15 Dark Fantasy Books About Demons

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From the religious point of view, God created angels, demons, and humans. Demons can think, talk and question, but they cannot disobey God. They can also be either good or evil, like humans. On average, they live between six hundred and twelve hundred years of peace, which is a very long time to live. But their world and their dimension are completely different than ours. So while it may seem long to us, it could seem average to them.

In fantasy or mythological points of view, demons can fly extremely long distances. Also, they can shapeshift into any living object of their choosing so they can turn into animals, even into a human. But they are not allowed to copy our eyeballs. It’s a limitation that they have. Ancient people knew about them, and they have been here since the beginning of time, and they have the same type of eyeball, where it’s a diamond shape.

15 Books About Demons

Demons have the stuff that they need to handle in their dimension. If you look through ancient human history, you will see many studies and discussions about magic and how to use magic. So what if humans back then were using magic or summoning demons that help them lift objects and place them in certain areas?

There is a universal law in religion that humans are not allowed to interact with demons, and demons are not allowed to interact with humans. It is forbidden. So good demons stick to their dimension, and they don’t interact with good humans. I will review 15 books on demons. If you want to know more about demons, then read these books. Let’s go!

1. Sawkill Girls

This book is about a girl named Marion who lives on Sawkill Rock, where two other resident girls are dwelling. There has been a string of murders not recently but throughout the centuries of women disappearing from here. There has always been a link to a family that lives on Sawkill Rock. So Sawkill Rock takes off almost immediately. It has some gory moments, and there’s a demon in it.

This demon is our main antagonist. It’s devouring, and it has possession. There are some spooky moments in this book. The atmosphere alone would make me recommend this book, and the fact that it has a demon in it makes it all the better. You will feel like you’re cold and shivering on a lonely beach without the sun, and sometimes that’s the rage you want.

Sawkill Girls

Author: Claire Legrand
Average Customer Review: (4.2 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Dark Fantasy, Fiction about Friendship
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2. Girls of Paper and Fire

This is not your traditional demon story. However, there are half-demons and full demons in this story. Demons, in this sense, are going to be the ethereal creatures that resemble animals, autonomous animals, or half human-half animals. So you have steel casts and moon casts in this book and your regular humans, which are paper casts.

It is a story where Lei, a Paper caste, is taken away from her home and taken to the palace to serve as the concubine for the Demon King. That’s where our chief demon comes in, the Demon King, while there are other demons featured in this book. They’re not all evil, but the main demon that will ruin your day is the Demon King.

He’s selfish, and he chooses to show his power in horrible ways. There are trigger warnings for sexual assault and rape in this book, as they are concubines taken against their will. With that being said, this book is fantastic, and if that is not a trigger for you, I highly recommend it.

Girls of Paper and Fire

Author: Natasha Ngan
Average Customer Review: (4.5 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Paranormal Fantasy, LGBTQ+ Romance
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3. The Devouring Gray

In this book, the demon is less of an actual physical creature and more of an ethereal sense. Devouring Gray is almost an alternate world that lives within our own. The founders of this town have been battling against this entity since the beginning of the town’s creation.

However, as the Gray continues to grow, the founders of this town begin to weaken. The powers that allow them to fight off the grey are beginning to dwindle. So this is an excellent demon entity, the creepy book where you find some parallel stories.

The Devouring Gray

Author: Christine Lynn Herman
Average Customer Review: (4.3 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Supernatural Mysteries & Thrillers, Monster Fiction
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4. King of Scars

The demon or monster is not the antagonist but the protagonist in this book. The story follows Prince Nikolai, who has quite a battle within himself. This demon is more of an internal demon, as well as being a bit transformative.

The story takes place following the events of Crooked Kingdom, and it is three perspectives of Nikolai, Zoya, and Nina. A burning angel goes down doors and portals and burns his handprint on it. So if you want the combination of magic and romance, this book is a must-read.

