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Jael has always felt like a freak. She's never stayed in a town for longer than a year, she's never kissed a boy, she never knew her mum, and her dad's always been super-strict, but that's probably because her mom was a demon, which makes Jael half-demon, and most definitely not a normal sophomore at St. Mary's High School. Jael thought she had it under control, though, until her sixteenth birthday, when a mysterious present unlocks the story of her family's dangerous history and Jael's untapped potential. She discovers that the reason her family moves around a lot is because they're being chased by a particularly vindictive Duke of Hell, Belial. Jael must learn to master her demon side in order to take him on, while also dealing with a twisted priest, best friend drama, and the spacey blonde skater boy who may have hidden depths. In this paranormal YA novel, Jon takes on the dark side of human nature and the risks of believing dogma blindly, as well as the immediate threat of the pantheon of demons that are trying to meddle with humanity. With Jon's funny, heartfelt prose, Jael's story soars.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 138 x 206 x 25mm | 410g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • w. ill
  • 9781419701207
  • 553,210

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3,482 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
5 32% (1,121)
4 31% (1,065)
3 24% (823)
2 9% (305)
1 5% (168)

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So, I just finished it last night. I noticed this has gotten mixed review, but I did like it a lot. At times I envied Jael, at times I pitied her. Just like it should be. But above all, I really rooted for her (and Rob). Some characters severely annoyed me, at times so much so that I had to put the book (or my Kindle) down in order to escape them. I severely doubt that this was intended, but I could be just weird that way. A character this applies to would be Britt Brougher. But there were also many very emotional scenes. I think I had an enormous lump in throat when Jael touched that hedge. If you've read it, you should know what hedge I mean. It could also have been Belial's heartlessness in the scene, but it was soo sad! Usually I can understand why a book gets mixed reviews, even if I did like it. But this time around? No idea. I haven't read any other reviews yet, admittedly, but still! I liked the book enough to give it 4 clouds, so why ... but tastes differ I suppose. Still, I really liked it. I liked Dagon a lot, too. I have to mention that this book works with a lot of flashbacks, which is the main reason why it only got 4 clouds. I don't like flashbacks at all, and almost every second chapter was a flashback chapter I think. A No-No with me.show more
by Jill Barrakling
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