Friday, October 7, 2011


MisfitTitle: Misfit
Author: Jon Skovorn
Rating: 3.5/5
SummaryJael has always felt like a freak. She’s never kissed a boy, she never knew her mom, and her dad’s always been super strict—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.
Author Jon Skovron takes on the dark side of human nature with his signature funny, heartfelt prose.
My Thoughts: The story was interesting, although at times it was a bit tiring (the religious portions). One of the strong parts of the story is Jael Thompson. While she isn’t exactly relatable, given the whole half demon thing, she is a very intriguing character. I did enjoy watching her come into her demon part. Her mother, Astarte, sacrificed herself to save Jael when she was an infant. Her father, an ex priest and mortal, has been raising her on his own since then. At the age of eight, her father tells her that her mother was a demoness but it isn’t until her sixteenth birthday that she learns she is part demon herself.

I think my favorite parts of the book involved Dagon, Jael’s uncle who is a demon that lives in hell. He’s described as ugly and having fish scales, add that to his personality and it makes for an interesting character.

Unfortunately, when I read the synopsis for MISFIT I was hoping for more. It isn’t that MISFIT was a bad book, that isn’t the case at all. I just wanted to see a bit more development from Jael. As a half breed she’s feared as being extremely powerful – powerful enough to destroy Baliel. The main problem is that it isn’t until Jael turns sixteen that she really learns what she’s capable of and from there it moves quickly, a bit too quickly to me.

I do hope there are more books because I want to see more of Jael. Thankfully the ending allows for more books.

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