Friday, October 07, 2011

"Forbidden" by Jana Oliver


SERIES: The Demon Trappers #2

PUBLISHER: MacMillan Children's Books
GENRE: YA Paranormal
SOURCE: Purchased
LINKS: Goodreads | Book Depository

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 got more secrets than the CIA. It's tempting to give it all up and try to be normal, but that's not an option with Hell watching her every move. One mistake will cost her everything—and that's one she's about to make...


In the first book I sincerely found myself involved in the story more than I expected and I really loved it, but I honestly couldn't imagine that with the second instalment I'd be even more in love... The whole story is fascinating, there are really interesting theories and the way the author writes all this is so natural that you believe they're true and then you're so involved that you're stuck in the world she created. Amazing!

There were some unexpected, very interesting changes in a couple of characters... I couldn't stand Simon in the other book, I thought that was basically because I found him boring and too sweet, but now it could be that I simply felt what was coming... In fact in this book Jana Oliver gave me the real reason for my hatred about this character and it's a very big one! Forget the boring part, he's totally annoying and all I wanted to do was punch him in the face scene after scene! But the most unexpected change was in another character... I don't know how this is possible but I really liked Harper! Sounds crazy, I know, that's why I'm still vigil about him, you can never say never with a character like this but hey, I liked him here!

I thought from the very beginning that Beck was the most amazing character of this series and I didn't change my mind at all, I love him even more! I'm always extatic when there's a scene with him, I can't wait to read what he's going to do or say and believe me his dialogues are the best, of course especially the ones with Riley. Maybe this is because we can find more about his emotions every time he speaks with her, or because when those two verbally fight it's the moment in which it would be great to see them together, or maybe it's simply because he has the power to let you feel his sadness and frustration so much that you would just jump in the book and hug him!... Anyway, my point is that it's difficult not to be Team Beck all the time just like Team Jana Oliver!

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