon, another young apprentice of the bitter and slightly twisted Demon Trapper, Harper whom takes over apprenticing Riley after her fathers death.
Like most young adult novels Riley finds out that she is more important than she thinks and with every demon knowing her name, something that is unheard of before things begin to start getting more hellish than usual.

Good Points: The dialogue flowed well between characters and there are a few moments in there. The story keeps you intrigued and i thought was fairly easy to get into.

Bad Points: Despite good, well rounded characters I thought the plot lacked in explaining how the demons got there in the first place and was a little disappointed when this wasn't covered. Yes, it probably is going to ( I hope) be covered in the next books but I thought there were too many dun- dun- duun moments.

To sum up... I think Oliver can be congratulated on creating an easy read where the dialogue flowed smoothly and the characters are built up into people, therefore a book I would definitely recommend you taking a chance on. 

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