YA Review & Contest: SOUL THIEF by Jana Oliver


So, can Soul Thief possibly live up to its predecessor, The Demon Trapper’s Daughter? Well, yes, probably. How’s that for enigmatic? And it’s going to be hard to talk about this book without a mild spoiler or two for the first book if you haven’t read it, so consider yourself warned. I will keep any spoiler very small.

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THE OFFICIAL BLURB: Seventeen-year-old Riley has about had it up to here. After the devastating battle at the Tabernacle, trappers are dead and injured, her boyfriend Simon is gravely injured, and now her beloved late father’s been illegally poached from his grave by a very powerful necromancer. As if that’s not enough, there’s Ori, one sizzling hot freelance demon hunter who’s made himself Riley’s unofficial body guard, and Beck, a super over-protective “friend” who acts more like a grouchy granddad.  With all the hassles, Riley’s almost ready to leave Atlanta altogether. But as Atlanta’s demon count increases, the Vatican finally sends its own Demon Hunters to take care of the city’s “little” problem, and pandemonium breaks loose. Only Riley knows that she might be the center of Hell’s attention: an extremely powerful Grade 5 demon is stalking her, and her luck can’t last forever…

MY THOUGHTS: My favorite thing about this series is the worldbuilding, as a futuristic Atlanta is overrun with demons, kept at bay by the Guardians…well, until recently. Soul Thief picks up immediately where The Demon Trapper’s Daughter left us hanging, with Riley feeling shell-shocked and guilty over the explosive events at the Tabernacle and the deal she had to make with Heaven in order to save her boyfriend Simon. Now, Simon’s in the hospital, the push-pull of the (is it ever going to happen) relationship with Beck continues its frustrating dance, and there’s a mysterious new player or two in the picture.
            A lot of the book was taken up with Riley’s hunt for the necromancer who bought her father’s corpse to reanimate—yeah, kinda morbid, yes?—and it slowed the pace down a bit, but—as with the first book—we’re left hanging on a ledge, wondering what’s going to happen next. And note to Riley: PLEASE, you and Beck get this sorted out, ’kay?
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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban and paranormal fantasy and romantic suspense, currently living in Auburn, Alabama. Author of the Sentinels of New Orleans series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, and Belle Chasse (Nov 2016). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the upcoming Wilds of the Bayou series (Book 1, Wild Man's Curse) releases April 2016).

25 thoughts on “YA Review & Contest: SOUL THIEF by Jana Oliver

  1. Loved the first book and am looking forward to reading this one. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. I have the first book but haven’t had a chance to read it yet. The reviews I’ve seen on the series have been good.

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  3. Don’t enter me. I just wanted to say fantastic review! I read the first one last week and have the second one waiting for this weekend. I completely adored Demon Trapper’s Daughter and am so glad that Soul Thief lives up to it!

  4. I am really looking forward to reading this next installment. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  5. I just bought The Demon’s Trapper Daughter but have not read it yet. I’m sure I’m going to love it by what I’ve read so far so I’d love a chance to win book 2. I’ve been all into demons lately even though I love all paranormal. Thanks so much for the giveaway.
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  6. Have the first book in the series, would love the second! Thanks for the giveaway.

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