Thursday, September 22, 2011
Misfit by Jon Skovron
She knows she's different from the other students and she's never really fit in all that well, even with all the moving her Dad makes her do. But she has no idea HOW different...
Amulet Books and Net Galley let me have an ebook to read for review (thank you). The book was published the first of August, so check with your local bookstore for a copy. This is a fantastic paranormal story for young adults but it sure kept me glued to my chair!
Jael likes the school she's attending now and she's made a few friends, so she doesn't want to pack up and leave again. She knows it's coming, though.
When her sixteenth birthday rolls around, her father gives her a necklace that her mother left to her. He tells her she can't wear it yet. Her body and mind tell her differently. She suddenly discovers that she is half-demon...
I would not have guessed a male author wrote this book. He really does an excellent job of portraying Jael as a young woman who knows she's a bit different, but not why. His words even feel feminine when he's dealing with her conversations. I'm impressed.
This is way out fantasy with good kick-butt action and plenty of danger. The story moves fast, flows well, and draws you into the characters, even those you don't admire so much. I loved this book and I think there may be more coming in the future. Jael hasn't banned all the evil Lords of Hell yet...
I highly recommend this book. It was good fun to read. Why not try out a copy yourself?
Here's a link to a trailer from the Arlington Public Library (no state disclosed) that will tempt you if my words don't: