Book Review: Forgiven

Jana Oliver

Kindle Edition, 368 Pages

St. Martin’s Press


From Goodreads:

The days are growing darker for 17-year-old demon trapper Riley Blackthorne. With her father’s reanimated body back safely, Beck barely speaking to her because of her tryst with a hunky fallen angel and a deal freshly made with Lucifer, she has enough on her hands to last a normal teenage lifetime. Though she bargained with Heaven to save his life, her ex-boyfriend Simon has told the Vatican’s elite team of demon hunters that she’s working with Hell. So now she’s on the run, at the top of everyone’s most-wanted list.

But it’s becoming clear that this is bigger than either Riley or Beck, and rapidly getting out of control. Someone’s tampering with Atlanta’s Holy Water, and it’s on Riley to figure out who. On top of that, there’s something wrong with the demons; they’re working together—and refusing to die. The trappers and hunters are doing their best, but civilians are falling in harm’s way.

Caught between her bargain with Heaven and her promise to Lucifer, Riley fears the final war is coming—and it may be closer than anyone thinks…


Read: May 4, 2012

As I have said in Forbidden’s review, this one makes up for the previous one’s flaws. Jana originally wrote this series as a trilogy, with that being said, Forgiven wraps up everything and could very well be the final book.

I said that, but I don’t mean it, all the major mysteries and plot points are wrapped up, yes but Riley and Beck’s story is not yet over. But enough about Foretold…

This book made me so happy after I finished this book–again in one sitting–instead of getting ready for two finals I had the next day, I might add.

I was happy with how the overall story line played out. I was happy with Simon’s story. I was happy with Paul’s story, and Mort’s and Ayden’s. I wasn’t quite done with Salvatore. I would like to see more of him in the next book *fingers crossed* I should have expected Justine’s story to play out like that.

After the book ended I listened to country music in honor of Beck, the ENTIRE day. I like country music well enough, but I needed more Beck, so the Alan Jackson station on Pandora had to suffice.

Enough listening to me, go read the book, or the series if you are still on the fence.


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