Misfit by Jon Skovron
Copy Courtesy of Netgalley and Amulet Books
Release Date: Aug 1, 2011
Jael is a demon, well she's a half-demon because her mother was a demon and her father is human. On her sixteenth birthday (because of course 16 is a super magical age) she receives a gift from her father which will change everything like alert a super powerful demon who is out to get her of her whereabouts.
I really wasn't all the intrigued with the premise, but I'm a sucker for covers or at least I was for this one even though it's not exactly pretty.
The start of the story and the mythology found throughout was actually quite interesting, and I'm liking the take on demons that this book had. There were a couple problems with this book, and one of them was that Jael struck me as whiny at quite a few points. Granted, she's somewhat justified in her rebellion, but I was still annoyed. Also, the ending was anti-climactic because it was over too fast and too easily.
I do think this author has potential as there are a lot of good ideas which were also fleshed out nicely. The end, though, just did not live up to the expectation, and I was disappointed. For me at least, a good ending is very important to my overall rating of a book you can say I have recency bias, but it is what it is.
Star Rating: 2.5/5.0
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