Soul Thief is the second in the series by Jana Oliver.
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…
Riley is in a love triangle (sorta) when we leave the first book. In this one she looses one and really falls for another. Leaving the third totally twisting in the end (but we all know we want them together!!). I was really surprised at Ori - the level the author took it too with their relationship. WOW - shows you what men can really be like.
Not a lot of killing per say in this book - more of the story line laying out and getting all the facts and other characters introduced. From the witches, necromancers and the auction... I'd be a little twisted up with emotions and that's what gets Riley going in this book.
I held on and didn't let go til it was over and I want the next book :)