Misfit by Jon Skovron
Early Review 384 pages
RELEASE: AUGUST 2011
Review by Amber R
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.
Can I say how much I love Jael? I adore that girl. She's so isolated in the beginning of this book, from everyone really, people at school and her family. She has a couple of friends at school but other than that she doesn't have anyone, not even her father. Her mother passed away when she was an infant. She's already had a lot to deal with in her life. Her and her father move around a lot and she doesn't know why, her father won't talk to her about her mother at all, and she comes to find out that her mother was actually a demoness. One of the first beings on the planet, by the way. Jael's father is keeping tremendous secrets from her. However, he has his reasons and you'll learn them. I actually felt as bad for Jael's father in the end of this book as I did her. Things start to change for Jael on her sixteenth birthday. She learns things about herself that she never could have imagined. Not to mention, she gets to meet her mother's brother, Dagon, a huge scaly snake looking demon whose actually on her side.
This is an excellent book with a really good story line. There's a lot of action, mystery, and all kinds of supernatural business going on in this book. There's also a bit of romance for Jael with the hot skater boy Rob. It's an extremely good book. As soon as it comes out you all should buy it!