King of Scars

Author: Leigh Bardugo
Average Customer Review: (4.7 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Sword & Sorcery Fantasy
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5. Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices)

This entire series is filled with demon hunters. There’s an entire underground world filled with demons and fay, and the whole world is magnificent. There’s quite a humorous moment where two of our main characters are trying to get rid of a demon, and the dialogue between the three of them is incredibly comical.

So this is, again, another book that features demons that aren’t going to be scary and eerie, especially it has quite a bit of fun. I’m pretty fascinated with world-building. The paranormal aspects, historical fiction, and romance are unique to read.

Clockwork Angel

Author: Cassandra Clare
Average Customer Review: (4.7 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Historical Fiction & Fantasy
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6. Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid)

You have angels and demons that are warring together, and you have Georgina Kincaid. Georgina is a succubus, which means she has sex to feed off people’s souls, but she hates this. She loves working at her bookstore, and she has quite the knack for solving mysteries and getting into trouble.

This world is filled with demons. Jerome is one of my favorite featured demons in charge of the Seattle district, where Georgina resides. If you like the angel and demon aspect, the series has that and so much more. It is an adult book, and it features quite a bit of explicit sexual scenes. So if that is something that makes you uncomfortable, possibly step away from that. Otherwise, I recommend reading adult books if you are of age.

Succubus Blues

Author: Richelle Mead
Average Customer Review: (4.4 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Paranormal Romance
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7. Doll Bones

This middle grade features a group of children who usually play with dolls. However, one of the children is told he needs to grow up and grow out of it and is expected to play sports. It leads them into their final journey playing with dolls, and it leads them to have to bury a doll that seems somewhat possessed.

The backstory to this is quite dark as to why this doll is made of bones, but if you’d like to read a book that is both middle grade and terrifying, Doll Bones is going to be the book for you.

Doll Bones

Author: Holly Black
Average Customer Review: (4.6 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Paranormal & Supernatural Fantasy
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8. The Chronicle of the Three: Bloodline

Zoe’s main characters have gone through a tragic loss in her family. She has lost her parents, and now she will be moving in with her aunt. Her aunt will be moving to the town of Torch Creek, Virginia. She starts seeing these dark shadows that seem to follow certain people around, and she doesn’t understand what is happening.

At first, Zoe thinks her parents’ grief is driving her mad. But then she discovers that she is a daughter of three, and she was sent to rid the world of demons and save humanity. It is a fun supernatural read because supernatural books do more with werewolves and vampires. Also, this is solely focused on angels and demons.

The Chronicle of the Three

Author: Tabitha Caplinger
Average Customer Review: (4.7 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Paranormal & Urban Fantasy
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9. Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days)

Angelfall deals mostly with angels. You are in a world where the apocalypse has happened, and now angels are on Earth. They are trying to demolish the modern world. Since they’ve come to Earth, they’ve set up a base in San Francisco. So after Warrior Angel is still her sister, our main character Penrhyn finds a warrior angel who has lost his wings, lying on the street.

Then together, they join up forces to go to San Francisco, where the main base camp of the angels is so that she can get her sister back. Pick this book if you are looking for books that deal with angels and demons.

Angelfall

Author: Susan Ee
Average Customer Review: (4.5 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Dystopian Fantasy
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10. The Novice (Summoner)

The story deals with Fletcher, who finds out that he can summon demons from other worlds. He is being chased for a crime that he did not commit in his village. So he is forced to go to the academy to learn more about his summoning skills and what it means to summon demons.

But when a sinister force floods through the skull and starts to create enemies, Fletcher must figure out where his loyalties lie. It is because he will soon figure out that the fate of the Empire lies in his hand and the gift that he has of summoning demons. So this series has so many awesome elements to it. First of all, we have a main character who is a guy who can summon demons, which is very interesting.

The Novice

Author: Taran Matharu
Average Customer Review: (4.6 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Action & Adventure Fantasy
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11. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)

In this book’s world, we have shadow hunters. They are the children of angels called Nephilim, and they are sent to fight demonic forces and the supernatural in the real world. So with each of these different books, we follow different main characters who are shadow hunters. They’re fighting vampires, werewolf search.

