In Peachville, there’s a fine line between good and evil.
That line is about to be crossed.
It’s amazing how much one’s opinion of a book series can morph as the series progresses. I started out saying that this series was very RL Stine-ish. I feel now that this may have been an unfair assessment. Not in a bad way though. I do not tend to get “hooked” on YA novels. They’re amusing, yes but not addiction worthy. This series is like crack in Arial font.
My initial thoughts going into Shadow Demons were mainly grounded in the fact that I desperately wanted to know what the hell is up with Jackson. He’s fantastically sketchy but he was literally giving me late night anxiety attacks. I found that the books were inspiring dreams in which I was looking for a secret and no matter what I did or where I turned, the key was always just out of reach. I was driving me a little bit cray-cray, Well, fear not fellow readers!!! Shadow Demons FINALLY gives you some REAL info on who exactly Jackson is!!! I wont tell you whether or not it’s a bad thing because that would ruin it all but you will definitely want to keep plugging away at this series to get to the answers.
In Beautiful Demons, we are introduced to our main character, Harper Madinson, as a troubled teen who has done nothing but bounce from foster home to foster home. Through the series, we are given bits and pieces of insight into Harper’s past and exactly how she ended up with adoptive parents to begin with. The problem is, in the teeny tiny town of Peachville, no one seems to have any answers for Miss Harper. Well, until now. Four books into the series and we finally get some series dirt on what went down all those years ago. In a way, Harper gets a little bit of closure in Shadow Demons.
Shadow Demons also gives us a look at the different types of magic that the futures are capable of and it’s pretty safe to say that Harper has some catching up to do!
We are also shown exactly what The Order of Shadows is really capable of. And, you guessed it, it’s not pretty.
I am giving Shadow Demons 5 stars! This series gets better and better with every installment! Off to go finish Rival Demons (book 5) now!