September 2012

The Demon Trapper’s Daughter

Get ready for some fun adventure and a hint of romance.

Though my local library did not carry the bestselling book The Demon Trapper’s Daughter by Jana Oliver, that didn’t stop me from reading it. I ordered the book through the interlibrary program and just finished it yesterday, and must say that it deserves its bestselling status.

While it’s not the most compelling YA novel that I’ve read, it is a highly enjoyable, exciting adventure featuring a strong heroine who doesn’t allow boys to boss her around. It’s set only a few years into the future, in a world full of chaos brought on by the economic collapse of America. Demons lurk on streets and in homes, and it’s up to the demon trappers to catch them and take them to the Vatican.

Riley, our 17-year-old heroine, is the only female trapper and gets a lot of slack for it. Poor and motherless, she idolizes her father only to have him taken from her early on in the book. She is determined to remain a demon trapper despite his death and the dangers he had been investigating.