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“A diabolically delightful paranormal about a teen girl discovering her inner strength and power - and her potential for darkness.”
- Holly Black, author of bestselling Modern Tales of Faerie series and Curse Workers series
“In an impeccably paced and unusually profound urban-fantasy novel, 16-year-old half-demon Catholic-school student Jael Thompson comes into her powers, explores her heritage and battles a tyrannical Hell beast.”
- Kirkus Starred Review
“This gripping story, steeped in myth and religion, will have readers on the edge of their seats as Jael fights for her life against Belial, who is determined to kill her. Jael is a strong, believable character who also kicks butt!”
- School Library Journal Starred Review
From the publisher:
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.