The Demon Trappers: Forsaken - Jana Oliver This review was first posted on Music, Books and TeaI am a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And I mean, HUGE. When I was younger, I wanted to be Buffy. I mean, who wouldn't want to be a badass slayer who also got to make-out with Spike a lot? Exactly. So when I first heard about the Demon Trappers series by Jana Oliver, I knew that I'd have to read it. And I definitely was not disappointed!Riley Blackthorne is the only female trapper in Atlanta. Her father is one of the best Demon Trappers around, and all Riley wants to do is follow in his footsteps. The best thing about Riley is the fact that she is a fighter. She doubts herself, like most people do. She puts up with a lot more crap than most other apprentices too, namely because she's female. Yet she doesn't give up. Even though it would be really easy for her to just throw in the towel, walk away from demon trapping and claim a normal life for herself, she doesn't. In fact, she goes out to trap a demon that she's holding a grudge against (I can't explain any better than that because it's kind of a huge spoiler), and, even though she's only an apprentice, she traps the Grade Three demon. Unfortunately, she loses the demon (and nearly her life), and Beck is furious with her. But when he asks her "what will you do next time?" instead of telling him she won't ever do it again, she replies with a correction of her actions, like throwing a sphere correctly and not getting hit by the demon. I wish I had a copy of the book on hand to quote it directly, because it was a brilliant scene, and it really summed up Riley's character for me.I love the world that Jana Oliver has created in Forsaken. It's pretty similar to today's world, except there's some rather large economic problems going on that cause Riley to have to be schooled in empty shop buildings instead of an actual school. Money is tight, with trappers having to rely solely on their trapping abilities to be able to survive. And the demons themselves were pretty awesome. I loved the idea of having Grades on the demons that related to their difficulty in catching them. The names of the demons weren't difficult to understand, and made sense, like a klepto-fiend who stole things, or a pyro-fiend who can create fireballs.I need to dedicate a little part of this review to the romance that was featured in the book. It wasn't particularly over-bearing, in fact, I found it kinda cute. Simon was such a sweet boy, and, because he had his religion, he had morals, and acted like a proper gentleman! Then there was Beck, the guy who trapped demons with Riley's dad, Paul. He was the total opposite of Simon, yet I couldn't help but love him! Whilst Riley and Simon are cute and sweet, the tension between Riley and Beck is incredible. It completely has me torn over who I want Riley to end up with!Forsaken built up to a climax that has me so excited to read the second book in the series, Forbidden. It definitely reminded me of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which increased my enjoyment of the book! This is one paranomal romance series you don't want to be missing out on!