All different types of supernatural creatures are being pulled into the world. So, there are different types of demons. If you’re looking for many great books that deal with demons and angels and all things supernatural, this is a series for you.

City of Bones

Author: Cassandra Clare
Average Customer Review: (4.5 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Paranormal Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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12. Daughter of Smoke & Bone

This series deals with demons and also deals with angels. The main character Karou is dealing with demons. Karou is a teenage girl art student raised by an unconventional gang of people. She is a friend with demons, and angels are coming to rid the world of the demons. She meets up with one of those angels, and things start happening.

It is an awesome series if you’re looking for something that solely deals with demons and angels. The whole story is mythical and fantastical, but it is very much grounded in human nature. It has a good versus evil theme that plays with all human feelings and beliefs.

Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Author: Laini Taylor
Average Customer Review: (4.5 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Paranormal Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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13. The Darkest Night

We have a girl whose name is Ashlyn Darrow. She has a special ability to stand in any location and can hear every single conversation. She can hear every single conversation, which seems cool. But it’s not something that she can control, so she’s constantly being inundated with all the conversations that have ever taken place. It’s extremely loud in her head.

Ashlyn hears the rumors about a group of men who appear to have supernatural abilities that instantly piques her interest. So she sets off to find the group of men, and in the process of doing that, she crosses paths with medics. Maddox (Demon of violence) and his friends are that they used to be warriors for the gods. Zeus created them, and they were created to protect the gods and protect Pandora’s Box.

Since we’re dealing with gods, punishment tends to be cursed doled out to everyone. Then Maddox has an extra curse that his friends don’t know because of something that happened after that. So, after the eternal warriors were cursed, they got the boot out of the heavens and kicked down to Earth. Stuff happened for a while when Ashlyn and Maddox met. They’re in each other’s presence throughout the rest of the book.

The Darkest Night

Author: Gena Showalter
Average Customer Review: (4.5 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Romantic Fantasy
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14. Sweet Evil (Sweet)

It follows Anna, one of the most innocent girls living in Georgia. She’s hasn’t been introduced to the world, and she’s religious. All of a sudden, she meets a guy named Kaiden. Anna has seen people’s auras, and she always thought she was different. When she was at Kaiden’s concert with her friend Jay, she saw her aura too, and she learned from him that she is from a Nephilim race. They are the children of Dukes. Dukes are the seven deadly sins, and his father is the Duke of Substance Abuse.

So Anna is drawn to all alcohol or drugs, and then Kaiden, his father, is the Duke of Lust. He is drawn towards things that have to do with lust. The Dukes or the demons have to have their kids do their sins. So Kaiden has to perform his sin and get people to perform his father’s sins. Like Anna, her job is to get people to drink or do drugs, but she is against that because it’s not good.

The cool thing is that Anna has to go to Los Angeles from Georgia because she has to find a special angel human, Nephilim, who can tell her about her past. So Kaiden offers to drive her to L.A., and they go on a road trip, and they learn about each other.

Sweet Evil

Author: Wendy Higgins
Average Customer Review: (4.5 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Paranormal Thriller & Romance
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15. Hex Hall

Hex Hall focuses on a girl named Sophie Mercer. She is a witch that she knew at the age of twelve. When she came into her powers, she had the abilities for a while now. She is currently 16. Her powers and spells have not worked out when introduced in the book. The story begins with Sophie and her attempt to help the human girl with love at the prom.

This book is a reformed school for supernatural beings for witches, shapeshifters, fairies, warlocks, demons, witches, and the occasional vampires. Mysterious conflicts and characters are going on in this book. One of the conflicts involves Sophie’s newfound friend and roommate, Jenna, a vampire who suspects mysterious occurrences in the book. The plot rolls out from their crazy teenager. Check it if you like magic with mystery.

Hex Hall

Author: Rachel Hawkins
Average Customer Review: (4.5 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Mystery & Detective Fiction
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