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Page To Premiere Wish List: ‘The Demon Trappers’ by Jana Oliver

July 1, 2014

Here at Page To Premiere we’ve launched a new post called our ‘Wishlist’, in which everyday a Page To Premiere reporter posts about a book they love that they feel should make it to the big screen, along with their fancasts. Yesterday’s our talented writer Mariyam posted her Wishlist on Josephine Angelini’s ‘Starcrossed’ series, so today I present to you readers my Wishlist, which is Jana Oliver’s Supernatural YA series ‘The Demon Trappers’. For those who are fans of Supernatural YA, this would be a gem for you all to read, in my personal opinion I found The Demon Trappers series to be highly underrated, and shockingly not as popular as I imagined it would be.

For fans of Cassandra Clare’s ‘Mortal Instruments’ series, you’ll be sure to indulge in this as it likens in awesome female protagonists killing demons for a living, however the similarity stops there, Riley Blackthorne has been trained to capture Demons, and return them back to hell all her life, and surprisingly enough the world is aware of this profession, in fact many citizens within cities across the world have this as a profession. Read below for a complete synopsis!

Seventeen-year-old Riley, the only daughter of legendary Demon Trapper, Paul Blackthorne, has always dreamed of following in her father’s footsteps. The good news is, with human society seriously disrupted by economic upheaval and Lucifer increasing the number of demons in all major cities, Atlanta’s local Trappers’ Guild needs all the help they can get—even from a girl. When she’s not keeping up with her homework or trying to manage her growing crush on fellow apprentice, Simon, Riley’s out saving distressed citizens from foul-mouthed little devils – Grade One Hellspawn only, of course, per the strict rules of the Guild. Life’s about as normal as can be for the average demon-trapping teen.

But then a Grade Five Geo-Fiend crashes Riley’s routine assignment at a library, jeopardizing her life and her chosen livelihood. And, as if that wasn’t bad enough, sudden tragedy strikes the Trappers’ Guild, spinning Riley down a more dangerous path than she ever could have imagined. As her whole world crashes down around her, who can Riley trust with her heart—and her life?

Now because of the fact that The Demon Trappers is on our wish list, we thought it would only be fair to devise a series of our own fancasts for our lead characters for you readers to see, and for the non-readers who are perhaps tempted to purchase the series. Check it out below!

Unofficial Fancast

We were also lucky enough to find out Jana Oliver’s personal dream cast for her ‘Demon Trappers’ series, pleasantly enough Daveigh Chase and Garret Hedlund were already on her list of actors she imagine to portray the roles of Riley and Beck, so below we’ve provided the rest of her dream cast that she’s spoken of.

Jana Oliver’s Official Dream Cast

Now Jana has added that her choice for potential actors is constantly changing, and that when in regards to Ori she imagined Jake Gyllenhaal to have long hair, and that Alex Pettyfer has been her choice for Peter from the start, also her reasoning for choosing Logan Lerman as Peter was how he epitomises the ‘nice guy’ look that Peter always seems to emit from the novel, which we agree with! You can follow Jana Oliver through her twitter @crazyauthorgirl.

What do you think of our cast list for The Demon Trappers? Got any suggestions?! Let us know in the comments!

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  • Sunny

    Are there any upcoming YA adaptions that features non-white protagonists or LEAD characters? Not the sassy best friend or confidant but the lead characters. Don’t get me wrong, I love most YA books and I watch their adaptations (even the not-so-good ones). But as an African-American young woman, its becoming increasingly frustrating that there isn’t any Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native Americans, multiracial LEAD characters on the big screen. Its really, really sad.

  • Bree

    To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han has been picked up by Overbrook. I haven’t read the book but isn’t Lara Jean Vietnamese or something similar? I’m not too sure. We don’t know, however, if they are going to keep her nationality or cast a white actress. I hope they stick with Lara’s original nationality/race.