This review is spoiler free.
Series: The Shadow Demons Saga
Published: 2016, by Dead River Books.
Format: Ebook/Kindle Edition
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Demons, Witches
Contains: Violence, Anger, Strong Language, Blood/Gore, Death, Murder
‘Inner Demons’ continues the story of Harper Madison, where becoming a Demons cheerleader was the last thing she 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.
I initially decided to continue this series for a quick and easy read, however, shortly after I fell into a reading slump – of no fault to the story at all. This meant that this novel has taken me around a month to read, however, I finished it! And I really enjoyed it.
Harper Madison does develop a little more in this instalment, her growth being gradual but consistent, and it was wonderful to see. She makes mistakes, she fails and yet she gets back up again and continues. She’s strong and independent and a role model for her readers, which I loved.
The writing style was simplistic, yet concise, and drew the reader in easily, engaging with the new world that Harper was introduced to. It was a brilliantly quick story that I found myself falling into, regardless of the slump I was in, and felt as if I could return to it whenever I was ready to pick up the book again.
Overall, I deeply enjoyed this novel, it being a quick-but-not-quite-quick read and I will definitely be continuing this series as soon as possible.