Skovron, Jon

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Seattle sixteen-year-old Jael must negotiate normal life in Catholic school while learning to control the abilities she inherited from her mother, a demon, and protect those she loves from Belial, the Duke of Hell.

Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, c2011
ISBN: 9781419700217
Branch Call Number: FIC S
Characteristics: 362 p. ; 22 cm.


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Nov 03, 2012
  • mrfbiini2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“In every drop of water, gust of air, speck of earth, and crackle of lightning, she hears the same thing: This world is alive. And it loves her.
A little while later, the storm notices that Jael has fallen asleep. The rain tapers off. The clouds sneak away like they're trying not to wake her. The wind caresses her cheek one last time, then disperses in all directions. It carries with it the memory of this funny girl with the sad green eyes. And it carries with it a little bit of hope that things might change. That the world might become what it was supposed to be.”

Nov 03, 2012
  • mrfbiini2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“I didn't know zombies could eat demons," admitted Paul.

"Oh, dey can't, really," said the Baron. "But you know, dey just keep trying anyway.”

Nov 03, 2012
  • mrfbiini2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Oh my God, I can totally see it," says Britt. She scrunches her face into a frown and glares at herself in the mirror. "Jael ... ," she says, in a pretty good imitation of Jael's father's flat, gruff voice. "Jael, money is tight. Do you really need these things?"

"No, you're right, Dad," says Jael in a chipper, squeaky voice. "It's actually really convenient that I can store all my pens and pencils in my hair. In fact, you know what? I'll just grow my hair a little longer so you don't even have to get me folders this year!”

Nov 03, 2012
  • mrfbiini2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“I just feel like we understood each other."

"Oh," says Rob, and nods kind of stiffly.

"Wait," says Jael. "Are you, like, jealous of a telepathic ram?”

Nov 03, 2012
  • mrfbiini2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Jael" It still gives her a strange shiver when he says her name. Like she can almost get a sense of the person he believes she's capable of becoming. A person who deserves an exotic name spoken with reverence. But now he looks a little sad. "If all you ever do is try to avoid pain, you'll never create something truly worthwhile.”


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Nov 03, 2012
  • mrfbiini2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Pah! This was totally original (I mean seriously, nothing can be completely new but I didn’t know what was gonna happen like some of the other books) and I loved it! At first, it was completely depressing. Horribly, painfully depressing. It took all my will power to keep reading the first few chapters. Then in one scene (no spoilers, but don’t worry its not too far in the book) BAM! Poof! Voila! It turns into one of the best books I’ve read. The story is wonderful, and I really started to love the flash backs from Paul, but the thing that definitely gripped me hard and enchanted me senseless was the descriptions of the grey world she lives in. Suddenly it’s not a stuffy little house in a dark street with an inky city, it’s this beautiful thing with endless skies and dust motes dancing merrily on her window sill and the elements that pull on all of her senses. It’s intoxicating, and you definitely feel intoxicated from that point on. The way Skovron animates the elements is freakin amazing! I could hear the fire sizzle, wanting to be free, the earth glare in its impassiveness, the air giggle before it gets distracted, the water flow patiently and freeze if you suggest it and it sounds somewhat fun. It was beautifully written and will stay with you for a long time.

Oct 11, 2011
  • graceling3 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

not necessarily original, but still a fun, light, brainless read

Oct 11, 2011
  • Miki0_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Love, Love, LOOOOOVVEEE this book i hope there a second part. ^_^


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Dec 08, 2011
  • KATHERINE TERRELL rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A gripping story about a girl with a serious demon problem...


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