Author: Jon Skovron
Genre: YA Fiction/Paranormal
Publisher: Amulet Books
Hardcover: 384 pages
Available on: Amazon | Barnes&Noble | TheBookDepository
My Rating: 3/5
Description from GoodReads:
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.
Misfit, introduces us to Jael a 16 year old half demon. She has a hard time fitting in because she is always moving to different parts of the world with her father. When it appears that everything is going good because she has friends and a love interest the discovery of her origin endangers it all. It turns out that Jael's mother was a powerful demon that fell in love with a human. Everything would be a great family story if not because half breeds are seen as an abomination. Jael's mother was killed by a demon that won't rest until he sees her dead as well. So, not only does she have to deal with regular teenage problems but also learn things about her demon half all while trying to survive and not get killed by the powerful demon that killed her mother. Yeah, I wouldn't want to be in her shoes.
I liked that it was about a half demon girl. She was the one that had paranormal powers not a mysterious stranger. I also enjoyed her relationship with Rob because it grew out of them getting to know each other not just because of their great looks or an irresistible pull.
I didn't like the ending, I was expecting more action and a more emotional scene when she confronts her mother's killer. I also didn't like the change of POV. A few chapters are from Jael's father point of view. The change in tense was also confusing it jumps back and forth from present to past and it was a little confusing at first to understand what was going on.
Overall, it was a good read. I recommend it to anyone that enjoys reading about demons, demon hunters, and a girl trying to find her place.
*Disclosure: This e-ARC was provided by the publisher (Amulet Books via NetGalley) for free in exchange for an honest review.