Review: Foretold by Jana Oliver


Stand by as Riley prepares to kick some serious demon butt for the last time in this thrilling, dramatic and sexy conclusion toThe Demon Trappers series.

Riley’s 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…


WARNING: This is the 4th and final book in the series so WILL have spoilers for the previous books in the series but quite frankly you just HAVE to read ’em.

So I want to be a Demon Trapper.  That’s a fact plain and simple.  Since reading the first book in the series Forsaken I’ve just been in love with these books, the characters, the way Jana writes and the idea of demon trappers.  Jana Olive made this supernatural world dark and dirty and as weird as it may sound; believable.  So now that I have to say goodbye to all that it’s with a bittersweet mixed emotion that I picked up Foretold.  Knowing I’d be not only enjoying a book by one of my favourite authors but having to let go of the world of Demons and Riley Blackthorne.

Riley and Beck have reached a point where their lives a mess and that’s not just their emotional lives but the world of Trappers is having to try and rebuild after the world nearly ended and now Riley is Marked.  She sold her soul to save the world but the fine print appears to have far more loop holes and issues in it that she didn’t realise.  All she wants is a bit of normal but there’s no way she’s going to get that any time soon as the world seems to be going to pot still.  However this book is less about Riley and her woes but about Beck as well as Riley and Beck’s relationship (of sorts).  Beck has always been a man with a mysterious past that haunts him and makes his life choices far more interesting then one would expect.  Foretold reveals so much about the core of Beck, his strained relationship with his dying mother, the town he left behind and why it’s so hard for him to really be with Riley the way she’d like.

They have such an amazing bond that can only be built by fighting for each other; almost like brothers in arms but with the added element of their hearts telling them to be together.  I was BEGGING for their hearts to win out!

Jana Oliver doesn’t give her readers a “filler” type of story or plot just for the sake of ending the series. No. Jana has build a big ARC even from the very start and all the threads come together nicely and in a fitting way the made me feel like a very happy fangirl.  My only irk (which is probably a minor one and just personal to me) but in the book there is sex and it’s not the sex itself but the fact it is referred to as ‘the loving’.  I’m just not overly romantic I guess and it gave me the shivers (not good ones).

The Demon Trappers series are fantastic and Foretold gave me exactly what I wanted and what I needed in the closing of the world of Riley.  I bid them a fond and sad farewell.

Rating: 9/10

Published by Macmillan Children’s Books and is available now from here and bookshops now

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