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Bitter Demons

(The Shadow Demons Saga #3)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  4,427 ratings  ·  204 reviews
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So far, life in Peachville has been tough for Harper Madison. She's survived attacks on her life, learned how to control her magic and met the most gorgeous boy with an unbelievable secret. After her latest stunt at Brighton Hospital, life has gotten even more complicated. The Order of Shadows is determined to tighten t
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 172 pages
Published February 24th 2011 by Dead River Books
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Ivana - Diary of Difference
Jul 29, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fantasy, paranormal, demon, magic story lovers
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Bitter Demons is the third book from The Shadow Demons Saga, and the third book of my challenge to read my sister’s books. If you haven’t read the two parts, you can read my reviews below:

Beautiful Demons (The Shadow Demons Saga #1) - ★★★★

Inner Demons (The Shadow Demons Saga #2) - ★★★★

As a third book of this series, I have to be honest and say that this one didn’t deliver. I expected so much more to happen, and so many more questions to be answ
Annie Brewer
Holy shit, this was SO good! So many answered questions from the last one. Sure, I still have more questions about certain characters. But I know we will find out all of our answers. Patience is a virtue. But damn, this was such an awesome ride on this twisty-windy-never-slowing-down road. I loved it! And as you can see I gave this one 5 stars. It was thatgood!

Oh Jackson...he has my heart! Since book 1 I've been a fan. But now he's sealed the deal. There's no turning collecting 200 dol
I'm a fan of these novels and I'm pretty happy that Sarra Cannon has managed to hold it together into book 3.

The filling in of Jackson's character and a bit of insight towards Mary Ann has managed to inject just enough freshness to keep the novel crisp.The characters have maintained consistency with their development and the mystery factor isn't too bad considering the choices.
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I am hoping that in the next novel the mystery aspect broadens out with an injection of some new characters. This book
Brooke Shelly
Mar 18, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: the-chaser
If found this book to be ok. The middle, I thought was very slow and a bit boring. This was an ok read for me.
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-favs
I LOVE that we see a lot more Jackson in this one. #teamJackson.


Harper is becoming one of my favorite book characters. She is funny, loyal and totally fireless, how she saves Caroline is amazing. She’s almost a little wreckless considering if she dies all the other witches does.

Again this reminds me of Coven from AHS. Must just be the witch thing.


I KNEW there was something off with Mary Anne I’m am glad she stuck up for Harper though and helped save her.


As for Brooke she has got to be one of
Cecily Wolfe
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
Still loving Harper and this series!
Grace the Book Queen
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
This third installment is one par with the previous book and we get some more answers. Also the magic battle scenes were done better and I enjoyed meeting other Primas from different towns. Can't wait for next one!
Mar 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-copy-only
The Peachville High Demons series has been good so far. Bitter Demons was an okay read just like the first two books, at least Sarra Cannon is consistent.

I liked the start of this book, New character's were introduced and I thought Caroline and Harper switching bodies (appearance wise) was very cool. The story got pretty intense when Caroline was taken and I was really interested in the mystery surrounding her disappearance.

Once she was found however I lost interest slightly and the story start
Mar 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Reread Jan 1 2013
Short and sweet. Loved it and can't wait to move on. Oh wait I don't have to wait this time. Woohoo!

Feb 2012
I realized that the series wasn't finished yet while reading this book. I was completely engrossed in the story all the way through this book. Every book has gotten a little better and this one left me wishing that the series was finished. I stopped the series at this book and will pick up the rest when the final book comes out.
Magan Vernon
Feb 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Dear Sarra,

