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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  48 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Morpho Wilson thought her life was difficult enough. Her father is Pazuzu, the Mesopotamian demon of plague and the Southwest wind. As a teenager Morpho struggles against her father, while trying to adjust to high school in a new neighborhood. The family is constantly moving in an attempt to elude Pazuzu’s murderous ex-wife, a demoness known for killing children.

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Paperback, 282 pages
Published February 10th 2012 by JournalStone (first published February 1st 2012)
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Christopher Payne
Morpho Wilson thought her life was difficult enough. Her father is Pazuzu, the Mesopotamian demon of plague and the Southwest wind. As a teenager Morpho struggles against her father, while trying to adjust to high school in a new neighborhood. The family is constantly moving in an attempt to elude Pazuzu’s murderous ex-wife, a demoness known for killing children.

Then something unique happens. A socially-impaired classmate becomes so intrigued by Morpho that he pursues her, despite the mystery s
Cassie McCown
Pazuzu's Girl
By: Rachel Coles
ISBN: 9781936564361
Expected Publication: February 10, 2012 by JournalStone
Available format: Hardcover, paperback, ebook

My Rating:

I love working with JournalStone because I have been fortunate enough to get an early look at so many amazing novels. Pazuzu's Girl is definitely in those ranks! It has such an interesting, unique plot and is so well written. I continue to be impressed by the caliber of writers who are being discovered or re-discovered by this company.

Marik Berghs
Pazuzu’s Daughter by Rachel Coles

This paranormal urban fantasy has an original premise with well-developed characters based on an exciting mythology. I was so confident in the author’s storytelling ability I didn’t even rush to look up the background of her supernatural lexicon. I just knew it was going to measure up. And I wasn’t disappointed.

The character arcs are rich and believable, and come on, we’re talking about some pretty weird individuals here. The tone hovers between humor, pathos, g
Amos Cassidy
This is my kind of book! A host of characters, a fast paced story-line, and enough action to keep you on the edge of your seat. I liked the fact that we were given enough background into the characters to develop an understanding of them, but not so much that it detracted from the main plot. I loved the witty banter and Pazuzu's reactions to mundane things. I loved the fact that, for Pazuzu, being a demon didn't make raising a teenage daughter any easier. Morpho was a delight to read; vibrant, c ...more
3.5/5 stars

Mesopotamian mythology. Why the last time I read a book inspired by that, (before Pazuzu’s Girl, of course) was…well, never. So when I was offered the opportunity to read and review this book, I jumped at the chance. Mythology has always interested me. It’s simultaneously enchanting and horrifying, beautiful yet unapologetically cruel; the gods being immortal, incredibly powerful, interested in the adoration of man, yet apathetic to mankind’s individual fates. They’re typically petty,
This is one of the more interesting books that I have read in quite awhile. The idea is new and original, and the writing is superb.

Morpho was struggling just to be a normal teenager even though her father is the Mesopotamian demon of plague. When the entire heavens come to earth to fight a battle over her, she and a group of her friends must do their best to survive and turn the battle back into the favor of humans.

The ending of this book is superb with enough twists and firepower to satisfy mo
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Mar 12, 2012 Katy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those who enjoy a good fantasy interwoven w/ ancient mythology
Recommended to Katy by: LibraryThing/JournalStone
Disclosure: I received a free e-book copy from JournalStone via LibraryThing’s Early Reviewer’s giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis from NetGalley: Morpho Wilson thought her life was difficult enough. Her father is Pazuzu, the Mesopotamian demon of plague and the Southwest wind. As a teenager Morpho struggles against her father, while trying to adjust to high school in a new neighborhood. The family is constantly moving in an attempt to elude Pazuzu’s murderous ex-wife, a demoness
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I will say this should be more of a 3.5 for personal thoughts on reading the story and a 4.5 for the flow of writing and the amount of research about the Gods that would have had to go into this book.

The Story
Pazuzu is a Mesopotamian God and at one point he made an error in judgement and got kicked out of their Heaven. Then he ended up hooking up with a psycho Goddess...he then got away from her and married another woman with whom he had a daughter, Morpho. Morpho is now a teenager and her mothe
I have read several books from Journal Stone and they have rarely disappointed. Pazuzu's Girl is no exception. It is a fun, fast ride that will keep your attention from the first page to the last. The use of ancient gods is not new in fantasy but I loved the use of far eastern gods which are certainly less well known, at least by me.

The book is aimed at young readers but , due to some references to drugs, it might not be suitable for the under-sixteen crowd. However, as an adult, I enjoyed it im
Teens go through a difficult time just existing or growing up but some more than others. Morpho Wilson was not your typical teen. Her demeanor and outer appearance are quite remarkable and would definitely stand out. Those looking at her with her blue hair and unique type of dress might think she fit right in with the other kids in her school. But, life was hard for her. Living with a father who was the Mesopotamian demon of Plague and known as the Southwest wind, did not make her life any easie ...more
Shay Williams
From reading the preview of PAZUZU'S GIRL, I thought that it would be a young adult book. And it is in a way. We get to meet Morpho and her boyfriend JD. They however don't experience the usual teenage issues. Instead they have to save the world from her father's nasty ex-wife.

