Paperback: 438 Pages
Published: August 2, 2012
Series: The Demon Trappers
In the fourth Demon Trappers novel, Riley faces the final battle for humanity and Beck's heart—and Hell is the least of her problems
Now that Riley’s managed to (just barely) fend off Armageddon, everything’s changed. Well . . . most things. After their passionate kiss before the big battle in the cemetery, Beck is back to treating her like a little girl, as if nothing ever happened. While she’d love to just tell him off and move on, Riley vowed to take care of Beck the way he’s taken care of her since her father’s death—but she’s about to get a whole lot more than she bargained for. When she’s commissioned to go with Beck to his hometown and help him care for his dying mother, they stumble too close to a dark and murderous secret, one that Beck fears will drive Riley away from him forever. As chaos breaks loose, Riley may be Beck's only hope for redemption . . . and survival.
Meanwhile, up in
it’s quickly becoming clear that Heaven may have won a battle, but the war is
far from over. Riley and Beck face a stormy future, as Lucifer's
ex-right-hand-man, Sartael, proves himself to be more resilient than anyone
thought. He has Atlanta
in his grip and is about to begin a brutal war with the prince of Hell. As the
seconds tick down toward a final confrontation, it's up to Riley and the man
she loves to finally defeat their old enemy, or lose everything they've fought
Can't believe this wonderful series has come to an end. Lets take a moment of silence while I figure out what I'm going to do with my life....
Let me start off by saying that I was looking forward to this book for one reason and one reason only---Denver 'Backwoods Boy' Beck. *Swoooooooooon* But the rest of the book was pretty good too.
In my eyes, this Southern Backwoods Boy Beck, becomes the center of this installment as the reader gets a deep look into his past and what makes Beck tick the way he does. I thoroughly enjoyed peeling the layers of Beck's personality like an onion and getting to know him on a personal level. And I have come to the conclusion that he is a very complicated character. He may have had the worst upbringing, a mother who didn't love him, a difficulty in learning, and as Riley likes to say he's a bit of a drama queen, but he is the guy who puts Riley's needs before his, he protects the people he loves, he's smart, strong, caring, a fierce fighter, hilarious (had me giggling throughout the series), owns a pet rabbit
(Riley if you don't want him, I'll take him now! *swooon*), and still managed to accomplish things despite his upbringing. When I was reading the parts about Beck, I truly felt sad for him. I wanted to cry, but at the same time I was happy that Beck was able to make something of himself. He didn't let his childhood distract him from his goal, but he did compare his childhood to his relationship with Riley. At this point I wanted to slap Beck. I wanted to say, "Are you stupid Beck? Riley is in love with you! Why are you being a guy? Just say you love her too!!!!!!!!"
On the other hand, Riley's character, has grown into a mature young lady. I admit there were times when I questioned her ability to make decisions, but by the end of this book, she became a strong, smart, and realistic character. Riley learned that in order to gain something, you have to give something up. And this lesson is probably the most important one she learned. Especially, with Beck. At times Beck was very distant and wouldn't let Riley in. And Riley would push him to his limit and he would run off. After a few arguments, Riley learned to back off and let Beck come to her when he was ready to talk. Plus, it was a thrill to see Riley and Beck finally accept their feelings for each other and act on them. (The scene with Harper telling them 'we don't want little Becks running around'.....HAHAHAA so funny...you gotta read this book) I have been rooting for them to get together from the beginning (probably get married and have tons of babies) and the ride has been a bumpy one, but I am very pleased with the ending.
Although this book mainly focused on Riley and Beck, there was also a supernatural battle going on between Heaven and Hell. I felt like there wasn't much importance on this battle, but it would have been nice to learn a little bit more about what was going on. But I'm not complaining. I loved Beck and Riley's story a little more than the actual battle. Though there was one character who was very well written. Ori was the bad guy, who, in the beginning I was very suspicious of, while everyone swooned over him. However, towards the end of this book, I was moved by the sunrise scene that truly tied his whole presence in the book. Oliver did an amazing job with that ending.
If any of you have not picked this series up, then I recommend you drop everything right this instance and read it! I guarantee you will not be disappointed!!!!