Thursday, October 6, 2011

REVIEW ~ Misfit

Misfit by Jon Skovron

Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Genre: YA Paranormal
Source: Won in a giveaway from Books and a Cup of Tea & Netgalley
              The finished book was read and reviewed.

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.

Author Jon Skovron takes on the dark side of human nature with his signature funny, heartfelt prose.

Bekah's Thoughts:  Misfit is about a teenage girl named Jael who's mother is half demon.  Her father is a jerk, who thinks the best way to take care of her is to always act upon what he thinks is best, and not her own opinion.  That all changes on Jael's sixteenth birthday.  Now she must figure out how to use her new demonic powers, save herself from a homicidal demon set out to kill her, and on top of all that, how to get the cute skater guy.

How I felt about the book, well, it had a good story line, the writing was unique and interesting, but...  The book has about ten swear words on each page on average.  And the main character's best friend briefly mentions an adult scene.  I really don't have much of a problem with profanity, if there is about ten swear words in the entire book as a whole.  But ten swear words per page?  No, I don't think so.  It pretty much said every single known swear word, except for the 'F' word, if anyone was wondering.  If the book Misfit had a little less- okay, a lot less- profanity in it, I would of rated this book at least four and a half.  I'd recommend this book to be read by anyone over the age of 14. Maybe even 16. 

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