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24 out of 28 people found this review helpful.
I really enjoyed the story itself where Harper has been with foster care since she was younger until the last foster home is her last hope, ...
I really enjoyed the story itself where Harper has been with foster care since she was younger until the last foster home is her last hope, otherwise, off to juvenile detention center she goes. Hoping to make it work, she stays at her last foster home and uncovers many mysterious things.
I have always been interested in cheerleaders. After reading Beautiful Demons, it made me remember that I was once a cheerleader . . . for Halloween. Cheerleaders are always portrayed as the popular girls in school and in Beautiful Demons, they are as well. However, there is a little twist. These cheerleaders are not just cheerleaders, they are like the it-girls with powers. When these cheerleaders begin to friend Harper, everything gets all weird, as if not everything is already weird. These cheerleaders know what is going on, but Harper does not and she just so happens to be part of their little secrets.
Harper is a very curious girl with supernatural powers she cannot explain. Her curiosity has just gotten her more curious about the people around her, the situations she is in, and the town she lives in. Everything changes for Harper and she must dig deeper to know the past, present, and future.
What I really enjoyed about this book is the story itself and the mystery this book holds. I'm always curious to know what happens next and this book has formed one BIG question, "Who is Harper, really?"
Beautiful Demons is a beautifully crafted novel of supernatural powers and paranormal adding a big mystery. You will be sucked into this story. It sucked me in. You will be at the edge of your seat dying to know what happens next. I have read it in one sitting. It is that enticing! Wonderful book!
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posted by pippi2000 on June 24, 2011Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 25, 2011
Good quick paranormal read
Harper has been through six foster homes in one year, mainly because she starts levitating objects when she's angry and everybody's pretty freaked about by that. Now she's moving from Atlanta to smalltown Peachville to stay at the Shadowford Home, a last-ditch residence for girls who can't go anywhere else. Shadowford is an old plantation house and the very feel of the place gives Harper doubts. Then she gets to school and finds that the Peachville cheerleaders are much clique-i-er than they are even at normal schools. The fawning attention they get doesn't make any sense to Harper, so she knows that something shady's going on, and it's a whole lot weirder than a town obsessed with school spirit. Harper starts to have troubling dreams and she gets a serious warning about the future from resident bad boy Jackson. What kind of secrets is this rural town hiding?
The heroine's great, and I really like the supporting cast in this book. There's bubbly Agnes who is super friendly, but isn't a standard best-friend character. Agnes often compliments Harper, but she's also quick to subtly put Harper down by suggesting that the quarterback couldn't ever be interested in her or implying that Harper can't be smart enough to take senior Calculus as a sophomore. (I think that's a type of person a lot of us have met!) Then there's Drake, a nice football player, or at least he seems nice and flirty until he learns that Harper's living in the local home for teenage rejects. He's not a good guy and not a villain, and he plays a secondary role to the cheerleaders who run the school. Then there's Jackson, my favorite character. He's a non-mainstream guy, but he's definitely not "bad" at all, and he shows himself to be kind and down-to-earth. He's got a ready smile, and he and Harper have an instant rapport, so any scene with Jackson interacting with Harper is a good one.
I also love some of the little nuances in Harper's character. With her many moves, she's left with a limited wardrobe of mostly plain black clothes. But one of her foster moms worked at a crafts store and gave her lots of ribbons, so Harper routinely ties different colored ribbons around her wrist to make up for the lack of variety in her clothes. It just struck me as a very cool detail, something that sounds true to life.
There's a point where Harper gets short-term amnesia, which is never my favorite plot point because it tends to make characters act unlike their previous selves, but it all works out okay and there's a paranormal reason for it. With brief chapters that move the action along at a good pace, Beautiful Demons is a novella-length story that will give readers a quick, tasty bite of paranormal YA.
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Posted January 2, 2011
Best 99 cents I've spent in awhile!
I just finished Beautiful Demons. There are some minor paragraph errors but nothing that gets in the way of this story. I'm a huge fan of paranormal-esque stories. This story sucked me in from the beginning because it wasn't your typical vampire/were novel...it's got witch-craft so far. The plot makes it clear from the beginning that it is part of a series. I could not predict ALL of the plot, particularly the ending, which was nice. The main character is believable and likeable. I'm not a huge fan of Drake, one of the male main characters, but I got over it. It's definitely a good, quick read, and well worth the money. I will be getting the sequel-- Inner Demons.
Random notes about the book:
-Not much in the way of romance
-Some paranormal activity but the answers for why are not explored in this book
-Reasonable characters that are relatively life-like
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Posted August 17, 2012
This was a surprisingly short book. It¿s what I call a candy flo
This was a surprisingly short book. It’s what I call a candy floss read
– quick, straightforward, and to the point. Don’t get me wrong though. I
thoroughly enjoyed this book. It’s filled with endless plot twists and
keeps you guessing right up until the end, and still leaves a lot more
to be continued in the next book of this series. What really drew me
into the story was the whole idea of a Stepford-like town where
everything seems perfect on the outside, but has a sinister feel to it
and a darkness brewing below the surface. Peachville has a high school
cheerleading team who clearly isn’t what they seem to be and which will
have chills running down your spine. Of course I would get sucked into
a story where the main character isn’t allowed to go up to the third
floor of the house she just moved into. Instantly I was curious to know
what was up there, and trust me when I tell you, it’s well worth the
read to find out what is hidden up there, when she eventually goes up to
the forbidden third floor. The reader soon comes to realize that
these are only the first impressions of a town obviously guarding
generations of secrets, which I’m hoping will be unraveled throughout
this series. “Beautiful Demons” is perfect for quick bedtime reading and
I’ll definitely be reading the next book.
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Posted November 28, 2013
Do not read this if you don.t want a spoiler!!!
I find it very interesting. Peronaly my favorite charecter is Jackson, but I don't get the whole memory loss thing. The third floor is really interesting and all. If I wasn Harper I would have not tried out for the cheerleading team. I wouln't have worn the black diamond necklace. THIS A GOOD BOOK! I WANT TO READ THE WHOLE SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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This book was great
I was glued to this book and i cant even tell u how many i got in trouble cuz i wouldnt stop reading. Gut there are still a little punuation errors though. -fizy911Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 26, 2012
Posted December 16, 2012
You want to jump into the book
Its a rollercoaster ride...you want to jump into the book and help lead her in the right direction away from the crazy. It was a good read i liked it a lotWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted July 26, 2011
Good fast read
I bought this series for a total of about $6.00. I didn't expect much. But it surprised me! It was a good quick page turner! Must read!
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