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?(courtesy of Amazon)
HOLY WOW!!! Young Adult books need a better "classification" because they just keep getting better and better.
The "Atlanta" Jana Oliver created here is a great twist to the story. Riley is a passionate young girl. I was instantly enthralled with her character. Oliver manages to give you an emotionally read while keeping the action and mystery coming. She's lumped a few different 'otherworld' traits into one book. Necromancers, Demons, and hunters oh my!
Little young adult romance keeps your heart warm as this girl goes through life chaos. But, she battles it all! Looking forward to the rest of this series.
Having a really hard time assigning a rating - I think 3 slices with a couple of extra bites!!! I'm giving it the 4...