Release Date: 1/31/11
Publisher: St. Martins Griffin
Website: Jana Oliver
It’s the year 2018, and with human society seriously disrupted by the economic upheavals of the previous decade, Lucifer has increased the number of demons in all major cities. Atlanta is no exception. Fortunately, humans are protected by Demon Trappers, who work to keep homes and streets safe from the things that go bump in the night. Seventeen-year-old Riley, only daughter of legendary Demon Trapper Paul Blackthorne, has always dreamed of following in her father’s footsteps. When she’s not keeping up with her homework or trying to manage her growing attraction to fellow Trapper apprentice, Simon, Riley’s out saving citizens from Grade One Hellspawn. Business as usual, really, for a demon-trapping teen. When a Grade Five Geo-Fiend crashes Riley’s routine assignment at a library, jeopardizing her life and her chosen livelihood, she realizes that she’s caught in the middle of a battle between Heaven and Hell.
It's so hard for me to sit here and write this without giving away a spoiler that had me crying for literally 2 chapters, and then some. But for you to truly understand the story and know how it flows together, I have to give it away.
Now that things have gone to Hell in a hand basket, Riley has to turn to Beck, her fathers former apprentice for help. Ugh....see Riley & Beck don't always see eye to eye. At one point Riley even wanted Beck because he was a muscles and fresh out of the military, but Beck shot that down real quick. So now they have a love hate relationship, and in the wake of her father's death Beck steps in and now has to fight tooth & nail to keep Riley out of harms way & on the right track.
Hands down this book was amazing! Jana has done such a great job truly bringing her characters to life, and making you feel what they're going through. There are hardly times when I bawl like a baby while reading, but the raw emotion simply blind sides you. There are so many emotions swirling around that you can't help but feel it all. Love, grief, terror, guilt, it's a miracle the author was able to balance it out so well. So now I can't wait for the follow-up and am literally stalking Jana's Facebook & Twitter to find out every detail I can on the sequels release!