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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Foretold by Jana Oliver

Title: Foretold
Author: Jana Oliver
ISBN: 9781250021847
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Released: December 11, 2012
Series: Demon Trapper's Daughter #4
Page #: 352
Source: My public library

"Now that Riley's managed to fend off Armageddon, everything has changed... Well, most things. Lucifer's ex-right-hand man, Sartael, has proven to be more resilient than anyone thought and is about to confront the Prince of Hell once and for all, forcing Atlanta into the path of a looming storm.

Even worse, Beck is back to treating Riley like a little girl again, as if their epic kiss never happened. While she'd love to just tell him off and move on, Riley has vowed to take care of Beck the way he's taken care of her since her father died. When she's drafted to help him care for his dying mother in South Georgia, that vow is put to the test. Before long, they stumble too close to a dark and murderous secret from Beck's past, the one he fears could drive her away forever. As old enemies settle scores, Riley may be Beck's only hope for redemption... and survival."
First Lines:

"'What could go wrong?' Riley Blackthorne muttered under her breath. That wasn't the kind of question she should ask while on a demon-trapping run in one of Atlanta's train stations."
Page 1

As I have said before, I feel like this series is very under the radar. And I have even questioned whether it is really for teens or not. But I have loved every second of it - right down to this conclusion. So sad to see it go!

There have been epic demon battles, love battles, family battles, and so much more. It all was leading up to this epic final story. Riley is taking a trip with Beck - not by her own choice. She begins to understand him based on where he comes from and who his family is. Their relationship goes to a whole different level and the action and adventure isn't just because of demons this time. Will a small town pull them apart forever? dun dun duuuuunnn.

Yep. I definitely loved this book. Once I picked it up, I truly had a hard time putting it down. It's a toss-up about which book in the series is my favorite. This one is definitely in the running simply because of things coming together in the end. I'm not gonna give it away, but it's nice for things to sort of come full circle. But this one has a lot less of the demons/angels/magic stuff that the other books had, so it's on a whole different level.

I'm not sure what all to say about this book that I haven't already said about the rest of the books in the series. Let's recap:
* I love that they're set in Georgia - Atlanta, specifically. It's about time some other city got a pop.
* The heroine is 100% kick ass
* The romance isn't too over the top - our badass lady wouldn't let that happen.
* The whole Angels vs. Demons thing? I'm in.
* Some of the side characters are my favorite - I would love a whole book about them.

On that last note, this book has a full circle thing with Simon as well - the exboyfriend who went psycho. It's nice to see how that happened. I can totally imagine a spinoff about his life. There is a set up about where he will be and what will be going on, so I feel like it's perfect for a second series. That's just me, of course :).

This book (and the last one, too) had some adult-ish situations. So I definitely recommend this series for older teens. It is sort of written that way, as well. The language, the thought processes, the situations... it's a really great series for adults reading teen stuff. What am I saying, it's just a great series in general. I would have expected more excitement about it the last few years. And now that it's concluded I can safely say it is worth the read. One of the few series I actually OWN! That should tell you something. :)
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