Book Reviews

Forsaken by Jana Oliver

book review

Title: Forsaken

Author: Jana Oliver

Pages: 422

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books

Published: 13th December 2010

ISBN 0-3305-1947-6

Buy here : Amazon UK




Riley Blackthorne.

Kicking hell’s ass one demon at a time…

Riley has always wanted to be a Demon Trapper like her father, and she’s already following in his footsteps as one of the best. But it’s tough being the only girl in an all-guy world, especially when three of those guys start making her life more complicated:

Simon, the angelic apprentice who has heaven on his side; Beck, the tough trapper who thinks he’s God’s gift, and Ori, the strikingly sexy stranger who keeps turning up to save her life.

One thing’s for sure – if she doesn’t keep her wits about her there’ll be hell to pay…



I had a really hard time getting into this book, i don’t know if thats because i had to keep stopping and starting, but it didn’t quite have the same pull some other books have had on me.

Riley is a mixed character, on one hand she’s quite cool, rocking the whole demon trapper thing and pretending not to care what other people think. However she can also get quite mopey, yes a lot of bad stuff happens to her, but she needs to just get on and do what needs to be done. I like Beck as a secondary character 🙂 and his relationship with Riley is something i hope grows over time. Yes she hates him, but seeing as the book lets you see into his point of view as well, you can kind of understand why he’s doing what he’s doing. The actual plot has so much potential and the first time i read this book i was really hooked, but now i’ve read it again i’m not as keen. Don’t get me wrong it’s a good fun book, full of demon capturing and more fun stuff, but i didn’t feel as connected to the book as i have done with others. I wasn’t as keen on Simon, he seemed slightly too preachy for me, but then again in that world, it makes a bit more sense. Especially after seeing what they’ve seen.

In all i did enjoy this book, however felt slightly detached from feeling any real emotions when events occurred. I would still recommend if your looking for a good demon book 🙂



“Just fabulous. The demonic kitten really made my night.”


My Rating:



Next Book:

 The Selection by Kiera Cass 


Thanks for reading,



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