Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 274 pages
Publisher: Nevermore Books
Release Date: October 28, 2015
Stand Alone or Series: 1st book in the Demon Trappers series
Source: Xmas Gift
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
“Riley Blackthorne’s life as a Demon Trapper is about to hit the wall. Knowing she will always be a target for those who want to exploit her “connections” with Hell, she’s learning defensive magic. It seems the only way to ensure she and her fiancé, Denver Beck, have a future together. But not everyone in Atlanta, or at the Vatican, is pleased by this news. In fact, some want to ban the use of all magic, and Riley would make the perfect scapegoat.
As a new demonic enemy stalks her, Guild politics roil the city, throwing the trappers into chaos. To protect herself and the man she loves, Riley will be forced to choose: continue in her legendary father’s footsteps, or carve her own path. A path that may well lead to her losing everything she so desperately seeks to protect.”
I love the Demon Trappers series and was very excited to see that another book has been released in this series. This book does a great job of wrapping up all the loose ends that were left after the fourth book. It was wonderful to see all of our favorites from the Demon Trappers series. I would definitely recommend reading the other Demon Trappers books before reading this one.
This book really digs in and explores the magic side of things. Riley starts getting very involved in both Summoning magic as well as Witchcraft; and the national trappers guild is not happy about it.
We meet some new interesting types of demons when Riley joins Simon for some exorcisms. The story also has a ton of action and is very fast-paced and engaging.
Riley and Beck were together for most of the book and it was wonderful to see them getting more comfortable with each other and starting to settle into a life together. Really this book leaves all of our characters in a great place!
Overall this was a wonderful conclusion to this series; I am so happy that Oliver made one more book in this series to tie up all the bigger issues that were left unanswered at the end of the 4th book. I love these characters and this world and was so excited to read more about them!