21 November 2011


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, Atlanta’s local Trappers’ Guild needs all the help they can get – even from a girl. 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?


YA paranormal can walk a fine line with story content and characters. It can go over the top or sound preachy or condescending. Or it can be one of the well-written versions and hit all cylinders.

DEMON TRAPPER'S DAUGHTER is one of those that has the coolest premise and hits all power cylinders.

Riley lives in the open world of paranormal creatures. Everyone knows about them. Necromancers raise the dead to work for the living and Riley's dad's grave has to be guarded after his death at the hands of demons. Demons who are working together, something that no one has ever seen before and no one believes has happened. But Riley saw it and needs to prove it.

She also has to keep her apprenticeship for the Demon Hunters Guild and that is in jeopardy now that her father is dead.

She guards her father's grave by night and hunts demons in the day as well as go to school as often as she can even though school is now held wherever it can in old Starbucks stores or grocery shops.

I loved this book and cannot wait to read the follow on in the series, SOUL THIEF.

Five can't wait to read the next one beans.....


Becky LeJeune said...

I am loving this series and can't wait until book three comes out. I passed it on to my 19 year old sister and she thought it was fantastic.

Vickie said...

Becky: I can't believe how good this one was. I have the next one in the shopping cart or for the Nook. Once I get some more of Mt Git'r'Read whittled down.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Wait. School is in an old Starbucks? Does the expresso machine work? Sounds like a fun series.

WonderBunny said...

I've heard mixed reviews about this but I might have to pick it up since we tend to like the same things. Great review!

Aurian said...

I've read reviews of this series on Amberkatze's blog, which put it on my wishlist. And now your review, you are liking it as well!

Vickie said...

Mary: That's what the main character wishes, too. But it only has the coffee scent.

WonderBunny: I think you would like this one. It's a super fast read.

Aurian: I put this on the WWBL thanks to Amberkatze. *grin*