Wednesday, April 13, 2011

waiting on Wednesday: Misfit by Jon Skovron



Book: Misfit by Jon Skovron
Release Date: August 2011
Genre: YA / Supernatural
Publisher: Amulet
Description:
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.

 I am such a sucker for these young adult supernatural books. I just cannot seem to stop myself from reading, and loving, them. From the description it sounds like this one may be a bit funny - it sounds creepy as well, but with some humor thrown in. I can only hope so, I love my books, even the scary ones, to be funny!

23 comments:

Melissa Dawn said...

It's funny because I almost chose Misfit to be my WoW this week too. It sounds so good!

Melissa @ SheShines

Frosy said...

Great choice! It sounds like something I would read. Definitely going to my TBR pile!

Jules (The Great, The Good and The Bad) said...

This does sound good and another one that I haven't heard of :)

Jules

Jennifer A said...

Oh, this one sounds great! I'm really glad you posted it. I'll definitely be checking this one out.

What a pretty cover too!

Jennifer of Little Shelf

Jan von Harz said...

Love the combination of fantasy and paranormal. Good choice!

Kai @ Amaterasureads said...

You're not the only one. I'm a sucker for YA paranormal books too. I just love the genre. And an awesome pick too! August can't come fast enough. :)

Here are my Waiting on Wednesday picks

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

I'm the same way---I love a little humor, even in the scary stories! This one looks great!

Amy @ bookgoonie said...

It looks awesome & so does the cover.
If you get a chance, stop by
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It's a Book Thing said...

Sounds awesome! Cannot wait to hear (or read) what you think when you get it.

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Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds like a tale with a great mix of interesting ingredients. Hope you enjoy it.

Here's MY WOW POST

Cynthia said...

Definitely on my list, sounds really good. Great pick!

Lindsay of VioletHourBR said...

This sounds pretty good! I like a little humor in my books..it breaks up the tension lol.

I'm your newest follower, and I look forward to reading more of your posts! =)

Here's my WoW post

Christy @TheReaderBee said...

Ohh!! I saw this book last week, and then completely forgot about it. It sounds really great, I can't wait to read it! Thanks for sharing!

abeautifulmadness said...

Great pick, it looks really good. I'll definitely have to get it when it comes out.

Tristan said...

I can't wait for this book it sounds so good!!
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Sally said...

I've got this one on my wishlist - it sounds great.
Sally.
http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/04/waiting-on-wednesday-14.html

Kt said...

Misfit sounds like it is right up my ally. I've added it to my TBR list. I love that cover! Here is my Wow pick for this week. Make sure to check out my giveaway of The Restorer while you are there :)

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds really good , have heard of it.

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

Oo I love all these mythology books that are coming out! This one sounds AWESOME! Great pick!

Penelope Lolohea said...

Mythology! The magic word for me! I'm hooked, and adding it to my TBR. :) Great pick!

Here's my WOW pick.

Katie said...

I am a sucker for the YA sup books to. It's kinda sick :)

I am following you from WoW.
http://www.seekreadblog.com

Christina said...

Woah, I had never heard about this one until now. It's definitely going on my wishlist though - mythology, homicidal demons? Sounds like fun. Plus, that cover is so gorgeous! I love the contrast in the colors. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Nina @ Death Books and Tea said...

I think the quality of YA supernatural has gone down slightly recently....but this looks like a really good one with a little comedy mixed in too. It's already on my TBR.
Nina @ Death Books and Tea

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