Publisher: Amulet Books
Release Date: August 1, 2011
Rating: 4 stars
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.
Author Jon Skovron takes on the dark side of human nature with his signature funny, heartfelt prose.
This book was really quite snazzy. I had picked it up at BEA, and when I did so, I was jumping around like a giggling school girl with happiness. Misfit was pretty much everything I thought it would be, and was one heck of a read.
The plot was very cool. I loved the unique perspective on demons Skovron had. Just that alone had me wanting to flip pages at some insane speed, so I could learn more about that, and then you add in the rest of the plot. I loved the whole setting – half demon at a Catholic school. I wish certain aspects of the plot, especially towards the end had been a bit more developed. I loved the ideas it just felt like some things were a tad to rushed. Some of the plot was a bit predictable, but that really just added to Misfit’s charm.
I really enjoyed the characters. I wish some of the characters like Father Aaron had played a bigger role. I really enjoyed his character. Jack was quite a lot of fun – for the smaller role he played I thought he was great. Rob was quite the charmer as well. I loved Jael’s confidence she had throughout the book. She really grew as a character with each chapter.
Readers will fall in love with Jael’s story and when the last page is turned, they will be asking for more! I know when I finished, I turned the page wishing that there was a lot more story.
I loved this book quite a lot. In fact, I would say it is a must read. I fell in love with the characters and the story. Jael’s world is a world I would love to return to!
Cover Rating: B+ – I really like this cover – it’s different from most other covers out there, and definitely stands out!