Book Watch: Forgiven

Forgiven by Jana Oliver will be released in the U.S. on March 27, 2012 in paperback and eBook formats.

It is currently available to pre-order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both formats.

Published by St. Martin’s Griffin, the print edition is 368 pages.


I can’t believe it’s less than a month until release date for Forgiven. I had a chance to read the second book in the series, Soul Thief, just a bit early and so it’s felt like forever since I’ve last heard from Riley Blackthorne. And it’s been all the more torturous because of just how things ended.

While the week of March 27th may be fairly quiet for new releases in YA, there was absolutely no way I wouldn’t pick Forgiven as my book to watch this week. And not just because The Demon Trapper’s Daughter was the very first printed ARC I ever read.

This series is unbelievably awesome. The demon’s are demonic. Riley is seriously kick-a**, Den Beck is one maddeningly frustrating but absolutely swoon-worthy man and then there’s Ori…. Well, you just have to read Soul Thief (also called Forbidden) to know what I mean about Ori.

I have been hiding from the Goodreads description until now. I did not want to be even more tormented by reading the description. I was afraid I might be…. I wasn’t wrong to be afraid.

Things do take an even darker turn. Riley is in an even worse predicament than she was in the last time. Things do not look good for her and Den Beck. And I don’t even want to think about what Ori is up to.

On top of all of that, apparently things are getting worse in Atlanta…. I will say no more except to tell those who haven’t yet started this series to avoid peeking at the Goodreads description as it is just a bit spoiler-y for the first two books.

Oh, and there is a fourth and final book coming out this year called Foretold. Now that title definitely has an ominous ring to it. I am not sure whether I’m more thrilled that there is a book four or more devastated that the series will be ending so soon.

This series is action-packed and exciting. The characters have an edge. The demons are absolutely disgusting. There is plenty of sarcasm to keep you grinning. And with a heroine like Riley, these books are impossible to put down. So, yeah. Forgiven is most definitely the Book to Watch this week.


Places to Stalk

The author on TWITTER

The author on FACEBOOK

The author’s WEBSITE

The author’s BLOG

The series WEBSITE


About the Book

Goodreads description:

Jana Oliver’s third spellbinding Demon Trappers novel – following The Demon Trapper’s Daughter and Soul Thief – brings all new thrills, as Riley Blackthorne takes on demons, love… and the future of the human race.

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 a certain hunky Fallen angel, and a freshly-made deal 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 Demon Hunters that she’s working with Hell. So now she’s in hiding, at the top of everyone’s most-wanted list.

But it’s becoming clear that this is bigger than Riley, and rapidly getting out of control:  something sinister is happening in Atlanta… or someone. The demons are working together for the first time ever and refusing to die, putting civilians in harm’s way. Riley thinks she might know who’s behind it all, but who’s going to believe her? 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…


Other Amazing Books to Watch

Here is another awesome book releasing on March 27th:

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