Rival Demons by Sarra Cannon (Kindle Edition) – Read March 2, 2012
Cost: $2.99 (As of This Post)
Official Description: (This is book 5 of the Peachville High Demons series)
After narrowly escaping death at the hand of the Order of Shadows, Harper finds herself thrust into the strange and beautiful world of the shadow demons. But crossing through the portal doesn’t mean she is safe. The Order of Shadows is determined to bring her home and transfer the Prima line to the Harris family. They send their most vicious hunters after Harper. Hunters who will not stop until they have found their prey.
Determined to keep her safe, Jackson takes her deep into an underground world filled with dangers of its own. Here, Harper will begin a journey that will teach her more about herself and her own path than she ever imagined possible.
But will her relationship with Jackson survive?
My Take: Oh my GOSH! That Ending….it’s surprising, I don’t even think there was foreshadowing to predict it… ok enough of that talk! 🙂
We start in on Rival Demons exactly where Shadow Demons leaves off. Jackson, Lea, Harper and Mary Anne enter the Demon world, and honestly it seemed to not fit entirely with the ending of the last book, and I was slightly confused for a few pages, but it had been a while since I read Shadow Demons. The story starts off in the action and sees some pretty terrific things going on with Harper. The bulk of the story is in the Underground, where the resistance is hiding in the demon world. Harper and Mary Anne are allowed in but they are very limited in what they can do. The demons don’t trust humans, and who could blame them? All of the human’s they’ve known have kidnapped and enslaved their kind, so Harper and Mary Anne are scrutinized, especially Harper. Jackson is distant and keeping secrets and Harper decides (eventually) to stop obsessing on her lack of contact, and the secretive nature of Jackson, and try to make herself a stronger witch.
I do like this series, this wasn’t my favorite book, but I think the next (and last) book will be VERY entertaining and action packed. I liked seeing the demon world, or glimpsing the demon world, and seeing what madness the Order has brought upon this other world. It’s true that a lot of people (in real life and in the story) look at atrocities that afflict the world and just choose to hide or ignore it because they are too afraid, or have too much doubt in themselves to effect what’s going on. This series, mostly this book, addresses that fact and sometimes it takes a loud and obstinate, and naive, voice to make a difference, trying is better than sitting around. I look forward to picking up the upcoming conclusion Demons Forever, whenever it’s released.