Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Foretold (Demon Trappers book #4) by Jana Oliver

 Title: Foretold
                                                                  Author: Jana Oliver
                                                                  Pages: 438
                                                                  Published: August 6th 2012, by Macmillan Children's Books
                                                                  Series: Demon Trappers book #4
                                                                  Genre: YA, Angels
                                                                  Stars: 3.5/5

In the fourth Demon Trappers novel, Riley faces the final battle for humanity and Beck's heart—and Hell is the least of her problems

Now that Riley’s managed to (just barely) fend off Armageddon, everything’s changed. Well . . . most things. After their passionate kiss before the big battle in the cemetery, Beck is back to treating her like a little girl, as if nothing ever happened. While she’d love to just tell him off and move on, Riley vowed to take care of Beck the way he’s taken care of her since her father’s death—but she’s about to get a whole lot more than she bargained for. When she’s commissioned to go with Beck to his hometown and help him care for his dying mother, they stumble too close to a dark and murderous secret, one that Beck fears will drive Riley away from him forever. As chaos breaks loose, Riley may be Beck's only hope for redemption . . . and survival.

Meanwhile, up in Atlanta, it’s quickly becoming clear that Heaven may have won a battle, but the war is far from over. Riley and Beck face a stormy future, as Lucifer's ex-right-hand-man, Sartael, proves himself to be more resilient than anyone thought. He has Atlanta in his grip and is about to begin a brutal war with the prince of Hell. As the seconds tick down toward a final confrontation, it's up to Riley and the man she loves to finally defeat their old enemy, or lose everything they've fought for.

It’s very hard to write a review for this book because this is the last book in the series, so it’s going to be hard not to include spoilers from previous books. Click here for my review on book one. 

Okay, so basically, after the huge the battle between the trappers, demons and even angels, Riley had no choice but to trade her soul in order to save the world. This is when she and Beck shared a passionate kiss and he confesses his feelings for her. Finally!

When it seems to be going good for Riley and Beck Beck’s ex, Justine, is adamant to find out about Beck’s past, which Beck is desperate to keep hidden. Due to this, he pushes Riley away.....andddd then we’re back to square one (okay, not that far back, but you know what I mean).

Riley accompanies Beck to his hometown to spend some time with his mum who is dying. In the midst of this, she finds out Beck’s secret. Meanwhile, in Atlanta Ori, the fallen angel, is getting ready to go up against Hell in order to save Riley.

I’m not going to give a review on each character, since my opinions about them are pretty much the same as the other previous books which I had done a review for. But I will say this, that in this book, you learn about Beck’s secret that he was so desperate to keep it hidden, especially from Riley, but it wasn’t that big of a deal anyway. He knew he was misunderstood by the entire neighbourhood and actually thought that Riley would take their side as opposed to his. It’s kind of absurd to be honest.

Also, I really wanted to find out who Beck’s father was, but sadly, the readers don’t get that opportunity. I guess because it wasn’t that important, but it would have been nice for Beck to find out.

I did think it was quite a touching moment when Beck’s mum (who was a terrible mother) saved Beck from Limbo and, whilst this does not make up for all the ridiculous things she did to Beck when he was small, at least she had some sort of humanity in her. 

I never liked Ori, but I guess he kind of redeemed himself in this book, even though he did die at the end. He always felt something for Riley, hence his decision to make her go through an intense training session with him every night, in order to train her up to kill the demons and her soul to be free.

The last battle was good and action packed but I still think the battle in the third book was the best out of them all.

All in all, it was an okay book series.

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