Monday, September 5, 2011


Published By : Pan Macmillan
Released : I'm a tad confuzzed but I think book 2 is launched everywhere now.
Details : Paperback , 418 Pages


Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

Riley's beginning to think being a demon trapper isn't all it's cracked up to be. Her dad's been stolen by a necromancer, her boyfriend's gone all weird and she's getting warm and fuzzy feelings for someone who's seriously bad news. It's tempting to give it all up and try to be normal, but that's not an option. Because the demons have plans for Riley. And they're not the only ones.

When ‘Forbidden’, turned up on my doorstep, 10th August, I did my Team Beck happy dance. I read it immediately, and then was embargoed until 3rd September by Oz publishers, couldn't say a word. But , now I can! 

I just LOVE!!!! this series. I absolutely adore Beck. Jana is making us readers work for that relationship we are hanging for, and rightly so.

For some daft reason I thought it was going to be kind of smooth sailing for Beck and Riley in ‘Forbidden’. I thought they would be hanging out killing demons, Riley learning from Beck, cashing in, squabbling, being stubborn with each other.....errr nope. Well they were being stubborn and squabbling..... but , I do understand why Jana took the path she took.

Simon and Riley’s relationship takes an interesting turn. I felt frustrated with Simon, but I understand that Simon’s faith is so strong that nothing can come between him and his belief in God. I did feel a little sad for Simon as he needed somebody to blame.

Beck ..oh...Beck. Great writing on Jana’s behalf, but bad..bad.. Beck. To boot he has now broken a cardinal rule not to piss off a Hunter, me thinks there is going to be some troubles for Beck in ‘Forgiven’.

Did somebody deserve a slap from me (just to clarify, not Jana) ...oooOOOooo girlfriend you did not just go there....* shakes head*

The more I was wanting Riley and Beck to throw themselves at each other, bang around off the walls like the frustrated characters they are, the more I knew it wasn’t the time. Riley and Beck are just not ready for each other. Beck is being the father/big brother figure not admitting to what’s buried under the surface and Riley can act like the wise ass little sister as they are both so stubborn . If Beck’s not growling at Riley, then she is being sarcastic and growling back at Beck, their communication skills kind of suck. It’s going to be an eruption worth waiting for when these two get a clue.

The title for us Aussies and the Brits, ‘Forbidden’ , means many things in this book.

Jana really throws in some curve balls. My heart went out to Beck when he needs Riley’s help. That would have taken a lot for him to swallow and ask. To me that said an awful lot about his trust he has in Riley.

Bff Peter, plays a much meatier role in ‘Forbidden’, he is coming into his own, stepping it up. I love that Riley has her little chicky friend down at the cafe as Riley has a lot of male influence in her life.

Mortimer is a great character. He is what he is, but he has class about him. He is a good guy, I think. Riley needs somebody to trust/help her when she is going all Nancy Drew. Mortimer does stick his neck out.

Ori, Ori, smexi Ori…. I can say no more….

Riley finds herself a most unlikely ally, you are going to love him. He is in Ninja stealth mode.

From one odd relationship to another one.....the grumpy bugger has decided to lighten up a little.

In ‘Forbidden’, loyalties are tested, there is lust, action and you get sucker punched a couple times. You realise how lonely Riley really is. She just wants to find her father. She doesn’t complain about the cards she has been dealt. She will do whatever it takes for the ones she loves. Her own safety doesn’t really enter into the equation. She just wants to be accepted by the boys club that is the Trappers Guild.

Jana is bringing in some more paranormal influences. It will be interesting to see where she goes with this.The way Jana ended ‘Forbidden’ , I thought the wait for this book was nooooo..... wait until the end of this book ....... are you in for some surprises, the wait is going to drive me all outback feral. You won’t be able to help feeling frustrated that you don’t have ‘Forgiven ‘ to crack open immediately. In a few years , how lucky will the new readers to the series be when they can just read them one after the other, no waiting.

Lucky much.


Beck blinked a couple times before his eyes narrowed. ‘I’m the guy ya have to deal with if ya think you’re goin’ out with her.’

‘You didn’t tell tell me you had a brother,’ Ori said, looking over at Riley........

‘Look, dumbass,’ Beck growled, ‘ I don’t know what your game is, but you’re not playin’ it with her.’

He scowled. ‘Like you’re a good judge of character. Your first boyfriend was an abusive bastard and the last one was a self-righteous prick.’

‘So where do you fall on that scale?’ Ori enquired.



  1. I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH! Just had to share that with you! great review!

  2. Wow! Great review! Did some skimming since I still have to read it! Got it and bunch of other MUST READ titles this past weekend that has made my TBR pile into a tilting mountain!! Anyways enjoyed your review!

  3. Thanks SisterSpooky and Jessica, I always have a great time reading this series. I'm already bouncy for 'Forgiven'.



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