Forsaken by Jana Oliver

by Jana Oliver

Pages: 448
Release Date: February 7th 2011
Publisher: MacMillan Children's Books
Buy the Book: Amazon
Riley has always wanted to be a Demon
Trapper like her father, and she's already following in his footsteps as one of the best. But it's tough being the only girl in an all-guy world, especially when three of those guys start making her life more complicated: Simon, the angelic apprentice who has heaven on his side; Beck, the tough trapper who
thinks he's God's gift, and Ori, the strikingly sexy stranger who keeps turning up to save her ass. One thing's for sure - if she doesn't keep her wits about
her there'll be hell to pay...

My Thoughts
At first when I picked up Forsaken, I didn't think it will be a book that I would enjoy reading. The first few pages didn't get me into reading it. However, when I really got into the book and into Riley's world, it sure was something.

My views changed as I continued reading the book. I loved how the narration was divided between Riley and Beck giving the book a much better anticipation. I really connected with Beck. And Riley. And all the other characters. They just were different. Good different :)

As you can guess, Beck was one the one that stood out for me. Yeah he’s got a hell of a lot of issues but all in all he’s a great guy. I think probably because of the way he handles everything, even though he messes up sometimes ...that’s what I love about him.

Jana sure gave alotta action. Very intense stuff here. There were quite a few times where I was really freaked out; I guess it’s because of the detailed descriptions and because its about these creatures and demons, it does get a little too messy sometimes!

I am glad to know that it’s part of a series. I am really looking forward to the ones that follow. Escpecially so I can get to read more about Beck's character and see how his secrets are uncovered! I can't wait to read Forbidden.


  1. I nearly bought this the other day! But I went for Iron Witch instead b/c it was in the buy one get one free in Waterstones =] How do you get review copies in the UK?


  2. Ohhh, this looks good!

    You've won the 7 facts and Once Lovely Blog award over on my blog!

  3. I haven't heard to much about this one, so I'm happy to hear that it's good. It sounds like it would be interesting- I love the idea of demon trappers.

  4. I'm glad you enjoyed it. It sounds really good. I love the cover and I think I prefer the UK name over the US one too. I've had it on my shelf a couple of weeks now. Hoping I'll have time to get to it soon. Riley's world seems amazing.

  5. Nice review!
    This book sounds soo good! It's on top of my wishlist!

  6. Great review Mia... can't wait to read this book!

  7. I really really really want to read this! I can't wait to get started on it. What an awesome review!

  8. I absolutely love this book and am dying for Forbidden. Beck aka Denver Beck is just most awesome character. Jana sent me a tshirt today as she knows how much I am loving her book. I shall put up on IMM this Sunday also I have been helping her with something. I was totally shocked and surprised today, and I love it!!

    Man I can't wait for some more Beck:D He is my fictional crush:D

    Michelle A.

  9. All I can say is, "Oh wow." I love the cover, and it certainly sounds like my kind of novel. I love a book with a lot of action scenes in it. I'm definitely going to have to check this one out! :D

  10. Forsaken sounds really awesome and I added it on my to-read pile a few weeks ago. I think I should read it soon. Jana Oliver seem to be really good writer. :)

  11. This is sitting in my TBR pile! Can't wait to get to it.

  12. I just bought this book and I cannot wait to read it. Thanks for the great review.

  13. I love characters with flaws, not someone who's perfect and never messes up or does something wrong. Beck sounds like my type of guy!


  14. Beck sounds intriguing and fun to read about, will pick this book up!


Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I do read every comment and appreciate them all :)

Please do not leave any personal information, such as your email address as they will be deleted immediately.

Happy Reading!