Thursday, January 12, 2012

Happily Ever Endings... Soul Thief by Jana Oliver

Happily Ever Endings... was born out of sheer frustration. You know how when you read a series and you love it but the last book takes a little while to come out and then you sort of forget parts of the novel? That's what these posts are going to serve to remedy. Happily Ever Ending... is a short post about what happened at the ending of each book that is going to be in a series for people who need a quick reminder of what happened in the previous installment. I hope this saves someone else the frustration that I went through!

Soul Thief by Jana Oliver

Riley Blackthorne is beginning to learn that there are worse things than death by demon. And love is just one of them…

Seventeen-year-old Riley has about had it up to here. After the devastating battle at the Tabernacle, trappers are dead and injured, her boyfriend Simon is gravely injured, and now her beloved late father’s been illegally poached from his grave by a very powerful necromancer. As if that’s not enough, there's Ori, one sizzling hot freelance demon hunter who’s made himself Riley’s unofficial body guard, and Beck, a super over-protective “friend” who acts more like a grouchy granddad.  With all the hassles, Riley’s almost ready to leave Atlanta altogether.
But as Atlanta’s demon count increases, the Vatican finally sends its own Demon Hunters to take care of the city’s “little” problem, and pandemonium breaks loose. Only Riley knows that she might be the center of Hell’s attention: an extremely powerful Grade 5 demon is stalking her, and her luck can't last forever…
Click "Read more" to read the ending of Soul Thief so you'll be ready for the next installment of the series!  

Riley has run into a dead end with the summoners and thanks to Mort has learned that a witch can summon her father's spirit. With a newly freed Peter (thanks to his parent's divorce and his mother's moving), Riley goes to Ayden's to do the summoning. Her father's spirit comes but won't reveal who took his body and when they press him, a dragon comes out and tells them to stop pushing. yden has no idea what has happened and neither down Mort. She meets Ori who gives her two white roses and after fighting and breaking up with Simon (as he is convinced Riley is working for the devil) she decides to give into her feelings for Ori. Ori reveals he is an angel and kisses her.

Beck finds out that the Hunters are there and interested in Riley, believing Simon's story. Beck says they can't speak to her and starts up a relationship with a reporter. He sleeps with the reporter who reveals that she is the ex-girlfriend of the Hunter's Captain which isn't good because the Guild Master's only rule is to not make a fool of the Hunters. He fights with Riley about her breaking up with Simon and with her dating Ori, pushing her into Ori's arms.

Riley goes to Harper's home and the Five finally shows itself and attacks her and Harper. Harper makes her hide but she refuses to leave Harper to die. They fight the demon and lose. Ori shows up and kills it but tells Riley to tell everyone Harper did. Beck goes to Stewart's house where Harper reveals he didn't kill the demon and tells them both about Ori. They tell Beck to find Riley. Riley meets Ori in the graveyard and decides to give herself to him. The next morning, Ori asks her to pledge herself to him but when she doesn't he gets angry. Lucifer appears and reveals that Ori is his servant abd one of the Fallen. He also reveals that her father had sworn himself to Ori in return for not dying while hunting and leaving Riley an orphan. Lucifer also says he is the dragon.

Lucifer asks Riley to pledge herself to him for her protection but Riley refuses. Lucifer turns Ori to stone but says he will change him back is Riley doesn't agree to do a favor for him. Riley says yes to the favor and no to the soul. She runs to Beck, the only person she knows. Beck is kind to her, letting her cry but she is sure that he will cast her out once she reveals she slept with a Fallen. He reacts violently learning that she has slept with Ori and storms out of the house. Riley heads to the bathroom and the Magpie from her apartment alerts her that the Hunters are outside. Beck calls as she flees and she yells at him for siccing him on her. She goes to the only person who might harbor her, Mort. Mort agrees to hide her and goes to hide her car. She walks into his livingroom and sees her father. 

Did I miss any important details? Please leave them in the comments! 

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