Beautiful Demons (Peachville High Demons #1)
Author: Sarra Cannon
Genre: YA paranormal fiction
Harper Madison isn’t like other girls. She has extraordinary powers, but her inability to control them has gotten her kicked from so many foster homes she’s lost count. Shadowford Home is her last chance, and she hopes Peachville High will be the fresh start she needs. But when evidence ties her to the gruesome murder of a Demons cheerleader, Harper discovers this small town has a big secret.
I really enjoy this series, and this book was a great intro to this series. Sarra Cannon is a great YA author who gives you just the right amount of information to keep you coming back for more!
Harper Madison is, in my mind, a young beautiful girl full of potential but just has been in the wrong place at the wrong time EVERY time. She knows she is not like other girls but doesn’t understand how. Shes moved around from foster home to foster home because of her behavior but you quickly learn that most of the time the bad behavior is unintentional and Harper only has good intentions that go usually go awry. Once she is sent to Peachville, she quickly learns that, like her, this town in not normal. At this point in the book is where the questions start rolling in for me, with few answered by the end of the book. Does she know who she is now? Do others know what she can do? Again, I like this series, so im going to assume that because this book starts the series, a lot of questions are to be expected so the reader will want to come back for more (Well it did the trick!)
Besides Harper being a natural beauty (although she doesn’t think so), there are the popular kids, who just so happen to be the cheerleaders. The IN crowd in Peachville. They initially hate Harper but mysteriously change their minds about her. Cannon goes into great detail in regards to the cheerleaders being idolized here. This all comes into play towards the end of the book when you finally have a few questions answered and are just beginning to know whats really going on around here.
Harper Also has a bit of a love triangle going on here. The popular football player vs the rebel guy on a motorcycle. (Cannon keeps the book a good PG-13, so it has the right amount of romance for a YA book reader.) Once you read the book you will realize that there is no comparison of the two AT ALL. Harper would be, for lack of a better word, a dummy if she chose one over the obvious better pick! But there is one thing that holds her back in choosing the better catch, something (or someone) she has no control over. This book is mysterious, and juicy, and makes you glad the series already has five books out! I gave this book a 4 out of 5 star rating because of the fact that there are so many questions to be left answered, and some things left unexplained until other books in the series. I do realize that an author must do this to a certain degree if a book is an intro to a series, but personally I felt like it went slightly overboard. Obviously not overboard enough where I don’t recommend this book! I certainly do and especially if you love series books! You wont be disappointed!