Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This week's pick is Misfit by Jon Skovron, coming August 1 from Amulet Books.

Summary: 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.

My Thoughts: Homicidal demon seeking revenge? Cute skater boy? And a father who's an ex-priest but a demon mother. Oh heck yes, this one looks freaking fantastic! First, I really want to know what the present is that brings this stuff, and I also want to know how it ends up playing out. This one seems like it's going to have a bunch of totally unexpected twists and turns, and I so want to see how Jon manipulates the mythology. Not to mention... does Jael actually stay good, or does she go all demon? And is being a demon really so bad? I don't know, but I want to. As for the cover, I adore the font, and love even more that it's in red. It's creepy and hinting at something dark, but is still appealing. The cloudiness, too, adds to a fantastic eerie overall effect that I definitely think fits with the description. Bring on the half-demon please!


  1. What an amazing cover. There isn't "people" on it but just the words alone draw my eye. Love it!

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  2. Definitely sounds interesting!

  3. This one sounds soooo good I wish August wasn't so far away.
    Great pick.

  4. Oh I like the sound of this one! I'll have to add it to my to-read list. :D

    My pick.

  5. Oh this sounds very exciting. Love it! Great pick!

  6. I can't decide if I'd be into this one! I've seen it all over... but I'm torn!

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  7. Such an interesting storyline. I'll keep it in mind.

  8. Ooh that does sound very interesting! Will have to remember this one!

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  9. This sounds really interesting. Definitely putting that on my list of books that I want to read. :)


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  10. i have heard about this before, looks good, good wow,

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  11. Misfit sounds really, really interesting! I can't wait to read it!

  12. This sounds so good. I will have to look into getting this one when its released. You can see my WOW here:

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  13. Love it! Homicidal demon had me sold.

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  14. I've never heard of this one. Sounds really interesting. I'll have to had this to my list.

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  15. The cover draws you in, nice pick.

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  16. Great pick! Sounds really good, so I'm adding it on my wishlist :)