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.
Misfit was a different sort of book. For one, it was in present tense, which I don't see a lot of, in fact, I can't remember a book that I've read that was. (Nano books don't count) So it was interesting to read. A good interested. Second, it showed demons in a positive light, something that I liked, it was new, original.
And Jael wasn't an ordinary girl. She was half human, half demon, but wholly in the world of the humans, or Gaia as it was known to the demons, and wholly in the world of Hell. She belonged in both places. And I really liked that.
I really loved her, well, I guess that you could call them powers, but it was more her influence over the elements, it was cute, refreshing, and just good to read, nice and light-hearted that made those scenes memorable.
I really wanted to inflict serious harm on the bad guy, too. You know how I said above, positive light on demons? Yeah, not all of them were positive. The bad guy was really, really annoying. I wanted him never to have been born, but what Jael does to him was close enough.
This was a really good book, and I hope you guys check it out!
Author: Jon Skovron
Read: July 11th, 2011
Reason Why: Sounded like a really great book!
Publisher: Armlet Books
Published: August 1st 2011