Beautiful Demons (The Shadow Demons Saga #1) – Sarra Cannon [BOOK REVIEW]

Book Review


I used to read a lot of Young Adult, Fiction and Fantasy books before. My little sister mentioned to me a few weeks ago that she started reading this genre. I decided that it would be a good thing to join her in this adventure, and to read some of the books she’s reading.

I have also asked for recommendations on the bookshelf that I made especially for this, and received so many responses. Thank you to all of you who contributed, and this is the list that we have now – (Tea’s Wishlist).

Beautiful Demons is the first book of the Shadow Demons series!

It is a story about Harper Madison, an orphan, that went from one family to another, causing troubles all her life and on one occasion, unintentionally made fire and burned people to death. With no family willing to take her now, she has to go to Shadowford, a place for troubled orphan girls.

But what if everything happens for a reason? And why is this whole town so mysterious? Why, for the first time, she actually belongs somewhere?

Everyone in this town seems to be hiding something? And that is just the beginning…

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Even though this book is quite short, I was actually amused as to how much it was able to cover. I was pulled in from the first chapter, and this kept me going until the last.

We have all seen the new girl, new town, new school, being bullied type of scenario, and the cheerleaders owning the school and dating the jocks. This is the same, except it isn’t. It is spiced up with mystery and magic, and cheerleaders are just a metaphor of all that lies behind it. I will only reveal this much – the moment you get accepted to become a cheerleader, your life changes. But that is also the moment you realise it’s only the beginning.

I liked Harper’s character, and how she was presented. Sometimes she was too naïve and vulnerable for her own good, sometimes a bit too reckless when she didn’t have enough information and clues. She was though, a nice young girl example of making brave decisions, but also a bad example of making stupid decisions…

The plot twist in the end was amazing, and I could never see that coming.
I think the purpose of this book was to make a nice scene building for the next books in the series, and to raise our curiosity. A lot of questions were raised, and not many were answered, which proves my point.

I really enjoyed the beginning of this series, and will definitely be reading the next books.

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20 thoughts on “Beautiful Demons (The Shadow Demons Saga #1) – Sarra Cannon [BOOK REVIEW]

  1. Bewitched Reader Book Blog July 20, 2018 / 6:32 pm

    I am so happy to see this post. The Beautiful Demons series is one of the first things I read when I got my first Kindle Years ago. I still love this series and it’s one of my go to re-read!

    • innah96 July 20, 2018 / 7:10 pm

      awwwh that’s so cute! Thank you! <3

    • innah96 July 20, 2018 / 7:32 pm

      Thank you! <3

  2. Saturday Nite Reader July 20, 2018 / 7:51 pm

    This one looks very interesting, almost like a Lifetime movie! Glad you find a series you can sink your teeth into (well not literally of course). hehe.

    • innah96 July 20, 2018 / 8:23 pm

      Yess hehe 🙂

  3. Empress DJ July 20, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    well done!

    • innah96 July 20, 2018 / 8:23 pm

      Thank you!

  4. yourwordsmyink July 21, 2018 / 6:55 am

    I love YA and fantasy. I’m putting this on my TBR💪🏻

    • innah96 July 21, 2018 / 9:53 am

      Yes, Veronica! It’s an amazing series! I just finished the second book too, amazing! Review will be coming shortly 😀

  5. Whispering Stories July 21, 2018 / 2:00 pm

    I love the sound of this book and that cover is simply gorgeous. Great review.

  6. Katie @ Book Ink Reviews July 21, 2018 / 2:25 pm

    Ahh. Sounds like Harper was the classic female teenager, though! I’ve found the older I get the more I shake my head at the YA teens. Then I realize it’s just because I’m old and not identifying with them as well anymore hahaha. This book looks fantastic!

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  8. Allie Bock July 22, 2018 / 4:38 pm

    Great review!

  9. Katiria Rodriguez July 30, 2018 / 10:08 pm

    Amazing review I absolutely love young adult fantasy books and this one looks and sounds totally amazingly fantastic and right up my alley to boot as well. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post and for putting this book on my radar.

    • innah96 July 31, 2018 / 9:19 am

      Thank you so much Katiria! 🌼

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