Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Misfit Review

Title: Misfit
Author: Jon Skovron
Publication Date: August 1, 2011 by Amulet Books

Jael has always felt like a freak. She’s never kissed a boy, she never knew her mom, and her dad’s always been superstrict—but that’s probably because her mom was a demon, which makes Jael half demon and most definitely not a normal sophomore girl. On her sixteenth birthday, a mysterious present unlocks her family’s dangerous history and Jael’s untapped potential. What was merely an embarrassing secret before becomes a terrifying reality. Jael must learn to master her demon side in order to take on a vindictive Duke of Hell while also dealing with a twisted priest, best-friend drama, and a spacey blond skater boy who may have hidden depths.
Jael Thompson is not just a Catholic schoolgirl that wonders about mundane things like when will she be moving again or who will sit next to her in class. For all of her life, her father and her have moved across states and countries, never having a place to call home. The reason for this is simple. If they stay in one place for long the demon Belial, Grand Duke of the Northern Reaches of Hell, will be able to rid the world of half breeds for good. That's right. Jael's mother was once a powerful demon but fell in love with Paul,resulting in the half breed Jael Thompson. Astrate, Jael's mother, believed that her daughter had a Prophecy to fulfill later in life. Astrate sacrificed herself in order to protect her husband and baby.

Misfit is a perfect name for this book. When learning about her demon heritage from her uncle Dagon, Jael feels like she doesn't truly fit in either world. Her parents were also a pair of misfits: the demoness and the priest working together to fight other demons that were abusing humanity.

Misfit isn't something that can fit with everyone's expectations. It outdoes them.
*reviewed by Shundrika, 15 @ OV

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