The Demon Trappers Daughter, by Jana Oliver
I never posted my review here. The horror! I’m so ashamed. Really though, we just moved our entire family to a new town, completely demolished and renovated a new home and are finally, almost, settled. It’s a work in progress, which means that we are living amongst chaos, with 4 children under the age of seven, and did I mention how much sleep deprivation I am under? Well, it’s a lot. If my sentences start sounding rambling and pointless, it’s probably because I am running on 2 hours straight sleep, and some caffeine.
Anywho, onto the review. I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this novel in December and that was when I read and reviewed it. My original review can be found on Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/124812953, and I did enjoy it. Though admittedly I am not the largest fan of Young Adult Fiction.
3.5 / 5 stars.
I’m gonna review with a Pro/Con List.
I will read the next one in the series. I did enjoy it.
Pro’s first 🙂
1) Interesting Concept with fresh ideas. Demons! No sparkly Vamps!
2) Easy to read Voice/writing style
3) Pretty Decent characterization overall, they had depth, stayed true to self, and there were some touching moments.
4) Decent World Building
5) I liked the demons. I liked the Demon world building, descriptions and hierarchy
Cons: Not really cons about the book itself, just little things that irked me as a reader. I applaud Ms Oliver’s writing!
1) I’m confused on why there are demons roaming the earth to start with.
2) If gas is so expensive how can Riley have a car when she can’t pay her rent, and also how can she afford to buy her supplies? Holy water is 12.00 a pint or something like that…it was hypocritical to the storyline
3) The way she treats Beck really grated on my nerves, and I wanted to slap her upside her head loads of times.
4) Speaking of Beck, his dialogue drove me INSANE. I get he’s a good ol country boy, but saying Ya instead of you, and Yer instead of your. Seriously? It broke my concentration when reading. It was distracting. It made him seem stupid. Maybe that was the point? Wasn’t that what the witch was hinting at anyways?
5) If Master Asshat is such an asshat, why do the others let him rule? You out number him, impeach! impeach! He abuses his apprentices, is a raging alcoholic, and is a major fucking asshole. Why do they let that stand? And if they know he is an abusing, womanizing asshat, why do they allow Riley to be his apprentice? Um no? Hell no.
6) God I hate love issues. triangle? square? Um, no thanks!
7) Way too many questions, none of them answered, and then more questions piled on. I felt like I was reading Karen Marie Moning. now, don’t get me wrong, I love me some KMM, but this is the first book of the series. I hope it’s not drawn out like the Fever series. I won’t read it. You hear me Ms Oliver? I won’t do it! Just say NO to cliffhangers =) (This is tongue in cheek people, tongue in cheek!)