Harper Madison isn’t like other girls. She has extraordinary powers, but her inability to control them has gotten her kicked from so many foster homes she’s lost count. Shadowford Home for Girls is her last chance, and she hopes Peachville High will be the fresh start she needs.
At first, life appears to be looking up for Harper. She’s making new friends and is strangely drawn to the guy next door. But when evidence ties her to the gruesome murder of a Demons cheerleader, Harper discovers this small town has a big secret.
Oh. My. God. Wow.
This series, I have to say, is absolutely flawless. Total perfection. Except for the fact that it’s finished. **gushes and sobs and squeals at the same time**
Although these books are not as long as most of the novels I read, there is a whole wealth of information in them. There are 8 books in the series, and it’s possible to see the clear progression of the story and of Harper’s character. I admire the way in which she changes from a naive schoolgirl to a strong willed woman, all the while learning and adding assets to her personality. What I also really like is that her change isn’t like an overnight transformation, neither does she end up as a completely different person. Her change is slow but visible and it’s something I really enjoyed about these books.
I also really need to say that, like some of their names suggest, these books have a kind of darkness in them. While there really is no R rating or such, there are some things that have subtly terrifying implications. That’s one of the things that makes you want to keep reading these-you’re scared to know what happens next, but at the same time you need to keep at them.
Another thing about these is that there is absolutely zero gap timewise, between each book in the series. As a result, reading them is like reading a single book, because they flow into each other seamlessly.
It might be because of that, but I sometimes had to put down the book for a minute to just absorb everything that happened, because these books move at a breakneck pace, and you need to make sure you take in everything that happened already so that you can understand everything that happens next. Despite that though, you don’t have to worry about getting confused either.
This is something that is a MUST read for all of you, and I really hope you guys enjoy it like it did.