Misfit by Jon Skovron
Publication Date: August 1st, 2011
Published By: Amulet Books
Hardcover, 384 Pages
Source: ARC Tour- Blog Tour
"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."
Review: **** = 4 Stars
I believe this is going to be a book people either really like, or just don't care for. Lucky for me, I thouroughly enjoyed it. Jael is the main character and I both love and hate certain things about her. Overall, she is pretty badass(I mean, come on she IS half-demon), but she's also pretty reckless(doesn't think about consequences before she acts). Then again a lot of teenagers act before they think so I guess I can't really dislike her for that reason. Rob is introduced and becomes the love interest. He's one of my favorite characters from the book. 1) He's a skateboarder(I wish I could skateboard) and 2)He likes math/science(ME TOO!).
One thing that I could have gone without is all the religion stuff. I'm not religious in any way so it didn't offend me, but I don't care to read about it either. I can see how it was essential for the story though so I just read through it.
I really enjoyed how the author was able to add so much comedic relief into the story. It really made the whole novel much more rounded. It pretty much had it all, comedy, romance, action. It was light and dark and it also makes the reader think(always a plus)!
Another major plus for me was the parent's backstory. I'm a huge fan of backstories, and Skovron does not dissappoint. I love reading a story and going back in that story to see how things were or what happened.
Overall, this was a great story that will have readers engaged from the beginning to the end. A definite recommend for any YA fans out there!
*Make sure to stop by on August 4th to check out Jon Skovron's Ten's List for Misfits Blog Tour!*