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Publish Date: August 1, 2011
Publisher: Amulet Books
Received: ARC from publisher in exchange for a review
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.
The cover to this book is awesome! I, personally love it. Although, I have heard talk around the web where people think that the book is a horror read just by looking at the cover. They could not be more wrong.
I enjoyed the storyline to Misfit. I always love books where the main character is just coming into a major part of their life. I like to see how much they change and the strength in the person they become. As a heroine, Jael was not the best that I have seen. She is week and scared. Although, she does come through in the end.
My favorite character is Uncle D. He is very quirky and you never know if he is joking or serious! Jael’s father seemed very strange to me. He had raised this girl from infant on up and he still felt uncomfortable around her??? Rob is a great character, very sweet and understanding. I did often think while reading the book that there was something odd about him and maybe he had another agenda.
I was not so sure about the flashbacks into the past. They were very important to the story and gave the reader a glimpse into how everything had started, but they tended at times to get confusing.
The book was kind of left open to where is could turn into a series. I have not heard that yet, but I would definitely be interested.