The second book in the series. My brother and I have been hunting down this book since Oct, and I finally found it online. OMG.
I was captivated by the first book, and now the second. And I can't wait for the third one to be released. Forbidden is a Urban Fantasy (UF) book, and having demons in the city is commonplace. Schools are held anywhere and everywhere, but with regularity. It actually sounds like the future world that we would probably be facing, especially with the budget cuts in the cities.
Riley is the only female trapper in the Trapper society, and she has a huge score to settle with the necromancers as she thought that they have forcibly taken her dad to be a deader. It ends up that someone else was behind the scenes, which rounded up the plot considerably. In this book, Riley's relationships with guys took a turn for the worse. All the three guys, in fact. It is a little unsettling that she managed to get rid of the thoughts of Simon so quickly and jumped into sex with another guy, who turned out to be another bad guy. Now, it seems to be that all the bad guys get the deal, while the good guys stand at the sideline.
The book is filled with different perspectives from different people, and it is a very interesting read. The twist at the end was a little unexpected, but if you read the first part carefully, you would have expected the twist.
The relationship between Beck and Riley is interesting, as they shuttled back and forth between roles. Frankly, I was rooting for Riley and Ori, even though I have the feeling that Beck and Riley would end up together in the end, but I didn't expect Ori and Riley's relationship to move that fast. Peter also played a more important role than in Book 1, as he was released from the clutches of The Warden.
I would rate this as 9/10, because of the interesting plot =D