Monday, August 8, 2011
Character Interview: Jael from Misfit
Today I'm excited to share with you my interview with Jael from Jon Skovron's paranormal young adult novel Misfit as part of the promotional tour through Teen Book Scene. Be sure and check back tomorrow for my review!
Your mother wrote you a couple letters before she died to help you understand your demon half better. If you could be face to face with her one more time, what would you most want to say or ask?
Why did she have to die?
You have the ability to see into another person’ s soul; if someone could see yours, what do you think (or hope) it would look like?
It probably looks like a big, loud mess. I hope it at least looks like a beautiful, big, loud mess.
What was more terrifying: facing Belial or coming clean about your demon half to Rob not knowing what his reaction would be?
Belial is terrifying, but I'd take on a hundred Belials rather than have to see a disgusted look on Rob's face.
The length of your hair is directly proportional to the strength of some of your demon traits, forcing you to chop it all off to reduce the effects. Do you think you’ ll ever grow it back out and wield that power?
I guess I'd do it if I had to, but I really hope things never get so bad or so desperate that I'd actually need that much power.
Which of the elements you can communicate with and control is your personal favorite? If you could transfer your control of them temporarily to Rob, which do you think he’ d most enjoy?
Honestly, I'm still not totally comfortable with Spirit. But fire and I get along really well. It also reminds me of my mom. I bet Rob would like Spirit best, though. You know, he's always trying to figure everything and everyone out. Peering into someone's soul might be deep enough to satisfy even him. Maybe.
If you could stand up in front of an assembly of your peers at school and tell them one truth about demons with no repercussions, what would it be?
That not all demons are evil.
Let’s say you develop the ability to travel back to one of the time periods when your mom and your uncle Dagon were revered as gods rather than feared as demons. When and where would you most like to go?
My uncle says that ancient Babylon was when they were at their best. I guess they were like the most powerful gods around back then. Part of me thinks that would be really cool to see. But maybe not. I mean, the idea that anyone would want to worship my uncle is just...weird.
Even though you have a lot of evil to face in the future, what aspect of life are you most excited about moving forward?
Learning how to use this sword and going on a real date. That's about as far ahead as I can look right now.
Thanks for stopping by Jael! For more information on Jon, Jael and Misfit, you can find them here:
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