Monday, 15 August 2011

Review: Forbidden by Jana Oliver

Forbidden by Jana Oliver
Pubslished by Macmillian


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

***
Forbidden is the second book in the demon trapper series and for me I found it to be a more satisfying offering than book one.

What I enjoyed
I enjoyed following Riley in this book. I think she is an awesome lead character and I love both her wit and sass in both books. I love how she strives to be the best she can be and competes against the boys in what is quite clearly a man's world and doesn't get disillusioned by it all even when she does get grief for being a girl.
I love Beck and I loved him even more by the end of this book in the way he always wants to do right by Riley even if he seems a bit gruff and miserable whilst doing it.
A character I loved quite unexpectedly in this book Mort especially when we got a bit more background about him and his ideals about deaders.
I found this instalment to be a lot more pacey than book one which meant I enjoyed it much more.

What could have been better
Simon annoyed me terribly in this book which made me cross. He has gone from being gorgeous to being this total moron. I wanted to throttle him on Riley's behalf.
Ori was this gorgeous mysterious stranger and then suddenly he was just this total loser. I wanted to slap him on Riley's behalf (yes there is a theme in this review).
deal at the end

What I wan more of next time
More Beck in his gorgeousness hooking up with Riley. The two of them can then go demon trapping together (preferably with Beck wearing some kind of Indiana Jones type outfit).
I would like a bit more on the background to some of the trappers you meet throughout the books as they all seem to have stories but they aren't really mentioned all that much.

1 comment:

Clover said...

I wasn't going to read your review, as I still have this book and the first book in the series waiting for me to read, but I happened to read your comment about wanting more of Beck dressed up as Indiana Jones and it really made me laugh :)