Thursday, 27 September 2012

Foretold by Jana Oliver

About the book
Foretold is the fourth and final book of The Demon Trappers series by Jana Oliver. It was published by Macmillan Children’s Books on 2nd August and the book is 416 pages long.

Riley Blackthorne has always known that Beck had a chequered history, but she’s not prepared for what it actually means to be in love with a guy with this many dark secrets. Now that he’s finally admitted to himself that he’s in love with her too, there’s no more hiding the truth about his past. And as it turns out, fending off a demon apocalypse is nothing compared to what’s to come...

What I thought
The Demon Trappers is probably my all-time favourite YA series. I’ve been so excited about the final book although also slightly worried that it would be a bit of a disappointment. As soon as I started reading Foretold though, I knew that it would not be the case. Foretold begins with the kick-ass action that I am now used to from Jana Oliver and I was happy to see Riley and Beck back in trapper action.

The story quickly changes though to pay more attention to Beck and his secretive past. I loved this part of the book as it made it possible to understand Beck and his actions so much more. Everything that I had questions about in regards to Beck over the course of the whole series are answered in this book and that is one of the main reasons why I wasn’t disappointed. So much is revealed about Beck’s past and I thought it was so interesting and exciting to read about. Because of this, Beck’s personality changes in Foretold as he is finally able to be himself and I loved the new him!

Riley will always be one of my favourite female characters in YA. She holds her own as a demon trapper, is tough as nails and full of witty comments. Riley also has a much more sensitive side though due to all of the bad things which have happened to her but she uses these things to fuel her drive and determination which I admired so much. In Foretold, Riley is the same amazing girl but so much better in every way… if that was even possible. The things that she experiences in this book make her a well-rounded character who people can relate to.

Although the characters are amazing, this wouldn’t have been so good without a solid plot to go with it. As I said before, quite a large amount of Foretold is spend on Beck’s past and this means him going back home. It was nice to have a location outside of Atlanta for a change, especially as it brought with it so many new and interesting characters. Back in Atlanta, the plot was just as good. The whole book is quite exciting and fast paced although things do slow down in places to let the reader catch their breath. These two different plot lines are very separate in the book and my only wish would be that they were intertwined a bit better as it made it feel like I was reading two different books at times.

Jana Oliver doesn’t leave any unanswered questions whatsoever so it was really nice for everything to be wrapped up for all characters involved. I enjoyed finding out what everyone ended up doing or what they were thinking and I think that this made a great end to the series. I was extremely pleased with the ending of Foretold and although I will really miss this series, I cannot wait to see what Jana Oliver comes up with next. 

1 comment:

  1. I love this series! I also can't wait to read what Jana Oliver publishes next :D