This is the second novella in the Peachville High Demon series and, I must say, I found it just as engrossing and enchanting as the first book, Beautiful Demons. Told from the perspective of the young recruit, Harper Madison, the dialogues are deftly handled. The uncertainty and angst of the sixteen-year-old protagonist, Harper, resonates throughout. However, through it all, Harper struggles to make the right choices and to discover who she is and what she truly wants to become. She is stubborn, loyal and likable, with a deep, abiding passion for unraveling the mystery inherent in Peachville. There are dark entities apparently existing in a symbiotic relationship with the prominent citizens of the small, exclusive community, and Harper becomes the prize in a long-standing conflict between two factions.
I wholeheartedly recommend this series to mature readers as well teens. The pacing is fast; I was never allowed to become bored or to let my attention wander. The author is adept at creating situations and encounters that surprise and bemuse. As Harper's world view changes, and she becomes caught up in events she never expected, we are given front-row seats, and also the opportunity to watch her blossom. I am very much looking forward to reading the next book in this series.
Becoming a Demons cheerleader was the last thing Harper Madison expected when she moved to the small town of Peachville. Now that she's an official member of the squad, her training can begin. Only, this is no normal group of cheerleaders. Harper isn't there to learn dances and cheers. She became a cheerleader in order to finally learn how to control the magic inside.
The Peachville Demons cheerleading squad is really a training ground for a powerful coven of witches called the Order of Shadows. The training opens up a new world for Harper. It's a world of beauty and magic beyond her wildest dreams, but also a world of pressure and impossible expectations.
A world where every secret hides an even darker secret.