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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Book Spotlight: Forgiven by Jana Oliver & Giveaway!

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…
From Goodreads.com
       I have to start out saying that I absolutely adore this series. I was late coming to the party because I didn’t read book one until after book two was already out. I literally flew through both books and couldn’t wait to read book three!!! St.Martin's Griffin was kind enough to send me a copy and oh my goodness the book is amazing!!!

We start out where we left off in Soul Thief. Riley is dealing with her dad being back, Beck driving her crazy, and being a warrior for Heaven and a having made a deal with Hell. There is so much going on in this book, I don’t even know where to start. Riley is a kick butt, complex kind of a character with a heart earning for love. She goes through so many trials, being constantly pushed from every side. I love watching her develop as a daughter, a trapper, and a woman. 
Beck, oh my holy smoking bacon, Beck!!!!!! His character is one of my favorites, as of late. I really can’t get enough of him. His character develops so much in this book. He grows as an individual, as a trapper, and as a man. There is so much about him we still don’t know, but we catch glimpses in this book. The relationship Riley and Beck have in this book is amazing. I love Jana’s way of writing relationships, especially this one. There is just something so beautiful about these two. They’re both so broken, so in need of each other, and so perfect together. 
Jana created a world thats full of action, kick butt characters, and relationships that mirrors the real things in life. I love how real these books are despite the fact that its a world created on paper. My only complain is the ending! I can’t believe that cliffhanger! I need book 4 now! Forgiven is out today! Get it, read it, love it! 
Now, for the special little surprise! I have a giveaway for you! Thank you to the wonderful St. Martin’s Griffin for the book! 

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Happy reading!! I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Much love,
Valia

13 comments:

Rob Zimmermann said...

My favorite YA book this year has been S.M. Boyce's "The Grimoire: Lichgates"

Caitlin said...

Wow this is tough, I have been reading like crazy this year. I would say my favorite is The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. I won a copy earlier this year and absolutely loved it. Such a wow factor on so many levels and I am dying for the next one.

Kris said...

My fave book this year would have to be Under the Never Sky, just read it and fell in love!! :)

Arianne Cruz said...

HUNGER GAMES.

I might have missed the memo but why did the series change the titles? or is it a foreign version?

((ugggggh captcha!!))

Çråz¥ K¥ said...

i really liked cinder!

Alexa said...

I have only read book one in this series and while I wasn't in love with the religious aspects of the book I did enjoy it. Plus I LOVED Beck during the first book. Although he wasn't the love interest but by reading your review of book three it sounds like they do start to date which makes me very happy!

Thanks for the great review!

To answer the giveaway question my favorite so far this year would have to be a tie between Pure, Unholy Magic and Shift.

Brooke said...

I adored The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour.

Thanks!

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Starters by Lissa Price

margie c {the bumble girl} said...

So far, for this year, my fave YA is Wanderlove :)

Kelly said...

Just one drop by Quinn Loftis

Jana Oliver said...

Arianne -

Up until the third book, the US and UK had different titles and different cover "looks". The US third book took the same title as the UK edition and a similar design. You're the only one who is confused (wink).

VanillaOrchids said...

I really enjoyed Anew by Chelsea Fine.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Pam

Lexie@BookBug said...

The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore.

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