November 13, 2012

Book Review: Misfit

MisfitTitle: Misfit.
Author: Jon Skovron.
Format: Hardback.
Pages: 384.
Series: No.
Source: Purchased.
Publisher: Amulet Books.
Published Date: 9/1/12.
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"Jael Thompson has never really fit in. She’s changed schools too many times to count. The only family she’s ever known is her father, a bitter ex-priest who never lets her date and insists she attend the strictest Catholic school in Seattle. And her mother—well, she was a five thousand year old demon. That doesn’t exactly help. But on her sixteenth birthday, her father gives her a present that brings about some unexpected changes. Some of the changes, like strange and wonderful powers and the cute skater boy with a knack for science, are awesome. But others, like the homicidal demon seeking revenge on her family? Not so much. Steeped in mythology, this is an epic tale of a heroine who balances old world with new, science with magic, and the terrifying depths of the underworld with the ordinary halls of high school."

First & Last Line:

"Jael Thompson looks at her reflection in the bathroom mirror and frowns."
"'Mother,' she whispers. 'I love you.'"


Though I like when covers show or hint at the story a bit, which the cover of Misfit doesn't really do, but still looks amazing and very intriguing. It has this dark and mysterious to it, just like the story does.

My Thoughts:

Misfit is the story of Jael and her discovery of being a half breed; half human and half demon. Most would assume that if Jael is only half of a demon, she must not have all the powers a normal demon would, which isn't true at all; she has much more. Since not very many half breeds exist, no one really knows just how strong one can become...which is why everyone in Hell is after her.

Accompanied by her father, uncle, and boyfriend, Jael has to find the strength within herself to defeat Belial; the strong demon who murdered her mother, and is now going after her.

Misfit was something fresh and really went along with the Halloween season! I enjoyed Jael and her cute skater boyfriend, along with learning more about demons and the paranormal. If you haven't picked up this book yet, you NEED to!...NOW!

1 comment:

  1. I've seen this book around but haven't paid much attention to it. It does look really good. Thanks for the review!


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