Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Amulet Books (August 1, 2011)
Buy the Book: Amazon
Visit the site: jonskovron.com/misfit
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.
Author's note: I have been an ardent Twitter user since 2007, so you know I love it. But it doesn't seem likely that any of the characters in Misfit would use Twitter, except maybe Britt. So this is not what these characters would ever actually say. This is just me poking fun at some of my own characters.
Amon: Ugh. Boss is on a tear again. "Blah blah blah, that #$%^ mortal!" #headdesk #ihatemortals
Philotanus: @Amon What'd he do now?
Amon: @Philotanus Kicked Belphegor's butt in Moscow
Philotanus: @Amon Never send an imp to do a demon's work. *sigh* Guess I better start packing for a trip to Gaia.
Baal: @Philotanus What makes u think he'll send you?
Philotanus: @Baal He won't send YOU because he probably wants to get this resolved sometime before the mortal dies of old age.
Amon: LOL! Actually yeah, sorry @Baal, he already said he wanted @Philotanus. Maybe next time! #notreally
Philotanus: @Amon If we're going to catch a demon hunter, what we need is some live bait.
Asmodeus: Hey, tweeps! What's everybody up to? :D
Amon: @Philotanus Dude...
Philotanus: @Amon I know... perfect, amiright?
Amon: @Philotanus Totes!
Philotanus: Perfect timing @Asmodeus! You know, @Amon and I could really use your help.
Asmodeus: @Philotanus Me???? REALLY?
Philotanus: @Asmodeus You feeling up for a little trip to Gaia?
Asmodeus: @Philotanus OMG! Whatever you need! I'm so there for you guys!
Philotanus: @Asmodeus That's so great to hear! We're leaving tonight so get ready!
Asmodeus: @Philotanus Brilliant! I'm going to go pack right now!!!! #WIN
Baal: @Philotanus @Amon You guys are such #$$%^&$.
Amon: RT @Baal @Philotanus @Amon You guys are such #$$%^&$.
Thank you Jon Skovron for sharing this with us!