I wish I could fight this addiction to this series, but I can't. I must continue reading!
Dec 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book really does pick up the pace. Things are beginning to fall into place but still I have load of questions and a few theories.
Mar 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic ! I have loved this series . I'm gonna buy the next one ASAP
Sonja John
love the cliffhanger
Mar 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
What can I say? This is the third novella in Ms. Cannon’s Demons of Peachville High series and this one really delivers. The stakes are higher than ever, loyalties are questioned, and the Order of Shadow’s actions and agenda seem ever more dubious and shady. Harper unexpectedly learns some unsavory bits of history regarding Jackson that threatens their relationship, and she embraces strange and potent new abilities. Mary Ann remains an enigma, and Brook morphs into a mean-spirited, jealous rival ...more
Jul 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
We get a lot of answers in this book, and so while there's still some mystery hanging around, you finally get a clearer picture of the Order of Shadows as a whole, and how they're structured and how the Prima's are normally treated in other towns. Which was nice because finally someone comes around and sticks up for Harper. Plus, it was great that the full truth about Jackson and his connection with the Peachville Order is revealed. Altogether this book really helped move the story ahead, and br ...more
May 15, 2015 rated it it was ok
Stuff finally happened, but then the book ended in the middle of it. Also, I figured out what's been bugging me about this series structurally -- the one-scene chapters, some of which don't visibly advance the plot, remind me of fanfic updates that the writer pounds out to have something to post on schedule...and the books seem to just be accumulations of chapters up to roughly book length rather than having distinct themes and plot arcs (some amount of recurring or ongoing stuff would be OK too ...more
Dec 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored this third book! Personally I found the first one was rather slow placed and conjured a lot of questions which it didn't have answers to, however in the next two it kept my attention thoroughly. Sadly I can't continue this saga as I've only got the first 3 as a box set, but when I get the money I'm definitely going to be buying the next few.
I did find Harper's mindset involving Jackson a bit annoying as she kept contradicting herself, but the developments of certain characte
Mar 05, 2014 rated it liked it
Bitter Demons was an okay read.

Harper was an okay character again. She still annoyed me in a few areas, but thankfully she wasn't as bad.
Brooke was an alright character in the last book, but in this one she really annoyed me.

The pacing was quite slow to begin with, but the last half picked up, and was actually pretty good.

Overall, a nice quick read.
Auntie K
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
loved it. my favorite one so far.
Sarra Cannon is a great author. her work is amazing. had me captured from the first book.

*I can't believe Jackson's story.
* can't believe Mary Anne was behind it all. I thought it was Brooke.
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Continues the gradual reveal, more players, more interesting.

Looking forward to more in the series.
Mar 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-owned
Another good read. I'm really starting to love this series. Hopefully once I sedate my addiction and finish the series I can write a more detailed review.
Mar 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Pretty sure these books are laced with crack.
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
They just keep getting better. Now to book four
Amy (BW)
Dec 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: need-to-review
This series just keeps getting better with each book.

More to come.
Jena Gregoire
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh, how I am HOOKED on this series!!!! Sadly, I just finished the 3rd book which means I am at the half way mark. According to the author’s notes in the product description on Amazon, book #6 will be the final book of the series. Sigh….

Let’s begin, shall we?? I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! ‘Nuff said. No, not really.

Bitter Demons is the 3rd installment in the Peachville High Demons series. This installment picks up post the big pivotal event at the end of Inner Demons (book #2). Harper’s bravery to save
Gypsy Madden
Aug 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After learning that she’s Peachville’s Prima, Harper has to adapt to a new position in the town’s power structure. She’s immediately elevated to the top of the cheerleader pyramid. But she finds her charmed practice sneakers tampered with and she takes a nasty tumble and just knows one of her team mates is to blame. But it’s still a minor jealousy compared to feeling like she was the one targeted when one of the visiting Primas goes missing, who had been innocently charmed to look like Harper. A ...more
Jimena Novaro
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love how 90% of the important characters in this book are powerful women. The series has become more about Harper interacting with the Peachville coven and less about her high school life, as it was in the earlier books, which means she's dealing with many generations of women who inspire her, frustrate her, help her, harm her, and scare her. It was refreshing to read a book about a young woman so impacted by other women.
Shelly Boltz-Zito
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I love these books. Being a grandmother, I wouldn't think I would love these books but I do. They just grab you and you don't wasn't to stop reading. I am rooting for Harper and Jackson so much. The twists come at you when you least expect it, and you just are amazed. This series is fantastic! Grab the first book and start reading. You will not be disappointed, trust me!
Lisa Welch
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous edition

In this addition we find more out about the order and the secrets they are keeping,and that these secrets are what are putting Harper in danger. There is another threat revealed and Jackson's secret is out . Kidnappings and rituals valour and an epic battle . It's a must read and got to say I'm loving Harper more each book I read
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