The Demon Trapper's Daughter

Reader: Emily
Age: 16
Title: The Demon Trapper's Daughter
Author: Jana Oliver
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pub Date: 02/01/2011
Galley: Yes
Nominate for Teens’ Top 10: Yes
Recommend: Yes
Convince us to read the book: The Demon Trapper's Daughter is an intriguing perspective on the future, mixed with a spunky heroine. Riley, the main character, hunts demons as her fathers apprentice. In a attack, her father is killed and she must protect her father's body from necromancers trying to reanimate his body. Jana Oliver weaves together magic, bravery, and a very near future in this novel about a young woman living in a man's world.
Compelling Aspect of the Book: Riley is a very engaging character. Overall, I found the book well put together and logical, with a plot that made sense. The magic in the book is not blatantly apparent and seems believable at times.
Comments: I found this a well put together novel, but I feel that the ending is missing a lot. The story does not tie up well, leaving the reader with more questions than answers. Who is the evil necromancer? Who reanimated her father’s body? The story feels unfinished and in my opinion, is ready for a sequel.
Cover: The cover of this book is very eye-catching and makes you want to pick it up. Lots of red, possible symbolism, suggests a edgy book that will keep you on your toes.
Did you finish: Yes
Age Range: 14-18 and up
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal

1 comment:

Maria said...

Great review! I'm looking forward to this one, can't wait to get myself a copy!