Morpho and JD however don't appear to be the primary characters in this book. That spot actually goes to Morpho's father Pazuzu. The reader gets to meet him in both the present time and in the past thru flashbacks. We get
This is my first time to review a book. I really enjoyed reading this book. Morpho has teenage problems.....they aren't exactly typical though. She has to deal with a father that is protective but has the ability to change shapes. Her boyfriend is into drugs and inventing things. The whole book centers on keeping Morpho safe and defeating her father's ex-wife. I wouldn't say this book would be suitable for younger kids because of the drugs. Overall, I really enjoyed the book and look forward to ...more
Ashley M.
I really liked this book. I love stories that involve demons and coming of age battling evil and accepting your destiny. The thing that makes this book so interesting is all of the Sumerian lore and Mesopotamia myth that the author obviously spent a lot of time researching. I appreciate it when an author knows what they are writing about. Check it out. It's different from most of the titles targeted at readers these days, and that is good.
Gatha  G Namboothiri
I liked the book as I love mythological stories.This was also very interesting with mystery and romance at the correct time and at the correct amount.I liked that Pazuzu had the same problems raising a teenager that most parents would have.I enjoyed this book.But I DON'T think that the title was appropriate for that book as the book is more about Gods than Pazuzu's girl.I would try to read the sequel if there is one coming soon.............
I thought this book was amazing and a I thought it was a cool idea that the author used a different set of beliefs instead of Christianity. I also loved the story line. When I read the blurb, I was under the impression that it would be in Morpho's perspective most of the time (and I wanted that so much!) but it wasn't... And I was kinda depressed about that :(
I've been a fan for awhile for books that combine myths and gods with the modern world. This book is another interesting example of that type. The best part is that the gods involved are not the ubiquitous Greek gods that everybody knows. The teenage main characters were very engaging and I would love to read more about them.
I loved this book! It wasn't the normal paranormal god vs. mortal story. Very well written, kept me turning pages.
Allizabeth Collins

I will not label this book YA (young adult) fantasy, because of the amount of adult content it contains (drugs, mature language, etc...), but that doesn't mean that teens (17 and up) won't enjoy the fast-paced and well-researched story-line of Pazuzu's Girl. I found the book to be entertainingly original, with a well-developed plot-line and believable characters. I liked the contrasts between Pazuzu and Lugal (the Gods), and the more humanly "flawed" individuals throughout the text; they
Jessica Bronder
Pazuzu is a Mesopotamian god that manages to get himself kicked out of Heaven. Then he hooks up with a psycho goddess. He manages to escape her and finds another woman and has Morpho. The problem is psycho is intent on finding Pazuzu and destroying him. Because of that, Pazuzu and Morpho move a lot trying to stay hidden.

Morpho is in another high school trying to keep to herself but JD, has taken a fascination with her. If that wasn’t bad enough, psycho has found Pazuzu and is now looking for th
Suzanne Pringle
First I want to say thank you to the author for allowing me to read this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Second, I am not too sure what I think about this book. I didn't mind the story line. The title of the book says "Pazuzu's Girl" but the story seems to be more about the gods, pazuzu himself, and then his girl.

I found this novel to be more of a "Storybook". It told a wonderful yet intricate story story of Pazuzu, and Lugal. Their rise and fall, their mortality and immortality,
The god, Anzu is in deep trouble after stealing something that judges the fate of just about everything. In return he is judged by his fellow gods. Now, he is Pazuzu, demon of the Plague and Winds. Down and depressed, he falls under the seduction of an evil demoness and weds her. A decision he soon regrets. Not long after, the demoness becomes his ex and he marries someone he actually loves and has a beautiful child with. Shortly after, his pyschopathic ex is back, kills the wifey, scrams, and c ...more
I won the e-book Pazuzu's Girl from LibraryThing Early Reviewers give-aways. Although the book comes under fantasy, I have also labelled it as YA because it does deal with teenage/YA related issues. Like any young adult of teen years Morpho wants independence and to have the freedom to be able to make some of her own decisions. However, hers is not the life of a typical teenager and she also has to cope with a father who is.. a little unusual. I liked this story, full of action with plenty of ba ...more
Jamie Stanley
I won this book in a firstreads giveaway. I truly enjoyed this book. I love stories about greek god and and demons. This story is about a teenager who moves from school to school sure to her dad trying to hide her from his evil ex-wife. She is having a hard time during in, but then meets this boy who is very intrigued by her and her family. She then starts acting up and getting detentions and suspended from school, her father blames the boy for being a bad influenceR on her. He cannot figure out ...more
3.5 STARS - Won this book on Library Thing and I found it a fun, interesting, read. I had trouble keeping the name of the different gods/goddesses straight sometimes, but that didn't hinder me from following what was going on. If you like supernatural/mythological fiction, you will probably enjoy this book. Recommended.
I liked the premise of this book but have to admit I got a little confused trying to keep up with everyone's narrative. However, that point aside, I enjoyed the book, especially the mythilogical aspect.
I enjoyed this book. There were times however that I just felt lost and it wasn't so good that I wanted to backtrack to figure it out. It was good but will I read the sequel? ...I doubt it...
Jun 30, 2012 Carl added it
Not my kind of book, but I enjoyed it enough that it wasn't a waste of time.
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